Wednesday, January 17, 2018

#Reading Diaries #1


I've been wanting to start a weekly discussion post but I always end up intimidated by the whole idea and end up putting it on the back burner. I also wonder if anyone going to read what I have to say? Do I have anything interesting to say? I end up always being my own worst critic. I'm just going to go for it and if I end up talking to myself every post that's ok at least I'll have done them. 
I signed up for three blog posts challenges for 2018. 2 of them are full of topics and the 3rd is all about writing them. 
I may not be the best but I'm going to give it a shot. Hopefully, I'll get better as the year goes on. 
Today is a little catch up on my 52-week challenge. I'm going to smash three together 

1. Meet my best friend Anna
Normally I would say my husband is my best friend but I do have a bestfriend who is amazing even if she does live far away. I moved to California to be with my husband but it was so hard to make friends so for years it was my friends back home that I talked to but we grew apart. 

Over the years I made a few friends but none that I would say became my best friend. After starting a base bookclub I found some new friends but one stuck out we instantly hit it off and over the years she's become the best friend I've ever had. Of course, because we are military so eventually her husband was given orders moving them to Washington state. 

It's been tough I miss having my partner in crime and it's the little stuff I miss the most. I've found that keeping busy keeps me distracted and I try not to think about the fact that she's not here. I know we will always be best friends we just happen to live far away. I admit that I've been distant because it still hurts that she's gone but I'm going to work harder on our friendship. I can't imagine my life without her. I can hope that when we are old we will be close together and maybe we will end up in the same retirement community. She's someone I can always count on, who doesn't judge and always supports me. She's one of a kind and I'm blessed to have found her. This is the last time I've seen her in person this summer but won't be the last. We have a long life together. 

2. My favorite things 
This one is a fun easy one. I love books lots and lots of books. I keep buying books faster than I can read them. I have bookshelves overflowing with books. I eat sleep and breath books if you ask my husband. I also never leave the house without a book. I take on my kindle with me everywhere and even have multiple just in case. I also have the app downloaded on my tablet and my phone. I just love books. 

I love to blog it's a big part of my morning it's become my own little space all mine. I love to talk about books but now I'm branching out a little more into more parts of my life. I need to work on my commenting I find myself more a blog creeper but it's on my list to change that. 

I'm a little obsessed with coffee and food. In this picture, you can see my yummy coffee and a batch of chia seed pudding. It's become my quick yummy morning go to after a good workout. I love to bake and haven't done as much as I would have liked but I'm planning on changing that. 

I love journalling it's become one of my newer hobbies in the last few years. I've started my 2nd bullet journal it's become an intricate part of my day. I love how it gives me the flexibility to customize it just to meet my needs. 

Last but not least I think of myself as super crafty. I love to crochet, doodle, painting, create jewelry and other projects. I have a bucket list of crafty projects that I want to do this year. This project that I'm currently working on is a blanket and the yarn for a hat. 

3. Meet my Family 
My family is large as I married my husband who happens to be part of a large Italian family. Think my big fat greek wedding only Italian. Family events are always crazy loud but lots of good memories. 
I married my best friend he's my soulmate and hero. 
We've been married for just over 8 years but it feels like the time is flying by. We have a fairy tale marriage, both on our 2nd marriages but I believe it was meant to be. We have a daughter who is 8 she's growing like a weed. I have a son from my younger days. He's already 16 and soon to be 17. He can't wait to be done with school and join the military like his stepdad. 

Last but not least we have two big dogs. Khaleesi is my separation anxiety nutcase bluetick coonhound. Grimm is my stubborn husky malamute he's also my dream dog. While he acts more human or catlike she's a snuggle bug as I write this she's stretched out on the sofa next to me. 


1st discussion post how did I do? 

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