Random Ramblings (wow it’s been a while)

Hello, everyone and happy Thursday to you all ❀ For me it means that weekend has almost arrived, lol. How was your week so far? Mine was busy and tomorrow is going to be very busy with writing, cooking, and lot of gaming πŸ˜€

It’s been awhile since I blogged… Really blogged, put down thoughts and share them with you all and I don’t includeΒ the book reviews or guest post I’ve done. I missed you all so much and I really wanted to update you on a few things that are going on in my life, both personalΒ and work-related.

Things are somewhat calmer these days, though we have a few doctors appointments and check-ups to do in the upcoming months. My mom is feeling a bit better, but she is still very tired. I know that soon she will find her balance and start to feel tons better, maybe as winter will come (hopefully).

My husband started school (jumping up and down, lol, yay), wish him tons of luck everybody ❀ I am so proud of him for going to school again after so many years, I love his ambition to work harder for a better life for our family.

While my husband will be at school, he will also take our car 3 times a week… So, I will have more time to write and edit and finally finish some of our home projects, as I will stay at home those days (unless I will have an emergency, which I hope I will never have).

I have a few things I want to finish so I thought I would do a brainstorming and share these with you.

I have changed my newsletter from quarterly to bi-monthly so I will send to everyone that signed up to my newsletter every two months (for now).

I also have a few home projects to finish. Now that I will have a bit more time on my hands (hopefully), I will have more time to work on my house projects and finally finish some of them.

I started (finally) taking a few small steps into the writing career. But I hope to put this on the top of my daily list so that I can push my goals a bit forward. I really want to finish editing my projects. So I have still tons to do, hehe πŸ™‚

One of my goals is to get back into blogging, but for now, I will only blog once a week (for now). I miss you all and I miss our talks in the comment section and most of all I just miss blogging and sharing with you, myΒ days and my thoughts.

After I’m finished with my last review, I plan to take a break from doing book-reviews for a few months (maybe until the start of the new year). It’s not becauseΒ I do not enjoy the books I’m reading or reviewing them but I really need to focus on my own writing and editing. Now that my mom is feeling a bit better (knocking on wood three times, lol), I know it’s the right time to focus harder on my writing and finish a few projects I started and start run with them.

Well, that is all from now. It’s so nice to share with you what is going on and just some random thought I’m thinking out πŸ˜€ Feel free to share your own upcoming projects and goals you want to finish (maybe this will the wish you put out there and start working on it) πŸ˜‰

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Life’s Update

HelloΒ everybody, I hope you are having a wonderful day πŸ™‚

This month was one busy month. Yesterday I got out of the hospital after doing a small procedure and it still hurts to move, but I don’t have much timeΒ to sit back and rest, lol. I need to organize the house for the upcoming holiday or more of a celebration. On May the first, mom has her second chemo and I need to feel much better until then, so I can take her and be with her. On May the second, we are celebrating ourΒ Independence DayΒ (Yom Ha’atzmaut) and I really want to be able to help with the cooking and organizing.

So.. Just as the month will start, life is already starting to get busy. For now… I’m mostly resting and trying hard not to move that much, so maybe that way things will heal faster, lol (maybe).

I have so many projectsΒ I want to finish and I also have so many book reviewsΒ to get to, it’s a bit hard to just sit back and rest and let the body heal, but I don’t have any choice. I am not in the mood for reading much right now, but I did get in the mail, Heena’s new book Deceived and I can’t wait to dig in and enjoy a quality reading.

As you see, not much happened this month but it was still busy and hectic for me and sadly I have no writing/editing updates to give you, maybe next month πŸ˜‰ But for now, all I want it to rest and heal (as fast as I can).

Have an amazing weekend everyone

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Hello everyone, long time no see. I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday β™‘

I miss you all so much ❀ Between being sick for the 4th time since the start of the year and sleeping by mother’s side at the hospital, life doesn’t leave me with much spare time. But I am happy to write here a bit and give you an update of what’s going on in my life right now.

After 3 weeks of Radiations and Chemo, mom is starting to feel the side effects and is not feeling so good, but things are not too bad. Mom is able to go for walks with her wheelchair and she is still being active as much as she can be. She has 3 more weeks of treatment to go. These 3 weeks aren’t going to be easy but I hope this treatment will work and that my mom will feel better and stronger πŸ˜€

Even though I’m at the hospital with her, I do try to keep myself busy by doodling in my notebook. I try to write and even do a bit of editing on my phone as much as I can, but for this week I’ve brought my old laptop from home, so that I may be able to do some real writing and even blogging πŸ˜‰ I try to read a page here and there (though I started to listen to an audio version of Throne of Glass and so far I love it).

Once my mom is finished with the treatment and all is well, she will go back to her home and I hope that after things will settle down, I will be able to do much more editing/writing/querying and a lot more blogging. I also have a few project around the house that are now on hold, but I hope to get back to them once everything is calmer.

That is all for this short update… πŸ™‚

As always, thank you so much for reading β™‘

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Hello, my fellow bloggers and wonderful readers, happy and relaxed Wednesday to you all  ❀

Sunday and Monday were busy with mom and the heat was just unbearable, however, I was able to spend Tuesday and today at home.

