Tuesday, June 22, 2010

since last time i've been doing okay with the changes. other stuff has happened and i'll just write about all ofit now. i dunno why i haven't written but time got away from me i guess. and i've been pretty busy.

so the changes at church, the boy has helped me feel at ease. and honestly hopefully he will be cleared for serving soon then we will be serving together and i'm so excited for that! and i went through the toys got rid of the broken ones. so that is good.

the boy and i are doing really good lately he is amazing and i love him. i am so hugely blessed i can't even believe it sometimes. i am so happy with things. i am cutting his hair today. i've never cut hair before haha i don't think i'll screw it up/ but he trusts me enough to let me do it. so i'm happy about it.

still don't have those books i was waiting for haha its really annoying but its okay. guess i gotta learn paitence.

well my working out streak went okay for awhile but then i stopped. last week i had emailed my doctor about how i was feeling and she told me i needed to have my iron and thyroid checked. so i went in the next day. and the day after that i got my results super quick. my iron is doing better. but my thyroid is really bad its not functioning very well its so much worse than it was before. so now i have a natural perscription and taking an herbal pill too. i just want this all to be over and me to be okay its just bugging me.

last week i babysat for a little boy named soren and it was the first time i sat for that family. it was amazing the kid went right to sleep for a nap and he was so happy even with mom left. he just waved to her and smiled. he is a busy one though. and after that i went to firepit friday with the boy. my friend from church janni has that at her house every friday. food and smores on the fire. its amazing i can't wait to go for more fire pit fridays. the boy a nd i went so it was fun.

i also got my lisa leonard necklace in the mail. it is SO amazing. i got little hearts one with an a and one with a j for me and the boy and i didn't tell him just showed him and he loved it! it was great. anyway i think i autta go read a book. seems thats all i do but at least i love it! til next time!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Book review - The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

i was so excited when i got the chance to get this book for review. i had seen something on it and instantly knew i wanted to read it. the cover just makes you want to read it so much. at least i think it does. its just so inviting and mysterious and makes you want to know what the book is actually about.

Book description:
Centered on a real landmark on the coast of North Carolina, The Mailbox blends intriguing folklore and true faith with raw contemporary issues that affect every woman.

When Lindsey Adams first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, she has no idea that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox--still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life.

Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell--and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain. The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances.

i really loved this book the characters were amazing and it was just a book that kept you going and going and not wanting to put it down. Lindsey was an amazing character. her and Campbells relationship was pretty crazy but cool how it ended up. not so fond of the ex husband grant but who would be?! to me he felt like a snake! but overall this is a great book

if you would like to check it out go here on amazon

i was provided this book for free in exchange for my review. i was not compensated in anyway. thank you to tbb media for this book!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Book Review - Sing by Lisa T. Bergren

welcome to another fine edition of book reviews with aimymichelle.. just kidding but thanks for taking a gander!

today i am writing about Sing by Lisa T. Bergren. i will say first that Breathe was amazing! i do also think that the covers in this trilogy of books are SO pretty. makes you really want to read it for sure.

now i have an issue with reading books out of order if they are in a series. so i found Breathe for cheap and waited and waited and waited and it finally came after forever so i was reading it. and i've been pretty busy so time got away from me and then i realized i was supposed to post this review only i thought i had one day more than i actually did and even so this is late so i apologize. i am also not finished with the book. i have read a bit into it and i think its SO good already i can't wait to read the rest and then read Claim. this author is amazing i love her i never had heard of her before but i'm sure glad i got this book to review. i will update with how the rest of the book was. but i am excited to see what will come next.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

ah bugger

i'm just struggling with change right now. change in the church people not being there ugh its so annoying. it really makes me want to jump ship but i won't. i just feel like doing it. do you ever feel like that?

i dunno it just takes me awhile to adjust and i don't want to go to meetings i just don't want to deal with it.
i just wish things were different but who doesn't. maybe soon they will get everything all organized and then the boy will serve with me every other week. which will be exciting.

