Its good to see y’all again, I’ve missed being on here for hours on end…..
Earlier today I was getting DW to go to sleep and while doing so I was checking my blog notifications and reader. (This was the first time in about a month, BTW.) And I noticed that everyone had been productive during my hiatus. Well done, you all made me feel guilty enough to sit down and write a post.
I was fine with be lazy and doing nothing but eat, sleep, and read.
Anyway. Today I’m going to tell y’all a little about my newest project.
I’ll call it BC for now (that’s the main characters initials).
Its set in Texas, New York state, and Montenegro.
The main character is a teenage girl whos whole family was murdered and she was blamed for it. So she escapes from the agent who started the blame and is living on the streets of the Dallas Fort Worth area when a man comes after her.
Thats about as far as I’ve got with the writing part, so we’ll stop here.
It has 2 1/2 thousand words and its actually forcing me to do research. I’m planning on writing more after I do the dishes, so there. Take that procrastination! I told everyone my plans so I have to stick to it!
Ooooh! I’m gonna set a word goal for today!
Todays goal is to write another 2000 words. That might not sound like much to some of you, but for me to write 2k in a day is huge. I’ve only ever done it twice before, and both times it was The Oldest Waterpark EVER!!!
Oh, before I go I need to tell you about my most recent project- The Study Couple
Its a short story with only 300 or so words, but everyone says its really good. Which I doubt. But still.
I’m thinking about copyrighting it and putting on here for anyone to read for free.
What do y’all think?
Love, Alex C.
DW Charming was born early Wednesday morning. He’s 11 pounds and 10 ounces. I was actually present at the birth, and I must say THAT WAS TRAUMATIZING!
I still want kids though.
Anyway. Mom gonna be bedridden for a while, so I doubt I’ll be able to post often. But I’ll try!
The rest of us are tired and brain dead, but other then that we’re all good.
WE WATCH THE PRINCESS BRIDE FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST WEEK!
It was awesome! Mason and Gayle loved it, and every single one of us can quote the whole movie!
Life has pretty much come to a stand-still here. We’re waiting on the new baby (he’s 5 days over due) and have been stuck in the house for the past month or so.
On the upside (lol), I’ve started a new project. No details yet, but it has 2250 or so words. I’m really excited about this one!
Another good thing-
I’ve added about 100 new books to my collection since my last post!
The library book sale was a couple weeks ago and I got 30 then, some from our local thrift stores, and last night we went to the new Half Priced Books nearby. At least I won’t be bored waiting for the baby.
My computer stopped working on the internet, so I’ll probably be posting from this IPad for a while.
Well, that’s it! Love y’all!
New vid up!!!
Oh, and happy Easter peoples!!!!!!!!
No, this isn’t a joke. That is literally my life right now.
Yep. I got a job. yay.
I work 4 days a week and earn 8 bucks an hour. Which I guess is ok, but I don’t have time to do much besides work, dishes, and God only knows what other chores my mom has me do. So, blogging, reading, and pretty much every thing else have been shoved to the back burner till further notice.
Not that I’m not reading. I’ve read like 15-20 books so far this year. And I’ve bought 70. So books aren’t really shoved that far.
I’ve also become obsessed with a game called MovieStarPlanet. It’s actually really fun, you get to dress up a little avatar, trade with people, and go shopping. My acc is AdrianMcCoy. (Ya know, if any of you guys play…)
AND!!! My tablet is broken, so until I get it fixed Some Semi-Charming Sims will have to be put on hold.
This is our evil cat. She’s actually much bigger now.
All my bookshelves.
Some of what I got for Christmas.
We finally watched Ragnarok. Mason and Gayle LOVE it. Mason’s favorite is Loki and he told me that Loki had fixed Mjolnir for Thor. BTW awesome movie.
I’m halfway through season 8 of Supernatural.
And that’s it! I think? I’ll do a book haul on ACB soon.
Yep. It’s 22 degrees right now and it snowed. Not much, but it’s more than we’ve seen in years.
