Blog Related, Coffee Tuesday! ☕

Teaser Tuesday: category is…

Something exciting this way comes! Er, well, hoping for the best.

Little Life Update

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Good afternoon, good evening, good night, or morning. Firstly, I apologize for being M.I.A. for the past few days on your blogs, but I’ve been unwell and needed the rest. I’ll try my best to rectify those visits soon. Also, I’m in the process of shopping for a new laptop for the current one is slowly, but surely shutting down and I’m just milking it until its final goodbye. At the moment, I’m unable to access all the blogs I read and I can’t reply back to emails so please bear with me. This post might even take the entire day! 😅😫

The posts that popped up over the weekend were scheduled {on my work computer} and I’m yet to reply to your comments, but I appreciate and thank you for stopping by to read, browse and/or comment. 

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Category is…

Now, to blog business.

Last month I talked about the changes to come on the blog, but I’ve been slow in fulfilling them due to limited time although I have some ideas and half-finished posts in drafts. I’m still deciding which ones to start on…

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Allow me to walk you through a few categories/topics I’m pondering on.

A to Z Challenge

These can be fun depending on the topic and I intend to complete at least 2 this year with a focus on nature specifically animals.

Adventures in the kitchen

Heh! I’m not friends with the kitchen, but we’re trying to be besties. 😁I look forward to chronicling my cooking and baking adventures {if I get to it} so stay tuned for this one!

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Bible thoughts

I know I’m still trying to complete the study of Genesis, but I’ll like to add something to our Bible studies like a monthly study question, a thought, a reflection or an activity. 

Blast from the Past

In which we revisit a few childhood shows/movies to see if we still feel the same way about them. To be honest, this is something I’ve been meaning to get done since 2017, but the time was never right so the project never took off. I made notes on the few selected shows so it’s only to fetch them from drafts. If it doesn’t take off this year, then I know it’s not meant to be.

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Cultural Behavior/Differences 

I love learning/reading/discovering what is considered the norm in different societies! I’m not too sure if this one is a green light as yet, but I’ll like to share what I’ve learned.

Fairy Tale Friday

This project has been on my mind for a few years now. It all started when I helped a student with a fairy tale thesis and I’ve been meaning to explore the world of fairy tales ever since. Not too sure about this one at the moment, but I’ll love to get to it one day.

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Follow Friday

I came across the thankful blog series I started last year and realized that I never completed it so I’ll like to restart the engine on this one.

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Testimony Thursday

I want to start sharing thankful and blessed accounts of the Lord’s goodness from across the web. I may also want to look at different testimonies besides our personal one.

Trailer Reaction (skip it or watch it?)

This one speaks for itself and I look forward to rating trailers. 

What UP Wednesday!!

Twice a month (or so), we meet in the middle of the week to interact. We’ll discuss non-personal items such as a favorite treat or what we’re currently reading.

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Did any of these new categories spark an interest? Let me know in the comment section below! Thank you for reading, and yes, this post took up almost the entire day. 😩

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***Pooh GIFs via Google Search

Blog Related

Ghost comments!👻

Déjà vu! That’s what it is. Déjà vu, I tell you. 

Oh, hi guys. 

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I just have a few things that I need to get off my chest, so please bear with me a little.

Ghost Comments👻

WordPress is back at it again. For the past few days, I’ve been leaving comments on some blogs only to see it disappear. Please check your spam folders for comments from bloggers for they’re most likely to appear there. I don’t think WordPress is likely to solve this problem permanently.

Slow Reading 🐌

Since I’ve returned from my hiatus last month, I’m spending less time on WordPress for time is limited. The result is slow-reading of your blogs, but I do try to make use of the time whenever I log in, so I mostly read blogs from the Reader or whenever I’m replying to comments I’ll pop in at your blog. I hope to rectify this soon.

Still under construction 🚧

Despite changing the fonts (which I love!) and the banner, I’m still searching for a theme. The Penscratch 2 theme is the one I may eventually go with whenever I decide it’s time to change this theme. I also like the Eventbrite Single Event theme. Also, I’m reworking the ‘Bonjour’ page. So many changes to go; all in God’s timing.

