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True Story Tuesday

This is one of the more important things I’ve learned throughout my life.
I don’t want to do something: I just don’t fucking do it.

I don’t fall for peer pressure. I don’t succumb to the whims of others. I just say “No thank you.” (It’s still important to be polite.) I don’t need to justify why I don’t want to do something, I just say no. It’s fucking brilliant. And somehow I feel less guilty then when I would make up an excuse.

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Comedy, Fiction, romance novels

I Still Shouldn’t Drink While I Read.

Or forget to post things for basically an entire year thus making it impossible for me to review books I read two summers ago.

But here we are.

What to say of these three books? Full Tilt, Full Speed, and Full Blast by Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes.
These stories follow the people of Beaumont, North Carolina. There are twists and turns and fun and sexy men.

What’s not to like?

I always enjoy Janet’s books, but ultimately because they are so airy and easy, I forget them. I just remember this feeling of joy and laughter after they are done.

I definitely recommend them, they are always cute and have great characters in them.

I just forget them once they are done. Fantastic summer beachy books.

Constant vigilance!

 

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Hello…It’s Me.

Hello! It’s been awhile since I intentionally wrote to y’all.

I’m so excited for the things to come that I thought I would share with you things that are going on with me lately!

Up first: I’m moving out of my parents house and into a friends farmhouse! Which is exciting in that I’m living with the two friendliest people I’ve ever met, AND that I’ll be moving closer to my best friend and her family in order to be THEIR nanny!

I’m so excited for this new adventure but the things I’m leaving behind are going to hurt a lot.

IE: My cousins. Now I know I need to move on with my life, my littlest weasel is in school, it’s been a huge adjust not just for him but for me, but I hate the idea of not seeing them everyday. I miss him a lot but it’s really sweet seeing him flourish with new things that I couldn’t teach him. (The alphabet was hell on wheels! Haha He would go “A-B-C-B-F-U-B” And I think he really meant that “F-U” in the middle.)

Lately I’ve been hustling back and forth between two towns in order to work at a medical beauty clinic (love it there, sad to end that job in a few months.) and taking my cousins to school, AND working on my business of cross stitching.

Which brings me to the next super exciting thing!

One of my cross stitches is going to be in a magazine in February! I’m so grateful that people love my work, even though this particular one isn’t MY pattern, I love that people appreciate solid work and tapped me to be in the magazine. (It’s a weed magazine, but still haha. The irony is not lost on me. [I don’t smoke, eat, or ingest weed].)

And hell, if anyone knows whose actual pattern it is I would appreciate the intel so that I can send them love/and others their way! (It’s the “My Life is Dope and I Do Dope Shit” one.)

Anyway, that’s the most I’ve written in a long time. So I’ll leave it at that, but I’m just moving on and up and it all feels really good.

But fuck I’m going to miss my family, my dogs, and my organized bedroom.

This new place doesn’t have closets… I’m fucked. Haha 425548beb8e1c9ed54c69baa1c489b16

Kids Books

Grandpa’s Great Escape–David Walliams

Given the title of this book I thought it would be far more fun than it was. It was actually kind of terrifying for kids I think. Or at least for the 4 year old I read it to.

I had to keep editing a little because it deals with Alzheimers and really rough treatment of such patients. (Only because the operators of the facility were evil.)

I would like to see a book for kids where caretakers or nurses in this situation weren’t portrayed as evil. That would be nice.

Overall, this was a good book to learn about what is happening to your grandparent/loved one and helped explain Alzheimers in a nice and thoughtful way for the most part. That aspect wasn’t too scary. So if that runs in your family or you are having a hard time explaining to your kids, this might help.

Or make it worse. Depends on the kid, I suspect.

I didn’t like it that much. But, hello, not my age group.

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Classic, Kids Books

The Jungle Book–Rudyard Kipling

We all know what The Jungle Book is about yes? Okay.

I really liked it, but I don’t know that I should’ve been reading it to my little cousin. There’s a lot of carnage in here. Like a lot.

It even had a drawing in there of a dead/dying animal.

It was not okay.

However, it was a good book, maybe more for kids 10 and up though. But only because of that drawing.

As always with jungle themed books, it made me want to run away and live there Swiss Family Robinson style.

If only a wolf would adopt me.

Definitely a decent classic to read for sure.

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Constant vigilance!