Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October Favorites


Normally this is my favorite time of year. October brings pumpkin everything, cooler weather, changing leaves, and Allume. Except this year I didn't get to go to Allume. And as much as I missed it, I needed to be at home this year. I normally have my whole house decorated for fall by now too. This year there are some pumpkin candles lit and that is about it. For some reason, my favorite time of year is just not this year. It may be the broken tooth, or even the deer. Or it could be that I am dealing with another kidney stone and just not in the mood to enjoy it. 

However, since I tell all of my patients that they have to find at least one positive thing in everyday, I am going to do the same thing. I do have some new favorite things this month. 

Reading:

 I am reading "The Ragamuffin Gospel" right now. It has been on my to read list for a while but I finally bought it. It is so good. I am devouring it and that is saying a lot because between 3 jobs I don't have a lot of reading time. But this is definitely a book I needed right now. 

Listening:
I don't know why but this song has just grown on me this month and now I love it. 



Wearing:
Well since I now get custom jewelry from Road Dog Creations, I have to say that I am loving these earring that I designed and John made. 
I also have a whole new appreciation for legging but that is another story. 


Watching:

Okay, so I am a little late on this since the show actually finished last year BUT- I am watching Season 1 of the "Parenthood" and wondering why I did not watch this show before. It is so good. I guess I was under a rock somewhere. I also watched the last season of "Outlander" on DVD and it was okay. Definitely not the book. We are apparently on a steady stream of "Jurassic World" and "Avengers 2" with the boys. I am a little tired of both. Yes, I am tired of watching Thor which will surprise some people. 

So while there have been some interestingly negative things going on this month, there are also a few positives. Like starting a new business and doing festivals, etc. We are actually going to have a booth this weekend at an Easton Corbin concert. I have several new books sitting on my to read shelf that I am ready to have time to read and let you know about too. So maybe November will be better than October has been health and busy wise. 



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Deer, broken teeth, and dentists

Yesterday, on my way to work, I hit a deer. A baby deer that still had spots on him. So there was no damage done to my van. But my nerves were shot for the rest of the day. So when my tooth broke at lunch, I just wanted to sit there and cry. (I didn't but I wanted to.) 

Instead, I went and saw 10 more patients and worked late. Now I am sitting at the dentist office. I really dislike the dentist office. I don't like people messing around in my mouth and I certainly don't like the headache I always get after visiting the dentist. But today I will take the headache over the pain from this tooth. Even knowing they are probably going to have to pull the tooth (I am so thankful it is the one in the very back.) I am just hoping it won't be that bad because I have to be at work in a couple of hours. And work late again today to be able to come here. 
So I am spending my wait time writing this and if the wait goes too much longer I will be reading a new book. I have a feeling that I am not going to get back there on time even coming early. It's just how my "luck" is running right now. That is how I am spending my day. I really hope it goes smoother than yesterday. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

"The Imposter"- {a review}


I am not someone who normally reads books about the Amish. Nothing against them, its just not normally my thing. But I thought this one sounded interesting so I signed up to review it. 

In "The Imposter", Katrina is a young girl who thinks she has her life figured out. Then her life has an unexpected twist and she has to adjust accordingly. At the same time, her family has to deal with her choices and the ones they have made themselves. 

As someone who really doesn't read this particular type of book often, I am looking forward to the next book in the series. The story is well written and draws you in, keeping your interest throughout. I found myself really caring about the characters and questioning why in the world they would make some of the decisions they did. Not because it wasn't possible but because I just couldn't see that character doing that until later in the book. 

I recommend this book for the mom looking for a good book for the weekend or just someone who wants something to read. 


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Road Dog Creations

So I am sitting on the couch at my grandmother-in-law's right now. We came up here to spend the weekend with her and go to a local fall festival. So of course it rained. We walked around in the rain for a couple of hours and saw a lot of stuff and made some connections for John's new business. And we got wet. But the kids had fun running around in the rain and seeing a Powwow.

Then I realized how long it's been since I have actually been on here and written anything.

So I decided that I would talk about John's new business for a minute.


John needed a new hobby so he started making these earrings. He has several different color crystals and actually has some other designs available. I have spent this morning doing my new "job" with his company. I get the fun title of Social Media Manager/ Website management. So he now has a new shop on Etsy, an email address, and a phone line dedicated to his company. Since we are obviously out of town, the store only has one listing but I hope to fill it up this week. He is going to start going to craft shows as well. If you want to check out his store it is located at www.etsy.com/shop/RoadDogCreations. You can also look for him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoadDogCreations

After I get the Etsy page all set up I will be hosting a giveaway so look for that coming soon.