Once upon a time, I liked a boy…
(yeah, I was totally boy crazy..this is no secret. It was embarrassing.)
It was in Horn Creek, Colorado when it happened
(…no, not when I first liked the boy… well I mean I guess that’s always possible. But no, no… when I got lost. On a mountain.)
So it was our day to climb the mountain, Horn Peak. My dad + me along with a good sized group of our dearest church family friends. I was pumped. I loved hiking but a mountain?! How cool is that! You even get a certificate at the end which was also cool. I was such a dweeb and I loved myself for it.
So we set out for the all-day hike and my gosh was the air crisp and clear. The smell of pine and wood, the smell of earth; it enveloped the senses. Well… not all senses. Continue reading “The Day I Got Lost on a Mountain: A Funny Story, Actually.”
I played a gig in Mississippi a few weeks ago with an amazing cover band called Downtown Band. We showed up to the gig and started unloading as usual when someone realized that the trombone player Eric was gone. We figured he was in the bathroom, and kept setting up.
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Take care, lovelies
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book caught me by surprise.
It had a bit of a slow start to the point I was sad by yet another dud. I was considering returning it but I decided to try once again. I’m glad I did.
Clarissa is being stalked by a creep who becomes so much more. Is love possible during such a nightmare? Are people prone to be attracted to all the wrong ones?
What keeps me from giving this 4.5 stars is besides the fact that many who’ve been stalked say this is accurate (and I do believe most of it is) there’s certainly some things here that are not reality. Things she does and things she doesn’t do that are ludicrous. She protects all the women in her life but never even bothers to try and protect any of the men when they obviously should know what’s going on. Even when things get dangerous and threatening to them, she still doesn’t bother. She never tries to videotape or audio record anything, never purchases a security camera, etc. a lot of things missed in my opinion (things I certainly would’ve done especially as this was a slow-moving stalker, at least at first. Part of the illusion).
Overall this is a good book and one I’m glad I read. I’m on board with everyone else about the ending. Really? Weird weird ending. Felt too rushed and thrown together like maybe the author was close to her deadline.. oh well. Still a good book 😉
Emotions are running high when a couple decides to walk away from the relationship. The “who keeps what” game starts up and an already stressful situation tends to get fired up even more. We all know that children tend to get caught in the middle but what about the family pet? There are a few things to consider to ensure your fur babies go to the right home suited for them and some are not as easy as you think.
Fido is a Couch
Sadly this is true. In the eyes of the law in all states but Illinois and Alaska, your dog and your cat are no different than the couch you sit on. Continue reading “Pet Blog: Who Keeps Fido?”
You are sound asleep.
You should be. You earned it. You worked hard today even though you didn’t feel well.
You followed instructions. You stacked blocks. You retrieved toys you’d thrown. You ran wild, kicking a ball and giggling along. You hugged for the joy of hugging and you cried when you bumped your head. (You were brave though. You thought hard if it actually hurt.)
You listened when timeout became a real threat. You pushed boundaries and respected them. You asked for snacks and asked for toys. You let yourself be you and that was enough, always enough. You concentrated when she hid something under a cup and moved them around, always picking the right cup. This is not average for your age. You have no idea how smart you are.
You had no idea we were testing you for speech issues and never cared that you seemed to be behind. Why does it matter? I imagine you’d say. Look at how good I am at everything else. Isn’t that enough?
Continue reading “I never needed words then…”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It’s hard for me to rate this. I’m in between a 3 and 4 star review so I suppose 3.5 is good for me.
The storyline is good and the ending definitely makes you want to get to the next book in the series ASAP! It was a little too easy for certain things to happen and a little too frustrating how the main character handled things (probably the intention! haha). Overall, I feel like some things needed to be tweaked, the author could’ve gone deeper… bringing this to a solid 4. It just felt a tad elementary in some areas.
Overall though I would recommend this as an easy read, especially the audiobook version (oh and PS… if you’re like me then I promise the reader’s voice DOES get better. I almost put the book down for good bc of the voice…but don’t!)
Can’t wait to listen to the other ones! Probably while I mow my too big of a yard….
Well the time has come.
I have waited two years for the toddler stories and I am so thrilled (really, Sarah?) to have some to tell!!!
#1: The Puzzle
Jackson has this animal puzzle that seemed like a good idea (My mom bought it and I was so excited! I knew Jackson would love it!) but it’s a puzzle that has the little red knobs on the top of each piece so that you can pick them up out of their cut-out spot. It also has a sensor so it makes noises when you find each spot for the puzzle pieces.
If you put a pig in it’s spot, it makes a pig sound. A cat makes a cat sound, etc. Well apparently it’s also light sensitive. But here’s the thing: JUST the pig. So EVERY NIGHT… Continue reading “– 5 – Short Toddler Stories”