A bunch of random stuff

I figure I'm fresh out of excuses for being a shitty September blogger (valid excuses but I hate excuses) - so I thought in order to tip toe my way back into being a real blogger, I would list a bunch of random stuff I did while you know I wasn't blogging...

... but before I do that, I should mention that I already know October is going to be great because number one - my dad is much much better thank God, and number two, my MacBook that went kaput, - the one that the techs said would never ever work again, miraculously turned on last week after a few weeks being off... so... yeah. Lets just balance all that good off against the fact that I did drop my Iphone 6 and crack the screen this weekend. Baby steps.

Now for the random stuff ... 

Literary Ladies ~ End of Challenge Check In!

Happy Monday!!! Guys, thank you so much for all of the kind comments on last week's post. I was humbled. Seriously. My family is my world and my daddy being sick really rocked me. I'm here today though and I'm much better - and thank God so is my dad. I'm not only back but I'm stoked about today's post because ... 

..... today is the Summer reading challenge FINAL CHECK IN!!! I mean, that challenge flew by and I had so much fun planning and doing it with Kristen and Kari. I love those two sweet girls. 


On the last check in date, I had two books yet to read since I swapped out my original "YA" even though I had already read it. In addition to that, I had one more category to read. Happy to say that I was able to complete the entire challenge a few week's ago! Final Listy List below!

Family First

Family is everything quote
My mood in a photo ...

Hey guys, so September decided to kick me in the butt and I'm just about ready for the month to end. After the Macbook saga I fully intended to blog every single day, but family comes first.

Last week, my dad spent two days in the hospital and my anxiety hit the roof. I couldn't blog, answer emails, and barely could have functioned at work. If you know my story you know that early last year I lost my sister (kidney disease). Last week was like re-living a bit of that. So yeah ... no bueno.

Thankfully, my dad is ok - he got a virus that affects your joints, your blood count etc. it appears he'll be fine, though we did have a moment of worry. My anxiety though, well that will take a minute to get back down to zero. And when it does, I'll respond to emails, be back on a commenting spree and my blog will have life again. Ha!

You know you're from the Caribbean if ...

Hi guys!

Today I'm guest posting over at Olya's blog while she's away on vacay. Head on over and check out my very Caribbean post! I assure you, its a good one!


Check this out on Olya's blog - The Siberian American

Things ...

Hi Guys, I've been M.I.A. as it goes sometimes, except this time I had a reason or more than one reason. This post is rambly and probably does have a point or a punch line, but I showed up today and that to me is a success! 

Things object

Literary Ladies: Book Review - Judy Blume In the Unlikely Event

Hi guys, Excuse me while I recover from a long weekend - I had Monday off. It was Independence weekend in my country (you can read my Independence post from last year here) and coming off of a birthday week, it meant I got not a lot nothing done. But alas, celebrations do come to an end and its now September. 

Its also the first Tuesday of the month which naturally means its Book Club time!

literary ladies book club

I should start by saying I was really excited for this month's book because I grew up a Judy Blume fan. I read her constantly as a kid and couldn't wait to get my hands on this novel.The review is short today because of the long weekend but I encourage you to read the novel anyway.
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