Anyway, the roads are iced over and our van won’t start. We’re stuck here. Together. For a loooooong time. Again.
But hey! On the upside we’re all feeling better! AND I’ve read like five books already this year, I have more time to write, and we completely redid the kitchen, so now I don’t have to bend in half to wash dishes!
Wow, look at me, being a little optimist.
My dad just walked into the kitchen saying “Hey, I have to go to work now.” And mom and Xander just laughed.
And then Xander said (imitating someone calling mom) “Um, your husband is making snow angels in a ditch.”
Which made my dad do his drunk dolphin laugh.
The one downside to being stuck here is that the antenna stopped working and my sibs say it’s all my fault that they can’t watch their Vietnamese soap opera.
But I’m like “Y’all don’t speak Vietnamese!” Yet every single one, from Xander down through Mason will sit and watch it.
Oh, I cut my hair again! .) My mom also bought me a dark green dress at Cato. I wanted to get a dark green Dean-looking coat that I could wear under my trench coat and be the ULTIMATE WINCHESTER!!!!!!
But, sadly, even on sale it was 25 bucks. *Sigh*
M’k, story time!
Last Wednesday, in Youth, my youth paster (lets call her Dixie) split us up into teams of three. Our goal was to make a tower using just newspaper and tape that would support an egg. The tallest tower wins.
So I got paired with two boys (Trump, a Hispanic boy who loves to make people laugh, and Smooth, who thinks he’s irresistible. [I grew up with both of them, btw]) They were freaking out cause they didn’t really know what to do. After about five minutes of mulling this idea over, I spoke up,
“What if we tape the egg to the ceiling and build the tower up to it?”
They looked like two year old set loose in a candy/toy store with no supervision.
They started squealing and rolling up newspaper and making a tower of funnels. We made it almost to the ceiling before Dixie called that we only had a minute or so left. So they used strips of tape to anchor the egg and set it in a nook near the top.
Long story short, we won.
Not only did we win, we were the only ones with newspaper left. So, naturally, I took one of each kind. Cause, ya know, I’m secretly an old lady in disguise.
But Ginger was FURIOUS! He kept saying we cheated, so we took down the tape the tower stayed up.
And that’s all!
Love y’all! Stay warm!
(My Alex thing isn’t working, so-)
How are ya’ll doing? I hope you’re doing better then us. My entire family has walking pneumonia, so we’ve been stuck in the house for two weeks.
There’s also something else, but I don’t really want to say. Bob died a few weeks ago. We aren’t sure why he died, he seemed to be doing really well. My mom took it really hard, she kinda considered him to be one of her kids.
BUT! There is one good thing!
We’ve already been to see our midwife, and its a BOY!!!
We’re all so super excited! And he’s already moving around a lot.
Bye and Merry Christmas!!!
I just saw The Last Jedi.
I know it’s been awhile since I did a tag here. Now, I’d like to thank Sam@RiverMooseReads for tagging me.
(Sam used this and I really like it, so we’ll use it.)
I just bought this is paperback Tuesday. I actually squealed out loud in The Salvation Army…
You’ll know if you’ve read it, if not I ain’t gonna ruin it for ya.
I wanted to like this, I really did. But the style was just awful, and the cussing was almost as bad.
My cousin gave this to me a few years ago, and I literally threw up.
A good scared, though. I should probably reread this soon……
I’ll leave this open. Cuz I’m still lazy as ever!
I didn’t want to do anything time consuming for today, but I felt like I needed to say something Thanksgiving-ish-y. I’m not very good with words, but here we go-
All of you. Not just my followers, but the other amazing people I follow. It really brightens my day when I get the chance to talk to you.
I love reading the posts on your blogs, it helps me feel like I belong somewhere. Like I’m not the only one in the world who loves books and writing more than almost anything else.
Okay, now that thats out of the way-
We, the Charmings, are heading to our Gramma’s house today. She cooks so good, it would put a hobbit chef to shame! I hope shes making pumpkin pie!!!
“But Alex, aren’t you allergic to pumpkin?”
