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Halfway Through NaBloPoMo!

NaBloPoMo November 2012Whew!!! I’m still here 🙂

Usually, I would have fallen off the wagon on the first week of blogging everyday but here I am, almost halfway through the month and haven’t missed a day yet! If you’ve been keeping up, there were days when I did wimp out and posted a quick photo or infographic just to be able to say DONE! for the day. And that’s ok… there’s no hard and fast rules about what you should be posting for NaBloPoMo… just that you should post everyday.

I think I deserve another break for reaching the half-way point, don’t you think? So I’ll leave this post short and sweet. I leave you with this collection of love songs from the 80’s and 90’s to keep you company. If you’re around my age, I’m sure you’ll hear at least one song that brings back at least one memory.

Just for fun, tell me which song and memory. Have a great day!

Do I Dare NaBloPoMo?

NaBloPoMo November 2012Several years ago, I actually completed a NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)! I have attempted several more times since then, but I always ended up flaking out and not finishing the whole month. After all, November is a hard month to blog everyday on what with the holidays coming up and all.

Since I first completed one, NaBloPoMo has expanded so it’s not just in November anymore. You can actually participate in NaBloPoMo every month now. Also, the event hosting has been moved to BlogHer. Usually, there is a theme for each month but this month, it’s a free for all; which I like because I never could come up with good ideas on the fly.

So I’m off to a slow start, and given that I’ll be posting daily, most of my posts will probably short unless  there is something that I must, absolutely have to spout about. I have been out of sorts with my blogging for the last couple of years so I’m trying to get my mojo back, so to speak. I figure if I have a reason to write down some none sense everyday, that I would be more likely to do it and perhaps get into a more disciplined schedule of blogging.

Are you doing NaBloPoMo this month? If you are, leave me a link so I can come by for a visit and support 🙂

P.S. if you need motivation, they have a list of blogging prompts to get you going, Monday through Friday, with the weekend being free form.


Halfway through NaBloPoMo

I just came from visiting Feisty Momma’s blog  and found a very helpful link that she shared for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) prompts. If you didn’t already know or noticed, I’ve been posting everyday so far this month. That’s because I signed up to do just that for this month. Don’t get all impressed just yet, some people have been doing this all year! It’s not that easy, let me tell you.

There have been days when I’m just like a blank slate. Open to possibilities but still blank nonetheless. It’s not that easy to ramble stuff off everyday! So prompts help a lot to fill in those blanks. Usually I use my email Inbox and Photobucket to prompt me to write about something or anything and it works pretty well most of the time. If all else fails, I turn to facebook or YouTube. Oh, food blog hopping works too. Sometimes. But when I look at food I’m more likely to get hungry then need something to eat, then get in the kitchen and end up cooking something, then I’d have to photo it, then I’d have to write down notes before I forget, then I’d have to clean up….  You know how the rest goes. Before you know it I’m dozing in front of the TV with a bowl full of ice cream melting on my lap.

What I learned from Dexie’s blog today is a ready made prompts list for all of 30 days in November! Now why didn’t I find this before now? It’s called the 30 Days of Truth and Blessings and it is a list of 30 questions that you can answer and craft a post from it. Pretty cool, huh?

Here’s a sample list from the first 15 days:

Day 01 — Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 — Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 — Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 — Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 — Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 — Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 — Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 — Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 — Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 — Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 — Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 — Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 — A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 — A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 — Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

Today, the questions is: Someone or something you definitely could live without.

I’m lucky, I suppose, that there isn’t anyone in my life that I could live without. For the ‘something’ that I could definitely live without… I would have to say having my monthly cycle. Oh yeah, I’m the only one I know so far who has been looking forward to menopause. I have been so ready to be done with this mess since my youngest daughter was born 12 years ago!

For the last couple of years, I have been eagerly anticipating signs of its impending doom. Whenever I get hot, I wonder, ‘Is this is it? should I wait for the flash?’ Whenever I have a tapering down of the flow, I hold my breath and wish… this could be it! Then of course the deluge comes. I haven’t skipped yet, which they say is another sign. I just hope I don’t lose the crapshoot and end up with a year long period like I’ve heard some people going through because that would just tell me how someone up there must really hate me.