This week I am trying to get back into the
blogging writing habit regularly– turning over a NEW leaf, so to speak. I have been slacking on my blogging writing for the last few months, and for no good reason at all, so joining a few communities is helpful. I have several books in various stages of completion, and I think this type of challenge could be just the NEW nudge I need to get things done! NEWbooks!
First, I am doing the Ultra Blog Challenge, a challenge to write a blog post every day of the month. Today is Day 2, and even though it is 11:30 east of the Mississippi River, here I am at the computer to be sure that I get my post in for the day. They say it takes seven days to create a NEW habit, so that is definitely what I am going for.
I just learned about Five Minute Friday today while doing a Pinterest group follow in my awesome Women of Midlife Facebook group— and thought it would be perfect to add as well. I understand there is also a great blogging community around FMF, too…so it will be great to meet lots of NEW friends, too.
That’s all I’ve got for now– but actually, it is pretty awesome that there are so many great groups online for support and friendship, and NEW ways to connect with just about anyone in the world.
New friends. New habits. New nudges. New connections. New commitments. New writing. New books! Not bad for a NEW month!
If you’ve read any of this blog, you will know a little more about me and my family. My husband and I are empty-nesters;it’s just us and our big yellow dog, Max. Our big house no longer suited us, and we have finally moved on. We now own much smaller and more reasonable properties in Florida and in Ohio. Hubby’s job in Ohio road construction is seasonal– so we spend the winter months down south. (At least for now…but he’s so stubborn!)
In any case, during the downsizing, moving, tossing, donating nightmare…I received a gift from Ben’s Garden Gifts to do a review on. And completely forgot about it until this morning
I wanted to thank Ben’s Garden for the beautiful French crystal oval paperweight they sent me with one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes on it:
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ~Dr. Seuss
This is a super high-quality paperweight, highly polished and beautiful. I am sure it will last me the rest of my life.
I did manage to get a few pictures of it and the note pads that they sent me– can you tell how frazzled I was at this point? (The paperweight is facing one way, and the nice note pads another. When I figure out which box I put these things in, I will post a better picture. For now, here are two so you can see the quotes on them.
As you can see, Ben’s Garden makes beautiful things, and beautiful use of some of our favorite words. If you are looking for a gift for someone you love, especially a writer, you cannot go wrong!