Friday, July 5

2013 NEW Goals

Here's a refresher of my original 2013 Goals and the post from a few days ago.

I've decided to be realistic and narrow my focus. I wanted to write two books this year, but that simply isn't happening. I would be thrilled with one finished ;)

New Goals


--Finish A Highlander's Ransom. I would like to enter the Golden Heart contest in November, so that gives me a wonderful deadline (although I would like to be done before that).

--Write a synopsis and query A Highlander's Ransom.

--Read at least 50 books this year. I'm already at 36 (and a half, since I'm reading an e-serial that comes out weekly), so this won't be hard to accomplish. I also want to keep on top of my NTR (Need To Read) shelf.

--Buy my domain name and create a website. I've already bought one of the names I want, but I also want the other (it's up for renewal soon, so I'm hoping to grab it). Once I decide which name I'm going with (Murphy vs. Nicholas), I will build my website around that =)

--Renew RWA and RT memberships. RWA is coming up at the end of August, and RT is in December for me.

--Finish the last two newsletters for Celtic Hearts. I haven't decided if I'm going to come back next year, but we'll see.

--Continue to critique for my CPs and betas.


--Continue to keep up on birthdays (send out cards etc...)

--Work on resume & find a job (once I can legally work)

--Continue to work towards my Green Card. Once it's in my hands, I need to legally change my name, be put on the bank account, get my SSN etc...

--Continue to work out regularly

Wednesday, July 3

One Year

I'm feeling really blue today. It has now been one year since I moved from Canada to the USA. That's one year since I've seen my home and my kitty cat.

I think I'm going to go consume my weight in ice cream.


Tuesday, July 2

2013 Goals-- A Review

Hey guys,

Since we are officially at the halfway mark, I decided to do a review of my goals for the year. As a refresher, here's a link to my original 2013 Goals.

Tomorrow I will post my new goals, but for today I thought I'd talk about what I've accomplished so far.


--I've read 36 books so far this year (with a goal of 50).

--I've gotten a lot farther on A Highlander's Ransom, though I still have a ways to go. With the help of my new CP (Jena Lang), I've made great progress.

--I've done two newsletters for Celtic Hearts so far this year.

--I bought one of my domain names.

--I renewed my Celtic Hearts membership

--I was a judge for the Golden Claddagh contest

--I was asked to be the Young Adult coordinator for the Golden Claddagh Contest. Boy, that's been very time consuming lol.

--Gained a new CP!

--Have beta'd one book this year.

--I looked at seriously attending RWA Nationals in Atlanta this summer, but we simply can't afford it.

--I decided not to join Hearts Through History. I have enough on my plate with Celtic Hearts, LOL.


--I went through the house and donated an entire Jeep load of stuff. I'm not even kidding, it was packed.

--We have made a huge dent in training Powell. He's still a puppy so he has his moments, but he's such a good dog--and freakishly smart!

Other Stuff:

--I got second degree burns in March from dropping a pot of boiling water on my hand. It wasn't fun and made life difficult for several weeks lol.

--Granny & Pawpaw haven't been doing all that well, and neither has Granddad. We try to spend as much time with them as possible.

--My dad injured his back/shoulder, and mum's legs aren't the best, so that has been difficult as well.

--We had a whole tax fiasco back in April when we went to file our taxes. It wasn't fun, but at least we got it done.

--I have helped plan and organize the beach trip for this summer! Only a month left!

--We bought an elliptical and I've loved every minute of it. My clothes are already too big, and I love how toned and fit I feel =)

Monday, July 1

Canada Day

I hope you have a wonderful day!

My cousin and I last Canada Day

My kitty outside last Canada Day enjoying the sunshine

Every year the local fire department has a big Canada Day breakfast in the fire hall. We went, and here's my dad's gear.

Mum and I last Canada Day =)
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