I hope that all of you are doing well! This week went by in a FLASH! So glad that you decided to join me here and read about what I was up to this week. I assure you, I haven’t been sick recently so that is 1 of the best things ever. A HUGE thank you to all the well wishes, texts, tweets, prayers and so on. I really appreciate it.
Last weekend I celebrated my birthday with my family. Nothing over the top was planned – just a simple BBQ with delicious food and adult beverages. I haven’t consumed large amounts of alcohol in a very, very long time and my body (at 4:00am) reminded me that I am not a young chick anymore. I woke up with a headache and craving chicken pot pie – I’m still craving that chicken pot pie. I’m actually surprised that I didn’t wake up with a hangover later that day – just a bruise and scrapes on my knee that I have no clue where they came from.
>>Best hangover prevention for me is ibuprofen before bed and gatorade/powerade + plenty of water in the morning. STAY HYDRATED!!!!<<
I forgot to take some ibuprofen before falling asleep – probably because I fell asleep on the couch with my phone in my hand. Those drinks basically hit me out of nowhere.
I love being an Auntie! The past couple of weeks I have been helping to care for my niece and nephew and I loved every moment of it – even when they were driving me bananas and I wondered how parents seriously do this – day in and day out. But I enjoyed it. This week they had a performance at their Summer Program and I was so happy to be able to go ahead and check that out. They are growing up so fast and I try to be there for every moment that I can – my niece saw me in the audience and had the biggest grin ever when she spotted me. These are the moments that make my heart melt.
Now that I am feeling better I have been diligently working on being a better blogger. I am going to take a serious look at my blogging goals and update them where needed. I have learned so much recently and been inspired by other more successful bloggers. The blogging community really is a great one!
Unfortunately, we sometimes get screwed!!!!
If you haven’t noticed I have affiliates and sponsors that I work with. I also occasionally sell (and sometimes give away) ad space here on the website. One of my favorite ways of doing that in the past was through a company called Passion Fruit Ads. Well, since I haven’t been really active in blogging I didn’t notice that the company basically closed + vanished off the face of the earth. Even thought I didn’t personally have any financial issues, they apparently owe a bunch of bloggers some major $$$$
Some ticked off bloggers even created a Facebook Group so if you are looking for answers, to share your story, support and so on make sure you join Screwed by Passion Fruit Ads. It is a small community at the moment but after a search on Twitter I have seen that there are many, many bloggers that got the short end of the stick. For example, you can read Chelsie’s and Janine’s stories for some information and personal experiences.
I really can’t believe that the company posted that they were closing and just vanished – owing bloggers money. This isn’t going to end well. I tried to cancel my subscription with them today and it said that one doesn’t exist so I’m guessing that is why I haven’t been charged in the past couple of months. But I feel p*ssed off about the other bloggers that have been getting charged for the service yet aren’t getting paid for the advertising and other services that they have done. So be careful out there about who you trust.
Work has been alright. Since it is the summertime we are a bit slower than usual, however, things will be getting going very soon in these parts. I know my bosses are working on some great projects for the future. They are intelligent, innovative and driven – they inspire and motivate me to keep working on the things I have been working on. I really am blessed to be surrounded by a great people in my work life doing something I enjoy doing. It makes going to work exciting and positive.
Thank you for reading! Have a wonderful weekend.
Are you enjoying your summer? What exciting things have you done or plan to do?
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