Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Musings

The start of another week is upon us. Here is what is happening around here.

1) We had a bit of a scare with little man last week. Their field trip was to go to the movies and see Despicable Me 3. The camp checked with the theater last year and the popcorn was made with vegetable oil. Well they have since changed now use peanut oil. Thankfully they realized it before he swallowed his first bite but they still called an ambulance.

2) The manager comped us tickets so we went to the movie on Saturday. It was super cute. They also gave us free drinks and popcorn. Obviously little man skipped that :)

3) I have taught little man to be a little to honest. We had to go to Walgreens before the movie and I asked him if he wanted to get some candy for the movie. He told me that there is a sign that says no outside food or drink so he "didn't want to break a law."

4) Why is it that the person at work who does the least amount of works is always the one who complains the loudest about how much work there is?

5) This week marks the start of something very important - NFL training camp! Football season is almost upon us.

Here are the pictures for the week.


Funny license plate #1


My Uncle Bill wasn't there so I drank it myself


Funny license plate #2


He is hard to see but this little bug held on for a couple of miles


Waiting for the movie to start

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope that everyone has a great weekend.






Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Books Read: June 2017


Again it is the middle of the month before I write my books read post. Oh well life gets in the way sometimes. Darn having to work for a living. I am still on pace to meet my 52 books in 52 weeks goal for this year and I hope I can keep the pace up. In June I finished the following 6 books.

1) Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less andChoose Love by Rachel Macy Stafford – in full disclosure I did win this book in a contest on the John O’Leary Facebook page. However, I did enjoy this book. I like how it is broken down into small segments so it does not seem overwhelming. I also enjoy her non-preachy style and that she shows her own faults to us.

2) The Widow by Fiona Barton – an interesting look at how a marriage falls apart after the husband is accused of an unthinkable crime. The main character is quite annoying at times and you wonder if she is just in serious denial or if she does not care. It is also an interesting look at our society and how we love a good scandal story and how that effects those involved.

3) The Farm by Tom Rob Smith – I read this book very quickly and really enjoyed it. It makes you wonder how you would react to a situation that seems to be so impossible but completely possible at the same time. It is also very interesting to see how this book treats the idea of a woman who goes against what a powerful men claim to be the truth. It makes you angry to think that even in 2017 women are still viewed as unstable and not believed when put in certain situations.

4) Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg – I wanted more from this book. The premise seemed really interesting but it fell flat. I was expecting a bit more of a mystery and maybe that was my fault but that is not what it was. The characters were not that interesting and towards the end I really just wanted the book to end.

5) One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp – again I was expecting more from this book. I love her premise of writing a list of 1000 things she is grateful for without repeating anything but her writing style was very choppy to me. This book is also extremely Christian based. I was aware of that going in and it did not really bother me but your mileage may vary. 

6) The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield – another book that I really enjoyed. It was a great look at the quirky characters you find in any small town. Since I grew up in a small town myself I always enjoy books like that. The ending was not what I was expecting and that rarely happens to me.  

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Musings


Here we are at the start of another week. How is it possible that we are now halfway through July? Slow down time already!

1) My co-worker returned from her trip to Hawaii. She had a great time and brought me back some yummy chocolates and bought me a gift card. She is so sweet and never takes time like this off so I am glad she was able to go and have a good time.

2) My other co-worker has returned from medical leave. She will need to go through chemo and radiation but is hopeful that she will be able to work during her treatments. I still have another co-worker out on medical leave with heart issues and another who had a severe house fire two weeks ago.

3) The bad luck in our office can seriously move on any day now.

4) I am almost caught up on my podcasts after being 2+ weeks behind for a few months. Now to work on the shows on the DVR.

5) I think we will be able to go to Traverse City for a few days at the end of August. Little man has been begging to go back. Daddy and I could sure use a bit of a vacation as well.

Here are some pictures for the week.



I wasn't feeling well so little man brought me his power ranger to make me feel better



I just love blood work said no one ever


Oh my hubby spoils me

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend all.






Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Musings

Well another week is upon us. Here is what is on my mind today.

1) I finally had to cover for my co-worker last week. I have been training for this since February. Although I was nervous it has gone well and the hardest part if over.

2) I am trying to cut back on my iced tea and Coke Zero and drink more water. I am hoping that less caffeine will help me sleep better.

3) I am finally getting fairly caught up on my podcasts. Next I need to work on the TV shows on the DVR.

4) I have so many knitting projects that I want to cast on but I am way to many things on the needles already. I just need to buckle down and finish up some things.

Here are the pictures for the week.



Small town Americana on the 4th of July




On Saturday we had a picnic and walk in the park






Daddy found these Star Wars figurines for little man for $3 each at the thrift store

Friday, July 07, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend everyone