Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review - A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin

Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory)

I read the book before this as a look into the series. and i really liked that one but i couldn't get through this one unfortunately. it just was pretty boring to me. it made me sad that they didn't follow the previous characters. but i dunno if that went on later in the book. i couldn't get into this at all. i hope other people will love it. but i just couldn't do it. it may be my constant jumping from book to book but i dunno. i couldn't finish it. it did make me pretty sad cause i was excited to read/review it. but it happens. can't like every book i guess.

well here is the description of  Memory Between Us, A: A Novel (Wings of Glory). also a contest down below!

"Major Jack Novak has never failed to meet a challenge--until he meets army nurse Lieutenant Ruth Doherty. When Jack lands in the army hospital after a plane crash, he makes winning Ruth's heart a top priority mission. But he has his work cut out for him. Not only is Ruth focused on her work in order to support her orphaned siblings back home, she carries a shameful secret that keeps her from giving her heart to any man. Can Jack break down her defenses? Or are they destined to go their separate ways? A Memory Between Us is the second book in the WINGS OF GLORY series, which follows the three Novak brothers, B-17 bomber pilots with the US Eighth Air Force stationed in England during World War II."

Sarah Sundin presents The Movies and Memories Giveaway in honor of
book 2 in the Wings of Glory series. A Memory Between Us is available for purchase wherever fine books are sold.
From the English countryside to the perilous skies over France, A Memory
Between Us takes you on a journey through love, forgiveness, and sacrifice.


To celebrate Sarah is giving one lucky winner A Movie and Memory Prize
Package! One grand prize winner will receive:

* Make-your-own-photo book from (Capture your own

* Netflix Subscription (New or Nostalgic Movies delivered right to your house)

* Starbucks gift card (To keep your engine revvin’)

*Gourmet chocolate (A favorite in the 1940’s and now)

* British specialty teas in carved wooden box (Timeless tradition)

* Miniature model of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber & C-47 cargo plane
(Everyone needs a few toy planes)

*Big Band music CD (Break out your dancing shoes)

* WWII authentic poster playing cards (Cards – a perfect game for two)

* Keep Calm and Carry On (Uplifting sayings WWII, a boost for troubled times)

To enter simple click on the icons below (contest runs 9/27 - 10/17!)

Monday, September 27, 2010

will you stop the madness? didn't think so

i just wish my life and my family weren't so crazy.

my grandma hasn't called my mom in 2 weeks i dunno if it will be longer i assume so but its crappy. also the other night my aunt called wanting these post cards cause she collects them. she collects everything. she wanted to make sure they weren't gonna get lost. but the tone she has when she says things. ugh. i dunno. but i am not quite sure how they would get lost when everything is sitting in the boxes we have them in. but what can you do. she wanted to come over on sunday to get them. but i didn't want her in the house honestly and my mom would have been alone and that wouldn't work she didn't want to be alone and she isn't feeling good. so i took one for the team and went to grandmas to drop that stuff off. she was supposed to bring something for my cousin and well that didn't happen and it took forever and my life. for her to get there and it was the most awkward thing to be at grandmas she seemed cranky and i dunno i just didn't like being there.

i want all of this to be done. i don't want to be in a funk. i find myself just crying at random times and i'm so sick of it. i also keep fighting with the boy. but both of us are doing that its the stress of the times right now.

yesterday i went to see our former campus pastors church plant. and my favorite guy alan he used to be our CM director. was there he is doing CM there. and it made me sad happy to see him but sad cause i miss him. its such a bummer i'm not so happy with how church is right now. i just don't really want to be there at all.

its just a hard season i guess. and i'm tired of it.

i want to be able to crochet and to read all the books on my book review pile. and in my book case i dunno im just in a funk and now i'm so hungry. i'm so tired of being full of anxiety and needing melatonin to sleep. i'm just tired.

i wish it was better.

CSN Stores!

Have you heard of CSN stores? i hadn't until recently and boy its a crazy huge site it carries items like  dining room chairs,  to purses, and all sorts of other things if you can think of it. its probably on that site. its so huge. i think it'd take months to look through everything on ther. there are over 200 stores on the site alone. we'll see how long it takes to pick an item to review. i am pretty excited about it. and if you want to check it out in the meantime go to CSN Stores now!

