Purrrfect

My husband and I decided to rescue three kittens, and I’m in love! They are the cutest. After Memphis passed away, his brother Mr. Miyagi was devastated. He seemed depressed and was missing his brother. we waited over a month before deciding to get another kitten. I thought maybe if we got a kitten, it would get him out of his funk.

The day that we went to look at the kittens, I was a nervous wreck. I had no idea how my other cat would react to a kitten. Miyagi is a very sweet cat and loves everyone and he loves our two dogs. Sometimes he likes to sleep with them, especially Buddy, our bulldog.

We went to the foster house where the kittens were and we saw them and my heart melted. I was only looking for one kitten, possibly two, but not three. We were playing with them and they were a boost of energy. One kitten was all black, and the other two were a mix of black and tiger stripes. They were supposedly all sisters. So when we saw them, we knew that we had to get all three. I didn’t want to rip them apart.

We brought them home and locked them in one of our spare bedrooms, gave them food, water, a litter box and a nice cozy blanket. The first night, my husband slept with them. Of course almost every day since we got them, he’s been sleeping with them. By the second or third day, they started to get comfortable with us. They’re climbing all over me and meow and whenever I come in. It’s the cutest thing ever. It makes my heart smile.

We put a gate up in the hallway, so we could introduce our other cat to him. Of course he was hissing at them, but after a few days the hissing subsided. Now he comes and visits them on a regular basis, by jumping over the gate and into their room. The kittens can now also climb over the gate and they go into our bedroom. They’re starting to explore more and play a lot. The cat doesn’t seem to mind so much these days, just if they get too close, he hisses.

We also decided to introduce one of our dogs Zoe. She’s a Cairn Terrier, so she’s kind of small. As soon as she saw them, she wanted to play with them. We had the gate there so she couldn’t get to them. The kittens didn’t like her. They were hissing at her.

A couple days later, they were all in the same room, and they got along. We have brought Buddy up one time, behind the gate and the kittens didn’t like him much. He barked and sneezed in their faces. They obviously didn’t like that. We’re limiting our time with Buddy for now. We don’t think he’ll do anything, but he’s jealous and he doesn’t like change. He’s a momma’s boy, so he doesn’t want another animal coming along taking over haha I think he’s harmless though. Eventually, I think they’ll all get along. Maybe even play together. I thought it was cute that all the kittens, Zoe, and Miyagi were all in the same room. I’m really enjoying these three babies and can’t wait to see what the future will be with all animals together. I also hope that Miyagi will get out of his funk. This morning, he was actually playing with toys. I was so happy! I’d like to introduce you to Gypsy, Bella, and Stella Rose!

Review # 4 Ready Player One

This review is geared toward the book Ready Player One, not the movie. I have yet to see the movie because I like to read the book first. So let me delve right into it…

I personally gave the book a 5 star rating! At first it was hard to get into because their were so many things going on. Once I passed the first chapter I got really into it. The main character was described so much in detail that I felt like I knew him personally. All the other characters were equally very describable. The one character who was a girl called Art3mis was probably one of my favorites because well it was a girl. the book is based on a video game called the OASIS, which is basically a program that James Halliday conjured up before he passed away. He decided to make a running contest after he passed on that if a Gunter (which is a gamer) could collect these magical keys then they could get his company. That basically sums it up.

The main character Parzival (Wade Wilson) is this geeky high school kid and they live in this world where virtual reality is the norm. They boot up and then all day they’re succumbed to a virtual world. The United States and the world is basically a shit-hole now so that’s why the virtual reality makes life so much more enjoyable.

I had so much fun reading this book just because I love video games. The idea that it takes place in the future and that virtual reality is the norm just seemed crazy but hey you never know. I thought the concept was pretty outlandish. Could you imagine a world where you go into a virtual reality world and that’s the norm? I can’t haha that just seems far out. I thought it was cool though.

