Facebook Friday: Hiatus Edition

Hello world! Isn’t that how the first posts start on here when you create a new blog? Anyway, I finally have about 5 minutes to breathe and decided to update you all on my insanity of a life. As you can still, I’m still kicking for the most part. As I mentioned in previous posts, my job has basically taken over my life. I’ve been upgraded to number two, second to none, personal assistant almost and anything else you can think of. I’ve basically gotten a crash course in what my boss does every day and my days just fly by. By the time I get home, all I want to to do is pee, eat, read something if I can, and sleep.

Besides taking over her job (on top of mine), I’ve had baby stuff galore. Last Saturday was our baby shower. It was pretty great and we got tons of gifts which makes me so grateful for just people in general. We still have things to buy and send thank you cards and oh, I kind of need to pack a hospital bag as well because we’re in the last 4 weeks and need to be prepared. In between all of that, I’ve had constant appointments from chiropractor to dentist to OB and my life is just a whirlwind.

I do want to apologize that I have just barely looked at WordPress in the last week. One day I’ll go back and catch up on all your posts. Please don’t hate me! I miss reading and commenting and being present but please don’t give up on ReactionaryTales! I’ll be back regularly eventually. Because of this, I wanted to extend an invitation to you all if you would like to be my friend outside of WordPress, just let me know. I will message you the details of my personal Facebook and Twitter pages so you can keep up with my life and the other random stuff I post if you’d like. I know some of you already are my friends but for anyone else, just let me know! I’m happy to be your friend outside of this world too!

Facebook was pretty much my only social avenue the last week. Here’s what I shared:

Not only am I digging the song, but the women celebs he got to cameo in the video are just so cool! Give it a watch and listen.

I also shared this video today which just made me go woah! Definitely watch this one if you don’t watch the one above. You’ll be like “NO WAY!”:

Lastly I shared a couple pictures from the shower and another one from the grocery store! The first picture is me and one of my best friends Scott. He kept me sane in front of all the demanding “photographers”. The second picture is a pigeon that made a nest on some carts at my local grocery store that I snapped yesterday. The staff were nice enough to put a sign saying not to disturb the carts near the pigeon. Birds will make a nest anywhere!

And that’s it! I hope all of you are doing well! I miss you and I promise to try and catch up the minute I get a free day. Keep being awesome, and read some pages in your books for me! πŸ™‚


Facebook Friday 5/25/18

Hey, hey, it’s Facebook Friday!

Although I haven’t been too active on the blog, I have been a tiny bit active on Facebook this past week. Still a bit hectic in my world. Everyday after work is always something; from shopping to getting library cards and cooking or, for the past two days anyway, baby classes. Let me tell you, there is a lot. I’m definitely grateful for these classes cause I readily admit I know nothing about human babies. It’s baby CPR next Saturday. Yikes! I don’t even know how to do adult CPR. Hope I’m never in a situation where I have to and if I am, hope I don’t freeze panic.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

Again, as usual, no memes were shared. I just haven’t seen any on Facebook or Twitter! Maybe I’m not looking hard enough.

However, I did share two videos on Facebook. The first one is all about turtles which are my favorite animals. May 23rd was World Turtle Day and National Geographic made a video post not only celebrating turtles as a species with a few facts but also to bring awareness to the fact that almost all turtle species are endangered in some form or another mostly due to habitat desctruction such as all the plastic in the ocean they mistake for food. Anyway, check it out below:

The other video I shared was a clip from the Ellen show that was so fun! The game they’re playing is called MOVIE and it’s like HORSE but with media. So what the players do is name a movie and the other person has to name an actor or actress in the movie and then it goes back and that person has to name a different movie and so on and so forth until someone is stumped. Whoever spells out the world MOVIE first wins. There was also a surprised scare that I found absolutely hilarious so if you’re looking for a good laugh, check out this video as well:

Lastly, I didn’t share any pictures on Facebook. However, my husband’s second job is with a furniture company called Arhaus and he got a surprise when he went into work yesterday:


They made him a cake that says “Welcome Baby Hollywood” (Hollywood is his nickname) and it had cute little Care Bears sticking out all over. They also pitched in together and bought a bunch of baby stuff for us. This is everything unwrapped:


It’s one step closer to becoming real for us man. We are super grateful to them for this load considering we’re slackers and only had like 2 baby things so far (in our defense we’re waiting til after the shower to see what additional items we’ll need so we don’t buy duplicates!).

