Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thankfulness, WoW: Bone Crossed, and Life

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

As always on Thanksgiving we tell others the things we are thankful for. I’d love to hear what you’re thankful for too!

1. I’m thankful for the Lord’s mercy and his protection. A little background to this thanks. Last Thursday on my way home from work I slide off the road into a ditch, over a side road, and then into another ditch where I hit a stop sign. In the second ditch I missed hitting a telephone pole by mere inches. If you could see where my car, no longer drivable and totaled, ended up you would see that the Lord just placed my car right where it was to keep me from hitting the pole and dying.

2. I’m thankful for my friends whose encouragement to me is more than they realize.

3. My job. Even though I don’t really like my job and it is not what I want to do the rest of my life, I’m thankful for it. I see that I am extremely blessed to have this job, especially during a time like this in our country.

4. My parent’s relationship. They’re marriage is such an awesome testimony to my siblings and I. I don’t ever want to take that for granted.

5. My family. Last, but certainly not the least. These wonderful people are the haven I go home to everyday and they are the people who know me best. I don’t think I could ever make it through a day without their wisdom, encouragement, love, jokes, and the occasional fight.

Thank you Lord for all you do for me and my family!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. Sorry I haven’t posted my review of The Hunger Games, I will soon! I’m currently reading a good historical fiction book called The Sinner’s Tale by Will Davenport.

Also I’m mimicking another blog, yet again, for “Waiting on” Wednesday (borrowed from The Magic of Ink Blog). The book I’m waiting on is Patricia Briggs latest installment from her Mercy Thompson series, Bone Crossed. (Yes guilty as charged, I really like werewolf books.) It comes out this coming February.

Book Synopsis courtesy of

In a world where "witches, vampires, werewolves, and shape-shifters live beside ordinary people" (Booklist), it takes a very unusual woman to call it home. By day, Mercy Thompson is a car mechanic in Eastern Washington. By night, she explores her preternatural side. As a shape-shifter with some unusual talents, Mercy's found herself maintaining a tenuous harmony between the human and the not-so- human on more than one occasion. This time she may get more than she bargained for.

Quote of the Day:

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Come My Way

I got today's blog from a blog I follow, The Magic of Ink posted by Ink Mage. It's fun and makes for a good laugh. Read, enjoy, and then post one of your own!

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5. Put any comments in brackets.
6. Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.

How would you describe yourself?
From Underneath – Hawk Nelson

How do you feel today?
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5

What is your life’s purpose?
Somebody’s Eyes – Karla Bonoff

What is your motto?
Stay – Emmy Rossum

What do you think about very often?
Dear Prudence (Across the Universe Soundtrack) – Across the Universe Cast
[I don’t know anybody named Prudence, but gosh I guess this is proof that I think of her often :)...kidding]

What is your life story?
I Can’t Let You Go – Matchbox Twenty
[Isn’t that the truth?]

What do you want to be when you grow up?
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

What will you dance to at your wedding?
High Times, Hard Times (The Newsies Soundtrack) – Newsies
[That makes for a good laugh, but no. This song may have been more appropriate for the next question]

What will they play at your funeral?
Rock What You Got – Superchick
[Too funny]

What is your hobby/interest?
Lip Gloss – Lil’Mama
[Oh my gosh like where is my like Lip Gloss?!]

If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
Someone Else Before – Hawk Nelson

What do you want most of all?
The Uruk-Hai (The Lord of Rings Two Towers Soundtrack) – London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Voices
[I knew my secret would come out sooner or later… I love the Uruk-Hai!]

What is your greatest fear?
Don’t Get Lost In The Crowd (Center Stage Soundtrack) – Ashley Ballard

What is your darkest secret?
You Led Me - BarlowGirl

What is your favorite thing in the world?
Shy Boy – Jordin Sparks

If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
Song For the Broken – BarlowGirl

What is your theme song?
Ready and Waiting To Fall – Mae
[Oh that’s depressing]

The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance:
Flashdance…What A Feeling (Flashdance soundtrack) – Irene Cara

What will you post this as?
Come My Way - Skillet

Let me tell you the only frustrating thing about this shuffle. This is the most diverse shuffle my iPod has every played. Usually I get songs from the same album playing all in a row. :) Tomorrow I'll post my review of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which I loved! (Picture taken on my cell phone on the way to work. Beautiful sunrise!)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Giving up reading what a joke!

I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy trying to finish up my reading goal for October. I didn’t make it. I got so burnt out only reading books that were fast reads and not really what I wanted to read that in the end I’m happy it is over. I never thought I would say I was happy to not be reading, I think someone needs to check my forehead for a fever…maybe. The week following October 31st I didn’t read any books. I had meant to fast from reading for a month or so, but that was a lost cause. I managed a week and it was torturous. I did pack magazines when I went to Ohio and I tried reading them, but the magazines I took I really only like to look at for funky fashion stuff in it. Otherwise reading it is like listening to a bunch of prattling teenage girls talking about the latest gossip…darn near disgusting. I could feel brain cells dying off from lack of nutrient valued reading. My finished books for the month of October are below, now it is time for normal paced reading.

1. The Last of the High Kings By Kate Thompson
2. Looking For Alaska By John Green
3. 84 Charing Cross Road By Helene Hanff
4. Mind’s Eye By Paul Fleischman
5. Wolf Story By William McCleery
6. The Facts of Life and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me By Lisa Whelchel
7. An Abundance of Katherines By John Green
8. Savvy By Ingrid Law
9. The Gift of Sarah Barker By Jane Yolen
10. Let the Hurricane Roar By Rose Wilder Lane
11. Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (The Nixie’s Song) B.1 By T Diterlizzi & Holly Black
12. Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles (A Giant Problem) B.2 By T Diterlizzi & Holly Black

Not the total I was hoping for, but I did try. I really liked 1, 3, 6, and 8. I could have done without John Green’s books. I read the summary for his newest book Paper Towns and thought it sounded interesting. I decided to read his other books first and yuck I didn’t like them. However, I will give him one more chance and then 3 strikes your out buddy!

I’m currently reading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I loved her other stuff and I am loving this book. I have about 3 chapters left that I hope to finish up tonight. Although, after finishing the book, I’ll probably be left with that hopeless feeling of oh no what to read next. That is just how good it is.

Tomorrow I have a fun blog to write! I got to get home though, cuz it’s quitting time for the day.
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