Monday, December 29, 2008

My Son

Is quite frankly going to kill me! We are STILL trying to potty train, and he is really not making any progress. It is not because he doesn't get it because he does, if he smart enough to put a pull up over his underwear and then pee in them he is smart enough to go in the dang toilet! I just don't know what to do with him and it is time to potty train. He is over three! This is one of my least favorite aspects of parenting, but I don't remember the girls being this difficult. I mean you ask him if he wants to use the potty and he screams! Anyone wanna take a 3 year old for awhile potty train him and then send him back? Cause I got nothin' right now!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Book Review- 1st To Die- James Patterson

I had an online friend who had been trying to get me to read Patterson for forever and I just wouldn't do it. I have a thing about male authors, call me sexist, I don't know. Anyway so I mooched this one from Book Mooch, it is the first in the Women's Murder Club series, and I loved it. It is just the kind of mystery thiller I like. It was a tad predictable, but it had really interesting and enjoyable characters. It did have a sort of bummer of an ending, but I could get past that. I have already mooched the 2nd book in the series and should get it soon. If you are a Mary Higgins Clark or Sue Grafton fan, I think you would really like James Patterson.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas All! I hope your Christmas was blessed! We had a wonderful Christmas. I am always sad when Christmas ends. All the work to prepare for and it is over in a flash! Plus it is just one more reminder that my kids are getting older. I wonder how many more years I will have frantic searches for the perfect toy or how many more years I can get away with buying clothes from the Children's Place or Penney's? Hopefully for awhile longer anyway.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My New Favorite Thing!

I don't know how many of you are award of this site, especially those book worms among you. It is called Book Mooch, and how it works is you list books you want to give away and you get points to request books that you want. You get so many points for listing books, 1 point for each book you give away, and points for providing feedback. You pay the cost to ship the book to the person requesting, which sending it media mail costs abut $2.23. It is a great way to get books for cheap especially ones you don't want to keep! So check it out!

Book Review- Midwives

I just finished this book by Chris Bohjalian, I wanted to read it since I saw the movie on Lifetime. This book was a really good read, a great courtroom thriller with a significant family dynamic as well. It had believable characters that you really pull for. The book centers around a midwife who endures a horrific home birth, the book is about the repercussions of the decesions she makes during that delivery and how those decesions affect not only her but her whole family. I really enjoyed the author's writing style and plan to check out some of the other books he has written.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Part Time Job? Yeah, not so much!

As of tomorrow I will have worked everyday but Wednesday this week, and while the money is going to be nice (nice because I haven't seen the bulk of it yet and won't until after the 15th) this has turned out to be more of a time commitment than I wanted it to be. I don't mind doing it but my house is a wreck and I have laundry up to my eye balls and I hate having to do it on the weekend when the kids and Bruce are home! Plus I don't have the guts to tell them NO! I am afraid if I start saying no that they won't call me at all anymore! UGH! Plus I am missing my Cooperman! OH well, they can only make me do 75 days total the whole year, so at the rate I am going I should breeze through those pretty quick!

Monday, December 1, 2008

I Saw Twilight!

We went out with some friends last Friday night and saw the Twilight movie. We started the evening with a meal in down town Fort Smith at Rolondo's, which was so yummy and different. It was Latin American food and it was so good. Anyway about the movie. My friend and I loved it the guys not so much! There were a few scenes and characters that weren't exactly like I pictured them. Ones that stand out are the Eric character, and the scene where Edward shows Bella what he looks like in the sun. There were a few more but I can't remember them specifically. I can't wait for them to make more of the movies! I really enjoyed my night out.

Book Review- Multiple Blessings

I begged Bruce for this book the other day at Sam's because I really like the show John and Kate Plus Eight. I don't miss an episode and it is something my kids and I can watch together, because they really like it as well. So, I got the book and I read it and it was a quick read and you know I like a quick read. It is not the book wasn't it good, it gave a lot of background about their family, but really no more than you get from watching the show. It was not really well written and I found it to be both disjointed and rambling in places. It was a fun a read but not really something I think I would recommend unless you are just a die hard fan of the show.