we had a rough few days last week with fear and blahness and just being rawr with each other. we are over it thank goodness but it was pretty lame and horrible. it does make me feel good that this past sunday when a friend and i were talking she asked if the boy and i were still hanging out and i said yeah. and she was like still platonic and i was like no not anymore and her face got the hugest smile and she was telling me how she hoped we'd get together and it was so amazing and it made me feel great.

i've been working on exercising lately i've been doing pretty good. i just hope i see results soon.

i'm frustrated a little bit. i got most of my mail but i'm still waiting for some review books and i probably should have had them already but i do not and i dunno what is going on with that really but it sure is frustrating oh the mail its so delightful. maybe today i'll get them or maybe they got lost? i dunno really. i also wish that people i emailed would email me back. that may be too much to ask though.

i am pretty frustrated lately haha oh well. i better get to reading books. its tuesday so i'm boyless. blah. but i'll watch hell's kitchen tonight and hopefully i'll get a lot read today in that book so i can start the next one i need to review.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Book Review - Disaster Status by Candace Calvert

So Disaster Status when i first looked at the title i thought it was about something like a building being blown up or like some massive natural disaster. but i also didn't really know who Candace Calvert was at all or the fact that this was a second book in a series.

honestly i wouldn't have been able to tell that there was a back story on this at all. it was written so well that you couldn't tell at all that there was one before it. which is good for me since i really hate reading books out of order. but then again i didn't know this was a second book in the series until just now when i was going to write this review. haha shows how much i know right?!

i digress, so this is a fiction book published by Tyndale. and it is about a disaster, Erin one of the main characters works at the hospital and then Scott the fireman is put on the disaster team. at first they butt heads, but later on in the span of a few days they go through so much and well lets just say they do not butt heads any longer! its such a nice story. i thought it was a little slow at first but then just when i was about to stop reading it got really exciting so I'm glad i didn't stop. down below is the book description i hope you will check it out!.

Book Description:

Charge nurse Erin Quinn escaped personal turmoil to work on the peaceful California coast. But when a hazardous material spill places Pacific Mercy Hospital on disaster status and stresses staff, she’s put to the test. And thrown into conflict with the fire department’s handsome incident commander, who thinks her strategy is out of line.
Fire Captain Scott McKenna has felt the toxic effects of tragedy; he’s learned to go strictly by the book to advance his career, heal his family, and protect his wounded heart. When he’s forced to team with the passionately determined ER charge nurse, sparks fly. As they work to save lives, can they handle the attraction kindled between them . . . without getting burned?

if you'd like to purchase this book you can check it out here on amazon

i was provided with this book free of charge by Tyndale publishers in exchange for this review. these thoughts are my own and i was not compensated in any way.

Book Review - Heading Home by Renee Riva

Heading home is the third book in the The Indian Island Trilogy. i didn't know that it was a series until halfway through the book. this was a good one though it was a pretty fast read. the main character A.J. is moving back to her home or was once her home. and she is going to school when she moves back. i won't give much away but it was a pretty good one too bad the other ones aren't at my library cause i would totally want to read them. but that is for another time. long story short its a good book buy it!

Book Description:

When A.J. returns home to Indian Island, her dog Sailor, and childhood friend Danny, she surprises everyone with her plans . . . but Danny has something else in mind.
For eight years, A.J. Degulio has been itching to get back to her beloved Indian Island. It’s home. But a lot has changed: Sailor moves slower, Danny has grown into a man . . . and A.J. has a promise to keep…but it doesn’t include Danny. When Danny discovers the truth, he’s shocked and hurt. But he won’t stand in the way of what she really wants.
What’s a girl to do? She wants to keep her promise and Danny. But Danny has plans of his own. Can they work it out? It will take compromise and laughter before Danny and A.J. figure out that home is more than a place on the map. It’s a place in the heart.

