Jan 9, 2016

Any other mom gamers out there?


So I like computer games for at the end of the day when I'm just ready to relax and like right now, not really many shows on that I want to watch so I play computer games to relax. I bought this one, hmm right before Christmas I believe (on sale) on Steam.

It's a really cool game...you walk around (sorta like Sims) but, you don't do "everyday chores" etc. instead you run businesses and you can choose one of 4 professions to start in: Patron (farms, Inn, bakery etc), Crafts person (mine, tailor, bricklayer, carpenter) Scholar (Church, hospital and such) or a Rogue (Mercenary castle, Pub (yes thieves and so forth) and I just recently found out and was VERY excited lol to find this out that when you marry (you are trying to keep your Dynasty going.)So when you marry, say your a scholar and you marry a Rogue, you can build both types of businesses.  I didn't know that until just a couple weeks after I had been playing and got addicted to it! LOL!


You can also get involved in the political office. You don't have too but, you can make extra income a month if you get elected as well as your guild and so forth reputation will go up.

That's one of the very best games that I've bought in awhile!! I love others such as Sims 4! Oh yea, I was one of the FIRST ones that had pre-ordered that and was ready to go back when it came out. Debating on whether or not to buy an expansion. They have a couple of them out but, I haven't gotten any yet. I don't want to pay full price, gotta catch it when its on sale etc.

I also love other games such as a ton of Time Management games on Big Fish games and Gamehouse. 

I love to play WoW (World of Warcraft) and after a stressful day get on there and kick some butt with one of my horde characters when I'm in a bad girl mood...hehe its pretty fun! I don't have too much time to play games but when I need to destress I jump on there. 

I also have always liked the city building games and I'm one of those people that have Sim City and the newest one of that one which was hmm a year or two ago and the recent Skylines I think is what its called (pitiful not sure of the name haven't played it lately) and I also love the game Banished. Now that is an awesome game as well!! You take care of your people and watch them grow! Pretty cool actually and I have one town where I have nearly 100 citizens and let me tell ya its not that easy to do that! Takes time sometimes but I'm very proud of that city! :) 

So what games do you like to play? Is there one particular you just can't seem to live without or do you like a few of them? Comment let me know, I would love to hear feedback.

I'm considering making some review videos of me playing the games and putting them on my youtube channel although I haven't done it as of yet but its being considered. I want to try new things this year.







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UBC - Day 9 - Adventures


I feel as I get older that time just seems to fly by. I'm going to be 43 mid March and for me, I can't believe that I'm already 40 anyway! For my 40th birthday one of my besties and I went to Graceland. We had an awesome week long adventure in Tennessee in Nashville and Memphis. It was awesome and I had the time of my life with not a care in the world!

                                         

So for my upcoming birthday instead of going off somewhere this year, I'm considering another adventure in a different way...I'm considering trading in my car that is nearly paid off for a more, hmm, what's the word...sporty car! I'm looking at a Camaro! Not a brand new one! Nope can't get a brand new (way too expensive for me!) But I'm looking at a 2013 one and I absolutely LOVE it! I was just browsing the other day and found a silver one with tinted windows and very low on miles! So I'm thinking, heck why not?? I mean my kids are growing up and besides lol my boys told me " you do know that we will be wanting to drive it if you get one right?!" One of them offered to go ANYWHERE I wanted them too and just make them a list and they would go! LOL So I'm definitely considering that. Of course its not "set in stone" yet but,its something that I am considering if I don't do it this year then I WILL be doing it next year when my car is paid off and just completely trade it in against the Camaro! So we will see how that works out.


I am already hoping and planning to take more road trips this year. Not long ones or even far ones for that matter but just little weekend ones or holiday ones or whatever. I mean why not right? I love to go places and see new things and walk around and take TONS of pics! And just like the quote above says...wander without purpose or reason...so I'm taking that as don't sit there and debate about doing it, just go for it! That's what I do sometimes is debate about it...should I or shouldn't I... I'm needing to relize that my kiddos aren't little anymore, oldest is going to be 23 at the end of March and my youngest just turned 17 last Oct. So they don't need me 24/7's and when you get older and live life for you why not get out and go and enjoy it if that is what you want to do and that's something I've always wanted to do is go more and enjoy life and this country and all the beautiful places that I haven't been too and just go and see the country and one day (hopefully before too much longer, be able to go and explore other places and countries like I really want too...)