Monday, September 20, 2010

family? or lack thereof..

i guess i've been in a somber mood. i miss my auntie i wish she was here so we didn't have to deal with this family drama. my family has become literally insane.

death makes people crazy, and in my grandma and aunts case it makes them hoard everything then get mad a bout what little some other people take. cause they want it all for themselves. its really sad. and its really made me think about how they are acting and how much i hate it. i don't want to fight about "stuff" i don't really care about jewelry and i don't care about the stuff. i care about the person. but shes gone now and she would HATE how they were acting in fact i think she would slap them. which somewhat amuses me. it has also made me really think about the fact that i don't know what its like to truly have a grandma. i don't know what its like to be excited to go to her house to do fun things with her, her buy me stuff and generally do fun grandma stuff. i've heard other peoples stories and sometimes it baffles me and it makes me sad at the same time. really sad. sometimes the family concept is so foreign to me also cause its like i don't know what it is to be happy about them. how fun it is to hang out with them. its just not something that i grew up with..

it makes me feel like i want to piece together certain parts of my family and then someone elses family and make a whole knew one. i really do wish i had a grandma. cause the one i have i don't consider one. cause she isn't what a grandma is. one who is currently not talking to us at all. cause she flew off the handle for nothing. said some things that certainly didn't need to be said. and now won't talk to us.

i don't want to go to family functions cause that would just be killer. they aren't enjoyable. and i end up feeling more depressed than when i came. it just all makes me so sad. I'm not exactly sure how i should feel or what i should do but it is what it is and i  don't know if i could change it. honestly i think my grandma has something going on in her head cause she just keeps getting crazier and crazier. all i know is she showed a really evil side to her that no one wanted to see. and i think only 1/3 of the family wants to be around her anymore, which is the part that is just like her also. its just a maddening thing to go through. its also like my immediate family is the only part of the whole family that doesn't ask her for anything we don't ask her to help us we don't ask for money and somehow we are the bad guys. we also don't take a lot of auntie beths stuff.

but again we're the horrible people. its just not fair. what did i ever do to you grandma? i have always been nice i always just keep my mouth shut i don't fight with you i just try to keep the peace but its not good enough. its never good enough. do i have to have a conflict with you to be accepted? do i have to always have to ask for money to be accepted? i just don't know what you want from me? I've never been the favorite grandchild I've never asked for much but what little i did ask for was shot down so fast i couldn't even get anything out. never was a spoiled grandchild. i never really got anything. it was always the youngest grandchild. who is almost 21 and hasn't had a job, does drugs, drinks and his parents buy him cigarettes.

do i have to be a screw up?

i finally got to show her my car couple weeks ago. she didn't even look at it and just said "oh" thanks for supporting me grandma really means a lot. i worked hard to get that car and I'm working hard with two part time nanny jobs to pay for it. but does that matter? no.

i just don't know what to do so I'm not gonna do anything i can't fix it and i can't please her. and honestly I'd rather not be around her at all. that may sound bad but 25 years of this and I've reached my breaking point.

this family is so incredibly frustrating i can't even fathom what happened. i will take my grandpa and my 4th cousins, and my other cousins and that's it. i just hate that it came to this but it is what it is i guess. what can you do?

blah is all i can say really. and i'm glad that i love my immediate family and some of my cousins otherwise this would be a whole lot crazier. and the boy is amazing so i'm glad i have him through all of it. but still its just hard.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

seafair pics and babies!

well i never shared seafair pictures there are some that are amazing that i'd like to share! plus my cousins baby Josiah he is so adorable so i have to show him off!

those are the blue angels and fat albert. and the pictures in the lion are hilarious. i like my moms the best! hahhaha gotta love it.

now here are pictures of callie she is the one i watch she is adorable. such a parrot too hahaha:

i love her

now we have josiah:

hope you enjoyed this cause i do! pictures are great such a great invention.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

bumbershoot 2010!

