Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Girl in The Box by Robert J. Crane (Books 1-3)

The Girl in the Box Series (The Girl in the Box, #1-3)The Girl in the Box Series by Robert J. Crane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW I loved reading the first 3 of this series. First introduction to Robert Crane and a great introduction. Had this on my kindle and started reading last weekend before my trip to Orlando and finished yesterday (Halloween) on my way back. I love Sierra's story and how she is going through life learning how and who she is. I hate the beginning circumstances of her life but she has learned to be strong in the decisions she makes.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Go Set A Watchman-Know Who You Are

So I finished listening to it today. If the rumor is true about Harper Lee writing this first and the publisher saying no. I can see why. If the rumor isn't true.....well we'll just go with it. Jean Louise is all grown up in this book and we learn a few life lessons about Scout, Hank, and Jim as they were growing up in little bursts along the story. I don't want to say too much about the book because I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I do want to leave the statement from Uncle Jack when he is talking to Jean Louise to "Know who you are". I think this is the most profound statement Harper Lee could have ever made to a generation she was writing to and about in the lower south. And I have to say lower south b/c if you weren't raised in it you really don't understand how much this phrase hits home. This statement meant so much to me in where I am in life.

If you know me well you know I'm a Christian and if you don't know me well--the cat is out of the bag. I know who I am and what I believe in a time when so many people and actions make you think you may know yourself and sometimes you aren't too sure. Knowing who you are, are you willing to stand up for what you believe and are you willing to stand up for other people who may not have the voice in the situation you are in. Don't put people on a pedestal b/c they will fall off.

That's all I am going to say. And again I listened to it via audible and really enjoyed Reese Witherspoon's narration.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Spartan Bakery

So yesterday was Stephanie's birthday and she took the day off. So today she got her cake from Spartan Bakery that we got for her. She loves the colors purple and pink so here is what her cake looked like.

Today was day 2 of customer appreciation week that had snacks and sweets to which I got none of b/c I knew I was getting some really good cake. I also started the morning off with a nutritious breakfast of a bacon, egg, and cheese burrito from Cribbs Kitchen.

# of pieces of candy corn in a quart jar=160. I was off. Not way off but better than the smart ass who guessed 1738 pieces. Drawings today for stuff, not sure who won. Tomorrow is ice cream day.

Still listening to Go Set A Watchman and still enjoying the listen to. I love how Reese has interpreted how Scout should sound all grown up. Back story is great but ready to get to the meat of the book.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Customer Service Appreciation Week, Wii-Bowling, and getting a Flu shot

So my job is having customer service appreciation this week with food, sweets, and games. We started the day off well with bagels and donuts. I was bad and had a bagel this morning and a donut this afternoon (with chocolate icing and sprinkles). We are to have a wii-bowling tourney this week also-had to get my practice on. I did ok but I'll probably choke when it's time for me to play. Oh well that's life. I believe it's sweets tomorrow. Yummy. Ice cream on Wed, lunch on Thursday and jeans on Friday. Yippee!! Supposed to have awesome prizes raffled off as well. Today's guess the # of candy corn and candy pumpkins in a quart jar. Can't wait for the results of that. I guessed 105 pieces. Last year I guessed money in a jar and got that.
So about 2 weeks ago I got a really nasty stomach bug. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy of what I went through. I went through 4 pairs of underwear in one day. Thank God I do not wear thongs-that string wouldn't have held anything in. It was the worst, my stomach muscles would cramp and just when I would about to fall asleep, off to the toilet I would go. Next time I'm just going to stay awake and binge watch something on netflix. To which in deciding after that spectacle, I am breaking down and getting a flu shot. I know a flu shot doesn't protect against a stomach bug, but people at work have already been out because of it. It's different working conditions than before and I am no spring chicken either. I just can't handle throwing up with that hot mess I had before. I don't want to hurt either.
Finally getting down to some book business. So I started Go Set A Watchman today via audible with Reese Witherspoon narrating it. I love her sweet southern accent and she is a true Southern Lady. She bring Scouts' voice so well to life. I am only on Chapter 3, but I am loving it and especially after listening to Marja Mills The Mocking Bird Next Door earlier this year despite all the controversy. I look forward to thoughts and comments.