Friday, August 4, 2017

Are We Kidding?

When the summer comes, I am rarely at the computer. So far this summer has been relaxing and crazy all at the same time. Is that even possible? LOL!!!

Been doing a lot of reading (hit my library's quota of five books last week!), a lot of watching TV and a lot of Pokemon Go. On top of getting the kids to summer camp and back. Busy bee indeed!

My parents moved in with us, until their house is ready in NC.... so they are here until the end of September. It's been........... challenging. That's a whole blog post it itself, haha!

Hope everyone's summer is going great. Catch ya on the flip side.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Vacation 2017 Is Here!



I didn't have to go in to work today, and the kids have a half day of school (they are usually home by 12pm & 1pm). 

So how do I spend my first day of summer vacation? By cleaning the house for three hours this morning. I am wiped out!

Off to find some lunch..... and hopefully my motivation, lol!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Books!


This post is all about BOOKS, my friends. I've finally been on a reading kick!! Summer will do that, haha!!

I joined my library's summer reading challenge. All I have to do is read 5 books from June 1 - September 1 and log them in. Easy peazy lemon squeezy!

My library got up with the times and updated their online borrowing of digital books. It's much easier to navigate and I can borrow books through Kindle app (or Overdrive, which I have but don't prefer to use).  I'm on the wait list for a few there though.....

I borrowed my first audio book, Six of Crows, from my library. I can only listen to it on my way to work and on my way back home, aka when I am alone in the car and can hear haha! The book is just okay so far. I like the voice of the people speaking, but I feel like one should be just a narrator, one should be one character and one person another.... ya know. It's not set up that way, and sometimes I forget who is speaking lol.

I joined Book of The Month Club back in May. I joined because if you signed up at that time you got Into The Water by Paula Hawkins for free. So far, I am not impressed with the book selections. Yes, I could of just delayed my orders.... but I chose to just get the books and let the subscription run out. It's a three month subscription, so it ends after my July book arrives.
P.S. I really liked The Girl On The Train so that's why I signed up. I read 82 pages and cannot get in to it!!! I also have Since We Fell and The Sisters Chase in my possession.

I just finished I Belong To You by Lisa Renee Jones. Totally wasn't feeling it, but it was the last book in a series I started forever ago. It's in the erotica genre, but it wasn't really sexy enough..... I've read better, honestly.

I am currently reading (Confessions #2) The Private School Murders by James Patterson. I was on the fence with the first one, but I started the series so I gotta finish it up. That's how I do!

Of course, come follow me on GoodReads.... I use it pretty frequently.

One last thing.... I am always taking book recommends. What book has caught your attention lately? Share it with me. My virtual book shelf is NEVER full!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Blogging = Back Seat

Blogging has taken a MAJOR back seat lately. Ugh! I used to love blogging.... and now I feel like SUCH a chore. Bummmmmmmmmmmer!

It's the final push till summer vacation!


So blogging will most definitely be in a hiatus till after the school year is over.

Find me on Instagram & Facebook. That's where I normally hang out.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Random

Spring is in full force here! POLLEN EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!

I am up to my neck in reading novels. I just joined Book of the Month Club. Got my first book (plus an extra for signing up that month).

Work is killer, as it's the end of the school year. I am counting down the days till summer vacation #twentysix


Yep, that's it. Back to laundry.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Back On The Healthier Living Wagon

When you gain 3lbs in a month, and look at yourself in the mirror and get a disgusted look on your face.... it's time to SERIOUSLY make a change to your diet & exercise routine!

That's where I am at people.

I HAVE to eat better. HAVE TO!  I also need to get out there and freakin' exercise. I have a lot of back, knee, and joint pain lately.... I'm overweight and miserable!

And I'm gonna work vitamins in to my life as well. #becausehealthy

I've been pinning exercises and healthy diet things. Find me on Pinterest.

I am on MyFitnessPal as well, to keep track of my intake and exercise. Lets be friends there!




Friday, April 7, 2017

Lets Play Catch Up!

Okay, readers.... I haven't been around much. Life, ya know. I'll do a general recap on what's been going on since my last real update (Valentine's Day post). Here goes!


