Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I'm Back For A Short Time Only

Hello blogging world!

Let me start by apologizing for being away for so long and not being a frequent flyer to your sites. Currently my life as been very busy and I'm not even able to catch a break or my breath.

Let me explain...

Back in August my company launched a new program to help with productivity and system problems. We had to hire 10 new people in my dept alone. And I'd love to say it went off without a hitch, but it blew up in our faces. While working 50-80 hour weeks, I'm finally able to think about blogging again... well at least one more time before the end of the year.

But of course, it's not all bad...

I did get to spend time with my cousin (whom I work with) and his wife and my soultwin Jackie, their son (who I also work with) and his gf, and my husband (who I also work with)! So it was quite the family affair. We played blackjack, sipped on some wine, ate some great food and had a blast!!






Hope everyone's has a great time during the holidays! Stay safe my friends!

~Dani

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Spooktoberfest Entry - It's Not Too Late To Join



It's officially Spooktoberfest time, Oct. 24 - Oct. 28. It's never to late to join as long as your entry is entered during the dates.

To find out more about Spooktoberfest and Scattagories themed challenge, go here!

Here is my entry (for the fun of it of course)


The town bat, Lucifer, flew over our swimming hole, Lake of Fire looking for criminals to bust. Millie the mermaid watched on, downing a pile of sardines and sporting her new vintage corset. Her grandmother gifted her an antique garnet pendent which she twirled around her index finger, her tail flipped in and out of her small pool of water, splashing Talus, the town’s mayor, who floated by on his hovercraft, hoping to catch his daily glimpse of Millie.

Talus wasn’t watching where he was going and flew right into the only park bench in town, causing his whiskers to snap. Talus stood up but couldn’t quite steady himself. He spun in a circle, stepped on his coat tails, and crashed miserably to the pavement. Unfortunately for him, being a cat and all, he needed those whiskers for balance.

“Mr. Mayor!” Millie yelled. She waddled to his side, carrying her first aid kit and medical tape. “Here,” she huffed.

“Oh Miss Millie, you shouldn’t have. I’m quite alright.” He stood again, leaning against the bench. He tried to come off tough a manly but his knees buckled when Millie brush her delicate finger against his check.

She giggled, “Talus, would you like to come over. I’m having my daily snack right now. It’s sardines.”
“I prefer milk and cookies, but I’d be happy to sit with you awhile.” He blushed.



Go ahead, challenge yourself and see what brilliant flash fiction piece you can come up with. It might look daunting but it was SUPER EASY to fit all of the 13 topics.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

A Day Late and a Buck Short

Celebrate the Small Things!hosted by: Lexa Cain, Tonja, and L.G. Keltner

1.) I remembered I needed to post! Granted it's a day and buck short but I have my post up now.

2.) Starting next week I HAVE TOO work 70 hours. In fact it starts today (10/24).  4 hours today and 4 hours tomorrow, then 10 hour days for the rest of the week. I'm not going to enjoy getting at work by 4 am but I am going to ENJOY the money!!! Christmas is around the corner and I need to get my Black Friday money ready.

3.) Did find some time to relax here and there this week so I was able to catch up on some of my TV shows and movies.


Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Revolving around lists of five, its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers.

Dawn of the Dead
30 Days of Night
Hocus Pocus
Jeepers Creepers
Monster House

Monday, October 19, 2015

Magical Spells and Thigh Highs

Hey Blogging Friends! Express Yourself is a weekly meme. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better, to help motivate one another, laugh (or cry) together, in other words – stalk.




Oct. 19-23: A magical spell was cast on Halloween night to turn everyone into their costume forever, what would you be?

Seeing how I never dress up on Halloween night, I'd stay my old, cool self.

But for fun lets say...

Alice from Resident Evil; the one from Resident Evil: Extinction. I love the whole outfit. The duster is my favorite.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Celebrating Bat-Shit-Crazy

Celebrate the Small Things!
hosted by: Lexa Cain, Tonja, and L.G. Keltner

1.) We finally were able to get our family pictures taken last Sunday, and it was a beautiful morning! I'm now sick from being out in all of that nature... but it's worth it.
2.) We had busy day last Saturday; cousin's daughter turned 16 so we went bowling, the kids did laser tag and games. After that, I took the kids to the company fall festival, loaded with bouncy houses, great food, hard cider (for me of course) and hay rides.
3.) This week; hair cuts and hopefully going to Kuehnert dairy farm for some festivities.


Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Revolving around lists of five, its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers.

Oct. 16: Five things that drive you bat-shit-crazy:
  • The "CRUNCH" sound people make when they eat chips.
  • When my kids question me... "Cause I said so, that's why!"
  • When people play dumb to get out of work.
  • Slow drivers. Either find the peddle and step on it or get out of my way, I've got places to be.
  • All of this PC malarkey; the different variations of being "offended" and walking on eggshells. If you don't like what I'm saying, put your blinders back on and move along.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Grab Your Pistol and Your Knapsack

Hey Blogging Friends! Express Yourself is a weekly meme. It's goal is to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another better, to help motivate one another, laugh (or cry) together, in other words – stalk.

Oct. 12-16: Zombies are busting through your hideout, you only have one exit, with little time to spare, what 3 items do you grab?

I love this question btw, Jackie!

Besides making sure my family is safe...

1.) My survivalist book (a gift from Jackie for my birthday.)

2.) My pistol & ammo (I'm mean, duh right?)

3.) Lighter

But lets face it, if you know me, then you know I only really need to grab two things... my pistol & bug-out-bag cause in reality the bag should have the ammo, lighter, survivalist book, a pamphlet on crops, a big-ol-knife, this cool fork/spoon/knife combo tool, clothing items, peanut butter, honey, & chocolate (cause those items last the longest without going bad), Lifestraw, compass, map, flashlight, etc. The bag shouldn't be too heavy and able to run with.

What 3 items would you make sure to grab?


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Friday, October 9, 2015

Celebrate 5 Small Costume Things

Celebrate the Small Things!
hosted by: Lexa Cain, Tonja, and L.G. Keltner

1.) My daughter had a successful 6th birthday party painting with her friends this past Saturday!
2.) My story for Spooktoberfest is finalized and ready to go.
3.) I have stayed on task with blogging.
4.) I have been pleased the weather is cooperating and allowing us to open the windows.



Fast Five Friday is a weekly blog hop created by, us, Cover Girls. Its purpose is to connect with writers, readers, viewers, and bloggers. With that aim in mind, we would love for you to join us! We're suckers for lists, so we thought it'd be cool to do a weekly blog hop where we list things. We've provided the topics for each week below, with five being the focus.
 
You're not required to post every week. You can pick and choose which topics you'd like to participate in. 
Whatever topics you decide to do, please include the link to your Fast Five Friday post in the comments section of our FFF post each week, so we can stop by and show our FFF love to you!
 
Oct. 9: 5 Halloween costumes you think are awesome! 
How adorbz is this outfit?! Her facial expression cracks me up!

Uber creepy which makes it so amazing! Plus the shear skill to walk around!

My daughter loves Nightmare Before Christmas! I don't think I can master stilts though.

Now this one is more up my alley, and I can see Jackie and I doing something like this... but with longer shorts.

Love this one! Put some tights on and I can totally feel as though I can rock this one!