Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy 16th!

Happy Birthday to my sweet niece who is 16 today!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I'm Done...Finally!!

FINALLY!! I'm done with this book!! There were times I wondered if this book was like one of those dreams where you are running but never really moving forward. It took me 4 1/2 MONTHS  *blushing* to get thru half the book - I quit my job and start one that is more hours (steadier hours but about 10 hrs more per week) and read the second half of this book in 2 WEEKS!  *o*  Hmmm I guess sometimes things hold you back in ways you didn't even know - right? Ok - enough about that back to the book. Ok the whole free world already knows what a HUGE James Patterson fan I am =D BUT I think I can get into Connelly - this book was very nicely written *after I get done with my next book I think I will try Connelly's book The Poet - it seems to be the prequel to this book and since it mentioned it a few times - I'm intrigued* This book did not have too many characters and the story line wasn't complicated or erratic (which I hate - like if making things harder to follow makes it more clever TO ALL YOU WRITERS: IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU MORE CLEVER IT MAKES YOU BROKE!) Just like Patterson (well atleast the Alex Cross series) it gives you who the bad guy is - what you are reading (and waiting for) is how these two charaters' worlds intersect. I was reading this bloody thing eevvverryyywhere my poor Mr - I even took it (and read it) at the company picnic party - I couldn't help it - I even got ice cream on my book! LOL
My next book on my list is Beverly Barton's Don't Cry - Yup - another serial killer book - hmmm I wonder if that means anything? Gosh! I hope not! I'll let you know about it when I'm done. Happy reading everyone =D

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Movies For Father's Day

Happy Father's Day!! If watching movies on Father's Day is a tradition in your home - don't forget any one of these movies that remind us that dads can be imperfect, funny, serious, and clumsy but at the end of the day we see their strength, love and commitment to those they hold dear and THAT'S why they will forever be our heroes.

John Quincy Archibald (John Q) he shows that
 you don't mess with a devoted family man.

George Banks (Father of the Bride) he shows us
what happens to a man when he realizes that
his little princess has grown up.

Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird) he is one
of the best role models - showing courage
and empathy in an unjust world.

Bryan Mills (Taken) he shows how kick ass a dad
can be - he NEVER wavers and NEVER loses focus.

Chris Gardener (The Pursuit of Hapiness) he shows
strength and determination that every good dad has
to get up in the morning and to do the best for his
family even when life has handed him a crappy
deck of cards *good luck not crying during this movie*

Friday, June 10, 2011

Shabbat Shalom

This means everlasting life, their taking in
 knowledge of you, the only true God, and of
the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.
John 17:3

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I was in a daydream all day today. It started with catching the end of Coco Before Chanel and her costumes had my head spinning. All I wanted to do is create something ... anything! Perferable something wearable, maybe another skirt or jewlery, something pretty and sweet. With the appending lunar eclipes on the 15th interferring the house of communication, things have seemed harder than need be. Clarifying - work is great and so is Mr. but it is those that communicate with them that make friction, making life a bit ... off kilter. Not the kind that makes me extremely psychotic but the kind that makes me wonder "how long will the house of communication be affected?" (*which is why I made the challenge this week what it is-so we can truely focus on others*) Then I get home to my semi-new friend Julie and Julia *smiles* and my mood is changed. *SNAP!!* Just like that! Transported to "happyland" and every single time I watch it I get the craziest urge to bake!! So I did - while watching the movie, blogging to you and listening to Henry Wolfe "Stop The Train" which is such an adorable tune - I made my stand-by chocolate chip cookies - my little secret, well secrets, tablespoon of molasses (cut back sugar by 1/4cup), dashes of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger and of course ... butter. There is something mischievous about having cookies and milk for dinner - it's one of those things you said as a kid you will do when you are a "grown-up" but when you grow up you need to watch your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure and half a dozen other things that now you are stuck eating brown rice and veggies (slightly saute'd without butter - the horror!) *o* Well I'm going to clean up now and hit the hay early - if the world wants a piece of me tomorrow I will want to be well rested for it. =D Nighty-Night!

Linked this post over at Women Living Well if you haven't seen Courtney's blog then you can do so now - it is full of wonderful ideas!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Better Us Challenge #5 did it go? Week before was rouuuugghh!!!! It sucked soooo bad - I was constantly upset *o* about "trying" to go slower especially when I was pressed for time, which seemed like allll the time. BUT last week I started a new job - nothing earth shattering - but it is literally 8 mins (during rush hour traffic!) from my house AND quitting time is 5pm Monday thru Friday (I have worked Saturdays for the past 8 years-so this weekend was abit bizarre for me) FANTASTIC PERKS =D So last week driving slower wasn't a problem. LoViNg it...LoViNg IT!!

Challenge #5 - Leave a place better than you when you arrived. That's it!

Seriously, that's the whole challenge. I went to watch a movie today (review coming) and when I was in the restroom I had to put my purse between my legs while trying to wash my hands because the counter was splashed with water - ladies I KNOW you know what I mean. This got me thinking - what if EVERYONE wiped down the counter after use? See I got in the habit about 16 years ago of wiping down a counter with my papertowel after drying my hands (common courtesy when I'm at church and it is just now a quirk of mine) but leaving a place alittle bit better than when we arrived will show the person who is coming up behind us how much we respect them without saying a word. Think WHAT IF: while you were in the bedroom folding your clothes, someone washed the dishes or took out the trash or changed the laundry without being harassed OR being able to park because all the carts were in the return OR respected your time by having their order ready when it was their turn at the Starbucks or had their method of payment ready ... understand where I am going with this? This is an unspoken kind of respect, not only to be reserved for our loved ones, but is a simple act of kindness for all humankind that needs to be added into our everyday routine that nobody should rebuke. 1Peter 3:13 asks, "Indeed, who is the man that will harm you if you become zealous for what is good?" Who indeed, I ask!