Wednesday, November 26, 2014

10 Utterly Random Facts.

I haven't done one of these in a while, so I thought I would share some random facts about the Meghan behind this here blog.

1. What Faith Can Do by Kutless got me through my senior year of high school, "you gotta face the clouds to find the silver lining" #truth

2. From the time I was 15 or 16 until a few months after moving in with them, I would text Lynn each night with a good night, love you lots text.  I wonder why I ever stopped?

3. My bestest friend lives in Iowa. I live in Minnesota.  This kind of sucks a lot of monkey balls.  But we text all the time.  About just about everything. Two of my other best friends? Live in Indiana & China, which also sucks a lot of monkey balls. Thankful for the WeChat group chat option! Another one lives in North Carolina, boo hiss.  The only one of my best friends that lives in Minnesota is my sister!

4. My Grandpa H is my favorite person in the entire world.  Love him lots!

5. My two middle fingers are double jointed.

6. My dog Cooper is my baby.  No matter that I haven't lived at home for six plus months, he gets so excited when I come home.  Same with my Mom's dog Leader.  I was his person when I lived at home & he gets way overly excited when I come home as well.

7. Mountain Dew is my caffeine of choice, right along with coffee.

8. I'm a little bit of a klutz.  In the past month and a half, I've punched myself in the face, poked myself in the eye with my nametag & yesterday I almost knocked myself out when I hit my head on the bagging carousel at work.

9. I have a pinterest addiction.  I love pinning things & then more than likely never looking at them.

10. My go-to person when I need to talk to someone about anything is my work mom.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Tour of Blogland.

Lora nominated me for the tour through blogland, so I get to play along with all of the cool kids!

What are you working on now?
My NaNo novel, Handwritten Love.  It's about a young woman named Jolee that meets a soldier in passing and they become close through writing letters whilst he's overseas.  

How does your work differ from others in it's genre?
It's written by me and not them.  I put my own flair and personality into each of my posts.  

Why do you write/create what you do?
Because it's the best way for me to express how I'm feeling at that moment in time.  

How does your writing/ creative process work? 
I randomly come up with ideas, usually in the most inopportune places, like the shower or work and by the time I'm out of the shower or off of work, the idea has been forgotten.  I will sit down and write, but usually not all in one sitting, I really need to get better about focusing on one thing at a time.  

Next stop....

Ashley from Ashley Lately, let's see how your blog! 



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

These are my confessions.



I confess this blog is feast or famine. I either write every day or like every week.  Let's work on that Meghan.

I confess that I cried about something completely ridiculous today, but it felt good to cry about it at the time.  Huge kudos to Jayme for letting me vent.

I confess that I have spent three or four days at my parents house the last two weeks and I really miss my stepmomma.

I confess that I think it's pretty cool that my "baby" sister reads my blog! Hey Liv!

I confess that I loved Garth just as much the second time as I did the first.  & his new CD is pretty awesome as well.

I confess that I am completely behind on NaNoWriMo.  Like horribly behind. Like I probably should just lock myself in my room with my computer and do nothing but write.

I confess that after I finish this post, I think I'm going to take a nap.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

What a Weekend.

This weekend was one for the books for sure! I worked 11 to 8 on Friday and probably annoyed everyone with how excited I was for 10:30pm to roll around.

Because at 10:30, I was seeing Garth Brooks.  I've been a  die-hard Garth Brooks fan since I was a young teenager after listening to his music on and off through out my childhood. I was only 8 when he quit touring, but grew up listening to his older CDs.  After Friday night, I can say my love for Garth grew tenfold.

He played all of his major hits, came out for two or three encores & was absolutely amazing.  This concert was also the one everyone has been hearing about because he sang to Teresa Shaw and gave her his guitar after he saw her sign that said Chemo this morning, Garth Brooks tonight, enjoying the Dance.  

Here are a few pictures that my friend took with her camera:

When he was asking Trisha to play On a Bus to Saint Cloud. 

In Another's Eyes.  

One of the many times he thanked us for being there and for supporting him throughout the years. 



Standing Outside the Fire


Waving goodnight after the final encore. 

Concert got done around 2am, and Vanessa and I decided that we were hungry and we didn't just want McDonalds so we went to Perkins.  By the time I crawled into bed it was 4.  I knew I could sleep in until about 10:30 and make it to work by 11(there are definite perks about living across the street from your work), but no, I was up by 8:30.  I was so sleep deprived that day, if you saw me & I was snappy with you, I do really apologize.  #GarthHangover. 