Tuesday was my β€˜Writing/editing Day’ and it was amazing.Β I woke up a bit late at 9:30am on Tuesday. I took my meds and set down straight away to edit. I took a few breaks here and then, but overall I wrote until 15:00 in the afternoon.

How perfect is that? (Perfect). I managed to edit 12 pages, but I also wrote 9,000 words in another WIP. For me it was a very productive day and I loved every minute of it. I wasn’t thinking of house chores or anything but, my book.

Today started out differently. I had to go outside of the house and do some errands, so when I got back home, it was already starting to get hot. Sadly we had lots of power outage, so no AC for me, lol. It took me awhile to coll down and finally when it was cool enough, I started editing. Sadly itΒ was a less productive day, I edited only 5 pages today. Today I was too worried about the errands and house chores, butΒ I am still very happy with these two days of writing/editing and I only wish, I could have more days like these two Β πŸ™‚

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Btw, if you are following my Instagram or twitter you might have seen my new bullet journal for September. I changed the layout a bit so it will give me a bit more freedom and it looks better now. I never thought that working with a daily planner and a bullet journal will work so great together. Great surprise for me πŸ˜€Β I will soon post the new daily layout on Instagram and twitter, so keep your eye on it.

On Friday, hubby and I went to visit his parents and on the way there we’ve stopped by a huge bookstore and I finally found the new Harry Potter book. I’ve looked for it a lot and I even tried to order it, but they canceled the order every time, lol. So as you might imagine I was exploding with excitement when I found the book in that bookstore. It was a bit pricey (for us) but it was so worth it. I’ve missed buying books (we are on a very low budget right now, due to the vacation we are taking to Rome, Italy ❀ in a couple of weeks).

Look just how pretty it looks on my bookshelves.

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That is all for my random ramblings (because I can go on forever, lol).

As always, thank you so much for reading  ❀

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Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you are all having a wonderful and restful Sunday ❀

This month was a bit on the crazy side for me, with my mom being twice in the ER and the last time she was at the hospital, she was there for an entire week. I was with her for most of the hours of the day as the hospital care wasn’t that good, so I had to be with her and help her when she needed. Overall I am an extremely happy that my mom is out of the hospital and doing a bit better. I hope in time, she will do even better πŸ˜€

Since my mom is out of the hospital, I had a few days to stay at home, rest a lot and I was even able to finally sit down and do some editing and some writing (Yay).

From yesterday evening and today, I had a bit of fever, but I still wanted to sit down and do some work. I really missed my editing, lol (yep it came to that… I miss editing, lol).

The editing doesn’t go as fast as I want it to go, but I am chipping bit by bit, lol (that’s something, right?). I can’t tell you enough how happy it makes me to just to be able to sit down, grab my lonely laptop and write, plan or edit.

I really could use more moments like these (Woot Woot for that) ❀

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Tomorrow my mom and I are going to enroll her into an afternoon school, where she will take a few classes and I will be there with her (how cool of them to let me join the classes with her). I hope she will like it thereΒ  πŸ™‚ It’s only once a week on Sundays, but it sounds really niceΒ  πŸ˜‰

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Oh, btw… This quarterly newsletter (Sep-Nov) is coming out in 2 days, so don’t forget to sign up if you haven’t yet… HereΒ  ❀

That is all for my ramblingsΒ  πŸ˜‰

As always, thank you so much for reading  ❀

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Hello everyone, happy Monday to you all πŸ™‚

Omg, where do I begin?

As always, there are so many things going on at once in my life. July and August (so far) are very much the same as the months before (hectic and crazy). But, I did manage to get things done. Maybe not as much as I wanted or planned, but hey… Some progress is still progress πŸ˜€

My Editing

I was able to sit down and edit. I didn’t reach my monthly goal of 50K (for July), but I got a nice amount done of 34K. I was happy I even got to do that, lol. Sadly August wasn’t a good start. Since the 1st of August, I only edited 4K.

I know… That’s just horrible. Listen to me, if you are like me and you love to write more freely and edit later – don’t! For the love of all that is human (lol), don’t! I learned this the hard way.

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I am more of a freestyle writer, all I want is to tell the story and give life to the characters and the world around them, while they adventure through many beautiful and painful moments.

Now… Editing all of this massive amount is hard (for me), but recently I’ve learned that if I write freely and then I take a day in the week where I only edit the stuff I’ve written before, it made the process move faster and better.

Now I know this may not work for all, but for me, it was a hard-learned lesson

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Online Things

Well, recently I had a few issues with my social media/blog/my newsletter.

My blog stopped sending me people’s posts to my email (since mid-June) and I’m trying to fix that, but I haven’t yet been successful. Also, my scheduling with WordPress has gone crazy (again). I really don’t know what to do with it 😦 Every time I schedule, it just won’t post at the right time and date that I say or it just posts in the date that I’ve written, lol.

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So if you have any advice, I would love any help (any) πŸ˜€

My email (Gmail), decided to mix all my filters, making me do the only thing I could do… Delete all my filters (lol), yep! For me this was horrible.

