Monthly Archives: February 2016

I Want You To Know Vol. 3


Here’s another installment of things I’d like you to know about me. It started out when I began getting more traffic to my blog. I had been writing about my thoughts or ranting about something or the other. I decided that I should let people know things about me. That was the first volume.

After a while  a post about the musician, Alanis Morissette was my most popular. I had to laugh to myself because this blog is supposed to be about me and for readers to get a glimpse of who I am.  Yet people were clicking on the Morissette post. As time went on more things came up that I wanted readers to know so I posted a second volume.

Some time has passed so I figured maybe it’s time to let people know even more about me. For the third time, here’s what I want you to know.

  • I am finally a homeowner
  • Just took my first job in retail (Needed a second job)
  • I love Netflix. I binge often
  • I’m starting to like being alone
  • I’m an animal lover.
  • I hate shopping
  • I’m not a girly girl
  • I love anything to do with horror
  • I don’t think I’ll ever get married
  • I love to cook
  • I hate washing dishes
  • Most of my clothes are black
  • I have a cougar crush on Evan Peters
  • I love the spring and autumn
  • I love having male friends
  • I discovered I love antiques and vintage items
  • Addicted to HGTV
  • My fingers hate texting but I mostly prefer it to phone calls
  • I lose interest in things quickly
  • I require consistency from people. Without it I move on and rarely look back
  • I tend to stay away from groups of people
  • I prefer 1 on 1 or no more than 3 people at an outing
  • I’m often the invisible one. And it’s starting to get on my nerves
  • I hate throwing up and avoid it until the last minute
  • I’m not a fan of people changing the rules on me
  • Seeing people succeed makes me smile
  • I love singing very loud in the car…by myself

 


Carbaholic


 

Carbs. Glorious carbs. They are the bane of my existence. They are my weakness. For health reasons and also being desperate to drop some weight, I decided that this was the year to get a handle on my addiction. I had tried to kick my carb addiction before by eliminating ALL carbs from my diet at once, cold turkey. I did great at first but it all fell apart soon after. This year, I still used the cold turkey method but I’ve decided to tackle one carb at a time. I figured I’d give myself a month to conquer one evil then take on another the next month.

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January 1st I started with my most difficult of carbs to give up. I LOVE bread. All kinds of doughy goodness. I can eat bread as a meal. This New York City girl loves her pizza and bagels! I called on my stubborn Taurus trait to slay this beast. The first few days without bread were no biggie. It was so new and the energy from a new year carried me to victory that first week. By week two it seemed like all I saw around me was bread.

I felt like I was being tortured because my family was buying bagels all of a sudden when they hadn’t for a long time. Then…pizza. It seemed like they were ordering pizza every day. They weren’t but it seemed that way 🙂 It became hell the second week. I just wanted to stuff an entire pizza pie in my mouth. I felt like rolling around in a bed of pizza pies. But I held on. I made it to January 31st without eating any type of bread! (That includes pancakes, waffles, soft tacos/tortillas, wraps, English muffins etc) I rewarded myself with these mini pizzas. They’re like the size of silver dollar pancakes.

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That was it. I moved onto February. I have been bread-free for 41 days. In addition to cutting bread, I’ve said goodbye to pasta in February. It’s only been 10 days. But I’m still going strong. I also LOVE pasta! I used to enjoy  bread with my pasta. Double trouble! Trying to keep my blood sugars in check wasn’t happening with that winning combination. I’m finding that cutting pasta has been a bit easier than it was with bread. Next month I will tackle white potatoes.

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I’m hoping that I can get to a point where I can control myself and be able to enjoy these carbilicious foods responsibly. Until then I have to be hard on myself. I can admit that at this point I would totally fall of the wagon if I allow myself to indulge here and there. I’ll reward myself at the end of the month and be happy with that. My name is May, and I’m a Carbaholic.


Back In The Saddle Again


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Hello! I’m finally back after a very long break. Was off taking care of life business. I normally try to keep this blog for personal stuff but in this case, business and personal are hand in hand. Here’s what I blogged about over on my business blog:

After my second release, Kindred Spirits, I set out to become a homeowner. That was a little over 2 years ago. I took a break from writing to concentrate on my new goal. By January 2015 I had accomplished my goal. I’m proud to say that I am a first-time homeowner.  That should have been cause for great celebration. My life went downhill from there.Long story short, it took a year to move  my daycare business from my old residence to the new one.

Running a daycare is what I do for my “day job.” Getting registered in my new home took so much longer than I thought it would.  I basically suffered financially the entire year of 2015. I had to take on an extra job so there was absolutely no writing getting done.  In the middle of December 2015 I finally became  registered to run a daycare again. Now to build up my clientele in my new home. Another challenge but I know it will work itself out in no time.

All this to say that things are starting to calm down in my life. I started the new year dusting off my blogs and breathing life back into my Facebook page. I want to get back to social networking again. I miss tweeting, pinning and Instagraming I’ve been jotting down story ideas and trying my hand at poetry. I figured that would be a good outlet for the many emotions I’ve experienced the past few years. I hope you’ll rejoin the journey with me.  I’m slowly getting back in the saddle again 🙂