I punched out around 8:05 and then headed to Lynn's hockey game.  I did the time clock and Mady ran the scoresheet, her team was up 4-0, ten seconds to go and because she doesn't know the word quit, she ended up getting checked into the boards somehow and her legs basically did a butterfly save as if she were a goalie, in layman's terms, she slammed into the board with her back and went down into the splits on her knees. Mady and I both held our breaths for what seemed like ages before she got back up and onto the bench.  

We had grand plans on Sunday, Lynn, Mady & I did.  We were going to go to early church, to a movie and then shopping after that.  Well, we didn't factor in the lovely men in our lives aka my Dad and brothers who called us at 6 am stranded 3 hours north at their deer camp because our Suburban wouldn't start.  So we dropped Mady off at her car and then Lynn & I made the trek up to get them.  We had some great conversations, I really miss her since I am on my own now.  We got home, her and I took a power nap and then put the outside stuff away since we were supposed to get a snowstorm Monday.  After that, Lynn, Dad and I headed down to the cities to Tria so Lynn could get her knee checked out.  She ended up having a sprained MCL.  

& as for that snowstorm? It dumped a good foot of snow in our area.  

&& yes, I did totally just recap my weekend on a Wednesday, which is now actually Thursday. Oh well.  


Monday, November 3, 2014

Currently.

...reading Kristen's blog! 

...watching Parenthood.  Like I'm quite obsessed.  

...trying to prepare myself for winter. 

...eating left over Taco John's from my lunch date with Karen.  We had such a good conversation today.  I love that lady! 

...pinning random things.. 

...tweeting all of the randomness in my life...@theycallhermeg

...going absolutely bonkers over the fact that I see Garth in FOUR DAYS! 

...loving life.  

...discovering that I have am blessed.  This is not a new discovery, but it's one that God reminds me of every so often when I'm down.  

...enjoying the last few hours of my day off. 

...thinking about Nanowrimo.  

...feeling pretty good. 

...hoping that my Thanksgiving schedule is nice to me.

...listening to 90's country. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Mornings.

Sunday mornings have quickly become one of my favorite times of the week.  Because I usually close(2 to 11) on Sundays, I enjoy a nice cup of coffee, catch up on blog posts that I may have missed through out the week, & just let myself relax and wake up slowly.  I will head over to work around 10:45 to have lunch with Karen & then work on my novel until I have to punch in.

I'm reading Erin's soon-to-be sister-in-law's blog from the beginning and I absolutely LOVE her photography!

Work was an absolute ZOO yesterday, but Karen was about to leave and she always makes sure to give me one last hug before she leaves, and for whatever reason I thought she wasn't going to hug me yesterday, so I stomped my foot, yes stomped(apparently I'm five), and I said get over here and give me a hug.  Her response? Do I ever leave without a hug? I'm going to come over there and smack you for stomping your foot though! Love my third momma!

I got to see Lynn and Ryan yesterday too, which was great.  Probably the biggest thing I miss about living at home is getting to go grab coffee and share rides into work with Lynn, she truly is one of my closest friends.  God has blessed me immensely in the stepmom department!

Have a great Sunday friends

xo.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The First of November.

What the fudge nuggets?! How is it already November? October was a pretty awesome month, I got to hang out with that best friend of mine, see Brantley Gilbert live finally & just enjoy the fading fall-ness that is October in Minnesota.  

Today marks six months of living on my own, say whaaaat? November is going to be full of awesomely amazing things such as:

~NaNoWriMo--My project for this year is the first Clan book, more about that as the month goes on, I think I'll be posting a WIPW, which would stand for Work In Progress Wednesday.  

~Grateful month--I try to reflect and find something to be grateful for every day of the year, but I'm sharing one thing I'm grateful for each day over on my personal Facebook page.  

~Birthdays! My grandpa turns 70 on Thanksgiving and my Daddy turns the big 5-0 on the twelfth! 

~Thanksgiving--I love me some Christmas, but not until after I stuff my face on good foods on Turkey Day.

~Garth Brooks--Seeing the living legend TWICE this month, kind of pumped up.  

What is something you're looking forward to this month?! 

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