Saturday, March 2, 2019

Saturday Seven - March 2nd 2019

Happy Saturday, what have you been up to this week? This week has been a roller-coaster of a ride! Between my day job, kids, volunteering and just…life! Here is a rundown of highlights for the week. I hope you find them useful in your life! My goal as a person and a writer is to always Pay-It-Forward so please let me know how I can help you. YES YOU!
Enjoy your weekend & this post! Amazing things to come!

·         What am I Reading? –  This week was so hectic I have to admit I did not get a whole lot of reading in. I did look at a few items of interest though.
Don't feed the monster!' The people who have stopped buying new clothes – When I was growing up Goodwill and garage sales were our shipping paradises. We had a limited budget, and new clothes are expensive. My Mom taught me all the skills needed to dig through the racks and piles to find the treasures. I have also learned over the year I do not need a closet full of clothes. A few simple pieces work great for me. This is a UK based article but a very interesting read. The theme of it is sustainability. Apparently – per the article - Each week we buy 38m items and 11m items go to landfill. Those are pretty staggering numbers. Screw recycling plastic! We need to be recycling clothes!

Secrets, Tips, and Tricks for a Successful Book Event – Part Deux! – A very informative article about the do’s and don’t when setting up an author signing or media event. Including the best times to call book stores and who to talk to! Really enjoyed all of the information and would recommend it to all authors (not just newbies)

·         What am I Listening to? –  Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das, this was the fist audiobook I’d ever listened to years ago and I find myself going back to it when I find myself needing to be centered and refocused. His teachings are gentle, straight forward and entertaining.

·         What Quote am I pondering? – “Every minute counts” – This is so true. Notice as it states every minute, not moment. They both count however, one is emotional and the other is purely productivity related. There are literally so many minutes in the day. Six to ten are spent sleeping. I found myself saying “there are not enough hours in the day” too often. I now disagree. There is plenty of time – approximately 840. How you spend those minutes is what matters.

·         What am I Researching? – Ghost Hunting is the name of the game with my current WIP and I have been invited to go on a ghost hunt! Two actually, on Mar 16th and 23rd. So excited but I admit I am a total newbie so I have been researching technics, gear and what to expect. Very interesting! 

·         Yummy Meal of the week – Deep Dish Taco Pizza! I love tacos and this is a great alternative with all the flavor. Pile it high like a pizza with all of your favorite taco toppings and whola! You have a family favorite. See the recipe here.
·         What did I Learn this week? –  It was another hard lesson for me this week. I learned everyone makes mistakes. It happens, we are human. The best thing to do is learn from them.

·         What am I Watching? – I am not a YouTuber, meaning I spend zero time on YouTube, save the occasional movie trailer. Unlike my three children who spend 10 hours a day watching this that or the other thing. I digress. A friend of mine introduced me to a set of YouTube videos that I LOVE. Completely entertainment of course but if you like cats and even if you don’t check it out!

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