Thursday thought

Today I think I will talk about connection and the simple joy of it. We make a thousand connections every day, whether or not we realize it. We affect others by what we say, what we do. I took notice of two such moments today (this is being written on Tuesday… Lol). It made me think. I have always wondered about how people see me, what they see in me to be exact.

Now, that is not me looking for the pat on the head. I honestly think that I am not seeing in myself what everyone else does. It makes me feel like a superstar when I have those connections.

Lately I’ve seen more of those. I am finding my tribe. People who are so much similar to me that I feel them vibrate. People who I know that I can trust absolutely. And it feels amazing.

My tribe sees me, sees the lingering insanity that I barely contain. They trust me, and I have felt their love.

That is my biggest wish for each of you… That someday you’ll find your tribe.

The mad mouse’s tea party and other announcements.

So… I was wondering…. Are you a subscriber? The newsletter goes out again Friday! If not… Then go here.

Also… Next week I will have a guest blogger as one of my amazing writer friends asked if she could address y’all. Want to read her book? It’s a really awesome read. She has an energy in her writing that is infectious. You can find her book here.

I think that I will be posting her guest spot on Tuesday. Monday I do not know if be posting a blog entry. It is the day I was blessed fifteen years ago with my Angel. If I can get it up and scheduled before Saturday then I will, but if I cannot then it will be missing. This is just a heads up in case I flounder at all of this.

If this first guest goes well I may be seeing if I can find other amazing authors to come on here to chat with you. 😊 Please do go and check out Tish’s book and show her curtesy when she is here.

Tuesday tea party

I think that I am in a chatty mood. Tea parties are for chatting, right? Today I want to talk hobbies. What are some of yours, and do you think that a person can have too many? I honestly pick up a new one each year. I have writing, which is no longer a hobby but more of an occupation now. I have drawing and digital art. I have painting, both acrylic and recently obtained water colors. (I am still not certain how I feel about water colors). I have jewelry design and crafting. (I make some really adorable earrings.) I have resin crafting. I crochet, though badly. I am about to add bath bomb making as well. (It was my daughter’s birthday request. She wants to have a craft we can do together and she is interested in bath bombs.) Of course I have reading, but I really don’t see that as a hobby. I have gaming, both video games and tabletop. I run a biweekly game in D20 style. I have been running games since third edition D&D came out. Currently I run a mish mash of pathfinder and 3.5. I looked into fourth edition and yeah… It’s not for me. I have been looking at fifth. I’m not really impressed. I would love to hear your opinion.

I have been considering adding soap and candlemaking to my activities. I think it would be fun. I took a class 20 years ago in candlemaking. The teacher made it over complex. I remember that I enjoyed it though. I think that the new melt and pour soap bases and the inexpensive soy wax options make both activities easier for me to access. Now I just need to convince my boyfriend that I don’t have too many hobbies… Hmm he may be right though. What is your opinion? Is it possible to do too many crafts? I really want you to tell me about your hobbies, where is your passions?

Monday Madness

So I normally do Monday poetry… But I didn’t feel it this week. This week I wanted to be absolutely all over the place… Chat about phone wallpaper and fun nonsense. To be honest I have been needing a lighter tone the last few days. My mind has been in some weird places… New story ideas for Serena and she still has to finish the one she is working on. This week will be both of us settling in to write, and it scares me. I have been running away from the computer and writing since thanksgiving, letting the inner voice get to me. Poetry has happened. Poetry always will. It does not scare me as bad. I know that I have skill and talent there. The demons that eat at the mind there were slain a long time ago. The demons attached to the stories and the art… They still claw at the tender bits in the back of my mind.

See every artist, no matter what their medium is, faces those demons. That wee bit of our inner soul that tells us that we are not worthy. That we will never be enough. Some, like Vincent Van Gogh, fight with the demons and lose. Not because they were not amazing, but because the demons are strong. The call to art, to create, is unbearable. But not all create on the same level. I am no Van Gogh. But I sit and question if it matters? Can I create and just be Patricia Harris? Is that enough? Well I have decided that with my poetry, it is. Now I have to get to that point with each medium I use. Serena’s macabre tales, my own children’s stories, acrylic paints, resin and jewelry art, watercolor paints, digital art, and even simple pencil drawing. I seem to have an endless imagination. Just not the confidence to back it up.