That’s it for me this week. Extended weekend this week because Memorial Day on Monday. It’s highly likely I won’t be posting because I’ve been told we’re going to a BBQ so yay grilled food!

I hope you all had a wonderful week and have an even more wonderful weekend. See you next week!


Facebook Friday 5/11/18

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!

I’ve had quite a busy week. My boss was in a car accident Saturday evening so let’s just say my duties have been double time. She’s fine but has a long road to recovery because of the way her right leg broke. So lots of therapy but a coworker and I went to visit her yesterday and she’s quite optimistic. I also wrote a huge chunk of detailed posts this week ranging from colors to copyright. Do check them out if you haven’t read them yet. I was on an educational roll!

Weather wise, it’s been nice and toasty all week despite a few rain showers here and there. But I have to say, today feels like winter again and that’s not cool! Go away 45 degree weather! We don’t miss you til at least October! Was quite enjoying going from winter to summer thank you very much. πŸ˜‰

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

For once, it’s not my meme game that sucks! It’s the internet! Once again, I did not see a single cool meme the whole week and trust me I was looking! So sadly, no memes to share today. I did come across a pretty hilarious yet genius video on Twitter. Check it out:

Bahahahaha! I can’t stop rewatching it cause it’s just so funny!

I thought I wouldn’t have a picture to share this week but I went to a library book sale yesterday and reaped some great freaking rewards!


I’ve never been more excited to spend money. I snagged a copy of the complete Cantebury Tales because I realized I don’t have one and I love those! I just read A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet last year and planned to buy it anyway so this was awesome. And then there’s the Baba Yaga books. I’ve never heard of them but the whole trilogy was there so why not. The books were 25 cents each; so basically $1.25 for those.

The real steal were the Blu-Rays and DVDs. Every last one of these literally came out last year and I got them all for $1.00 each. I was floored. Blu-Rays are expensive! Somewhere upwards of like $20-$30 dollars each and I got them all for $8 bucks! If you’ve never been to a library sale, seriously, go to one. You won’t regret it. There’s always something to find! My friend and I are looking to go back again today cause it’s bag day which means you buy a brown bag for $3 and fill it with however much you can fit in there at no additional cost. It’s awesome.

I hope you all had a wonderful week and an even better weekend! See you Monday!


Facebook Friday 5/4/18

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!

I apologize yet again for being lax with posts this week especially with skipping Endangered Thursdays yet again. Because my OB appointments seem to fall on Thursdays all the time, I’m thinking of changing the day for Endangered to Monday instead of Thursday. That way it’s first ont he list and out of the way. What do you all think?

This week was pretty great weather wise. It’s been consistenly in the 80s and all the leaves and flowers seem to have some kind of accerlerated blooming because we went from bare trees to huge leaf buds anf flowers everywhere in the span of like a day. Nature is so cool!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

I didn’t share any memes on social media today but since today is May 4th, it’s only appropiate that I find an adequate meme to share anyway:

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May the 4th be with you all! Also, besides being revenge of the 5th, tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo. If you plan on indulging, drink one for me too since I can only vicariously live through others for another 2 months. πŸ˜‰

Even though I was pretty busy, I was able to share a video on Facebook that absolutely blew my mind with it’s sorcery! Check it out:

Did you know cattails could do that?? Cause I sure didn’t. I’ve seen them a million times and I’ve even touched a couple but I never thought to try to break them apart!