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This has got to be the most romantic season of Champions League and Europa League for the English! Well, where my team Tottenham Hotspur is involved. Hugo Lloris captained France to World Cup victory last year and now he has captained Spurs to a CL final against Liverpool. If they win, Lloris for Ballon d’Or! Ah, just joking, for they already made a grave mistake with the last Ballon d’Or winner.

As for Europa League, Arsenal all the way! My sister is rooting for Spurs and Chelsea for since at the beginning of the season, she said those two teams will reach their respective final and she was right. 

Scenes from Wednesday evening after Spurs won against Ajax to go to the final:

Lucas Moura’s hat trick sent Spurs to the final plus a wonderful save from Lloris in extra time.

Joie!

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris raises both his hands into the air to the delight of Tottenham's fans

*** Images via Google Search

Musings

C’est la fin de l’année!

It’s the end of the year!

I’m currently looking back at 2018 and reflecting on my walk with God, and I am still surprised at how fast the time just flew by! However, I cannot complain about 2018, for it drew me closer to God in many ways. I was reminded that I can’t always have what I want on my time and peace was given to me in ways I couldn’t even begin to describe. 

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I also learned to let go of unimportant things that I was holding onto. I’ve also thought about revamping the blog, but that would most definitely come next year God’s willing. 

Hiatus

I’m taking a break from blogging this month… from this Wednesday God’s willing. During this time, I won’t be logging in at all. I plan to come back sometime in January or February God’s willing, so I’m going to take my jacket off…

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…and just relax and bask in God’s presence. I’m going to miss you, but we’ll reconcile soon. 💙

Blessed décembre to all and keep walking with Jesus.

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Seems like yesterday was just January…

I hope you’re using time wisely!

Just yesterday, it seemed like it was the beginning of the year and I was contemplating my next move with life, work, and this blog. Now, we’re in novembre and whoa! The year is closing to make way for another new one be it God’s willing.  

Regardless of the time getting away, I look at each month as a new beginning. 

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Challenge for novembre/NaNoWriMo

Despite having a story to work on, I won’t be participating in NaNoWriMo this time around. I don’t have the energy or passion for writing as I once had. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy writing (from time to time) whether it’s short stories or blog posts, but I don’t really have that dose of special inspiration anymore. However, I’ll be sharing snippets of the story I wanted to work on for NaNo.

I’ll probably share how I came up with the title, introduce the identical duo, and tackle some twin stereotypes. I’ll also like to do the One Word At A Time Challenge syncing it with CRFT, but I’m not so sure at the moment. If you see too many twins in your reader during this month, don’t be alarmed. 😉

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And all the best to all who are participating in NaNoWriMo this year. 😄

Blessed novembre to all and keep walking with Jesus. 

Coffee Tuesday! ☕

Teaser Tuesday: blog revamp and currently…

Yes, La Petit Muse is getting a facelift. 😁

Happy May Day!

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Hello, and welcome back to my blog. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and reflecting lately when it comes to many aspects of my life including this blog. I don’t want to go into a lot of details, but I am thinking of revamping La Petit Muse as early as 2019 be it God’s willing. I’ll be adding new categories and neglecting some of the old ones. I won’t say which ones at the moment. 

No, but I can divulge a few details at the moment. 

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Oh, alright! At the beginning of the year, I contemplated on bringing back Song Sunday (this month is a year since I haven’t updated it), but some of these songs these so-call Christian artists out here are singing do not entirely praise and focus on God. But I’ve made the decision to bring it back. I’ll be sharing songs that I love, discussing the intentions/meanings behind some songs and I used to write songs so I’ll be sharing some of mine as well. Also, the Origins series that I wanted to start at the beginning of this year is a go.

And that’s all I’ll be sharing for now. Now, to a small life update. 

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Currently, I’m…

Watching… Criminal Minds! The 14th season kicked off with a bang although it feels like the finality of the show. 

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Reading… The Women’s Murder Club series by James Patterson. I’m on the 12th book. I have no intention to write full reviews for the books, but I may talk about them at some point. I’m currently not in a book reviewing book mood anyway. 