My newsletter (wow), there are so many things going on there, with the new rules of free emails and such things, I haven’t yet done anything about it. I have been trying, though. What I was able to do (finally), is change my newsletter’s layout and I am happy with how it looks (it looks shiny and pretty, lol).

So don’t forget to sign up πŸ˜€

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Indoor things πŸ˜‰

With all the house cleaning that I had to do these past few weeks and believe me when I say, I had tons of cleaning and organizing to do.

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But as life happens, I did months of cleaning in a less than 2 days, lol with almost no sleep at all πŸ˜€ Saturday and Sunday, I’ve slept for most of these days. But now, the house is clean and looks amazing ❀

I still have some unfinished projects around the house that we must take care of, but for now… I am happy and not so stressed about the house chores. It was so fun to just sit and edit and while looked around the house to see it clean and just go back into my editing (I call this a success) πŸ˜€

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Okay, we are done for now, lol. Before this post will get too long.

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It’s Monday and for most, it’s the start of the week. Here Sunday is the first day but I still had the Monday’s Blues, lol.

I was very slow today but after I had a good large iced tea, I managed to pick myself up and start working πŸ˜‰

With all that is going, plus planning a trip making me want to sleep the day away, but I can’t, lol. Too much to do. So after a good bag of Apple chips and refreshing iced tea, I started my day with 2 hours of editing.

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After I was done with the editing, I started to do some work around the house, just organized a few things, the dishes, made dinner and I still have some chores to finish before bedtime (life of an adult, lol) πŸ˜‰

The editing is going slow, but I’m determined to edit every day (even if it’s only a little bit each day). It’s been a year and a half and I’ve written 3 books and only edited one (more like half a book, lol). My big goal this year, is to finish editing my most recent manuscript by the end of the year, including the professional edit πŸ˜‰ I am putting a lot more focus on my editing and less of other but important things.

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Sadly Coffee n’ Notes is a little on the back burner (sorry about that). I miss blogging a lot (and I miss you guys even more), so I try to mostly blog about my random thoughts and some sort of weekly update πŸ˜‰ Hope you’re okay with that β™‘

Other than that, I’m trying to get even more organized with my time management and plan better, so keep an eye on my Instagram. I will be posting some pictures from my Bullet Journal Planner πŸ˜€

House ChoresGot to go and start doing some of my bedtime chores, lol (Yay me).

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Hello everyone, happy Wednesday to you all πŸ™‚

I’ve missed you all so much, sorry for the long (and sudden) absence. I thought that this summer will be easy breezy, lol, but I guess there’s no such thing. Summer is here and the heat is just unbearable, so I’m trying to stay at home with the AC as much as I can.

However, this long blog absence was not for nothing, lol, I am editing my manuscript on each day I am at home for a few hours (until I see the words fly in front of me… not kidding, lol).

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I also been trying to work hard on De-stressing and on my weight loss πŸ˜‰ Both goals are hard to achieve, lol. Not long ago I started a new journal, only, this time, it is more of a Junk-Journal (google it if you don’t know what it is). It is very close to Art-Journal but I just don’t use paint. It’s so much fun to craft and really help with stress and anxiety (a lot), I’ve missed that a lot, lol. I also recently started a Bullet-Journal, but I don’t think this style of planning is for me (but I’ll see how it goes) πŸ™‚

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My mom is feeling much better, even though there were some ups and downs, but she is doing well now. I try to visit her every other day, leaving me a few days in the week where I can stay at home, relax and organize the huge mess my home is in right now πŸ˜‰

Can’t wait for the weekend to come.

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That’s all with my ramblings, lol. I hope you are all having a great week (it’s almost weekend) πŸ™‚

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My holiday and weekend were weird (very weird).

If you followed my twitter, you saw that I went to my doctor and did some tests. Then at Christmas Eve, my doctor called me and said that I must go to the E.R. due to my Throat Infection and my Addison’s disease.

So as you see in the picture… I spent a while in the E.R. Luckily after a few hours they sent me home, yay me πŸ™‚

After that, I slept a lot. All I want that it will end soon (fingers crossed) πŸ˜€

Today I did feel a bit better and I could finally start eating normal food and not moosh, lol. I think this illness is the longest I’ve had in a few years (about 16 days or more and still going). I can’t wait to shake this off and heal.

Btw, on a different subject, I started to put some changes around my blog. I hope you’ll like them (more changes will come slowly) πŸ™‚

Well, I better finish with my ramblings πŸ˜‰

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Hello everyone and good evening,

I am sick again, lol.

I went to a holiday (Hanukkah) party at the home my mom is in. It was very fun, but a few of the visitors were coughing a lot. The next day my mom and I went to the city for some urgent errands.

Later that day I was with high fever (oops). But… Lucky me I know what I need to do, so I doubled my meds, took my antibiotics, Vitamin C and something for the pain (my throat hurts a lot).

Tomorrow I have an appointment with my doctor, but my fever broke (yay) so I hope this flu thingy will go away fast πŸ˜€

Hope you are all having a nice Wednesday πŸ™‚

P.s. Today is hubby’s Birthday and because I’m sick, we are celebrating by eating takeout and watching the Critical Role πŸ˜€

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