Lastly, I didn’t share any photos on Facebook but Tuesday was my birthday and my coworker brought me some nice goods that I figured I’d take a picture of (check out the car fobs making a cameo too in the bottom right):


She bought me a money tree which I shouldn’t be able to kill (knock on wood), 2 bags of Cheetos and an apple pie that’s not pictured. I had a friend ask me what she should get me for my birthday that’s not baby related and I told her air purifying plants would be nice that are animal safe and my coworker overheard me tell her that and bought me one. Funny story with the Cheetos, she walked into the office one day and I had two bags of open Cheetos on my desk; one regular and one flamin hot and I was alternating eating from each bag cause the baby couldn’t decide which flavor it wanted so we ate both. Actually bonus picture, cause naturally she took one that day. Please excuse my messy work desk:


No shame! I love food, hahahaha.

I hope you all enjoyed this Facebook Friday. I hope to be regularly posting again next week. Thanks for bearing with me! You all are awesome. I hope you have a great weekend filled with lots of sunshine and I’ll see you Monday!


Facebook Friday 4/27/18

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!

Man what a week. Anyone feel like this was the slowest week ever cause that’s how I was feeling. I worked from home on Monday too and it still felt like forever. I haven’t been very social on social media this week. We’re still in the process of putting our house back together still! My poor turtle is having a fit cause he wants to swim and this 3 inches of water stuff is just not cutting it. I hope to have him back filled up tonight though and all the furniture back in its proper place by the end of the weekend. No more house projects for at least another year or two unless they take place outside in the yard.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

I did not share any memes this week. I don’t even remember seeing any that stood out so I blame the internet for that this week. I did share a video however to honor Avengers: Infinity War!!! For most, it came out last night but the official release date is today and I can’t wait to go and see it on Sunday! Check out this fun video the stars made on an episode of Jimmy Fallon:

Who’s your favorite Avenger?? Let me know in the comments below!

As for pictures, I didn’t share any on social media so I’m cheating. We let the cats out of their room last night to let them explore the house and they pretty much freaked out. I think they think we moved because they’ve never been in a house that didn’t have carpet on every surface. Isabel (the tan one) was the little explorer cause shes’s pretty fearless. Milliardo however came all the way down, walked through the rooms and then ran back upstairs. I guess he’d rather stay confined for now. Hopefully they’ll warm up this weekend though. Here’s a picture I snapped this morning of them in their room enjoying their carpet square and getting along for now:


That’s all I have this week. Did you see anything interesting in your social medias this week? Are you going to see Avengers: Infinity War this weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a good weekend everyone and I’ll see you Monday!


Facebook Friday 4/20/18

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday and it actually looks like Spring today!

What a week I’ve had this week. Our flooring project started on Monday and man the things you find under carpet. We had no idea there was 2 layers of old 1960’s tile under there. The contractor was worried at first that it might have asbestos but thank goodness that was not the case cause that’s just one financial headache we didn’t need. However, now the project has been extended to tomorrow because that took extra time, as well as the fact that further calculations showed we did not have enough flooring so we had to scramble and get 6 more boxes expedited. Then we got a blizzard on Thursday which just puts anyone in a bad mood considering it’s April. Fun stuff right?

In happier news, I went to the OB yesterday and my midwife told me that so far this is a perfect pregnancy cause she sees 60-90 patients a week and someone always has something in their notes. I don’t have anything so far so crossing my fingers it stays that way even at the actual birth. And then in even happier news, today’s Facebook Friday stuff is sure to make you smile so let’s stop talking about me and get to the fun stuff shall we?

