Wednesday, July 23, 2014

needed on a wednesday

O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.

Psalm 62:8

Monday, July 21, 2014

a Summer weekend

Mingle 240Weekend Recap

Friday, I took the day off of work for a dr's appointment and brunch/mani/pedi with Bestie P. I did some reading and watching of the Tour de France,too. A glorious day!

Bestie E's wedding! What a sweet,beautiful ceremony and bride and groom! A great celebration of their new life together and so much fun was had!!

church,watched the Tour, read more of The Dead Will Tell ,took a nap! 

How was your weekend?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

can never hear these guys enough

(courtesy of youtube)

so excited for their new cd,too!! LOVE everything about them!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

it is going to be grand!

this weekend will be awesome!

today is my friday, tomorrow I have a Dr's appointment and brunch/pedicure with Bestie P

Saturday, Bestie E is (finally!!) marrying her guy,hooray! I am so excited to celebrate with them and their families!!

Sunday will be for the 3Rs: relaxing,reading,resting :)

The weather is supposed to be back to hot and summery too....although I love the 60/70s we have been having this week.

Also,Prince George is on the cover of people! I am a sucker for that Royal family!

I am about halfway done with Karen White's A long Time Gone

My North Carolina adventure is just TWO weeks away!!

Happy Friday Eve!!

Monday, July 14, 2014


this weekend consisted of:

bestie P time over coffee
von maur shopping
pizza eating
red wine
reading (goodnight,june and a long time gone)
watching the Tour
brunch with the parents and sis R
soaking up some sunshine
job searching/applying
weekend cleaning
sleeping in


Saturday, July 12, 2014

book club...on a Saturday

Cecelia Ahern's The Time of my Life

Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it.
Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she's been ignoring itand it needs to meet with her face to face.It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends and avoiding her family.But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory – unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.
(thanks to her website)

A super fast read,it is unique and goofy and can be fitting for young readers. The main character,Lucy is sometimes obnoxious and it takes her awhile to learn from her past mistakes,but she mostly means well. I forget that Cecelia writes in a whimsical,magical style/fashion and it works but it also is strange. I give this a C.

Julie Garwood's Hotshot

Peyton Lockhart has just lost her job as a food critic.Out of work and in a bad place personally, she is feeling awfully low. But then she's handed an unexpected opportunity.
She, along with her sisters, is given Bishop's Cove, a small luxurious oceanfront resort. They must use the resort for one year and show a profit--only then will they own it.
There are countless hindrances to them succeeding. On top of it all she is facing threats from her former employer.  When the threats become dangerous, Peyton calls on her childhood friend, Finn MacBain, now with the FBI, and asks for help.  He's come to her rescue before; maybe he can do it again.Finn excels at everything he tries, but when his relationship with Peyton turns into something he hadn't expected, he realizes he's facing the challenge of his life.

A quick book with another FBI agent who falls in love with a sassy/independent woman. The mystery is always fun to follow and the romance is heart-warming. JG very rarely disappoints when I need a little pick me up story. I give this a B.

What have you been reading?