Memories

Hello my Wonderful Readers,

There hasn’t been much going on around here except getting ready for FLORIDA! My mom and dad will be at our house while we are gone. Someone needs to be here for The Great Mawow. My mom and I agree that he needs someone in the house with him. I’m not afraid of him destroying our house, but I fear for his mental well being. He has not been alone for more than a couple of hours while we go out for dinner or groceries. Even when I walk, Nick is here. He’s going to be a handful for my mom, but she already knows this.

Before I go any further, I am going to plop a music video right here.

This song has always been a big part of mine and my sisters’ lives. My mom used to play this and sing this song when we were kids. I think the last time I heard it played was at my younger sister’s wedding. Marcie, is that where?

This song used to make me cry whenever I would hear it so I sort of stayed away from it, but last night, I started listening to songs that have that make me tear up. I know it’s stupid, but now that my memory is coming back full throttle I have been connecting pieces together and listening to the music of my childhood.

Of course the cat lady in me comes out and I snatch up Mawow to sing and dance with him. I think he is thinking I have lost my mind somewhere in the past couple of days. He lays on the floor and stares at me. I’m waiting for him to start cursing. (Hint, there is a cat on YouTube who likes to curse. If you send me a message, I will give a link to you.)

Since I have started walking again over at the park, I think I am going to get a kitty stroller so my baby can go with me. I have been checking them out on amazon. I know, I know I am slowly sinking into full fledged cat lady and I am alright with it.

Those who follow me on Facebook will have already heard this little tale about ravioli. Last night I made some ravioli in the microwave and when I sat down to eat them, Mawow had this look of joy on his face. He was smelling the cheese and wonderful sauce. He looked at me and it appeared he was waiting for his but when I said these are not for kitties, he looked sad and then mad. My sister Marcie, said his look was telling to watch out when I fell asleep.

As you can see, little Mawow knows how to throw some serious shade.

He did get is revenge last evening. I was sitting on my computer pretending to do some work, when this rank smell hit my nose. It wasn’t me and PapaBear was at work, so we know whose stench it was. I turned to look at him and he looked so satisfied. One day my little Mawow, I will introduce to you the dutch oven of the sheets.

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Here he is after his little revenge. I swear one day I will get him back.

I hope you are all liking my little Mawow. I love him so much. I had no idea how much of a cat lady I would become.

Peace, Love and Kitty Snuggles,

Peggy

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Regerts (Sorry I need a Snickers) hehe

Regrets, Bitterness, Disappointment, Discomfort…

Hello my Wonderful Mawow Friends,

How are y’all doing?

Tonight, I am sitting at my computer and thinking about regrets. Why? Well for what started this train of thought, I was attempting to teach myself to knit. My mom is a wonderful knitter and she showed me a bit, but me at home alone I of course ended up being frustrated. I probably would have powered through but someone (You Know Who) decided he wanted to teach me a lesson. He wanted the yarn more than I did.

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Do not let this innocent look fool you. He for the most part leaves my mom’s yarn alone, but with me it was game on. There is a bunch of blue and cream colored yarn about to go in the garbage. I would let him play with it, but I have read horror stores about having to pull it out of the other end. If you get my drift? EWWWWWW

I read about a woman who was attempting to retrieve the yarn as described above, but the cat was chasing it too. Kind of like they chase their tail. You’re welcome for the visual.

I for the most part try to live my life regret free. After being sick for so dang long, I want to live peacefully and regretting your past just leads to internal discomfort and I have enough with my body. I don’t need an internal debate taking up my brainpower.

However, when I was younger… hell, until I was in my thirties, I used to say what I felt. I would let it build up inside of me until I couldn’t hold in anymore. I know that I hurt people and for the most part, I have told people I was sorry for the words that I used in anger against them. I still let things build, but I have found healthier ways to deal with my anger.

When I look back, I am utterly disappointed in myself. There are people who have disassociated themselves from me and I have no way to apologize to them. It makes me sad to know there are people out there who harbor bitterness and hatred toward me and I can’t even say I’m sorry. Maybe one day, they will read this blog and realize I am talking about them and know I am truly sorry for the words that I spewed at them.

I know I can’t go back and change anything, but I have grown from those experiences so maybe I was meant to have them. I no longer feel the need to be hateful. When I am hurt or disappointed, I turn to the people who are closest too me and I talk to God. I know that God, Woobie and my Mom would never steer me in the wrong direction. It’s nice to have a good support group.

Now, if they had support groups for kitties who like yarn.

Peace, Love and Happiness (Apologies)

Peggy

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Mawow’s Bad Habits!