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

I shared a meme this week on Facebook that made me and quite a few other people chuckle:

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Clever person who came up with this yeah? πŸ™‚

I also shared an animal video that made my heart absolutely soar watching it:

I know he’s probably in captivity or some type of sanctuary but you can tell his keepers love him to death and treat him very well! ❀

Lastly, I didn’t share this picture on Facebook but it did show up as a Facebook memory from 3 years ago. I shared it to Mischenko and her reaction convinced me I should share it with you all too. Back in my animal care days, I worked at a doggy day care called Camp Bow Wow and encountered my first wolf hybrid! Imagine being called up front to take back a Siberian husky mix and encountering this guy:

wolf at DDC

His name is Yogacheetu or something like that and he was absolutely gorgeous but scary at first look! I was nervous but then he turned out to be a big ole sweetie pie. Loved playing with this lab puppy named Ella but let me tell you, when he opened up his mouth and howled — my goodness. Firstly, my whole head could fit in his mouth. Secondly, there is nothing like a wolf’s howl. Absolutely nothing. I mean it makes humans and animals freeze in their tracks with its beautiful eerieness.

That’s it for Facebook Friday. Hope you all had great weeks and even better weekends and I’ll see you Monday!


Facebook Friday 4/13/18

Hey, hey! It’s Facebook Friday!

It’s also Friday the 13th. Black cats are cool though so don’t be that superstitious but I’d avoid walking under ladders and breaking glass if you can help it. πŸ˜‰ This was quite an interesting week weather wise in my neck of the woods. It started out in the 30s, Monday and Tuesday and then Wednesday we got all 4 seasons in one day. It started out a warm, sunny 50Β° F and then dropped to where it was cold enough to start snowing. The snow then turned to hail and the hail into rain followed by 50mph winds. All we were waiting for at that point was a tornado and an earthquake and we would have been set. Yesterday was a nice and toasty 75Β°F and I actually had to switch my car to AC from heat and this morning it’s a nice and breezy 65Β°F but it’s supposed to go back to being cold next week. Boo.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

I went into this post today thinking I didn’t share any memes on any platform but I actually did share a meme on my personal Twitter. It’s quite cool too! It’s showing the evolution of the alphabet from ancient symbols to English:

Pretty cool right?

As for the video, this was also shared through Twitter. My husband actually saw it on his Twitter first and I laughed so hard I almost peed so I told him to share it to me:

If you’ve never heard this song, it’s okay because the whole point is just me imagining someone listening to their dryer making weird noises and starts bopping their head to the beat because it sounds like an actual song, bahahahaha.

Lastly, I shared a picture of an inspirational message from my new favorite yogurt:


And, I didn’t share this picture, but I took it extra special for my buddy Cim. Cim, I got Wendy’s that same day thanks to our comment thread and it was glorious. πŸ˜‰


That’s it this week for Facebook Friday. Did you see anything fun or interesting in your social medias this week? Are you having stupid crazy weather in your area too?? Let me know in the comments below!

Have a great weekend everyone and see you Monday!


Facebook Friday 4/6/18

Hey, hey it’s Facebook Friday!

I apologize for not posting the last two days. Wednesday I just had mush for brains. I attribute it to the weather because it snowed the entire day. Spring is looking farther and farther away. So sad especially considering my birthday is next month and I’ve never had snow on my birthday that I can remember so cross your fingers we kick this cold! And then yesterday I spent half the morning at the OB because I had to do an hour long glucose test. For those that don’t know, that’s where they make you drink a small bottle of this orange syrup, sit for an hour, and then draw your blood so they can test your blood sugar. It’s all related to diabetes. I don’t have it but babies in the womb could possibly develop it. I also got a TDAP shot which is tetnaus and whooping cough so now I can’t lift my arm to shoulder height cause it just hurts today. Joy.

On a happier note, I went to Wendy’s yesterday and it was glorious because I haven’t had Wendy’s in weeks since mine burned down and the next closest one is out of my way. Chicken nuggets are the best!

