This week moved by pretty quickly. We are already at the end of July. Wow! What a year!
HERE ARE MY PHOTO AND FACTS FOR THE WEEK
1. I am obsess with ipad lettering. I bought Procreate app just because I want to practice hand lettering with my ipad and apple pencil. 2. I am currently watching Gilmore Girls episodes for the fourth time. I am so excited with Gilmore Girls Reborn- can't wait to see that show on netflix 3. There are so many new movies coming out and I secretly wish I have the time and the energy to watch them all.
Think about it this way…If you take one picture and write down three facts each week — at the end of the year you’ll have more than 50 photos of yourself and 150 facts about what life has been like. It would make such an epic All About Me book — and most of the work is already done." - rukristin.com
I am so excited to read the third book of Bill Hodges series from Stephen King. I wanted to know how Stephen King is going to spin the Brady story. What I found out is a little more scary than I thought.
What the book is all about?
"The spectacular finale to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Mr. Mercedes(winner of the Edgar Award) and Finders Keepers—In End of Watch, the diabolical “Mercedes Killer” drives his enemies to suicide, and if Bill Hodges and Holly Gibney don’t figure out a way to stop him, they’ll be victims themselves.
In Room 217 of the Lakes Region Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, something has awakened. Something evil. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of the Mercedes Massacre, where eight people were killed and many more were badly injured, has been in the clinic for five years, in a vegetative state. According to his doctors, anything approaching a complete recovery is unlikely. But behind the drool and stare, Brady is awake, and in possession of deadly new powers that allow him to wreak unimaginable havoc without ever leaving his hospital room.
Retired police detective Bill Hodges, the unlikely hero of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers, now runs an investigation agency with his partner, Holly Gibney—the woman who delivered the blow to Hartsfield’s head that put him on the brain injury ward. When Bill and Holly are called to a suicide scene with ties to the Mercedes Massacre, they find themselves pulled into their most dangerous case yet, one that will put their lives at risk, as well as those of Bill’s heroic young friend Jerome Robinson and his teenage sister, Barbara. Brady Hartsfield is back, and planning revenge not just on Hodges and his friends, but on an entire city.
In End of Watch, Stephen King brings the Hodges trilogy to a sublimely terrifying conclusion, combining the detective fiction of Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers with the heart-pounding, supernatural suspense that has been his bestselling trademark. The result is an unnerving look at human vulnerability and chilling suspense. No one does it better than King." excerpt from amazon.com
What do I think?
- you cannot read this book without reading the first two books of this trilogy. It's best of you read book one first and then book two. Other wise you will be totally lost in this book - I just finished reading the book and I feel sad. That's how much invested I am with the character especially Bill Hodges. He is my dad age and reading about him makes me think of my dad - the main theme discuss in this book is about suicide. I have never thought that suicide is happening a lot in this era. A lot of things can drive people to suicide and it's really scary when you think about it - overall I think this book is an interesting read even though it's a bit long I recommend this book if you like Stephen King book. It's definitely one of my favorite this year.
Showing up has become my theme of the year after Ali Edward introduced the concept in her One Little Word class for 2016.
I felt that lately I have been going through motion of life automatically without thinking or planning. The normal routine has become part of my life that I seldom pay attention to it. Sometimes I felt like a lost a few days, months or even years. I cannot believe that my kids are grown up, I am almost 50 and my weight has been out of control.
It's about time I took control of my life. I like the idea of showing up. It's a sign that you are focus on what you are doing and be present for your own life.
So this year I intend to show up for ....
one little word monthly assignment. Actively invite focus into my life.
work. I need to find ways to be passionate about work again. So this year I intend to change the way we work.
fitness journey. I need to have a solid plan for making a healthy lifestyle changes. Make fitness a habit and design a plan for achieving that goal. It is not an easy thing to do because it requires a lot of planning for my body, my mind, my soul and for the food that I eat.
my kids. Talk to them and have one on one time with each and every one of them. It's not going to be easy when you kids are all grown up and wanted to be left a lone but I am sure going to try
journaling. Record my life as it happened no matter how small it was. Captured those moments on camera, print them out and journal about them.
home organization. I need to do something with my home. I have accumulate a lot of stuffs for over twenty three years and it's about time I get rid some of them. I wanted to try Konmari Method but the thought of getting over thing out my category really overwhelms me. I just can't do it.
cook healthy food. Part of my quest of healthy lifestyle is to eat healthy. I need to do a lot of research and find easy recipes to make to fuel my body. I am not good in this department but I am sure going to try my very best. I need to break the steps down into smaller tasks so that I would not be overwhelmed.
"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important" - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
Last year I bought my first Erin Condren Life Planner 2015/2016 horizontal layout. I was so excited to made that purchased. I have no idea what I wanted to use the planner for. I have debating between a personal planner, a workout planner and a memory book. One thing for sure is I do enjoy the prosess of decorating my planner. After a while I got a bit lazy and discourage to keep up with my Erin Condren planner. Ever since I bought an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil I basically ditched my other planner including Erin Condren Planner. I told myself that I was not going to buy the new planner . Oh boy! I just can't resist those beautiful layouts especially when they introduce the new neutral design. I love the neutral color. I can do pretty much anything with it. So here I am holding my new Erin Condren Planner 2016/2017 horizontal layout in neutral. I love the new cover design, so beautiful and fit my personality perfectly.
I really like the new cover design with a place to write on the back.
I also like the quote pages before monthly layout . I can totally write things down here or even paste a few memories here.
I am testing out my pen in the weekly layout. My plan is to keep it very simple with lettering and minimal stickers. I am not going to change the color of this weekly spread into something different. I like them the way they are.
This new planner has a few note pages at the end of the planner for you to write things down.
And as always it comes with a sticker set.
So what am I going to use my old Erin Condren Planner? Of course. I will use my old Erin Condren planner for my workout journey for the rest of the year and document a few memories in there.
I am going to use my new Erin Condren for planning things other than Work and Fitness.
Use this link if you want to get $10 off your first purchased. If you love something pretty and no effort in decorating, then this planner is for you. Give it a try, you might like it.