Last Post of 2013

It still doesn’t seem like it’ll be 2014 tomorrow. I remember thinking in both March and August that it still felt like the beginning of the year. This year went by fast, as in the beginning it could have sped up a little bit. There have been a few months that I wanted to slow down a little and there were a few months that didn’t need to exist anymore. There were a lot of good and bad things that happened this year, but as I think to myself there has to be sadness in every year of a person’s life. It doesn’t matter what it is, if you get it twice every six months or the entire year was awful for you. You kind of have to continue to hope for a better year. It’s a lot easier said than done I know, but I think once you accepted that you have to get through whatever is causing you so much pain in order to find happiness. Two days ago, I was on Pinterest and I found this “new year” post saying something like, “What if 2014 turns out to be the year you meet the person that changes your life?” I actually said to myself, “I doubt it, but we’ll see.” I usually just laugh and ignore it. This time I had some hope inside that maybe there will be somebody who will change my life for the better.

There were a lot of things that happened this year that I liked a lot. I finally got to do Physical Therapy and did that for three months. I kept up with a book series. Speaking of books, I got a few authors to follow me on Twitter and got replies from a few of them. I have 25 or 26 celebrities/bands following me on Twitter. I even got a reply back from Anette Olzon, Chris Kael, and Zoltan Bathory. My mom redid my room for me. I got a new poster and my closet continues to grow from overwhelming pile of band shirts. I got to enjoy my time with family. I got to see my little sister walk down grand march for her last prom in high school. I also got to see her graduate high school and yes, I did cry. I got nominated for two blog awards. I got my shower chair and a bedside commode as it’s getting more difficult for my family to carry me around. My nana gave me a nice little table with wheels on it that my papaw had made, and I’ve been sitting up and eating by myself. My nana and I did a lot of do-it-yourself crafts with pumpkins. I got to finally Push Girls and I ended up falling in love with it a little more than I thought I would. I got to meet some new people and got to Skype with a couple of them too. I have become a cat lover after the two liters that Bootsie had this year.

There were some bad things that happened, as I said, we all have to go some bad times too. I was only in PT for three months and I wished I could do it forever. I wasn’t happy with the fact that I had something in my sights on something that actually made me happy and look forward to, I know I’m a weirdo. I got to see my worst nightmare come to live twice. I had two friends of mine pass away. I was depressed a couple of times this year, but I always found myself out of it. People still irritate me. I still over think everything. That’s honestly all I could think on the bad things. All of the good overweighted the bad every single time. Don’t ask how, it just does. I don’t know what the new year has in store for me. All I keep thinking is all of the new music and movies that are supposed to come out next year. Is that a bad thing to have your focus on that? I don’t think so, as long as it keeps you happy and excited that’s all that matters. I hope the new year treats you well. Hopefully the new year will bring more sections of Chloe, Brenda, and Chloe’s personal lives.

The ladies that host Ketchup With Us, Mel and Michele shared a post on both of their blogs. What would be three words that reflect your goals for 2014? Mine would be: Patience, Positive, and Dream. I have become very patient in the past year. It seems like that I might be the only one who has accepted being patient of both little things and big things at times. I’d like think positive at everything and not try to over think or assume everything at once. It just clutters my mind and I hate cleaning up the mess afterwards. I want to keep dreaming. I like my dreams, but I hate my nightmares. However, those nightmares are probably made up from all of the negative thoughts that I had earlier in the day. What would be the three words you would chose to reflect your goals for the 2014?

Books I Read In 2013

So this year has been filled with so many things. Family gatherings, tons of laughter, and many more stories created this year. Some of them I still remember and there are some I don’t, but I’m thinking that’s probably good thing. This year was my second year going to Barnes and Noble for my birthday. Except this time we went to the Barnes and Noble at my sister’s school. I had been there before during Parents weekend and it was very crowded because everybody was there too. It looked massive from the loads of people around, but when we went back in November. I was stunned to find the place looked smaller from going to the one where we live. This year we actually remembered to bring a list. I kept a short list of books in my phone. I spent like a half hour looking around trying to find at least one of the books on my list. They didn’t have any of them. I did find two books that I did consider buying instead. I found the awesome cover that I saw in the crowds last September. I was sad that the summary wasn’t as interesting as the cover made it out to be. I definitely regret not being The Tudors book like I should have.

I have read a little bit less than I wanted to this year. This list of books I’m about share with you, seems like a medium size list, but every book wasn’t back to back like the ones a year ago. I think we can say that I have a favorite author since she’s had more than one book come up on there. Olivia Cunning is the author of the Sinners On Tour series. I first read the first book of the series Backstage Pass at the end of last year and loved it so much that I literally took advantage of the sale yesterday and bought Hot Ticket which actually came out this year! If I complete this book I’ll only have to read Wicked Beat and Sinners At The Atlar. If I can complete this series I will feel accomplished. I’ve been thinking of doing something a little different in the new year. I saw somebody talk about being apart of a to z book challenge and I’ve been thinking of taking part in a similar challenge too. I probably won’t do it, but for the books I wanted to read that I already had selected in the challenge I really want to read, so I might through those separately.

