Trio No. 3


Writing Prompt: Today you can write about anything, in whatever genre or form, but your post must mention a dark night, your fridge, and tears (of joy or sadness; your call). Feel free to switch one ingredient if you have to (or revisit one from previous trio prompts).

Today, is Halloween and  it’s your favorite holiday, the treats, the costumes and the scary movies!   You’ve decided to spend your Friday night with your  three favorite guys, Ben, Jerry and Freddie (Kruger), it’s Halloween and you don’t have any plans.. besides it’s becoming a tradition Movie is set in the DVR,  Lights are turned of , so that it’s nice and  dark,  you sit down one the couch ready to start the movie when you realize you have left Ben and Jerry in the fridge.

Crap! It’s dark tonight, so you should probably turn the lights back on… Wait! what’s that noise? You search out for your cat, then you realize that she’s sitting next to you snoozing away…. What the hell is that noise?! You pause the movie to hear better…. there is it again. So here’s the thing you can either die with a tub of ice cream next to your cat , or you die like a champ with a bat in your hand.

You slowly creep to the door when all of the sudden you feel the most excruciating pain you’ve ever felt. That damn end table… you promised yourself that you were gonna move it yesterday and you didn’t.. and now you’re have a possible broken toe, you fall to the floor tears falling down your face, holding on to your precious throbbing baby toe. You momentarily forgotten about the mass murder at your door when all of the sudden you hear your phone ringing, “Hello?”, you answer. “Tyra, what’s wrong I hear you crying through the door” my mom replies. “That was you outside making all that noise?” you ask one the verge of hysteria, “Duh!, you told me to come over, open the door, I gotta pee!”

You open the door to find your mother with a package of cookies, so naturally all is forgiven.




Until Next Time,

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In Retrospect



Writing Prompt: Yesterday you invented a new astrological sign. Today, write your own horoscope — for the past month (in other words, as if you’d written it October 1st).

Julian Horoscope: October 2014

This month is all about improving your life by eliminating unhealthy habits and developing greater efficiency in your daily routine. November begins with perceptive Mercury in your 6th House of Work, where it’s moving backward to bring your attention to unfinished business until the 10th. Minor matters at your job could become major issues if you don’t start fixing them quickly.

The fourth of seven transformational Uranus-Pluto squares occurs in your sensitive 12th and 8th houses on Oct. 12th, awakening volcanic emotions that could rock your world. Pay close attention to your feelings, but think carefully before you act on them

Attending to minor domestic problems and home maintenance isn’t nearly as much fun as running with the wind. However, turning critical thoughts into constructive actions transforms self-doubt and irritability into greater competence and efficiency. Friends may distract you from your duties with the Lunar Eclipse in your 11th House of Groups on October 20th. This impatient Aries Full Moon propels you into starting new projects when a logical look at the costs of participation should make you think twice.

The gift of gab is one of your greatest assets. It’s what enables you to start a conversation with almost anyone and to verbally dance around intense moments when the going gets rough. But you’re unlikely to take that verbally skillful detour around difficult emotions this month. That’s because your ruling planet Mercury spends the entire month in intense Scorpio and the first 10 days of it in retrograde

Keep in Mind this Month

Tackling small but essential tasks is tedious work, but it will help you weave a web of efficiency that ultimately allows you to get more done in less time.

That sounds legit enough right??


Until Next Time,

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NaNoWriMo 2014–Why The Hell Am I Doing This?


So for years I’ve been thinking about doing this and after several people telling me  to just bite the  bullet, So I have signed up and starting November first I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). So yesterday I signed up and all last night while I was sleeping I pretty much came up with a synopsis and a tiny outline all while I was sleep (I guess we can thank the pain medication for that) So this is what I came up with so far:

My book cover (which is not all that creative but it’ll do for now, plus I wasn’t sure if I should use my pseudonym or not)

The Pact Book Cover

Then I had to come up with a tiny synopsis:

“How many times have friends said, “If we are both still single by the time we turn 33 then we should make a pact to marry each other.” Even at a young age Roxanne never wanted to marry, as a joke Roxanne and her friend Caleb decided if either weren’t married or in serious relationship by the time they were 30 they have a baby together” Being the practical one Roxanne insisted that insemination was the only option, while Caleb wanted it to happen the “natural way”.

14 years have passed since the pact was made Roxanne is a successful lifestyle blogger while Caleb is a pediatrician in the small town they grew up in. What happens when they meet up again at the wedding of a mutual friend and Caleb reminds her of the pact? At 35 Roxanne feels like time if running out for her to have a baby.Is Roxanne brave enough to go through with it? Is it possible for her to have a baby with Caleb without falling in love with him?”

So in a few days I’ll start writing “The Pact” this can either be the biggest shit-fest to ever happen or it might be the most creative freeing thing /I have ever done. No make this work, I have to write at least 1,700 words per day. Can I do it,… yes, Will it be easy, Probably not… but I’m doing it any way.

Have any of you ever participated in NaNoWriMo? What where your experiences? If you are participating this year feel free to add me as a writing buddy…. Wish me luck

Until Next Time,

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What I Ate Wednesday


So clearly this is not an original thought WIAW was originated from Peas and Crayons  and a lot of other bloggers have started doing it as well; and since I can’t be original and I really like the idea of doing this… I decided to give it whirl as well. This will pretty much be a mish-mash of stuff,  some days I will try a new technique or perhaps I’ll be eating something for the first time as is the case today… and someday it might be leftover chili…who knows, and I guess that’s part of the fun. When I first started blogging it was to remain accountable with my exercise and food intake, so this is kind of takes me back… Very little of this is planned… but it’s 100% honest…I always want WIAW to be an accurate account of what I am eating. Not everyday I eat completely healthy, but more often than not I make healthy choices.

As always my Weight Watchers Points into the fold.


. Simple breakfast and currently my new favorite, Frosted Mini wheat’s with 1/2 cup of light Almond milk with unsweetened apple sauce! My breakfast was 6 points



Not fancy at all but totally packed with protein; a hard boiled egg and a two cheese sticks (after I had one, and photographed it I went back for another)… my cheese addiction is really showing. Lunch was 6 pointslunch


So my new thing is making meals ahead of time; it’s really turning out to be a time savers and it helps me from the “what am I gonna have for dinner tonight…upping the change that I pick something quick and unhealthy., and lately I have been seriously craving Mac and Cheese, you know the kind with the atomic orange powder… so I decided to add some broccoli to it and grill up some chicken breasts. My dinner was 13 points





My general caloric intake is 1200 calories per day, and today I didn’t do squat, so didn’t earn additional points . Today I didn’t hit my goal of eating 1200 calories, but today I was really satisfied with the meals that I had despite the fact only eating 935 calories (400 of those came from the mac and cheese…. HOLY COW!) I used a total of 25 Weight Watcher Points Plus  with 9 left over…




The rule of thumb is that you are supposed to drink at least 8 and today I was able to get 8 cups in (and only because my doctor told me that I need to start limiting the amount of water I drink…*eye roll*)


And that my friends is What I Ate this Wednesday; be sure to follow me MyFitnessPal or of you are doing Weight Watchers friend me there as well I’m TRJENKINS77

Until Next Time…

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