Meow my Kitty Friends, (Yes, you are all are now friends with Mawow, you wouldn’t want to disappoint him would you?)

As you can tell by the title, my little love is developing a few bad habits. Yes, I know they are my fault but I just can’t help myself. Nick & my Mom say I spoil him, but he is worth it.

Mawow came to live with Nick and I when our friends (you know who you are) found this wonderful little kitty. He was pretty beat up, but was still lovable as heck. My friend messaged me if I wanted him and I talked with Nick and Bobby (his real name) was brought to me the next day. Again, thank you so much for bringing him to me. I love this little guy so much.

We decided on the name and keeping the Bobby part. His name is Bobby Baby Boy Belcher. We started out wonderfully with the name, but then I am the reason he is called Mawow. He had a timid squeak of a meow and I thought I could teach him how to meow. I started out softly with meow, then I thought he needs to have a great meow so I started with a deep voice saying ma-wow and now that is the only name he will answer too. If you call him Bobby he acts like he can’t hear you. (Bad Habit)

 

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Bad Habit #2

I am not really sure how the heck this one started, but I did try to stop it, but one day I will die from some cat ick! It will be worth it. Mawow has his own Sertino’s mug filled to the brim with water (it’s a local coffee shop) that resides on the coffee table. His water mug and dish beside his food are kept full at all times, but the dude wants what is in my glass. I now carry around a glass of water in the house at all time. The upside of this is that I have increased  my water intake tremendously.

For some reason, this does not pertain to food that we humans eat. He isn’t interested in anything but his cat food.

His third bad habit, is my doing again. I am a terrible kitty mama. When Mawow wants my attention, he will go downstairs to the middle of the living room and start howling at me. Even if he was sitting on my lap two seconds ago, he goes downstairs and howls.

I just realized a few days ago, this is my fault. If I can’t find him in the house, I walk to the middle of the living room and call for him. When I call it only takes a minute for him to answer me. Now, he does it to me. I have to acknowledge that he is calling for me or he will not stop.

Yep, I am a bad mama. I have other stories to tell you, but for tonight I am going to close, because Mawow wants my attention.

Peace, Love and Happiness,

Peggy

aka

Mawow’s mom

 

 

Time Out is Over!

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Hello my wonderful readers,

I have been on a self imposed time out from writing, except working on my novel.I have been enjoying  writing at my own pace. I believe that this may be the best I have ever written. When I write at the NaNoWriMo pace, I tend to just write, write, write and not worry about editing till the writing is over. Then when I look at what I have written, I am overwhelmed with the editing that needs to be done. I have taken to writing five or so chapters then go back and look them over to make sure I do not have gaping plot holes. 

I still have to go back and work on Carrie Anne, but the work that needs done is a little daunting. I really do need to do that. I believe in myself and I think I could get it published. I need to hire an editor, but that will have to wait because I love what I am writing now.

Christmas was great in the Erickson household. I ran over to my sister (Irene) house to visit with her and her son a few days before Christmas. It was nice spending time talking with her. Then my dad & mom came back with me to our house for Christmas eve and Christmas day. We got up at six in the morning on Christmas day to open gifts. Nick had gotten off work and he needed to sleep so we all got up when he came home.

My husband spoiled me rotten for Christmas. He got me a TARDIS jewelry box, a David Tennant Pop figure, a Hello Kitty tea pot. I have been having tea parties with my kitty Mawow. Mawow’s name was Bobby, but I decided to teach him how to meow since he was a shy little boy who only answers to Mawow. (my fault, but it so funny that he listens to me when I meow at him.)

My husband’s big gift was a gift certificate to finish his sleeve tattoo. In fact, he just made the appointment for next week.I cannot wait until it’s finished. I will share pictures when it’s done.

Did you make any New Years resolutions? I did my normal and posted them on the back of the front door so I will see them every time I go downstairs. Mine are to keep in touch with my family more, to take care of my husband and Mawow, to remember to take care of myself and to read at least 52 books this year. I am already on #3.

The first book that I read was “Speak,” by Laurie Halse Anderson. I was browsing Netflix one evening and I came across the movie. I decided to watch it and then I wanted to see if there was a book. There is always so much more in the book. I won’t go into much detail, but a teenager was sexually assaulted at party and retreats into herself as she is tormented by her fellow classmates. The movie and the book are both worth the time to watch and read.

The second book I have read this month is “This Book Loves You,” by Pewdiepie. If  you aren’t sure who Pewdiepie is I recommend going to YouTube and giving his videos a peek. He can be a little offensive, so keep that in mind. 