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Listening… to ‘Peace’ by Depeche Mode and ‘In Christ Alone’ by Brian Littrell. I have these songs on repeat always. 

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Making… graphics for my short stories and a display banner. 

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Feeling… the need for speed! Kidding! I’m feeling great! 

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Planning… future blog posts that involve blasts from the past! This is going to be good!

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Loving… a Web Toon call True Beauty. I accidentally came across it while searching for comics templates and I love it thus far! I’ll certainly talk about this story soon!

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Grateful for all of you! 💙💙

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Espresso Shots ☕, Musings

Well, October is here.

Where is the time going, huh?

I know I don’t sound excited, but trust me, I am. 😁

I’ve been looking back at 2018 thus far and doing some reflecting. I’ve also been examining the changes and growth within me. I am not perfect and I am still a work in progress, but I’ll always take every opportunity to go to God in prayer and seek forgiveness if I have to. I am thankful for every breath I am given for every day I get closer to my Maker.

And time is certainly getting shorter.

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Challenge for octobre

Every month I make plans to start something or complete something (tying up loose ends), but for some reason, I never get around to doing so. Also, I am in the process of revamping the blog once again, but those changes would come early next year God’s willing. Once again, I’ll try to make it my duty to get the product review done and the Tobago trip for this month. 

Blessed octobre to all and keep walking with Jesus. 

Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge

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Okay, apparently hiding behind my desk isn’t going to help. Jirah nominated me for an awesome challenge that she came up with: the Bloggers Support Bloggers Challenge and here I am fashionably late to the party as usual.

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This was supposed to be done in May, but I got caught up in many things, then the World Cup came along and the rest, as they say, is history. But better late than never, right? Thank you for the nomination once again, Jirah. 💙

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Rules:

  1. Thank the one who has tagged you for this challenge and link their blogsite.
  2. Add the official photo in your page.
  3. List at least 5 bloggers you like. (Suggestion: You can list up 3 bloggers that you’ve known for a long time and you can also list up 2 newbies or more. It’s up to you though!)
  4. In 5 sentences or above, give a short description about why you love the blogger.
  5. Tag at least 3 bloggers to do the challenge.
  6. Put #bloggerssupportbloggers in the Tags section so whenever a blogger is looking for new blogs to read, it will be easier to find!

Okay, I’m going to do this differently (when don’t I ever do tags and challenges differently?). I’m going to list the five bloggers that have introduced themselves on the New to blogging post or expressed interest in wanting their blog to grow via readers. 

The Great America Blog

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Timothy Paul Westbrook shares positive things that happen in America from a day to day basis. He travels around the country, sharing his experience and interesting sites such a tour of America’s oldest town and museum visits.

Kitty Daniels

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Kitty writes about life from her point of view and experience. She writes about living and love and is in the process of currently strengthening love for herself. Her main aim is to motivate others with her writing or to bring a smile to their face. 

Raising My Autistic Farmer

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Marné blogs about life in general and she is the mother of two sons, the eldest being autistic. She is married to a farmer and loves her family with all of her heart and she also loves the Lord. 

The Simply Smiths

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Missy is a wife and a mother of a beautiful little girl. She is currently finishing nursing school. She blogs about family life, recipes, and school. She is also a HUGE fan of HomeGoods. She is fairly new to blogging, so she is avid right now.

Han

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Hannah has not posted a lot as yet, but she is working on it. She lives in Wales, loves herbal tea and she travels, too. She’ll be blogging about her Copenhagen adventures soon so you may want to tune in for that.

I tag… whoever is interested in doing this challenge and spreading the blogging love. Blessings. 💙

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

Day 27: Discuss a problem you have or had in the past.

At the moment, I don’t have any problems and what’s in the past stays in the past. The only issue I have is a blogging one. I’ve mentioned it earlier this year (and maybe a dozen times after), but my heart is not fully into it of late, hence why I post here and there. At the moment, I am hanging onto blogging by a thread, but once I let go of it, that’s the end of La Petit Muse. I do enjoy talking/discussing God’s Word and reviews at the moment, so that’s enough to get my blogging going for now.

However, I enjoy reading your blogs so WordPress won’t be rid of me easily. 😉