Life Is Good

Life Is Good

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer Memories

Ahhhh, the last day of summer: August 31. School started on the 25th for Daysa, we've attended two high school football games already, Taylor and Laney and kids left on the 21, August 28 I taught my first 7H class of the semester, Phil and I celebrated another anniversary, attended a H.S. reunion, and it's dark by 8:30 now.

Anyway, here are a few pics worth sharing.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Deadly Animals (Come to Australia)

So we're seriously considering visiting Australia next March. This makes me a wee bit nervous.
Should we stay or should we go? Thanks Dave--does this mean you want us to join you down under or you're trying to scare us away?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Read it and loved it.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. There were times in the book I was slightly bored but I loved the ending--it wasn't all neatly tied up and sweet and syrupy which is one of the things I love about the series. I love that Katniss is a real girl with real conflicting emotions. She's not flat and she's not a super hero.

It is a tear jerker in some places.

So all in all, the book lived up to expectation.

Daysa, my 16 year old started it yesterday and she'll probably be done today--she says she loves it.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Charlotte Figg

This is a delightful and sweet book and totally a chick book. I felt like I personally got to know Charlotte and her neighbors. I enjoyed watching Charlote "grow up" spiritually and emotionally.
 If you're looking for a nice story with nice people and a nice ending with a good message, this is the book.

Monday, August 09, 2010

ARC #4

  RoomRoom by Emma Donoghue

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I put off reading this book Room: A Novel since I knew what the premise of it is but finally I needed a book to read and so I dove in and now I'm glad I waited so I could thoroughly savor it.

I wavered back and forth on whether or not to give this 4 or 5 stars and then I realized that this book definitely passes my acid test. I didn't read this all at one sitting--it took me a week to get through this book but it's because it was uncomfortable and awkward and painful and poignant and beautifully written.

I found myself thinking about Jack and Ma at random times throughout the week. I thought about what I would do, what Ma should do, what's going to happen when Jack grows up.

I highly recommend this book. It would be a fabulous book club book because of the discussions it would invoke. And I predict that this book will be made into a movie.

Read it and if you disagree, I'd love to talk about it just because that's the kind of book this is. It will create discussions.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Jessica's "Daily Affirmation"

We should all start our day this way--go Jessica! I'd like to see where Jessica is in 20 years. Probably happy and healthy.

My daily affirmation: I like my life.

My Family

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