Woke up this morning feeling like this…

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Why you ask?  Because this was in my notifications.




I can’t believe I hit this milestone.  For several reasons.

One, I didn’t even know I was close to this number.  Not something I notice or track.  Secondly, it came on a day that I wrote for Friday Fictioneers and received such wonderful feedback on the story I wrote.  It helps stoke the writing fire.  I do not want fame or fortune from this blog or from my writing.  I just want to write.  I want my family and friends to enjoy it.  But I want to be better at it. I want to feel more confident in what I am creating.  This helped so much.

Thank you to those who have chartered this journey with me.  Those who are reading my, sometimes insane word vomit, and then checking in when I finally write something.

I have met so many wonderful people through this blog and I am grateful beyond words.


As Always,

Woman on Pause





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Story of a Facebook Reject

I decided yesterday to start a Woman on Pause page on facebook.  There have been some groups lately that have been reminiscing about Myspace blogging days.  And what I took out of this blast from the past was that I miss being able to say what I want on social media.  I know, Myspace is like your skeevy ex boyfriend you don’t like to be reminded of.  I feel the same way.  But, around 2005 – 2007 before everyone was on it, I used to blog.  And I read blogs, and interacted with what turned out to be friends to this day. 



You know it is bad when Tom doesn’t even log in. 


Right now, it is impossible for me to put what I want to say on Facebook.  Not that I have something really dirty or controversial to share, but I censor everything I put out there.  And really, anything I post is more pictures so in case my computer crashes again, I have them.

So, I decided to get away from my personal page and start a Woman on Pause page.

Not so fast, said facebook.

FB – You need a REAL name. 

Me – But that is the name I want to use.

FB – But that isn’t your REAL name.

Me – Wait, how do you know?

FB – Oh, I know.


It really wouldn’t let me start anything until I put in what Facebook deemed a REAL name. I conjured up a fake name, something similar to Woman on Pause so I could start my Woman on Pause page.

What kind of Fuckery is that? What do THEY care?  I used a made up name anyway.  It was frustrating to say the least.

Anywho, that being said, I finally managed to get the page going.



Please feel free to drop by, like the page, etc. etc.  I will be linking this blog and links to any writing I am doing or putting out there.  (See I haven’t abandoned my goals completely)  ((Yet…))

I will also be using this page to, wait for it…

To say what I feel like saying. 

And what is awesome about it, is while I love my Grandfather, Great Aunts, and former elementary school teachers, they won’t be inundated with my nonsense. 

Just you guys. 

You’re Welcome. 


As Always,


Woman on Pause



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All is not lost…

But my computer has been a total buzz kill for blogging.  We HAVE got to go and get it fixed.  Blue screen of death and I are like *this*

And my ipad took a bath the other night.  Literally



It was old, but it was mine.  *Sniff*

Anywho, I am going to try a new way out to get my posts out. 

I hope to start THAT journey tomorrow.

Kids are back in school, and I am so thrilled I might have an our or two a day to get some posts out and get some writing done.  And frankly I have missed everyone’s posts as well.  JONESING for my peeps.

Deep Breath…

I hope this post finds you allllll well.


As Always,

Woman on Pause




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50 – And an Update

Good morning all!  I woke up this morning and found this under my pillow.

While I couldn’t pinpoint why 50 cent was giving me the ultimate compliment then I realized it was because I hit 50 followers on my blog!


What What!!!

Doing a little desk dance.

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While I think that Fiddy was exaggerating a bit, I truly feel like the belle of the blog ball. I have felt so supported while starting this blog, I am filled with the warm and fuzzies. Thanks to everyone for reading, visiting, and supporting. Truly. 🙂

As Always,

Woman on Pause


Ok, again I know that this may not be a big deal to some, but I also hit 50 views today!!!  My all-time best was around 63 but that only happened once and I think it was due to a well placed tag.  #Porn Who knew.  😉


Ok that screen shot sucks, but if you squint really hard, you can see the unicorn.  I mean the views exactly at 50.

Thanks again everyone!!!

Time for a family celebration, get on your backwards robes, we are about to get down…

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Blog Love, Me being a douche, and other blogs you SHOULD be reading.


I was mentioned in a Versatile blog award,  by Peace, Love & Great Country Music and I totally didn’t give the homage that it deserves.  Because, frankly I am an itty bitty blog and to even be mentioned is such a huge honor.


