Wednesday, February 13, 2019

My Love of Books 2019



Books upon Books upon Books...... I use to be one of those who would start a book and then would never finish it and then start another book and never finish it. The only book I had ever read fully through, which is actually surprising because it's a quite long one is Gone with the Wind, which turns out happens to also be my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK and ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I've actually read a handful of times and every time I read it, it captures me, just as it had the very first time I read it, through every page, through every chapter....

So this year,  I decided to try audibles because life with three kids, therapies, appointments, homeschool classes, sports, etc, I'm in the car  A LOT!!!!! So, I decided to give it a go and try some Audible Books, and I love them and the kids love them, so I actually let them pick some books out too. Here are the ones we have read already and I'll keep adding as we go through the year. and if you'd like more info on the books, just let me know.

Please keep in mind some of these are kid books too, but they wanted me to borrow these to listen to the Audible, which they have a new love of listening to audibles in the car as well. Nicholas is super into history.

1. The Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
2. U.S. Constitution by iMinds (Nicholas picked this)
3. Whiskey In my Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
4. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
5. Enjoy Every Sandwich by Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.
6. Magic Tree House Collection Books  1-8 by Marie Pope Osborne (Kids Pick)
7. Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter (Brooklyn's pick)
8. We Love Each Other, But by Dr. Ellen Wachtel
9. Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle (currently reading)
10. Area 51 An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Anne Jacobsen (Nicholas' current Pick)



When life gives you lemons.



When life gives you lemons.... and lemons... and more lemons.... and even more.... I should really have opened a lemonade shop.... Sometimes there are things in life that happen.... Sometimes we feel as if we're drowning. Sometimes we feel as if things could not possibly get any worse and then whack something else happens, but hey that's life right... I just have to smile and endure. Endure every obstacle, endure every hardship, endure every small, mediocre or huge thing that may come my way... that may come our way.... My husband and I have built our family together and not everyday has been easy. We may look all sunshine and roses on the surface, but that's the surface, underneath that is the grit.... that true grit that has made us stronger and who we are as a couple. We are unstoppable..... Lemons have truly come our way.... With our children, sometimes with our marriage, with our house, but we smile, we endure, we pray and we look for the brighter days because we know that together as a family, that's all that matters. The kids are going to remember the memories we build for them so we are building freaking OUTSTANDING memories that they will remember forever.... Weekend Pajama days where we build a movie theater in the living room and just relax all day, pop popcorn and just relax....

So with every Lemon that may be thrown our way, we got this.... I really gotta teach the kids to make Lemonade.... LOL

Distance....




Sometimes I distance myself.... to something that feels real, to something that is unknown, to something that is me. I distance myself when I feel lost, I distance myself to escape, I distance myself when I'm crying out.... and when I distance myself I am not my true me.... When I distance myself it's because I need to work on bettering what's going on internally with me, so I seek out personal development... I have grown a true love of audibles.... I think 2019 is my year of Audible books...  I will do another posting about those and update it as the year progresses.... 

I completely shut off from my blog. For a few reasons honestly... A few very personal reasons and some out laziness I guess and focus on other things, but I don't want to get into all that with y'all and bore you with all the details, so let's just say I'm back and I'm ready to accomplish those goals I have. I have a lot of catching up to do to reach my goals, but I know I can do this.  

Just get ready y'all!!! I'm comin' for ya!!! Get ready for the Blog Catch Up!!!!