Wow so bumbershoot i haven't got in years. and i went with the boy. weezer was the headliner at bumbershoot main stage and boy they did not disappoint me at all. they were amazing! i had never seen them live. i had also never seen horse feathers and oh my gosh i was in love! haha i love them they are pretty mellow and stuff but still it was great.  we walked a lot and that was tiring. we also took videos of a lady dancing and here that is. hahaha oh man. anyways we walked around and we went to the store to buy fruit. the food at bumbershoot is so expensive but there was a grocery store across the street. so we went there and as we got across the street this guy stopped in front of us and said 'fuck you americans" and i was like uhhh. and the boy was all "well i'm sorry for being an american" hah the guy looked confused and sorta walked off. interesting times in downtown seattle thats for sure.

we went to an art exibit thing and you could draw and there were other things there.

the thing that looks like sticks is this sculpture of stir sticks. and there is the cassette tape  art. the one of the guy is what the boy drew. so amazing!

here are some other random pictures from bumbershoot:

that seesaw was a thing where you ride it for five minutes and it generates enough electricity to make a snocone! so the boy and i did it. it was much harder than it looked!

i can't really think of what else happened that day. i had been looking for a slouchy hat when i was there cause i was afraid of my head getting burnt it wasn't so hot but still. i never found one until we went to the main stage area! we should have gone there earlier! it was a gold mine over there! the lead singer of weezer was crazy he was climbing up on porta potties and the stage and everything! it was super crazy but i loved it. i just wished my friend colin had been able to come that was so sad.

it was so worth it to go. it was amazing!

here is a video of weezer that someone else uploaded:

Friday, September 3, 2010

Book Review - Sixteen Brides By Stephanie Grace Whitson

Sixteen Brides

When i got this i was sorta worried cause how would a book follow sixteen brides? it baffled me so i just kept it on the pile of books for a bit. but i picked it up and it was really good. honestly it was hard for me to follow a lot of the time but towards the end it was really good. it did make me sad cause i wihed there was more to it. but such is life. i guess i have to read more from stephanie whitson to see what is up. but this was a good old timey story it was again hard to follow but it was pretty good nonetheless.

here is the description:

"Sixteen Civil War widows living in St. Louis respond to a series of meetings conducted by a land speculator who lures them west by promising "prime homesteads" in a "booming community." Unbeknownst to them, the speculator's true motive is to find an excuse to bring women to the fledging community of Plum Grove, Nebraska, in hopes they will accept marriage proposals shortly after their arrival! Sparks fly when these unsuspecting widows meet the men who are waiting for them. These women are going to need all the courage and faith they can muster to survive these unwanted circumstances--especially when they begin to discover that none of them is exactly who she appears to be."

 Thank you to Bethany House for providing me with this book free of charge in exchange for a review. you can check out Sixteen Brides on amazon!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

yippy skippy!

so wednesday came and i was talking with teh boy and mom comes in shes on the phone and wanted to know if i wanted to go get my car the next day! and i said uhhh yeah! it was amazing. and thank goodness it costed less than i had in my head!.

i had tried to watch callie that day but it didn't work so i got paid 25 bucks for only being there 40 minutes so i fixed the boys jeans. i was so stoked i did it all right on the first try! i was really proud of myself it was a super amazing accomplishment. then i got news of my car. so that was good.

then on thursday it was here when i got home it was weird. haha. friday my parents and brother left to wenatchee for my great aunts funeral. i picked up the boy at work. and i don't know what we did i think we played lego batman. we did something just can't really remember what. haha that was so far away now i guess.

saturday i went to watch the dogs at grannys house. first off my dog was nuts. so that wasn't working so well. then when i got to grandmas the puppy was nuts and the other dog downstairs was barking so lilly just didn't want any part of it at all she kept whining and barking. so i left boy at grannys then i took lilly home. afterwards it was all good and fine. i tried to get out of there asap when everyone got there. just cause i didn't want to listen to drama. then boy and i played lego batman haha.

uh sunday i got jam from my friend tracy i was stoked and then the boy and i sorta had a spat but its not important. we talked to his roommate a bit. we went grocery shopping i had to fix his washing machine. then i went home early to read my book and he had homework

 uhhh monday i  dont' remember what happened but yesterday i got the phone call from a lady so i am officially watching her little girl i'm so excited. wait i got that call on monday and she called yesterday to have me watch her today. so that was good. it went really well! i'm excited about it.

i am just stressing about some stuff and i need to not be stressing about it. and i miss the boy but on sunday we're going to bumbershoot! we're gonna see weezer and horse feathers! i am so excited. and i get my hair cut tomorrow which is also exciting cause i'm WAY overdue its driving me so crazy. that is all i have for now. well hold on there

i have to say i love reading and getting books for free is great especially when i can just review thing oh man i may be obsessed with such programs cause its SO great! i love it.