I can’t wait to watch the movie now! I heard it was good but I haven’t much more than that. The movie came out the same time as the superhero movies so they’re more popular. This movie had a lot of everything: Action, drama, suspense, even some romance. I enjoyed it very much, that’s why I gave it a five star rating.

M.

Disney Vacation

Wooohooo I survived Disney!! Six grueling days of walking and rides and I survived lol…I had such a blast though. I would probably do it again but not for years to come.

I enjoyed spending time with my family and my nephews. They were so cute, my youngest nephew who is ten was of course ten, meaning he was acting his age. Making fun of everything I was doing and what I looked like haha but hey he’s ten that’s expected. My other two nephews were a little older and they were fine. They just wanted to ride the rides. It was just really nice to get away.

The plane ride going there was fine. I was scared to death but my lovely mother bought me a drink so I could calm my nerves, which helped. I didn’t mind the flight at all. Heading home however, was a different story. We had to get up at three a.m. and be out front of the resort at three-thirty. My mom and I were exhausted. We arrived at the airport and our flight was supposed to be at 6:55, but it was delayed by about a half hour.  My brother and his family drove the nineteen hour drive home. I was grateful that our flight was two hours. Which was enough for me because I didn’t enjoy the flight home. I gave my mom a break by not freaking out on the plane. Instead I freaked out inside my head. I was thinking the worse of everything lol…but that’s just me. Anyways we made it home safe and I was super happy. Tired but happy.

So let me tell you what my favorite ride was and the worst was in my opinion. My favorite ride was the banshee ride in Pandora. OMG it was so real. It was amazing! It really felt like you were flying. You could smell the ocean and feel the breeze in your face. It was incredible! I don’t think nothing will ever compare to this ride. A close second was Soarin’. They put you in a chair with a harness and you sit there and you take off but there is a movie screen surrounding you and it felt like you were flying. You could smell the the different things and feel the wind blowing. It was pretty amazing! It took you around the world to different sites like the seven wonders of the world.

The worst ride I think was the Nemo one. Now first of all I love Nemo the movie, it was such a cute movie but the ride ugh. Second of all, we had to wait in this god awful line that was about an hour wait. When we finally get there we sit down and the ride lasted about 30 seconds and then it was over. I was so disappointed, but what could I expect for a kid ride. Also we did Mission: Space, which is in Epcot. There is a less intense ride and more intense ride. The first time we went to Epcot my mom and I went on the less intense ride and that was fine. The second time we went we decided to do the more intense ride and that was horrible for me. I was so dizzy and I couldn’t enjoy the ride at all. For me it was like when you drank a lot and had the spins. It was terrible. My mom thought it was fine but me, no way. I’ll never get on that ride again if I ever go again.

If you’re heading to Disney, prepare to walk a lot. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as well and hydrate. I went there and it was hot and I was sweating and I went through so much water. I had comfy shoes with me but my feet were still killing me. I feel like you should train as if you’re going on a marathon haha. We calculated that we walked about ten miles a day, so by the end we walked around sixty miles! Can you believe it!?

Other than that, it was a great trip! We went to Hollywood studios, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot. My favorite was Animal Kingdom. It had real animals and the rides were fun and of course they had the Tree of Life, which was amazing! Magic Kingdom was my least favorite because it was so crowded. If it wasn’t so crowded I would have enjoyed it more, but it was surrounded with screaming babies, toddlers, and kids. Loads and loads of kids. We did have dinner at Be Our Guest at the Beast’s castle which was neat. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, so I was excited to eat there. We even got to meet the Beast and had our picture taken with him. It was great! All the roller coasters were fun too! If you’re into that.

All in all if you’re thinking about going to Disney, you should go!

P.S. The parade was amazing!