Seriously though, check this blog out. I absolutely love it. It deserves All the nominations for all the blogs.   I have thoroughly enjoyed each post. 

And if I haven’t mentioned it,

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! 

Seriously here is the link again.  If you aren’t clicking it then you are damned well missing out. And now You are the douche.  Doesn’t feel good, does it?!?

And because I am all about the return, here are a few things about myself.  I am not nominating anyone else because I did for the Liebster, but I am not any less proud to be nominated for this gem.  Thanks 😉

Seven things about myself:

  1. I am addicted to Candy Crush. 
  2. I love 70’s and 80’s soft rock.
  3. I am obsessed with Pasta. Any and ALLLL Pasta.
  4. I can’t stand the feel of paper on my fingers/hands.  But the hubs works at a paper mill.  And my former profession was 24/7 paper. HOT paper is the devil, like the kind that comes off a printer.  (((SHUDDER))) 
  5. I am allergic to cats, but have two.  Because pain is love.
  6. I am double jointed in my fingers and hands.
  7. I am constantly turning my rings right.  You will see me do this weird thing with my pinky and ring finger.  It is OCD straightening my rings.  Yes, I know.  I know……

To Liebster with Love

I was more than pleasantly surprised to find I had been chosen for a Liebster award.  I had no idea what it was, but thanks to Mom in Two Cultures the awesome blogger who bestowed this upon me, I found out.

From what I can tell, it is given to bloggers with a smaller number of followers to bring attention to small blogs.  Yes please!

I think this is a wonderful thing and I am going to pass on the blove (Blog Love) and give a huge shout out to Mom in Two Cultures and a few other bloggers I have been following.  Now, that being said, I am a wee bit of a n00b since my return to blogging so excuse any errors or links to porn sites, (just kidding) that I may screw up trying to get this right. 

I would like to also bestow a Liebster to the following:


The Accidental Coochie Mama.
Love Love Love her.  Love her writing and her wit and all of it.  She may have too many followers to qualify, but idgaf.  Love. 

Every Day in a Dress.
I just love this blog.  She only wears dresses and documents each one.  And she is just beautiful, as are her dresses. 

Raw Once More
I love this blog.  I can’t remember how I found it but I find her fascinating and I can’t wait to learn more about her as her blogs continue. 

Question posed to the above awesome women:

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What inspires you?
  3. Morning person or Night owl? Or both? 

Feel free to link your responses in the comments below!  

The questions posed to me:

What is my favorite TV show?
Anything involving cooking.  Food network, Top Chef, The Cooking channel.  I am obsessed.  Literally.  Oh and Mad Men and Breaking Bad.  Ok, It said show not show(s) but I like lots. 

What app do you wish existed but doesn’t?
Find my keys app.  I am losing those bastards at least three times a week.  Ok more like ten, but tit for tat.

If you could travel anywhere where would you go?
I would love to travel America.  I would love to get into a camper and just see the good ole US.  Take a month and eat and explore and discover.  Then off to St. Croix.  Just sayin.

What cartoon character do you most identify with?
Elmer Fudd.  I am not going to give a reason because it is more mysterious that way.

Which is worse, cooking or cleaning?
I love to cook.  LOVE to cook.  But sometimes I don’t wanna.  But I really hate cleaning.  I do it, but I hate it.  I hope to make millions to have people do that for me.  No nannies, just people to dust off my ceiling fans.  Blech.

What is your favorite book?
All time: The Shining – Stephen King
Recent:  Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn

What is your earliest Memory?
Playing with my cousins at my grandparents house in their pool.  I loved that damned house.  On the beach, in ground pool.  What more could you EVER need?

Do you like Roller Coasters?
As long as they don’t spin like the Teacups.  High low, backwards upside down, BRING IT.  In a circle, oh hell no I am going to hurl.

Are you good in math? 
I am bad at math, good with numbers.  And in Finance (for now)  Wrap your head around that one.

What is your pet peeve?
Late people.  I HATE to be made to wait.  Makes me feel like you don’t find my time important.  I mean stuff happens and that is one thing, but the chronically late.  Urgggghhhh….

Why do you blog?
I blog because I am a bit uptight *cough*a lot*cough* and it is my outlet.  It helps me breathe.  It inspires me.  It helps me in my short story writing.  Writing every day is crucial and I forgot that for a while.  Blogging has reminded me again. 

Next post, the follow up/update to Holy Shit I just quit my job

As Always,


Woman on Pause