The Books I Read In 2013:

  1. Nobody’s Angel (Rescue Me #2) by Kallypso Masters
  2. Afflicted (Battlescars II) by Sophie Monroe
  3. Diary Of A Wanted Woman by Donnee Patrese
  4. Rock My Bed by Michelle A. Valentine (Michelle followed me on Twitter)
  5. Maelyn (The Nine Princesses Novellas) by Anita Valle
  6. Her Mad Matter by Marie Hall
  7. Try Me by Olivia Cunning
  8. Battlescars: A Rock & Roll Romance by Sophie Monroe (I got two replies from Sophie on Facebook this year!)
  9. The Secret Diary Of A Princess: A Novel of Marie Antoinette by Melanie Clegg
  10. Music Of The Heart by Katie Ashley (Katie replied to me on a tweet)
  11. Releasing Kate (Power and Pain) Book One by Cyna Kade
  12. Double Time by Olivia Cunning
  13. Rock Hard by Olivia Cunning

You See Through Your Eyes, Listen Through Your Ears, And Love Through Your Heart

I’ve been wondering about all I’ve watched on TV and listened through my headphones this year since the beginning of last month. Something tells me I should’ve made my list at the beginning of the year and put down everything as the year continued on. I’m saying this, because my list of music is unbelievable huge! I did not think I had listened to so much music in one year. Considering my movie list was so short I decided to add the TV Shows I started watching in 2013. It didn’t make any longer, but it works. What did you watch and/or listen to in 2013?

Movies/TV Shows I watched in 2013:

  1. Beautiful Creatures
  2. Safe Haven
  3. Oz: The Great And Powerful
  4. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  5. The Originals
  6. Witches Of East End
  7. Total Divas
  8. Ink Master
  9. Push Girls
  10. Mistresses
  11. Hannibal
  12. Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
  13. Breaking Amish: Brave New World
  14. Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D
  15. Wild ‘n Out
  16. Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  17. The Wolverine
  18. Fast & Furious 6

Albums I listened to in 2013:

  1. Release The Panic by RED
  2. Need You Now by Plumb
  3. Girl Who Got Away by Dido
  4. The 20/20 Experience by Justin Timberlake
  5. Native by OneRepublic
  6. Pioneer by The Band Perry
  7. 10 by New Kids On The Block
  8. Device by Device
  9. Paramore by Paramore
  10. Save Rock and Roll by Fall Out Boy
  11. Golden by Lady Antebellum
  12. Annie Up by Pistol Annies
  13. Demi by Demi Lovato
  14. Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams by Thirty Seconds To Mars
  15. Rise by Skillet
  16. Connect by Sick Puppies
  17. Stars Dance by Selena Gomez
  18. In A World Like This by Backstreet Boys
  19. The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 by Five Finger Death Punch
  20. The Civil Wars by The Civil Wars
  21. Crash My Party by Luke Bryan
  22. Halcyon Days by Ellie Goulding
  23. Get Wet by Krewella
  24. The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2 by Justin Timberlake
  25. The Paradigm Shift by Korn
  26. Bitter Rivals by Sleigh Bells
  27. High Rise by Stone Temple Pilots
  28. PRISM by Katy Perry
  29. Recharged by Linkin Park
  30. Loved Me Back To Life by Celine Dion
  31. Avril Lavigne by Avril Lavigne
  32. Baptized by Daughtry
  33. The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 2 by Five Finger Death Punch
  34. Britney Jean by Britney Spears
  35. Goliath by Butcher Babies
  36. War Of Ages by Serenity
  37. The Nexus by Amaranthe
  38. Interlude by Delain
  39. Perils Of The Deep Blue by Sirenia
  40. Wild Card by ReVamp
  41. Colours In The Dark by Tarja
  42. Masks by Eyes Set To Kill
  43. Retrospect by Epica
  44. Symphonies Of The Night by Leaves’ Eyes
  45. Vita Nova by Vita Nova
  46. Icon For Hire by Icon For Hire
  47. Rebuild by The Letter Black
  48. Welcome To The Freakshow by Hinder
  49. We As Human by We As Human
  50. Raise Your Fist by Doro
  51. Heaven In This Hell by Orianthi
  52. Electric Air by Eklipse

How My Christmas Went

So it’s the day after Christmas. Sorry I didn’t blog yesterday a big post like I probably should have, but when my mom went to bed it was two hours before midnight, so a quote just seemed better and quicker to do than a big post. As the evening went on, I didn’t think my headache would let up enough for me to think about what all happened. So here is what happened yesterday and bear with me, it was a LONG day!

