Friday, July 27, 2012

Aloha Friday

Kailani at An Island Life started Aloha Friday. Want to play along? I ask a question, you answer the question in the comments. You can also ask your own question on your blog and link up at Kailani's site. Here's my question:

Did you ever ride on a motorcycle?

My answer: Once, years ago, I was the passenger. It was exhilirating and frightening at the same time.

Friday Finds

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!






"The After Wife" by Gigi Levangie Grazer

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

It's a Sad World

I don't know about anyone else, but I think people have gone crazy.

This horrifying shooting in Colorado over the weekend has me scratching my head and afraid for my children.

Not that I wasn't terrified after Columbine or Virginia Tech or Tucson. I was. I became fearful of sending my children off the college. Now I'm fearful of going to a movie. I just don't understand what's happening in the world.

I know now is not the time to point fingers or cast blame, but when I hear a 6 year old girl was killed, I have to wonder why she was there in the first place. I have a 6 year old son who loves superheroes. Never, in a million years, would he be at a midnight showing of one of these movies. Ever. I doubt I'll let him go to a midnight movie when he's 12. But that's just me.

I don't even want to comment on the fact that there was a 3 or 4 month old infant there as well. Dare I even mention the words child endangerment - regardless of the fact that there was a shooting at the movie. Who takes an infant to a midnight movie?!?

Across the board, I'm sick about the situation. I'm disgusted that the shooter even had these weapons in the first place. I'm shocked that there are people who bring children and infants to midnight movies. I'm saddened for the families of those who lost loved ones. I'm worried for my children's future.

I'm disheartened about the world we live in.

Musing Mondays

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Musing Mondays. This week's musing asks . . . Do you read magazines? If so, which ones? If not, why not?

I breeze through Better Homes and Gardens each month. I love the decorating and organizational ideas. The only other time I read magazines is in a waiting room or at the hair dresser.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.

So tired of worry and stress.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Aloha Friday

Kailani at An Island Life started Aloha Friday. Want to play along? I ask a question, you answer the question in the comments. You can also ask your own question on your blog and link up at Kailani's site. Here's my question:
 
How do you relieve stress?
 
My answer: I try to distract myself by watching something on television or reading, but a glass of wine usually does the trick.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Aloha Friday

Kailani at An Island Life started Aloha Friday. Want to play along? I ask a question, you answer the question in the comments. You can also ask your own question on your blog and link up at Kailani's site. Here's my question:

Are you superstitious?

My answer: Yes and no. I don't believe that Friday the 13th is bad luck or a black cat means bad luck. I have, however, been known to "knock on wood" so I guess that counts as being superstitious.

Friday Finds

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!





"Tigers in Red Weather" by Liza Klaussmann
"Imperfect Bliss" by Susan Fales-Hill
"The Empty Glass" by J. I. Baker

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Blogging Blahs

Why is it so hard to blog in the summer? I find myself having a hard time putting any cogent thoughts together to write a post.

I suppose having hubs home last week and this week doesn't help. His presence kind of throws off the routine around here.

Add that to the fact that we were in the throws of a heatwave last week, and I had no desire to do much of anything. The heat and humidity tend to make me want to lay down in an air conditioned space and call it a day.

Hopefully this week I'll be back on my game. Hubs is still home but I'm kind of getting used to him being around (also known as ignoring him more frequently). The heatwave is over, for now. Maybe some interesting thoughts will bubble up to the surface for me to share.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

6WS

Call Me Cate at Show My Face hosts Six Word Saturday. Want to play along? All that's necessary to participate is to describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.

Praise the Lord for air conditioning!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Finds

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Friday Finds. What great books did you find online, in the library or at the bookstore? What did you add to your TBR list? Share with us your FRIDAY FINDS!





"On the Island" by Tracey Garvis Graves
"The Receptionist" by Janet Groth
"Shout Her Lovely Name" by Natalie Serber