About the Author

Renée Riva has been writing humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in second grade. A former greeting-card verse writer and popular speaker, Renée is the author of Saving Sailor, Taking Tuscany, and two children’s books. She and her husband reside in Washington State with their three daughters and a menagerie of pets, the latest addition; a baby turtle, offered in trade for one of her novels.

if you would like to purchase this book you can do so here

Thursday, June 3, 2010

change is here!

sometimes I'm just a mess i can't deny it. and that's just how things are. yesterday i cut my finger its pretty red ah well what can you do. that's what happens when you try to cut veggies with no cutting board ha ha. well they were all dirty not entirely my fault.

I'm frustrated today and all this week really church was super frustrating all the kids were testing my patience and i just wanted to go away. and i found out Alan our director was laid off which made me really sad. i just wasn't wanting to be around church at all.

the boy and i also wrote an email to his parents about us and that reply didn't go so well so we were super frustrated and then we got really mad bout religion cause his parents are religious and we just hate religion so we got into discussions about religion vs. Jesus. the boy and i had a lot of good talks but it didn't change the fact that we feel slapped in the face. i dunno why they can't see that their son is happy for once and leave it at that. I'm not a horrible person i dunno why they can't accept it. i just don't get why people have to be negative about the boy and i. we kept it quiet for SO long and now the majority of people are either like "its about time" "oh finally decided to admit it?" and " you guys are so cute!" but there is that 2% that are all rawr and I'll keep my opinions to myself kind of thing and i just don't get it. why is it so horrible that we found love? i dunno.

well i ever been good enough? that's how i feel its how people make me feel. ugh so annoying. my friend Alicia said this to me today which i thought was really amazing and thought provoking:

"try and have a good rest of your day ok think of these things as a way to show Christ in you by not being bitter or mean or resentful pray for peace my friend!"

okay now back to church and frustrations so i had all that other frustration but a person wants to do check in and true its great that she wants to and is all back up to getting better. its totally my territory and I'm kinda rawr about it cause its like I'm ousted and i dunno everything just frustrates me this week.

probably due to the fact that I'm on my period and also i still haven't gotten my mail at the boys house or my house hopefully today I'll get something its really making me super mad.

my lips keep getting so dry that they crack and it hurts SO bad its like they split when i yawn and ugh the pain.

i guess that is all i have for now.

Book Review - Glaen: A Novel Message on Romance, Love and Relating by Fred R. Lybrand

when i got this book i wasn't sure and even while reading it i wasn't totally surea bout it. i mean it was good i guess. but i thought it was mostly weird. i guess its a good concept but i just wasn't totally into it. it is pretty short compared to other books i've read lately but still i dunno what it was but it just didn't make me excited or anything. it is a story form about relationships Glaen though i don't know how to pronounce that. it was a bit confusing. it wasn't horrible at all cause i could get through it moderately quickly but it just wasn't my favorite book ever.

Book Description :
"Annie is a college grad-student who is stumped about love. Her mom and dad are in the throes of a divorce, her teenage sister is obsessed with how her boyfriend makes her look, and her closest friend Jennah is on a continual ride of running off every guy she dates.

Friendships, dating, romance, and marriage—it's all confusing to Annie until the day a white-haired stranger appears in her life. Glaen is an unusual professor with an unusual name. Her white-haired unconventional mentor guides Annie on a path of discovery that unlocks the secrets of real relationships in a world gone phony. By abandoning herself to learn, Annie discovers the mystifying affect of how learning to tell the truth changes everything in friendship, family, and love.

The solutions Dr. Lybrand offers in this book will astound and free you to quit doing the very things that take away your ability to find the love and friendship you want. More importantly, you'll discover a fresh path to the possibility of greater connections with those you care most about. You'll want everyone you love to read this book...twice! "

you can read more or buy it here at Amazon

i received this book from B+B media group in exchange for a review. i was not compensated in anyway and these thoughts are my own.