When it’s Christmas time, I know it’s the one day where I can get up around at five or six in the morning and not get into trouble. Well, I got up at 6:30am after only having probably three to four hours of sleep. It was awful! I always seem to do that though that’s the thing. There was the one year a few years back where I actually slept and I think my mom had to wake me up that morning. I don’t know what I did that day to be that tired to even sleep that night. I can never do that now. It seemed after a couple of hours later, as being around my family, with the shouting, laughing, and many cans of caffeine. I somehow ended up with a massive headache. The headache started off small and by the end of the morning it had gotten to the point where being around so many people made me want to scream. I tried to do what I did at Thanksgiving and not talk much and observed my surroundings. Which I did that, but with everybody walking around me and high-pitched voices and hearing somethings over and over again. It just took over and I felt like I was in a cage. For the parts where my headache wasn’t there, I had fun. The laughing helped some, but not a lot. I felt awful because I felt like I was bringing the party down and driving everybody nuts and that wasn’t my intention either.

Every year we have family come over at nana’s, but it’s usually a couple of days after Christmas. When my nana and I found out a few months ago that we were going to have pretty much the entire family come down for Christmas, we were pretty excited about it. We had planned to do a lot of things, but only have of them actually happened. We did make the jars full of candy. Even though we had planned on making them with mini candles instead. Everytime the opportunity to go to Wal-Mart and get the candles; I would forget to have somebody get a couple of bags of them. Let’s just candles came back around though later on. When my mom, nana, Blondie, and I went Christmas shopping last week, we found some of those Scentsy candle plug-ins and my nana got one for my aunt and her fiancée and my oldest cousin. While my other cousin got one for my nana and she got her the spiced rum cake. She got it plugged in that morning after unwrapping it. It smelt so heavenly! Now I want one! I don’t have anymore plug-ins in my room but I don’t care. It was the one Christmas that all of the “kids” meaning my mom’s siblings came down on the same day. I’ve seem that kitchen get pretty crowded before but yesterday was a little overwhelming.

It was very awkward to wake up at usually the same time we always wake up on Christmas day and find that there’s the sky isn’t as dark as it usually is outside. One thing we usually do at Christmas in our family, it’s been a tradition in our family that we have this race to nana’s house. I’ve talked about it before, but last year we lost. This year my family and I have bragging rights because kicked their butts. The past few months my nana’s been feeling bad that there wasn’t really anything underneath her tree this year. Well as more family members came in that house, the area around that part kept getting bigger and bigger. Every year, my grandparent’s look overwhelmed with the gifts that they receive. My poor papaw didn’t know what to think about everything, but there were three things that he didn’t like, well four things. He won the first draw of money ($5), he got a Train calendar from my cousin Chris, he got another singing animal for his collection. It is a singing beaver that actually sings a Justin Bieber song. My sister and cousin loved it I think more than he did. He also got another coffee mug that has a logo of my sister’s school on the side. Plus, he got a new Butler shirt. Everybody had something that reflects them well.

For me, besides the lovely headache I got from God. I got a new iPod since I’m pretty sure my old one is done. My dad was just messing with it earlier and now it won’t change or turn off. Thank god I got a new one. This one is very interesting because I don’t like touch screens and this is an iPod Nano. So imagine putting your toes on one of these to make it work. I’ve used Blondie’s old iPod Touch before, but I kind of vowed that I’d never get one. Well, I tried it out last night. I haven’t had an iPod at night for a couple of weeks now. It’s been hard to get through, but not impossible as you think. It’s small enough to fit between my toes, it’s not as heavy as my old one. The best thing about it? It’s purple! Other than that, I got two new shirts and two new leggings. The best thing I got though were more fuzzy socks and they’re not short either. I can get them on all by myself too. When I got home after spending probably five hours with all of my family, I went to take a nap. I still had my other socks I wore there and used my new blanket that my cousin got me. I was warm and comfortable. Our cat Oliver also loves my new blanket. He hardly ever goes on my bed anymore. He just curled himself in a ball and fell asleep on it twice. When I first my Transformers blanket that is what he did to it too. He has a blanket fetish I think.

After my long nap at home. I got up and my sister fixed my iPod and transferred all my songs from my old iPod onto my new iPod. That was difficult to get through. My mom made dinner and she decided that we were going to watch last week’s and Monday night’s episode of Major Crimes together in my room. While we were watching the last episode, we had three cats and Blondie came in there within the last five minutes of the show. She almost fell off my bed. That was funny. Yesterday was full of laughs and too many pictures. I’m still pretty tired and my headache goes back and forth like it did yesterday. One of the coolest things that happened was seeing the Hough, Ballas, Menounsos, and Riley families do the Christmas Dance Wars. It had started during Thanksgiving and they were just hilarious and fun to watch, but I think Christmas Dance Wars was just amazing.

My Christmas in tweets: