Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall Into Cleaning - Part 2

Well sort of. It's afternoon and I have every intention of organized today! Just not quite yet. Yesterday we had the Sip & See for Ms. Nia and it was a wonderful event. We ate and enjoyed ourselves. Myself included (without any guilt). How could I possibly deprive myself of such goodies as:
Breakfast Bars
Monkey Bread
Chili Bar (chili, rice, cornbread, crackers)
Spicy Cheeseburger Dip
Pepperoni Rolls with sauce
Lemon Bars
All such deliciousness shared with family and friends, welcoming my baby girl into the world.

I spent the morning cleaning up what I didn't get to last night and now I'm relaxing with a cup of java. I'm allowing the thoughts that are running through my head (goals, plans and schedules) to process before I get to work. I have two more weeks of maternity leave left and I want to use them wisely. I still plan on ending this year on an awesome note!! A focused mind, renewed spirit and 20lbs lighter.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall into Cleaning

My goal today is decluttering. Going through the massive piles of papers and magazines that seem to have taken over the corners in our home. Old workout magazines that I've read and held on too and old cookbook magazines that hold recipes I swear I'm going to use. ***Sigh*** They all must go. This in addition to the cleaning spree that will commence over the next two days in time for the meet and greet (aka Sip & See) for the Little Miss.
So no more stalling on the computer checking email, facebook, reading blogs and writing blogs. I'm such a creator of procrastination, but I know I can do it. I have no choice. I've pulled the piles out of their corners and put them in plain sight. Lol.. Can't have that at the Sip & See now can we?? Pray for me!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

And then there were 3

I remember people telling me that you're not a true parent until you have more than one kid. Lol... Boy oh boy, how I truly relate to that now. I thought I had it down. I was juggling the household, working full-time and being a Mom to two rambunctious boys with no problem. Add in a few days a week, step-Mom to my beautiful step-daughters. Then the Lord thought my husband and I needed a new spin on things. Enter our newest addition, Little Ms. Nia Rose. :) 
I'm declaring this a weekend of rest in a vain attempt to regain some of my lost sanity. Lol... I've been searching the Internet for organizational tips to now better manage my home and just life in general. And here I thought I had it all together. (nope)!! Does anyone? If you do, please tell me how you do it??!! Keep in mind, I work outside the home and kids are 5 weeks, 23 months and 7yo. When we do have the girls (my steppies) they're 10 and 14. Whew!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Addition

Someone new has come into my life and disrupted my reading a bit! :) But I think she's well worth it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Words by Ginny Yttrup

WordsWords by Ginny Yttrup

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Words by Ginny Yttrup... Wow... For lack of better "words". I was really pleasantly surprised with this book. At first I thought it would be this deep heavy read, but it was nothing like that at all. Yes it did talk about abuse which is a serious topic, but the entire story captured me. I felt the character's pain, joy, anger and sorrow. I also know that some may steer away from this novel because it does talk about the redemptive work of Christ. I'll say this much, it's not in your face like some books. This is subtle yet gripping. I would definitely not only recommend this book to a friend, but re-read it again. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline

Save MeSave Me by Lisa Scottoline

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Save Me by Lisa Scottoline had me with the cover. Do you save your own child or the child who is bullying your child? What a dilemma for a parent to be in. This story pulled me in within the first 10 pages. It was one of those books where the action started right away - I love those books. It kept my attention throughout. When I thought the action would die down, there was another twist to the story. It definitely kept me guessing. Maybe not a re-read for me (I already know what happens), but I'd definitely recommend it to a friend.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with MorrieTuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Tuesdays with Morrie was a good book. Maybe had I read it in a different time, I probably would have gotten more out of it. Although interesting, I did have to read other books in between for to be uplifted. I found all the pondering about death to be a bit depressing.

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Friendship Bread by Darien Gee

Friendship BreadFriendship Bread by Darien Gee

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed Friendship Bread by Darien Gee. Once I started reading I was transported to this small town of Avalon and I didn't want to leave. I love how the characters were developed. I enjoyed the friendship bonds between the women and the twist in each relationship. I truly felt as if I were one in the community. For an enjoyable read reflecting on relationships, friendship and family, I would definitely recommend this book.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

The Kitchen DaughterThe Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry was actually a quick and interesting read. I liked the use of recipes throughout the book and the storyline kept me interested enough. I rated 3 stars because it's not a book that I'd pick up to read again. I did however pass it on to a friend.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Liking This

Slowly easing my way back into the blogging world. And I'm really liking the updates to blogger. Go Google!! Maybe this will motivate me to get on here and write more often. Of course this between working full time, being pregnant (again) and taking care of two kids. Hmmm... It can be done. This I know is true.