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Jan 8, 2016

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Jan 6, 2016

UBC - Day 6 - Relaxing


For today on my Ultra Blog Challenge I'm going to talk about relaxing.

What do you do for relaxation? For me its pretty simple usually....music! I'm not talented enough to play it but, I'm one of those people who is addicted to Spotify and making a playlist for EVERY thing under the sun!

I do my moods, I do playlists for the month and anything else I can think of!

I guess that's just one thing that I have grown just a tad bit attached too through out my life....gotta have my music! I love the older country songs like Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly, and I like others like Travis Tritt (he's flipping awesome in concert!!) and Randy Travis is awesome in concert too! And I had taken one of my besties for his birthday a couple years back to see Alan Jackson and let me tell ya he knows how to put on a show! OMG! And the best for last...Reba!! She rocks it!!!

Now don't get me wrong because I'm not just a "country" girl...nah I love my 70's like Earth Wind and Fire (I think that is the name of the group! LOL) and oh my goodness....ELVIS!! I am SO in love with his music! I went to Graceland for my 40th birthday with one of my besties and that was the most awesome birthday ever!!! A chance to see where the King lived and just the experience....I'm going there again on my 45th and 50th! Yes I am going to make it a tradition every 5 years...at least that's the goal...

And I love the Eagles and Reo Speedwagon, Bryan Adams, Journey, Bon Jovi and goodness the list goes on. I like some of today's as well...such as Maroon 5!! Oh yea, can't get enough of Adam Levine!!

So every day to start the day I listen to my spotify and through out the day when I can I have my spotify on and ending the evening I have my headset on and usually turned up just a little and have Spotify going. And what am I doing right now? Yep! You guessed it, listening to music!! Oh and the Beatles! Absolutely LOVE and admire the Beatles!!

So yea my list can go on and on ... so what do you do to relax to start the day or through out the day or maybe at the end of the night? Do you have a group that you love and can't go a day without listening too? Or a favorite playlist etc? Or is there something else that you like doing to relax after a long day? Share your thoughts with me...








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Jan 5, 2016

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UBC - Day 5 - Pets


Ever since I can remember I've had the companion as a pet to love. I've always loved both cats and dogs. As I've grown up and started my own family we continued the tradition of having pets as a part of our family and I've always made sure that the kids understood that they are family. And each of my kids have that in-steeled in them that pets are family. 

We've had a lot of pets in our lives and we've lost quite a few but, they will never be forgotten. They will forever be loved! Funny how it is that I can't remember sometimes a certain event that happens but, I can remember a pets name and what they looked like etc.



Pets are angels on earth, that's what I believe. That's what I've always have thought, they are hear to be beside us when things get tough and we don't have a human to count on, I could count on my fur babies!

My baby Oreo has been a blessing in my life. I got Oreo a couple years ago after my other baby Bunnie whom I had for quite a few years got out of the house and was lost....she was my spoiled rotten baby girl!! So much love for her! I got Oreo from a shelter and rescued him and he's rescued me as well in a few different ways and I swear that sometimes I feel that he knows when to come to me and give me kisses and cuddle with me when I need a cuddle buddy the most. And I feel that Bunnie is a part of him as well, like she's looking over the both of us..I miss her dearly!!

I use to have a Cocker Spaniel named Heather when I was a little girl growing up. She was so sweet and pretty and such a great pet! My oldest son is looking to get a husky for his upcoming birthday that will be from me since I've told him for the last couple of years when we get stable in our own place if that's what he wants then we will get him one. So this coming March is his birthday so we will be looking to go to the shelter/humane society and get him a wonderful pet from there.




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Jan 4, 2016

UBC - day 4 - Stronger


So today I just want to say that I believe the quote above. We each make our lives what we choose, we either choose to be happy and stronger and move on or we can let every little thing under the sun get to us and be miserable! 