Halloween

As the holidays are approaching rapidly I’m pulled to one of my favorite holidays, which is Halloween. I love it! The ghouls and goblins come out and it’s just a downright scary holiday. I love scary anything so this fits me to a T. My favorite genre of film is horror/science fiction. Stephen King is my favorite author so I can’t go wrong there. Last night I went on to Netflix and was excited to finally see Gerald’s Game was out so I immediately turned it on. Let me tell you, don’t watch this flick by yourself. After it was over I went outside to let my dogs out and I was scared shitless! I literally freaked myself out and ran back in the house hahaa it was pretty hilarious. So if you haven’t seen that then I recommend you watch it. I also since I’m a huge fan of the King I decided to watch the series The Mist. I have seen the movie but I was intrigued with what the series held. I turned it on and it was so different, different I mean then the movie. Of course the CGI was a lot better but I wasn’t all that impressed with the acting skills in that show. I will continue to watch it however because I only watched one episode and I was kind of stoked because the woman from the Vikings is in it.

So besides the movies and the television shows, there are books. I love horror novels as well. They give me a type of thrill and rush, especially Stephen King’s. So being that it is Halloween I recommend picking up a good thrilling novel. I just read Black Magick by an acquaintance of mine and I couldn’t put it down. It was thrilling and scary and it had just the right amount of evil in it. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not you can still enjoy a good spooky novel.

Also I wanted to let you know that the author expo is coming up! Yes sir ladies and gentleman it is November 4th in Bensalem, PA so if you’re in the area you should stop by. Click the link below to find out all the information and who will be there! Hope to see you there and Happy Halloween!!

Author Expo information

Event

Well it’s official I’m doing another event at the author expo in Bensalem, PA. I received the email last night. I’m super excited. I think this is a great way to meet people and other authors. This event will take place in the beginning of November, as it becomes closer I’ll talk more about it. That is all I know so far.

I was hoping to finish the sequel to From Within but it’s taking longer then expected so I don’t think it will be ready unfortunately. Sometimes I get writers block so I need to take a break. I’m about half done but it still needs a lot of work.

Anyway super excited for the event!! I’ll talk more soon! Have a great Thursday everyone!

M.

Workshop pt. 2

So day two of the workshop was a success. It was just so completely different then anything I ever experienced. It’s almost like theater life is a different reality.

Day 2:

My mom and I arrived not really knowing what to expect. We pulled up at 10 in the morning and I have to be honest I was a wreck. I slept awful and I just wasn’t feeling it that morning but I had to drag my butt there. When we went to workshop 1 we were told to bring in an object that meant something to us, which I will explain in a little bit. So we walk in and it seems like everyone is wide awake and talking and laughing. At first I’m like okay I don’t know if I can do this, here I am yawning trying to keep my eyes open and everyone else is acting like it’s 3 in the afternoon. So we walk in and enter the rehearsal space and we’re told once again to grab a seat. We grab the seats and make another circle just like workshop pt. 1. We take our seats and the asst. director tells us the plan for the day, which is going around the room and telling everyone what the object we chose was and what it meant to them. Then he told us that we would be fitted for our costumes which we will find out tonight what we’ll be. So we started going around the room and I could feel myself getting so nervous. My palms were sweaty and my heart rate was starting to rise. I’m looking at other people and at my mom and thought that they’re probably feeling the same way as me. I know my mom is because her and I are just alike. Her foot is bobbing up and down because yes she is nervous. About 5 people in, the woman that takes the measurements comes in, the asst. director is like ‘okay we can stop for now, everyone relax.’ So I’m like YAY break time. Note that it’s only been about 40 mins since we’ve been there. So the asst. director calls each one of us one by one and while we were waiting we were getting to know everyone. It was a pretty cool experience, I mean we were all there for the same reason so we had that in common. They called my name and I went out there and they did our measurements which was fun and then I returned to the rehearsal room.