And look at this… I was supposed to chat about lighter topics. I have two phones… One that is active and one that I use as a tablet… I change my wallpaper on both about once a month. How often do you change your background on your devices? Care to share your background? Here are mine.

I considered sharing my lockscreens, but as both devices are my grandsons pictures (2 boys, 2 devices) I don’t think I will. Though I am proud of both I limit who I share my boys with because of the bad people in the world. I share that with people I trust.

So, what are your demons about? And do you want to share your wallpaper?

Release links

So I normally do a link post only once a month… But since I did just release of a new volume… It was time to do one. However, I will only give my links. I will do Serena’s in march as usual.

Come see me on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/pattimouse)

my author page on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Harris/e/B012U5ZRD2

This is what’s out for all editions.

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A Pocketful of Poetry
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/mVB1np

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Creative Juices
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/ydgqoept

<Paperback>
https://tinyurl.com/y9s5xrom

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/3J8AKK

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word play
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<Mobi>

<Paperback> http://www.amazon.com/Word-Play-Patricia-Lynn-Harris/dp/1519794983/ref=la_B012U5ZRD2_1_6_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1451694114&sr=1-6

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Sacks of Wit
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bWzaKM

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Pip the Pup
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<Everywhere Else> https://www.books2read.com/u/bWzaKM

<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

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Life Drops
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<Mobi>

<Paperback >

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4DlaNP

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Wayward Dreams
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m2vjer

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Prompted Prose
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<Mobi>
https://tinyurl.com/mqua3so

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/boZzGv

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Dream Webs
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/38rNMZ

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Literary Drops
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/md0eWy

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Word Petals
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<Mobi>

<Paperback >

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bMQ0YB

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Soul’s Door
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>

<Everything Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47ZpYE

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Music for the soul
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1980990573/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_KgKwBbF0F9934

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/bQ9o9w

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Poetry Kisses
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<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1717918581/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ObKwBbE57D724

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/47Zpx8

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Temporal Verse
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<Everwhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/4jDOR2

<Mobi>

<Paperback>
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1386556556/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Fs2UBb8RTBX47

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Soul Drops
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<Paperback>

<Everywhere Else>
https://www.books2read.com/u/m0g5QY
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Spilled Verse
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<mobi> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MXLYKQP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d7GqCbCJRMQ2X

<paperback> https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794353003/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_krXqCb4AFYYK4

<Everywhere Else>
https://books2read.com/u/3LGr6X
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Also… Due to illness I will not be doing the character development post tomorrow. I am so sorry, but I have been fighting with a migraine headache for three days.

Wednesday thoughts

Ever wonder what makes you unique? Is it your environment, your choices? The combined experience? Here lately I’ve been questioning whether I was as unique as I used to think. In high school it was my thing… I was unique and no one could tell me different. Well high school was nearly 30 years ago. In that time I have been taught lessons from life that made the lines blur.

I have met others who have similar stories to mine. Often ones who I see as stronger than I am. I often see myself as weak. Survival doesn’t mean that you are strong, at least not always. Some times survival is just doing what you have always done.

Yeah, my thoughts are fragments. But it still is a legitimate question, what makes you unique? What about you is different than the next guy?

Oh btw this is research on character development for me… So please do give me your thoughts.

Aromatherapy Shower Melts – DIY

Trying to learn how to do bath bombs

Keep it Pure

These shower melts are fun and super easy to make (also known as Shower Bombs or Shower Steamers).  These are great for ‘shower people’ (like me) or for those who don’t have a tub to enjoy a hot bath with essential oils. They can also be used to relieve your airways if you have a congestion from seasonal threats. You can blend any essential oils, for your aromatherapy.

Ingredients:

1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Epsom Salt
1/2 Cup of Corn Starch
3 Teaspoon of Water (may need to add more)
Food Coloring (optional)
Essential oils – approx 20 to 40 drops
– I used an Invigorating Blend which included the following essential oils: Bergamot, Wild Orange, Lemon and Douglas Fir

Instructions:

  • Combine Baking Soda, Epsom salt and Corn Starch and mix well until combined
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of water (only 1 teaspoon at at time) into the mix and…

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