Motivation Monday: And she’s back in the game

24 Jun
I am now a member :)

I am now a member ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been over a week since I updated about the world of Beth. It’s been busy – the good kind again. Last week and the next Iโ€™m doing extra work hours in the daytime – which is when I used to write- so by the time I’m home in the evening I’m just shattered and not in the mood to write much – plus then it’s cooking, cleaning, hubby time and early to bed so even if I was in the mood there just don’t seem to be enough hours lol.

I mentioned in a previous motivation post that I wanted to get some reading done and start dipping my toes into genres which wouldnโ€™t usually interest me – how do I know this? I don’t!ย  I’ve not tried reading many other genres so I’m about to find out.

Over the last few months I’ve been sent some e-books to read – beta reading? etc So I’ve been catching up on those – I’m not allowed to blog about them yet as they’re confidential and all that but a few of the short stories have been great! Aside from those I have been lucky enough to get my hands on some rather special previews of 2 books written by some bloggers I follow on here –The Crazy Nigerian and Olivia from the Claymore and the Surcoat– which I am so excited to get my teeth into ๐Ÿ™‚ I was sent them after stalking their blogs a week or so back and I have promised to leave a review etc on completion…but I think I will go a step further and leave a few on different sites -including on here- meaning now I need to figure out what makes a good book review lol. I’ve opted to start with the ‘Crazy Nigerians’ book as that one is shorter and so far – only a chapter or 2 in- I am loving it so hopefully I’ll find some spare time to keep charging through that -or I’ll just lose more sleep and stay up later lol.

I managed to get some writing done but not a lot, I did a post for the RCC, one for the Community Storyboard and am currently in the process of collaborating on a post for The MisAdventures of Vanilla which I am excited about but I guess time differences and schedules are getting in the way a little…regardless we will get there in the end. Apologies for not writing more lately, as I said above I have just not been able to get into the right mood to actually get all my thoughts written down. Watch this space though, Beth will bounce back as usual.

I DID manage to sort through some clothes etc but most of the unwanted stuff got thrown as they weren’t worthy of charity shopping and the stuff I kept… Well it’s all near and organised now so that’s something – doubt it will last long though lol

The details of my manual handling course are still pending but in the mean time I’ve been looking up a few short -fun- courses such as cupcake making (I’ve always wanted to do that lol) but there donโ€™t seem to be many near me i.e. in the middle of nothingness so I may just learn from you tube for now. Speaking of cakes it’s hubby’s birthday coming up so I’m going to make him a cake *shock horror* or at least buy one and ice it or something – that way I have an excuse to practice making pretty (or manly) things and he can eat it lol. I tried for the first time EVER over the weekend and it was the ugliest cake I’ve ever seen BUT god it tasted amazing! Plus I didn’t have a rolling pin so had to use a makeshift one (a roll of cooking foil) and with that in mind it wasn’t THAT bad. This weekend I will be stocking up on tools and equipment to scratch my creative itch ๐Ÿ™‚

Last week I met my husbands therapist, spoke to his mum AND his sister got in touch…AND it was my final final session with my counsellor – I will leave all of that for separate posts as there is quite a bit to cover.

OH…MY….Guess who I met last week….only THE legend himself BeetleyPete! AND MRS PETE TOO! It was great, we got photos -which I wont post on here- but that was one thing (Pete kindly reminded me) that I wanted to take away from our meet and greet ๐Ÿ™‚

I had been a little nervous about meeting him – like with meeting anyone from the internet- both because I think you’re always worried that something will change the way you talk online i.e. dribbling when talking or smelling like a swamp (shallow I know) but luckily Pete (nor Mrs Pete) did either of those lol – and then comes in the danger factor. I learnt a long time ago that people online can be very different in person – heck I’ve learnt the same for the ones youโ€™re married to! lol – Saying that the same goes for meeting any man I suppose- so despite my gut telling me all would be fine I was still prepared to go alone if that was the case – public place, phone calls when I’m leaving, maybe the odd spying friend watching through the window lol.

Needless to say none of that seemed necessary when it came down to it, in fact not only was Mrs Pete there but hubby came too! And not just to make sure I didn’t get kidnapped (adult-napped?) I had asked out of courtesy if he would like to come and to my surprise he said yes – despite knowing that he was about to meet someone whom knew a lot more about him than anyone else he knows (bar me of course) he was fine with it – as was Pete, no judgements, no snide comments which is more than I can say for the few people who know LESS than he does (well done Pete lol) I guess that’s the difference between maturity levels showing there.

As far as goals go it seems I actually didnโ€™t do as bad as I thought, I still need to work on my spelling (only certain words) but everything else is ticked off ๐Ÿ™‚

Goals for this week:

  • Make the counselling appointment
  • Buy creative tools and some well needed bits and bobs this weekend with my first full ‘pay check’
  • DON’T spend ALL of it in one go
  • Carry on reading
  • Fit in some blogging


  • I am proud that I managed to ice my first ever cake without killing anyone in the process
  • I am happy that I now understand hubby a little better
  • I am thankful for bedtime reading

Have a good week ๐Ÿ™‚



Posted by on June 24, 2013 in Under construction


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13 responses to “Motivation Monday: And she’s back in the game

  1. beetleypete

    June 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

    You had a great week, and it is a joy to read you in such a positive mood, after so long in ‘the other place’. It was great to meet you (both) and I was also pleased when you didn’t turn out to be zombies, or alien body snatchers! (Seriously, I can well appreciate your earlier concerns)
    Good luck with the book reviews, and do make sure not to spend all your wages at once.
    As ever, Pete. X (and one from Mrs Pete x)

    • Comfortably Numb

      June 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Ha ha thanks again Pete ๐Ÿ™‚ We need to arrange another one soon ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a great week, the therapy with hubby did bring up some painful memories which I think have been swimming around up there ever since but I plan on getting them written down soon so I can keep moving forward rather than dwelling (in other words brace for some emotional ones lol) xB

  2. Olivia Stocum

    June 24, 2013 at 10:33 am

    You can go ahead and stalk my blog anytime. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comfortably Numb

      June 25, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Oh I will ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw I finished reading the other book so tonight I will be working my way through yours ๐Ÿ™‚ I am excited ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Olivia Stocum

        June 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        Yippy. Ignore the typo on page 10, and 20, and 34…. LOL. And my proofer said Ronan shakes his head too much. I removed 15 head shakes from the book!

      • Comfortably Numb

        June 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        Ha ha *beth shakes her head and smiles* ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Olivia Stocum

        June 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        I shake my head and roll my eyes.

  3. Green Embers

    June 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Yay, motivational Mondays! Keep up the hard work Beth, it sounds like things are coming along great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Comfortably Numb

      June 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Bradley – did you have a good birthday? xB

      • Green Embers

        June 25, 2013 at 10:48 pm

        I did, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. writingthebody

    June 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Good luck indeed…and an award for you as well….and as I do not following the rules either…

    • Comfortably Numb

      June 25, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      OOOH Thank you muchly ๐Ÿ™‚ I will get on it as soon as I have some time to do it properly ๐Ÿ™‚ xB

      • writingthebody

        June 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

        Just do as you please of course….:)


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