We only have one life to live so why would you choose to make it a miserable one? I know that some probably disagree with that and think that bad things happen to them or unfortunate things happen to them and how are you supposed to get through it not being miserable? Think and be positive! Keep looking forward on what your goal is don't let the bad things or the unfortunate things in your life dictate what the rest of your life is going to be.

I wish all of my readers the best year with lots of great adventures ahead!




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Jan 3, 2016

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UBC - Day 3 - Fighter




This song about says it all!! Basically if everything wouldn't of happened the way that it did I wouldn't know my own strength. Love this song and wanted to share it. So go ahead and listen to it and see what you think if you like.

I appreciate everything in the past few years that has happened in my life. Yes, it was hard. Yes, it was stressful but in the end it made me become a "Fighter" that I didn't realize that I had in me!!

I don't want stress like anyone else but, the reality of this life is that everyone no matter who you are has stress, its just that yours might be difference then the stress that I go through. Regardless its just a part of life. Most of my life (39 years of my life to be precise) I listened to others and tried to do what others suggested and "told me was right etc" but I FINALLY woke up these past few years (right before my 40th birthday - soon to be 43 in March) and decided the heck with whatever everyone else says and thinks I need to do for me!! All these years its been the kids, all for the kids. Which don't get me wrong I would do that again its always going to be the kids first BUT then there comes a time when the kids are growing up (teens) and don't need their mom by there side 24/7's and that's when it should start being about you. You have to take care of you or else you are no good to anyone else! So that's when I said heck with everyone else! They aren't living my life! They don't know what goes on behind closed doors etc so therefore that is when I decided to actually do something instead of the "I'm going to do this or I'm going to do that" and then nothing! That was on me. That was my fault. But I finally decided the year that I turned 40 (2013) no more! I started off that year with a new outlook on things. I knew that I didn't like living the way I was etc and I wanted to change so I decided that after we got the car and I had my own money etc coming in steady that I would actually do what I have been saying and leave and that's when we were separated and I brought him to where he wanted to go and stay with friends and me the kids went out way. And then half the kids went with him and so forth but, the point is that if I wouldn't of finally grown up and realized that something has to change and in order for it too I had to be the one to do it and get the fighter in me and I did it!

Yes, it was one of the most stressful and hardest times of my life but, in the end I wouldn't change it! I would do it all over again because today I like the person that I am and have grown into compared to a few years back when I didn't' stand up for myself. I didn't or wouldn't stand up to my mother because of just that, she was my mother and I felt like if I did that would be wrong and disrespecting her etc. That's what I had in my head. These days I don't look at it that way anymore. I choose not to speak to her unless she agrees to not put me down in every sentence! That hasn't happened so we don't speak. I refuse to be put down for things that either one happened when I was younger (teens) or just BS stuff. I don't deserve that from anyone, no one deserves to always be put down and looked down on from anyone and especially not there own parent! That's just my thoughts...Sometimes maybe people need to be told they aren't doing this the best way etc but for every little tiny thing from how I fed my kids (bottle fed) to how I warmed up there milk to how I changed a diaper! I didn't have them this way or whatever omg just the little tiniest of things and they are TEENS now so please tell me how putting me down for all that little BS stuff back then (oldest is 22 youngest is 17) is going to really help me now? It doesn't! She just has nothing nice or positive to say to me and can only say what she thinks that I've done wrong in my life and the funniest thing is that I've never really "rebelled" against her so I didn't go out and cause chaos with my friends, I didn't go out and drink or do drugs or smoke or any of that so please tell me how the littlest of things are so damn wrong and awful! ugh... so yes I'm a fighter and I am very proud of the things that I've done in my life. Most of them, not all (we all make stupid mistakes) but I've been married for coming up on 21 years, yes separation has been in it but we are working on things. I have raised 4 kids. Yes 2 have chosen to go different paths and not stay around me but that's there choice. I've gone to college, I've also shown and taught my kids that you can do anything by putting your mind to it by showing them I can and do work from home and I'm on my own. So I think the recent bigger things outdo the little crappy things from a decade ago!

So that is my blog today (turned out a little longer than planned!) for the UBC (ultra blog challenge) for Day 3.


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