About an hour later that was finished. I was happy because that put a huge dent in our time. Our workshops last only for 3 hours, so at this point we had about an hour to go, actually now that I’m thinking about it we had about a half hour left. So it took a lot longer then expected. I was thinking hey maybe they won’t get to me but they did. My mom was first and she brought her yoga mat, yoga is her favorite thing of all time. She was nervous but she did great. Then it was my turn and I chose my flash drive, yes a flash drive. Everyone had these momentum’s that meant something to them like when a relative died and it reminded them of that person. I chose a flash drive because honestly I never really had someone close to me die so I didn’t have anything like that. Anyways I chose my flash drive because it’s everything to me. It has all my books on their and anything that I’ve been working on. If I lost that I would be devastated. I know it may sound silly but if you’re a writer or someone that saves things of high importance then you know what it’s like.

By the time we were finished it was time to leave. Now that the workshops are over now we have to do the actual rehearsing. Tonight is the first one so I will let you know how that one goes.

It was fun talking to you about this! I’ll talk to you soon 🙂

M.

Workshop Pt. 1

So I decided that I’m going to write about my experiences at the theatre since I never did something like this before. 

Workshop part 1:

I went there full of nerves because I had no idea what to expect. I was super exhausted already from working all day and then went there at night but I had enough adrenaline running through me to pick up a car. So anyway we get there and we stand around until they tell us what to do. There is a room full of people in this so called “green room” when in reality it looks like a little living room. It has a couch and a few chairs surrounded by a yellow wall. There is a small kitchen in this room as well as a refrigerator. I was confused when they said “green room” but I guess it was a theatre thing. 

They handed us a paper and we had to fill it out letting us know what our schedules were like and when we could be at the rehearsals. After that was finished we finally entered the rehearsal studio and stood there like chickens with our heads cut off. Now kind you there are about 30 of us standing around. Then the assistant director says oh please grab some chairs. Over in the corner were chairs that were stacked on top of each other and get this the back folded down. I never saw chairs like that haha. So anyway we grabbed the chairs and made a huge circle. We sat down and we listened to what the asst. director had to say which was basically explaining everything that will be going on. Then he had each one of us tell everyone our names and tell them why we were there. I explained that I drank a glass of wine and that made me get up the nerve to audition which of course everyone laughed. 

After about an hour or two, the asst. director told us to get in three rows so we could do an exercise. He pulled out two chairs and had them face each other and he asked for two volunteers to come up and sit down. One person had to close their eyes and lower their head while the other person just sat there. When the asst. director snapped his fingers the person lifted their head and opened their eyes and had to say something that came right to their mind about the person. This exercise lasted for awhile and they took turns doing it. It was pretty interesting to say the least. 

After that workshop 1 came to a close. I was beyond tired but excited to see where this journey was going to take me. Tomorrow I’ll talk about workshop 2. 

Thanks for listening! 🙂

M. 

Yay!

It is with great excitement to let you fine folks know that I got the part! Not sure which part but I’ll be finding out Thursday night when I go there for a workshop. I’m so excited and nervous but more thrilled then anything. I always wanted to experience something like this but never really had the nerve to do it. Thanks to my wonderful mother who pushed me to do it. She’s also in it as well so that makes me super happy. She’s my best friend so who else better to do it with. I feel so proud of myself that I overcame my shyness and stepped out of my comfort zone. When you out your mind to it anything is possible!

Have a great Tuesday!

M. 

A Good Day…

Today was a good day. Was able to spend some time with my hubby after going to a psychic and she told me some things that kind of hurt but today I tried to make the best of it. I will not be mentioning what she told me so please don’t ask. Anyways today we hung out and it was amazing, we went to a casino and won a huge amount of money and he splurged on me. He said I deserved it, that put a smile on my face and it made my heart melt. 

I feel grateful that we got to spend some time together because we don’t really. He’s always working and our schedules conflict. He made me feel special today and that’s all that matters. So to the husband that made me feel like a queen today, I appreciate you very much and love you so much. 

Tomorrow I’m spending one on one time my with my best friend who is also my mama and we’re going to the flower show. We’ve been going for the last few years and I’m excited, I’ll share in my experience tomorrow. Anyways hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! 

Much love. 

M.