General Holidays

Pumpkin Spice Season, Oh How I Love You

September 10, 2016

Pumpkin Spice ProductsWell, here we are 10 days into September and I have already enjoyed a wide array of pumpkin and pumpkin spice-flavored things! Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Quaker Oats Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, homemade pumpkin spice milkshakes, pumpkin cake roll and countless pumpkin spice coffees. And I am in heaven! I, like millions of other people, love LOVE pumpkin and pumpkin spice! If I keep it up, I may end up putting myself in a pumpkin spice induced coma before the season is over.

Besides stuffing myself with all things pumpkin, I have lost 2 pounds in a week and a half. I know it’s not much but after falling off the wagon, it’s nice to see the scale move in the opposite direction. It also shows me that what I’m doing is working and to keep it up!

As a lover of Halloween, I am looking forward to the upcoming holiday. Growing up, my mom and dad made sure that Halloween, along with every other holiday, was a special event that I would remember for the rest of my life. Our house would be decorated both inside and out, and my mom would dress up as a ghost every year to take me trick or treating. As I got older, my dad would rig up our house to scare my friends when they stayed the night for my annual Halloween sleepover. They really are two of the best parents EVER and gave me a wonderful childhood.

The past few years, however, I have done little to nothing to celebrate the spooky season that I once had a such a big passion for. But this year, this year is going to be different. I vow to actually do all, or at least most, of the Autumn/Halloween activities that I love doing. Hayrides, haunted houses, scary movies, decorating, dressing up, carving pumpkins, baking Halloween and Autumn-related goodies, go to the Apple Butter Festival and just enjoying the season.

What about you? Do you have any fall activities that you will be partaking in this season?

Geek General

Support Young Comic Artists

August 25, 2016

If you know me, then you know that my daughter is a wonderful and talented artist. Recently, she released her first graphic novel on Amazon. It is the first issue of her fantasy comic entitled Overmorrow and is free for a limited time only. So I am asking all my lovely readers to please, go download her comic. Once the free promotion is over, the price raises to $2.99. The more downloads she receives, even during the free promotion, the higher her comic is ranked on Amazon, which can help her exposure to potential costumers in the future.

In the village of Huormonna Lore, a strict religion keeps the elves away from werewolves; but what happens when Nev’R, the girl who forgot her past, finds out someone close to her is a werewolf? Will she abandon her friend for orders from the village elder? Or will she try to hide and attempt to help her friend escape? Find out in the first issue of Overmorrow!

So please, do me a huge favor and go download/read her comic Overmorrow, you won’t be disappointed. And if you would like to leave an honest review, well that would be great also!

Overmorrow: Comic by R.J. Crow


Where Has the Summer Gone

August 10, 2016

Is it just me or did this summer fly by? It seems like just yesterday, Raven was finishing up her last year as a freshman and college and now, in only a few short days, classes for her sophomore year of college will begin. The older I get, the more it feels like time is speeding up. Hours feel like minutes and minutes feel like seconds. I guess that’s just one of the many downsides of getting older.


I’ve only gone swimming once this summer and, come to think of it, I’ve only gone to the Farmers Market once. Though I hope that changes soon ’cause I love the water and need to support our local farmers more. But with us being down to only one vehicle at the moment (both mine and Raven’s cars are out of commission for the moment) it’s kinda difficult sharing 1 car between 3 people, especially when the husband works 10+ hours a day with an erratic schedule. But, God willing, we will have another vehicle soon.

What about y’all? How has your summer been? Do anything exciting?