November 19, 2010

Happy Blog Hop Friday!

This is my first Friday blog hop where I get to show off my new blog!

So much has been happening lately I have neglected my blog a bit, only having time on Fridays to join in the blog hops.
There are some major changes happening in my life which will hopefully have my blog black on track and getting at least a review a week up. I have some planned for December so please keep an eye out. I may even do a giveaway for Christmas so keep an eye out on my giveaway page.
Since I don't have a review I will do something a little unrelated just because I am so happy with how life is turning at the moment I need to show it off a little :)

My week so far....
I waited for 3 days for my new dining table to be delivered, the couriers kept calling to say it would come on certain days then it wouldn't. Very annoying but once it finally got here my kids were so delighted that my son and I picked out place mats and he set the table once we came home (he is 5 and I didn't even know he knew how to set a table.)
The significance of the dining table is that we haven't had one that we sat at for dinner since my son was born. Now that he is heading off to school next year I want us to all sit and eat together properly which seems to be working well so far.

I got myself a new job! I work in a high stress environment at the moment so I have applied for a million and one things (I would have been happy to scrub dishes at this point, just to lower my stress levels) So in early December I will be working for Maccas! I know it may sound strange to be excited by that, but it's a job where I don't have to deal with as much crap as I do now and I can be trained to move up in the food chain without it taking over my entire life like me current job has. My son has already asked if he can come to work with me though, and my husband says he wants free food :/ I think I will just be banning Maccas food all together once I work there.

Other than that we are getting into the spirit of Christmas and have been making a glittery mess all over the place. We have also invested in new Christmas decorations this year.

That's enough of my rambling, on to the blog hop madness that is Fridays!

Parajunkee hosts the ever popular Follow My Book Blog Friday. Her featured blogger this week is Ginger at GReads
The question of the week is How long have you been book blogging?

I would say around 5-6 months. So I am not as established as most but I keep plugging away and trying to get this blog of mine going.

Book Blogger Hop

Crazy For Books hosts the one and only weekend long book blog hop. The question of the week over that way is
Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!

I am an Aussie, so don't follow any traditions due to not celebrating Thanksgiving. But I am always thankful for good friends, family and being able to spend time with both.

Happy blog hop bloggers!



Anonymous said...

Just hopping by and following through! Since I'm Aussie too I just listed some things I was grateful for :)
Good luck at Macca's :)

Talina Perkins said...

Hi a am a new follower form the hop. I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I am grateful for belonging to such a great community of book lovers and my family.

You can find me here:

BLHmistress said...

Hi and I am a new follower. I am a newbie blogger been about a week into it.

What am I thankful for is my son. As for traditions We either stay home or go to my Sister in laws for dinner then watch movies all day.


Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

Hey! Old follower just stopping by for FF. I'm loving your banner. It's new if I'm not mistaken? I've been blogging for 2 months now. So far so good! Have a great weekend and happy reading!

Carmel @ Rabid Reads (Twitter)
Don't forget to check out my newest review of One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost. 5/5!

Straylights said...

LOVE the new blog layout. LOVE! it's gorgeous gush gush gush!

Congrats on the new job!

Hop on by!

jewelknits said...

Your blog looks fabulous! Congratulations on the new job; I know that lots of stress is never worth any amount of money being paid, so congrats on the new direction!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

Anonymous said...

Greetings from the hop! I love the new look of your blog - beautiful! Yes, I'm getting excited about Christmas too. We usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving, which would be this Friday. Wow!! Where has this year gone? Have a wonderful weekend!

Diana @ The Forbidden Bookshelf

Crystal ♥ said...

Hi! I'm hoppin on by and a new follower =) It looks like we enjoy the same books.
It's awesome that you're getting into a routine before your son starts school. I have a 5 year old daughter that started kindergarten this fall.
Anyhoo, Happy Reading!

Alison said...

Love the new blog! I recognize Dreamy Blog Design's style. How was your experience working with her? I'm looking to redo my blog.
Congrats on the new job too.
Old follower.
My Hop

Chazz said...

Alison, the only hard part of working with Danny was the wait. Once she got up to doing my blog it was so fast and easy. She came to me with her first design and I asked for a couple of changes which were all done within a day or two.
Fast and easy and I can't recommend her enough. I love her work!


AngelicNytmare said...

Your new layout is very neat. Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

Happy Friday! I'm stopping by for the hop and follow Friday. I can't believe the holidays are so close. Were did the year go? I must be getting old. lol
Have a great weekend!
I'm an old follower.
Romance Book Junkies

Jamie said...

I found your blog on the hops and look forward to following along and hope you may wish to do the same! I just posted my first book review and hope to do many more! I am a mum to three little ones and we are in the process of adopting twins from Ethiopia so we'll see how much time I have to review :)

Cynthia said...

Hi! You have a wonderful blog! It is so great to find you! You have a new follower now and on facebook too. I am coming here from the Book Blogger Hop and yeah, this is my first one. My book blog is still a wee baby thing but so excited to be getting into this challenge of reading and writing reviews. We all can be thankful for our blessings no matter where we live :) it is a world thing I think so. You take care and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Theresa @ TheCreativeWell said...

Happy Saturday, Chazz! I have an award for you :)

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