Anyway, this Facebook Friday is going to be a special edition because it’s basically an exclusive to you my lovely WordPress followers. I did not post anything to social media at all this week in the ways of memes, pictures or videos. I didn’t even realize I didn’t until I looked and saw that Friday was coming up and I had nothing from Facebook or Twitter. However, a few followers (looking at you Susan πŸ˜‰ ) have been wanting to see my pregnant belly. My mother bugs me for a picture every month so I thought today I’d share that picture for you all but in black and white cause I’m a tiny bit self conscious about being so round especially considering this is the biggestΒ  I’ve ever been in my entire life. But before we get to the picture, I took a quick video clip of baby’s heartbeat while I was at the doctor. You’ll have to turn your volume up to hear it real good but if you ever wondered what it sounds like when you’re sharing a body, that’s not from TV, here you go:

That’s 150 beats per minute. To give you an idea, average adult resting heart rate is only 60-100 beats per minute. Smaller the heart, faster it beats. Larger the heart slower it beats. Fascinating stuff.

Following that, here’s the little body snatcher from the outside. I’m currently 26 weeks and some change. About 2 and a half more months to go:


So there you have it. Life information dump for extra special exclusive Facebook Friday, baby edition. I hope you all had a wonderful week and if you saw anything cool in your social medias this week, let me know in the comments below!

Have a great weekend and see you Monday! πŸ™‚

Facebook Friday 3/30/18

Hey, hey it’s Facebook Friday!

It’s also Good Friday. That has something to do with Christianity I think but I couldn’t tell you for sure. For me it means I still work but only for half of the day which is nice. I’m hoping to do some more spring cleaning this weekend in preparation for our big flooring project. We were finally able to get the materials purchased and my carpet loving husband decided luxury vinyl plank all over was more economical and cleaner in the long run than carpet (which is what I wanted in the first place so hooray!). I’m also hoping to get back into some reading cause it’s been a couple weeks but I’m super excited for Sunday cause I’ll be meeting up with a fellow blogger again and you all will be able to get a real post out of us this time; pictures included. So stay tuned for that on Monday.

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

Let’s dive right in. As usual, I didn’t share a meme but I did share a tweet that I completely agreed with about author/reader interaction:


I don’t retweet often but when I read this, it resonated.

Next, I did share a video on Facebook! It’s about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen but I’m a sucker for cute things so I’m sure I’ll say this again in some other post as well:

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Lastly, I did share a photo. I made brinner which is breakfast food for dinner and it consisted of pancakes. I’ve made pancakes plenty of times before. That’s no secret but I decided to try the Ultimate Pancake recipe on the back of the Bisquick box and these pancakes came out looking like restaurant quality style. I was so proud of myself that I shared a picture declaring that they were the most perfect pancakes I’d ever made:

And that’s it! Did you see or share anything interesting in your social medias this week? Do you have Good Friday plans? Let me know in the comments below and have a good a great weekend everyone!

See you Monday. πŸ™‚

Facebook Friday 3/23/18

TGIF. I need a drink! Too bad I can’t though but man what a day, what a week! Not only did it snow out of nowhere, but I got a huge crack in my windshield and had to get it replaced (unexpected expenses is always a fun time) and then I got into with my boss this morning because he walked in in a craptastic mood and tried to take it out on me (which I was not having). Counting down the hours until I can go home and vegetate for two days!

Facebook Fridays is a weekly segment of RT where I share some fun stuff I observed on Facebook this past week. I share a fun meme or screenshot, a video that resonated in some capacity and a photo of my own.

Another week gone by and no cool memes to share. Maybe next week.

I did share a video though! If you ever needed a pick me up, this guy says it great. I watched it once and then I watched again because like he says, and you’ll see, “it can always be worse.”:

Lastly, I didn’t share any pictures to Facebook but I did get a couple videos of the alien inside me moving. I don’t want to freak you guys out though so here’s a picture of the other cat in the same blanket as jerk cat last week that my husband took and shared to me:


That’s it for Facebook Friday! Sorry it’s coming to you late but better late than never right?? Hope you all had a great Friday and please have an even better weekend!

See you Monday! πŸ™‚