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My friend started up a group on Facebook, where we'd all purchase a book called The Husband Project: 21 Days of Loving Your Man-- On Purpose and With A Plan, and we'd 'virtually' read it together every day in February. Each day you would read the chapter, and then like "follow the directions" to put something nice together for your man. It was really to show your man that you care about him and to put a little something extra in to your marriage. I did really well with following along, until into the last week (it was a crazy week where Steven worked late a lot of nights and there was no time to do the things I had scheduled). I enjoyed the book and would do something like it again with my friends.  I had plannnnnned to make a big post about the entire thing, like keeping up and telling everyone exactly what I did each day, but that obviously never happened. 



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Dylan joined the Drama Club (for the first time) in middle school this year. He had a non-speaking part, but had to join in on the opening and closing dance numbers, and had to sing as well, lol! The name of the play was called "Oh Horrors! It's Murder!"-- an audience interactive murder mystery play. He was an exhibit at the 'Hamilton Museum', where the play took place. He did an absolutely wonderful job and my whole family is so proud of him! My parents came to the last showing of the play and were super excited for him!


Work has been ridiculous lately. We are a team of three in the kitchen. My coworker had to stop working because her husband has cancer and he needs around the clock care now. Totally understandable! But then the higher ups hire these awful people who either don't wanna be there or don't get the concept of what's going on around them. It's awful! The cook and I are just over it! On top of our freezer constantly being on the fritz...... Winter Break it blew and flooded the entire kitchen and cafeteria. The cook just texted me (she had to be in work today) saying the freezer almost blew and the maintence people are there trying to fix it. Today starts Spring Break for me, so I have an entire week off of work, and it's more welcomed than normal because of all the work drama.


March was a very hard month, marriage wise. I'm not going into any details here, but it's really the main reason why I wasn't at the computer blogging. Moving on........


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I've read seven books since January. That puts me ahead two books ahead of schedule in my 2017 reading challenge.  I read the thriller The Couple Next Door, which I literally couldn't put down. I think I read it in three days. I also read the futuristic sci-fi Ready Player One, which spoke volumes to the geeky gamer that I am! My go-to author is James Patterson and I saw The McCullagh Inn in Maine on the bookshelf when I hit up my local library and just went for it. Didn't care for it, to be honest.  Now I just started a book I found through Kindle First. If you're a Prime member you have access to a very small list of books Amazon selects before they are published to the public. I found out about it by accident so this is my first time using it. You get to choose one free book a month. The book I chose (the list only had 6 books on it) is called All The Lies We Tell by Megan Hart. So far, I'm 25% in and I am on board.


I am in between playing Final Fantasy XV and getting back in to Destiny. We bought Dylan a Nintendo Switch for his birthday, so we won't be playing that until the very end of April.


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I have not heard from my sponsor child since September. Haiti was devastated with Hurricane Matthew back in October. Compassion International had told me that Michelton and his family weren't directly affected by the hurricane. Thank God!  But Compassion International as a whole just updated their letter writing system AND with all the destruction going on in Haiti, letter delivery has been slow. But another Haitian sponsor I connected with on Facebook said to write them an email and they can do an inquiry to find out if a letter is on it's way, or to encourage Michelton to write another one. Normally, sponsors get at least two letters a year from younger kids.
Please continue praying for Michelton.


The kids are doing very well in school this year. Dylan's soccer season starts in two weeks. He also goes to youth group once a week and volunteers at AWANA once a week. Delaney is almost done with her first year of Juniors in Girl Scouts. She attends AWANA and loves it! She might join Gymnastics again come September, but we will see if that idea sticks.   The kids go to school, come home and do homework, eat dinner and then Steven and I are playing shuffle to figure out who needs to be where and how they are getting there. They are busy people and I wouldn't have it any other way!


Okay, off to enjoy my first day off since like Christmastime. Have a blessed day, everyone!
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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Life, man!

Life has been so crazy. I've totally fallen out of the blogging wagon. Be back soon!

Meanwhile, I am still on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and GoodReads. Links are on the right side of my blog. Follow along!