Weekly Wishes

The cool(er) weather streak that we’ve had has continued and I am loving every second of it, but it has dreaming of fall. I can’t wait for boots and long sleeves and scarves, for the smokey smell that fills the air, the changing colors of the leaves and the sounds of high school football games at the high school nearby. But I guess I should enjoy August while it lasts. Judging by how quickly this year has gone by, August will be over before I know it.

I got my hair trimmed today and I decided to get bangs as well. Any guesses as to when I’ll regret getting them? I really like them right now, though, and my mom said that they make me look more youthful, so maybe it’s a good look.

It’s Monday so that means it’s time for Weekly Wishes. Last week… was a complete fail! I can’t even remember what I did during the week. I put together a Life Binder (which you can see behind Little One on the bookshelf in the picture), which I love so far and I’m hoping that it will help me stay more organized. And my room was painted. I didn’t do any of the painting, but I couldn’t find anything while it was happening. But the paint job is gorgeous (thanks, dad!) and the color is exactly what I was looking for. I’ll take pictures of it soon, but I’d like to get it all organized before I do. My goal as I move things back into my room is to make sure that everything has a place and if it doesn’t, it goes out.

Back to last week, I didn’t get seven hours of writing in and I don’t know why, so this week I definitely need to make more of an effort. I also didn’t do any designs for Minnesota Mermaids and I didn’t read Overseas. I did finish my reread of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and was so hooked at the end that I had to start reading The Evolution of Mara Dyer right away so I’m finishing that up now. I think I like it more than the first book–and I say “I think” only because I usually don’t like sequels as much as the first book and if I’m reading a trilogy, the second book tends to be my last favorite. But this one I just love and, while I had a lot of questions while reading the first book, I have even more while reading the second. And that’s a good thing!

My goals for this week are:
1. To write for 10 hours throughout the week in order to make up for what I missed last week.
2. To organize my work table so that I have a place to work on designs for Minnesota Mermaids. I think that has been part of my problem.
3. To play around with the hot rollers that I bought ages ago and are still sitting in the box. I don’t use heat on my hair often but awhile ago I thought that hot rollers would be a way to use a smaller amount of heat to get curls so that sometimes I can curl my hair without wearing rollers to bed. I just need to try them out and get the hang of them so that I can do that.

What are some of your weekly wishes? Link up over at The Nectar Collective and see what everyone else is hoping to do this week!

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  • Reply
    Stacey Greene
    August 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Hot rollers!? I can barely handle a flat iron! Haha. Then again, genetics has prohibited me from doing anything else with my hair other than straight. I'm interested to see you are a writer! That's fantastic 😀 I'm so glad to have met you! xo

    • Reply
      August 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

      We'll see if I can get the hang of them! I used to curl my hair every day so I'm pretty handy with a curling iron but now that my hair is longer (and now that I color) I want to use as little heat as possible to help it be as healthy as possible so I haven't had curly hair for awhile. Writing is my passion! 🙂 I'm glad to have met you too!

  • Reply
    August 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Good luck on your goals this week!

    I had never heard of "The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer" so I looked it up and now I'm pretty sure I'll be reading that in the near future! Thanks!

    • Reply
      August 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

      Thank you!

      I hope you enjoy it! You'll have to let me know what you think when you read it. I have to say that now that I've read more of the second, I think the story is getting better and better. 🙂

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    Optimistic Existentialist
    August 8, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Good luck on the weekly goals. After you organize your work table, do you wanna organize my work desk???

    • Reply
      August 9, 2013 at 3:55 am

      Thank you, Keith! Ha! Well… if you don't mind a wait for it to be done, sure! I still haven't touched my work table yet! It's on my to do list for tomorrow. 🙂

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    Erika from Chimerikal
    August 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Hey Crystal — I hope this week's goals have been going well. And I get ya with the whole "getting a space organized." Sometimes we have to do the "goals before the goal" to actually make progress — at least that's what I am finding. :)))))


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    August 13, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Thanks, Erika! My week went well! And, YES!! I kept making art goals but wasn't getting around to them because I also needed to clear off that table so finally I realized I should make clearing off the table my goal so that I don't have any excuses about my art goals. 🙂

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