August…. Wow!

Hey everyone, did you noticed it’s already August?

WOW!

I wanted to share with you how was my July and how August was so far, and maybe even try to set some simple goals πŸ˜€

Well, let’s start with July,

July went by as fast as a bullet, I am not kidding… It flew by so fast that I barely had a moment to realize, wait… It’s July. I was so busy with my mom and my husband’s family that we had no time to take a deep breath and rest before jumping back into the deep water, called August.

I barely had time to write though I have written over my monthly goal, which is great. I wrote 6.3K and my goal was 5K, so yay for that πŸ˜€

I didn’t edit a single word or blogged as much as I planned and I didn’t finish my newsletter 😦 I still have time to finish things with the newsletter as it will go out on the 28th.

A happy news of something great that happened on July was that I’ve reached 1000 followers on Coffee n’ Notes. I am so happy to see my blog grow, thank you so much (again) to you all ❀

August so far:

From the end of July, my mom felt super bad and we went to the ER where she had a CVA like episode. When I arrived at the E.R. my mom was paralyzed from the neck down and even her mouth was closed tightly. I could only communicate with her through her eyes and after a few hours with a very hushed whisper, it was scary seeing her like that, but I knew she will get better and luckily she did ❀

Only when she was hospitalized they said it might not be a CVA but it was something else. The doctors started to run around like headless chickens (do headless chickens really run? but that’s a question for some other day), so after I had enough of them, I’ve suggested to do an EEG and see what is really going in her brain and that way will know everything (well… mostly everything). The next day we saw her neurologist in the hospital and he did the EEG and he saw something.

That something was Epilepsy (that might have been there for a while now – maybe from her last CVA). A few more days went by and she got treated for Epilepsy and she didn’t have any episodes since.

My mom is out of the hospital. She’s still feeling a bit weak but I hope she’ll feel better soon. This is the short version of what’s been going on with my mom and our family.

My goals for August:

  1. Rest as much as I can (we have a lot of doctor appointments this month and I’m starting this month with already feeling exhausted).
  2. Write 6K.
  3. Edit. For the love of god… Do some editing.
  4. Post the book reviews and finish the blog posts for this month.

How was your month?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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July… New Month, New Start… Right?

Hello everyone and happy July to you all ❀

Wow, it’s already July. Where did all the year go? Time is running so fast and I barely can catch up. My month started out already with tons of things to do for my mom, for myself and lots more. My calendar looks too colorful, even for me, hehe πŸ˜€ I love the start of a month, everything feels fresh and there’s a feeling in the air that everything is possible.

As a new month comes, I sit down, reflect on the previous month and think of all the things I want to achieve this month, especially when I didn’t do so good with my June goals. I want to start posting these posts again, to keep myself accountable… So feel free to ask me how my goals are doing any time you want ❀

Here are my July goals

Work

Write at least 5K (it’s not much but it’s something) πŸ˜‰

Finish outlining.

Edit 2 chapters (editing is a real struggle for me, hehe).

Blog twice a week (This month is too hectic so I will post only twice a week. Scheduling is almost done, yay).

Finish formatting my new Bi-monthly newsletter (going out in August, so don’t miss it).

Social Media

Post more on my social media (talking about struggle, lol).

Mom

Organize my mom’s medical papers (this is very urgent and I’m procrastinating on this every day).

Home

Keep the house clean and organized every day (new evening routine).

Self-Care

Drink more water πŸ˜€ (I know, I know… but I am doing better with this goal, even got a new cute water bottle).

Make time for a full half an hour of self-care once a week ❀ (Like mani-pedi, facial mask and just a bit of pampering).

Go back to walking or elliptical.

Hobby

What is a hobby? lol, It’s been so long. But seriously, I would love to return to my junk journal at least once a month πŸ˜€

Also, I want to get back to my reading. My TBR pile is growing fast and after a huge reading-slump, I am starting to get out of it so I hope to read more. My goal is to read 3 books this month.

What goal are you hoping to achieve this month?

Let me know

As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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What’s Going On…

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Hello to all my wonderful and creative readers,

I wanted to start with a huge apology for my long MIA, life was and still, a bit is, crazy πŸ˜€ I really wanted to write an update post, just to let you know what’s going on with my life.

mom-48958_1280For those of you who haven’t read my previous posts, my mom left her home and entered a retirement home at the start of July. Now, after almost 2 weeks, I think she is slowly getting the hang of things and how the place works.

It’s a small and very beautiful place, just by a river (pics will come later) and the staff is very kind and nice to her. There are still some bits we need to work out, regarding her medication and her gluten-free diet, but other than that I think she likes the place and likes being there (for as much as a person can like being at a home, lol).

I am trying to be with her every day so I can see how things are running there, fix some issues that may arise (and a few already have) and just hang out with her ❀

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Summer… ((Sigh)). I miss winter, the rain and cold…

I’m mostly out and about these days, less at home (in the AC as I love to be) and this heat doesn’t help at all with all the running and driving, lol, but I do try to keep myself cool and drink a lot of water πŸ˜‰

Housework

Housework Omg.Β  This is the only word that can explain in what a mess my house is in, lol. I really need an entire week, lol, just for cleaning and organizing.

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Coffee n’ Notes… Well… As you all know, lol, I took this past couple of weeks away from the blog (popping here and there) and I just wanted to say how sorry I am to miss all your wonderful posts.

I have missed you all so much β™‘

I missed blogging (like the Friday Musing), reading your thoughts and your creative posts, more than I can say. I was so exhausted that I came home ate and went to sleep, lol. This week, however, is going to be less stressful (I think. I hope, lol) so I will post every day, prepare to be spammed, lol.

If you read my newsletter, then you now that tomorrow is Monday and it’s time for my Fav Five πŸ˜€ I am very excited about this segment and I hope you will like it too πŸ™‚

Btw, my July newsletter is going out on the 20th and inside I have a new feature, so sign-up so you won’t miss anything πŸ˜‰

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Writing/Editing… Hmmm…

This one is hard as there was no editing at all this month. With all that is happening, I just can’t sit down and edit. I have tried a few times, but I just can’t. So, I have decided to let it go for now and not put more stress on an already stressful month.

Even though I haven’t edited at all this month, if you read my newsletter then you know that I have been writing, just to let those creative juices keep circling and flowing nicely πŸ˜‰

This story turned out to be an Urban Fantasy which is a very new genre for me, but I like the story a lot. For now, it’s just a freestyle writing and I like how the main character grows into such a wonderfully strong female character.

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Reading… My reading has really went down in numbers, as I am currently reading 2 books from Heena’s list for reviews and if I will have enough energy and time I will read one of the books I have in my ‘currently reading’ list over at Goodreads, lol.

That is all for this (already long) post and I hope things will get into some sort of normality for us all, soon β™‘

How was your week and weekend? I hope you all had a great Sunday
As always, thank you so much for reading ❀

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P.s. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to Fia β™‘ Thank you for all the wonderful e-mails, you are such a sweetheart