Saturday, May 28, 2011

Skipping a beat by Sarah Pekkanen

Cute book! I really liked this book much better than The Opposite of Me.

This book is about losing yourself and how we take the most important things in life for granted. I really liked how the book was written and how it slowly unfolded, how Julia took a long time to let her guard down, made it seem more real.

Definite recommend.

Friday, May 27, 2011


My hair dresser is a spunky chick. We get along great and laugh the whole time I'm there. Yesterday I got my hair cut and when I got there she was cutting a young man's (maybe 16 yrs old) hair. When she was done and he got up, she hugged him. Well, I was sitting right there and saw this so I say [out loud], "You never hug me." So she walks up to me and hugs me and says, "Feel better?" I said, "Much better." hahahaha Right?


When it was my turn, I got in her chair and she informed me that she hugged him because his dad was dying of cancer and that hospice was at his house and there were only days left.

GAH. Can I just go curl up in a hole somewhere?


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Road Kill

I've killed my first [crazy ass] squirrel yesterday on my way to the post office. I saw it dart out in the street but there was no way I could stop, swerve or anything and I just waited for the dreaded *thud* when *thud*, it happened. I just shuttered. Normally, when the [crazy ass] squirrel runs under my truck they walk away unscathed. Not this time. I watched my rearview mirror for confirmation [because maybe - just maybe - I ran over a rock] and there it was, a little squirrel twitching on the road. :(

Now, the only thing worse than killing a squirrel and seeing it twitch in the road is the fact that it happened ON MY WAY to the post office - meaning - I had to drive past it when I came home... only to see a bird already picking it apart. Gah! How awful.

What a traumatic day.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Poor Dylan. :( He is every mosquitos dream. They love him and you can tell. I know that they like to feast on him and his reaction to the bite is bad, for example, most of his mosquito bites are the size of nickels or pennies - ONE bite. Because I know he's hunted prey of the mosquito, every morning when he gets dressed I spray him down the a sunblock that's also a mosquito repellent. Obviously it didn't matter because his poor arms and neck are covered in bites. He didn't sleep well last night despite the anti-itch cream I used or the Zyrtec I gave him before bed. The only reason his legs aren't bitten up is because I keep making him wear light pants outside even though it's getting hotter and today, it's already 85 deg but I'm making him wear a long-sleeve shirt. He's young enough not to complain about the pants, the long-sleeves or even the bug bites but I feel so bad for him :( walking around here constantly scratching.

Jack and Dylan play together in the same yard but they leave Jack alone.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gods in Alabama

I liked this book but it wasn't very 'meaty'. There were a few lines that literally made me laugh out loud and anytime a books gets me to show emotion like that, whether it's laughing, crying, anger etc... I have to give it credit. Still, I feel it was lacking something.

Would I recommend it? Probably.

Am I ready for this?

Ready or not it's here. What's here? You want to know? Chin hair. EEK! Nooooooo, not mine!! Austin's!!!!!!!!!! I know he's in the thick of puberty but it just caught me off guard. To be honest, it caught him off guard as well. I was driving him to his friends house yesterday and I looked over and there it was! I said to him "You have chin hair." He said, "I do?" So then he had to look and he said, "I do!" lol Now he's been periodically "shaving" is "mustache" but for some reason chin hair is more serious. Why? I have no idea. One other thing is this... before we saw him on Tuesday, it had been a week since we saw him and I promise you, in that week, his voice got even deeper. I could "hear" the change in just a week. Pretty soon, I'm going to notice his body filling out. It seems that puberty is happening so fast.

So, again, I ask, "Am I ready for this?"

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A rainy day

Well, it's a rainy day here and that means the kids are inside which means fighting. Right this minute they are being good but they have been fighting all day. I can't seem to figure out how to make them share and this is what causes so many problems.

One really cute thing from today... Dylan wanted to press play on the DVD player and he can JUST reach it on his very tippy toes with his shoes on so he was trying and trying and Jack came over and said, "Let me help you Dylan." and he picked him up just enough at the waist so he could hit the button. What a sweet moment for those two.

Now will the sun come PLEASE????

Monday, May 16, 2011

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Well, here's what I thought. The first 50pgs - great - the next 150 awful - the last 150 redeeming.

I hated the first half of this book so much that I couldn't get past it. There was no way to redeem it for me but it did get better.

The story is about a lunch room volunteer trapped in a fire with the choice to save 2 other girls or her own daughter. She tried to save all 3 but it wasn't good enough and she got a lot of crap from other parents about her saving her own daughter and not the other two. Rose came off as weak, passive doormat and I had a really hard time with that. At one point, I almost didn't even continue to read it but then she went and uncovered and help catch all the bad guys.

I will not recommend this book to anyone.
I won this from!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Beach

Took the kids to Mimi & PopPop's last night and drove to the beach. So we got in late last night. It's a little cool though, pants and jacket weather. Just waiting to go eat crabs right now but we just found out that the restaurant doesn't open until 4... 3 more hours to go. Oh what to do!? That's the question. It's too cold to swim, too cold to lay out, I hate to shop... so it's time to chill with a good book on the patio and listen/watch the waves with the hubby. And RELAX without the kids.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Postcard Killers

This book is about murders that take place across Europe and the only thing that connects them are postcards. This really wasn't my favorite by James Patterson but it wasn't bad either.

I will recommend this others but I'd tell them to save their money and get it from the library.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

This was a book about a murder, love, betrayal, faith, honesty and sincerity. I, however, did not like this book. It is not my style at all. I rated it a 3 bc I really liked the characters, I grew to love that family but truly, for me, this book is an equivalent to Out Stealing Horses which I didn't like either.

I want to say that I don't think it was bad, just not my kind of book so I will refer it to the right people.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

If you gotta be dumb, you gotta be tough.

Lesson learned - once again - today after the night out last night with Bill and Captain Morgan. That's right, I got drunk. I don't do this very often so I paid for my stupidity this morning but we did have a good time with the Southern Maryland Woman's League where there were auctions, silent auctions, appetizers, dinner and, of course, the complimentary bar. All of this was to raise money for battered women so my hat goes off to them for such a good cause! But I digress... so once dinner was over, we left and went to a bar where we (read *I*) did some more drinking and a little dancing. The BEST part of the night? The girl that came with our friend asked me, "So how many times have you been told that you look like Sandra Bullock?" Well, NEVER! It made my night and then she just called me Sandra all night. haha

All good things must come to an end... we left and went home. This morning, I had to deal with the reality that I was NOT Sandra Bullock and I had a few too many Captain 'n Cokes and 3 kids to tend to by myself. Ugh.

If you gotta be dumb, you gotta be tough. =)

Friday, May 6, 2011


Did I scare you? lol It's been a very long time since I've posted here. I've decided to wipe the dust off and try blogging again. I'm sure I'll be posting some book reviews and some of the cute and not-so-cute things my kids do as well.

But first I wanted to tell you this late breaking news, I'm going on a date tonight with my husband sans kids... it's been a while but I figure why stop there... so next weekend we're going to the beach sans kids. I guarantee you we'll be eating CRABS!

off to see what they are into -------->