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Hey guys! Sorry for practically dropping off the face of the earth. I was busy both trying to write and trying to to everything else. Yeah, it’s not going really well. I feel like every November I try to do Nanowrimo, but then all of a sudden I have 50 million other things to do as well. It’s the holidays that trip me up, I think. Thanksgiving is next Thursday. I’ll be working but that’s ok, I traded working that day for having Christmas off this year. So food is being planned for that. Then we have Christmas and shopping!
Since I now have both a full time job and a part time job, most shopping will be online. It’s so much easier anyway. I have my sister done and I already know what I’m getting my brother, it’s my parents and brother-in-law that are giving me trouble. I hate to give out gift cards, but if I can’t come up with ideas I may be forced to do it. I just need ideas as to what they want! But everyone is being difficult.
Aside from those gifts, I’m also working on hand-made gift bags for my coworkers as well as my Secret Santa package hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I already brought a couple of books, I just need to pick up a few more things for the package and box it up to sent. The gift bags for my co workers are already decorated, I just need to pick up a few more things to put in them as well. I’ll have to share pictures of everything soon.
What are you guys doing to get ready for the holidays?
I’m soooo sorry. I was gone for way too long. I guess I sort of ran out of gas for a while there. I apologize and I’ll try to be much better in the future. My job has been very crazy this past year. We’ve been short on good, permanent employees so the rest of us have had to pick up the slack. It’s not fun at all.
Regardless I hope to be here, posting more often. I’ve been reading more books, and watching more movies and shows to talk about. Fall is coming as well. It’s my favorite time of year and I can’t wait for it. I also have a cruise coming up next week. I can’t wait for that as well. I need a vacation! So I’ll have some to things to share when I come back from that. Maybe pictures…if I don’t spend the whole time by the pool.
Hopefully this is the start of a more productive and prolific blog.
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Sorry, guys! It’s been a bit busy at work and slow in my personal life. Lol. So not much to really post about. This weekend, there’s not much going on either. I have some chores to catch up on and I also bought a new book. It’s 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. It’s title is a play on Orwell’s 1984 which I haven’t read yet. So I decided to read Orwell’s version first and then read 1Q84. I’m going to get started on that today in between cleaning and laundry.
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Speaking of books. A movie based on a book is coming out on DVD this weekend! If you haven’t guessed what I’m talking about, it’s The Hunger Games! I will definitely be picking up this movie this weekend as well. I loved this book series and the first movie was amazing as well. Can’t wait to get it tomorrow!
I guess between the books and the movie I’m in a dystopian society kind of mood at the moment. lol What about you guys? Are you fans of dystopian books and movies? If so, what are some of your favorites?
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I’m back from my way-too-short vacation! I actually came back Friday afternoon but I had to unpack that day and then I spent all of Saturday doing laundry and getting ready for work on Sunday. *sigh* I’m ready for another vacation already. As I mentioned, I was in Orlando for the first few days for a family reunion. It was great to see the family that we don’t normally get to see during the year. I spent most of the time with my aunts, my brothers sisters, and their families. There were so many kids! lol Honestly, it just reminds me that I’m not ready for any of my own. Even if they were adorable…while asleep.
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We basically did a little sight seeing and we spent a lot of time bowling or at Dave and Busters. That place was amazing! I’m so upset that the closest one to me is actually 2 1/2 hours away. We also went to this great little interactive CSI exhibit. It was called CSI: The Experience. It was so cute. Our group got a ‘crime’ to solve and we went to the crime scene and the different labs to try to find the cause of death and suspects. Then you enter your information in a report and figure out if you were right.
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After the family reunion was over, which was Tuesday, I drove up to Hinesville to stay with my sister for a couple of days. If you’ve never been there, let me just say that you really don’t need to. lol I love to visit my sister but it’s so boring there! It is close to Savannah, so that’s nice. But driving there everyday is just not feasible. But we hung out and went to see the movie ‘Ted’, so it was still fun. Then I had to drag my reluctant butt back home so I could go back to work. I don’t know when I’ll be able to take my next vacation, but hopefully it will be soon.
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I’m going on vacation! I can’t wait, since I haven’t had a vacation in so long! I’m going to Orlando for a few days for a family reunion, then I’ll head to Savannah to stay with my sister for a few days. It’s going to be so much fun hanging out with family, especially my sister since she moved away. Anyway, I’ll have my laptop with me since the hotel is supposed to have free wi-fi. I will definitely try to post if possible and I’ll be checking in occasionally. Hope you guys have fun during this next week like I will!