Tuesday, May 31, 2011

shoot my eye out?

Aye yi yi.

Yesterday wasn't a good day at all. The boy came over and we were doing yard work. Well he was weed whacking and I wasn't super close to him but something I think a rock or something flew up and hit me in the eye it hurt so bad that I screamed/cussed. And tears instantly flowed it wasn't very cool. And the boy was REALLY freaked out and felt so bad. But before that I had gotten hit in the head with a stick also from the weed whacker. 

Then I was using this weed puller thing. Well when you have it locked on the weed you push down the black top and well I had to do that really hard to get it out. And then SMACK right on my knuckle. Not once but twice on the same knuckle. It is now bruised.

Then the boy had weed wacked by the garden but the pieces got all in the garden so then my dad had a cow, also about me planting things without putting weed fabric in. I just can't win. But hes in a general bad mood lately cause of things.

Then after we were all done, we didn't even plant all the garden. And my knee hurt so bad nothing helped it. All night it was screaming in pain. Not so fun.

And now I have so many things to do but I can't do any of them cause i'm so tired. I started my period ugh lame. So I might as well go try to do some other stuff on my list. We'll see how far I get.

Friday, May 27, 2011

ugh i'm behind on everything

i have so many blog postings and comments i haven't made. in my reader it says 1000+ blogs entries i need to read/comment on. well obviously i won't comment on every single one. but still.

i need to write two reviews, i need to post reviews. all of which i haven't done. along with the laundry i need to put away. and the reading i need to do.

guess i'm a bit overwhelmed. and when i'm like that i tend to do nothing at all. haha. makes no sense whatsoever.

but i get to start planting the garden this weekend! that is super exciting.

but for now i need to eat and get to all of these things i haven't done yet. oi.

this new normal of life right now

is really not my favorite.

i'm tired of not having any time with the boy. 2 hours in the last 3 days. its kinda killing me. especially when hes almost falling asleep or i could have more time but homework is there. ugh.

and honestly i'm really sick of the us postal service. this month alone they have lost 9 of my books. and i had to have them resent out. and that honestly makes me feel like crap i don't want to have to ask people to send out more copies. its senseless when it should have been there in the first place.

blah thats all i have to say right now.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book Review - Undaunted Faith by Andrea Boeshaar

Undaunted Faith is the fourth book in the Seasons of Redemption series by Andrea Boeshaar. This has been such a great series to read, not to mention a great introduction to an author.

Here we follow up with the McCabe brothers, Luke and Jake. And then there is Bethany Stafford, now a schoolteacher in the new town they've traveled to. She doesn't like it much but it was better than the option she had before. But there's trouble brewing in town, and they're trying to work with some others to figure out the source. And in the midst of this swirling madness Luke proposes to Bethany. It's so sudden and she's afraid that he just wants to save her reputation.

Another development in the town is that there's a female doctor, which makes quite a few people less than happy. She's wrapped up in her work and doesn't want to have anything to do with men right now. But she does find a friend in Jake McCabe, though she isn't entirely sure what to think about him.

The town is in disarray with a brothel and other men trying to take control. The threat is extremely high. What will happen? And will people get hurt? Or worse yet, wind up dead? You'll just have to read to find out!

These books are so amazing with such rich stories. And the covers advertise the books really well and are pretty beautiful. Some of the characters in this particular novel are real snakes, like the sheriff who just got under my skin. But overall it was a very pleasant read, and I just wish there were more to it! It's definitely something you should pick up, especially if you like historical romance. Please check this series out at your local bookstore or online.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book Review - Leaving by Karen Kingsbury

The much anticipated Bailey Flanigan series starts off with the novel called “Leaving,” which begins where “Take Four” left off. Bailey still hasn't had any contact with Cody Coleman, which is tearing her up. But she also has a friend in her former co-star Brandon. And when she is still a little down in the dumps she receives some amazing news: she's getting an audition for a Broadway show! She is beyond excited and nervous because she had been working hard since the last audition she had.

And then what happened to Cody? He left his hometown on a whim to be closer to his mom who is behind bars. And then he took a assistant coaching job in a small town outside of Indianapolis. There are feelings left ignored though. Will he ever call Bailey to explain? Will Bailey move? Will she see Cody? And what about the rest of the Flanigan family? The transitions these characters go through are pretty earth-shattering.

These books are so exciting. The worst part is waiting for the next one to come out. This was an extremely emotionally packed book. It was seriously the only one in any of the Baxter or Flanigan series' that has ever made this examiner cry. Bailey's character is so real that she almost feels like a good friend. Karen has such a way with words that it makes you feel like you are right there in the middle of the story. All of her books could totally film-worthy. It's hard to know what else to say without giving away all the great stuff in this book. It's just an amazing story. They get better each novel. Please check out all of Karen’s books, especially this newest novel.

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Thank you to Zondervan for providing this book for review.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Book Review - A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan

A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan starts out in the late 1800's, with an old feud between the Caldwell and Wainwright families. The conflict started long before the children of these two patriarchs were ever born and never seems to end.

Unfortunately the kids got caught up in the thick of it. Sarah has some serious problems with getting involved at all but gets pressured into it. Her father and brothers have her distract what they thought was a ranch hand so they could go break in and rob the Wainwrights. But there was only one hitch. That ranch hand was actually a Wainwright boy. After that debacle she does her best to lay low, but running an errand in town gets her caught. The rest you won't believe. Does the feud live on? Or what will happen after Sarah gets captured by a Wainwright? Will something else bloom in the meantime? Only you will see when you read this novel!
Now I was pretty on the fence about this book. When I received it I was pretty positive I would only last a few chapters. Not knowing anything about Kathleen Morgan's novels or writing style in general didn't help. But I was really pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the book. Her story keeps your interest and catches you off guard with so many twists and turns in this novel. One thing I didn't like though was the chapters were far too long for my tastes. And since this is a series there is the whole waiting game with the next book coming out. All in all it was a great read for sure. I definitely recommend it.

Available May 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

oh the social awkwardness of it all!

  For some reason I was just thinking about friends and church. You know how everyone has their group? I was thinking, wow I don't have that group. Its so weird.

But at the same time its not that weird at all. Looking back throughout my life I haven't ever been in a group really. I maybe had a few friends at a time that I hung out with. When I was little I had like one at a time. Kinda depressing really but I probably wouldn't change it.

And now its like somehow we hung out with all these people and then it stopped so abruptly. I don't really know what happened but I’m not really depressed about it. I was talking to someone the other day, I didn’t' go to this thing I was invited to. And then that person said “we missed you” and I thought... well you probably didn't even notice I was there. Honestly when I go places I’m pretty much the quietest person there. I'm socially awkward. Its just a fact, I’m not sad about it its just how it is.

And I’m not that lonely. (well I am when the boy isn't around). I have the best friend I could ever ask for in my life. The man I will marry. So things aren't that bad.

Then I have my hobbies, reading, photography, crocheting. I've always been into reading. I loved to do it from the very start when I learned. I was reading chapter books in 2nd grade which was supposedly advanced for that age. I am super grateful for books. And I am beyond happy I get to review them and get them for free! Especially since I don't have a lot of money to buy books.

I don't feel bad about who I am, I like to have my nose in a book, I’m not the most social person in the world. It was just odd to think about it for a minute. I am just a lover of books I guess, its always been in me. And I wouldn't have that any other way.