His book pokes fun at all the quotes that we use to get through life. I think my favorite is “If you ever feel sad, just remember even unicorns probably have diarrhea every once in a while.” I am so glad Nick isn’t reading over my shoulder. I can hear the sigh and see him shaking his head.

Well, that’s all for now my friends. I am going to get ready to play some Wizard101 with my friend.

I hope that you find peace, love & happiness in your life.

Love,

WriterGirl

December Birthdays

Hello my Wonderful Readers!

Before we know it, December will be upon us and the countdown till Christmas will begin, so I want to give a shout out to the wonderful people in my life who were born in the month of December!

December 1st – Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Emily! Emily and I met the November after Nick and I moved to Beaumont. Our love of writing is what brought us together and then a friendship grew. Look at us now! Emily, I am very happy that you are in my life. ❤

December 9th –  Happy Birthday Aubrey! I am proud to say that I know you. I loved that your Grandma would bring you and Chaise over to our house when Nick and I lived in Pennsylvania. It gave me time to get to know you and I think you are an amazing young woman. I am proud of you! You are a bright star and you have a bright future ahead of you!! ❤

December 22nd – Happy Birthday Michael! I know that we haven’t spent that much time around each other, but I am glad that I know you. You are a great guy and I will apologize for threatening you at your wedding. Maybe threaten isn’t the right word (hehe) You have made my cousin happy and that makes you a great guy!! I hope your birthday is amazing!

December 25th – Happy Birthday Ryan! Wow, it’s been a long time since we have seen each other, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about you. I have spent many hours thinking about the fun things you and I did together. Your mom was my best friend as I was growing up and that meant I got a lot of time with you too. I can remember a time that you told me you were running away from home and I told you okay, but that you weren’t allowed to go out on the road. You ran away for a little bit and came back because there wasn’t anywhere you could go.

Back when I was young and dumb, I smoked. Not many people knew, until you told Grandma Scott in a loud whisper, “Peggy smokes.” 🙂  Do you remember your nickname from me? RyRy French Fry

I miss you RyRy French Fry. Happy Birthday!

Well, there you have it. My December B-day list! If I have missed your birthday, let me know and I will make sure to include you on my list.

My you find Peace, Love & Happiness,

WriterGirl

Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving

Hello My Wonderful Readers,

I know I have been MIA for about a week and for that I apologize. I have been sick and haven’t felt up to much of anything, however I am much better now.

Nick and I will be having Friendsgiving at our house and our wonderful friends Cat & Sophak are coming over. We are not doing the traditional turkey this year, but instead we will be grilling pizza. Dinner will be interactive and we will each make what kind of pizza we want.

I wanted to have a tiny bit of tradition, so I am making turkey roll ups (my mom’s recipe) and mashed potato shooters. I’m a non tradition kind of gal, but I can’t make everyone non traditional. 🙂

I am looking forward to spending time with PapaBear and our friends.

I know we are going to have a great time and I hope you will too.

Happy Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving!

Peace, Love & Happiness,

WriterGirl

 

The End of an Era

Hello my Wonderful Readers,

As most of you know, I take part in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and July and that NaNoWriMo takes up most of my November. On and off throughout this year, I have thought about letting go of NaNo and I have finally made up my mind. In fact, I am not even counting the words that I write anymore and I haven’t updated my word count for NaNoWriMo. I don’t plan on finishing this year. Well, I will finish my novel, but it won’t happen in November. I am not giving up on my writing, I promise.

The story that I am writing now, I actually am loving the writing process. Like, really loving it. I am proud of the story that I am writing, especially now that I have stopped tying it my word count. I don’t have to rush to write the words, I am letting them tumble out of my head at their own pace instead of trying to get as many words on paper/screen as possible. The writing process with this story is good and it has been a good start to getting my writing going in a good direction.

During the different NaNoWriMos, I have written novels that sit in boxes and I have never done anything with them other than edit and shove them back in the box. This story is different. I believe my writing with this story is better than anything I have ever written before and I am going to do my best to get it published.

I still plan on going to writing group and spending time with my writing family. I wouldn’t give any of them up for anything. It is great to have friends that write because they understand the mental flip flops your brain makes during the writing process.

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Kieran Wade for introducing me to NaNoWriMo and Script Frenzy (defunct now).

I have written this post in my head a million times today trying to figure out what to say and if I was actually going to do stop doing NaNo. I even bought the 2016 winner shirt and I thought about giving it away, but I talked to Nick and a couple of my friends and was told I deserve the winner shirt, because of all the years I have participated and it will become a treasured item from my last NaNo. Hell, when I get this book published and I slap my picture on the back, I will be wearing this winner shirt.

Well, that’s all for now.

Peace, Love & Happiness,

Peggy