Yes, yes I am. But I don’t care. I’m taking my pills, so it should be fine.
(I’m crossing my fingers for pecan…. Don’t tell Xander!)
But the drama doesn’t start till tomorrow. We’re going to spend the evening with my mom’s side of the family. Yay! All we do at Gramma’s is eat, watch tv, and play Clue. (Yes, I almost always win)
We’re taking Bob with us. SURPRISE, GRAMMA! Hehehe…
Anyway, thank you, guys. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving (or just a really awesome Thursday, for those of you who don’t live in the US of A)
So, confession time! I bought 5 new books…
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth (I’ve already read Divergent)
2. Fyre by Angie Sage (I finished this less then two days after I got it, and am now wallowing in a pit of despair because there are no more left in the series)
3. Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney (Amazing series, btw)
4. The Seige of Macindaw by John Flanagan (The 5th ended in a major cliffhanger and I almost died. [Not really, but ya know how it is]
5. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan (Read the 1st in about a month. What?! I was in a slump!)
The three new sheep we named Galadriel, Haldir, and Bob. (Yes, Bob.) Bob is our house sheep now, because he can’t stand up. There’s something wrong with his back legs, we think it’s white muscle disease. We ordered the stuff to stop it, but there is no fixing the damage already done.
This is Bob. He wanted to kiss the camera, so I couldn’t get a good pic. But he’s the cutest thing and he loves to snuggle! He’s living in a baby doll bed by day, and a pet taxi by night. And when you scratch his head he smirks at you!
The other 9 are outside in a pen we set up for them. They’re all still on bottles and we feed them 3 times a day.
Anyway, thats all!
Happy Thanksgiving, guys!
Sorry it’s been so long (again), but things have been pretty busy for us. (I feel like I’ve said this before?) Anyway, lets get caught up, yes?
Guess what! We got some lambs. The total count is 12, but 4 have passed away and two we gave to our neighbors. So now we have nine- Sean (black and white), Pippin (brown and white), Logan (all white), Bon Jovi (all white with a brown spot on his eye), Legolas (all white), and Sandy (all white [she’s also a house lamb cause she hates being outside with the boys]), and then the three newbies we just picked up- Galadriel (all white), Bob (all white), and Haldir (all white).
The people that gave them to us have about a thousand sheep and they sometimes abandon their babies if somethings wrong. So we now have nine lambs, and the promise of more later.
I have gotten tons of plotting and world-building the past couple of weeks, but very little writing. I have 1300-ish words on one project, but that’s all. So, NaNo isn’t going well this year.
Just to add more stress to my life, I have begun hording books again. We had to add two new floor to ceiling shelves, and I still have to have two rows on each shelf! To make matters worse, I have well over 200 unread books and Christmas is coming up! I’m still working on my list, but so far there are over 90 things on it and it’s mostly books. I’ve gotten a lot of reading done the past couple of weeks, but they just keep multiplying. I actually ordered five new books from ThriftBooks this morning…..
My Social Life
Wait! Alex, you didn’t tell us you had a SOCIAL LIFE?!
But yeah, things are going great! Lots of friends, good times….
Ach! Who am I kidding? I don’t have a social life! And honestly?
AN AWESOME THINGY!!!
I GOT THE TWO TOWERS SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION AND THE SECOND DISK OF THE RETURN OF THE KING EXTENDED EDITION FOR $10 TOTAL AT THE THRIFT STORE!!!!
Alright, lets calm down! Whew!
Ahem. There are tons of scenes I had never even heard of, plus we got to listen to the cast act like idiots on the commentary.
We-ell, I just about peed myself when I found them. I had been on the lookout for some new books, but I’m glad how this turned out. .)
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this yet, but I have become addicted to the show Supernatural. I’m somewhere in season two.
Do you want to know what bravery is? No? Well, I’ll tell you anyway!
Bravery is taking the trash can out to the road at 11 at night in town after spending 12 hours watching Supernatural. But, like, my siblings are terrified of the dark, while I’m like
And that’s all for now!
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