Thursday, April 12, 2007

New idea for this blog

Ok, so I'm getting pretty bad at keeping up with this blog because I feel I have to really have something unique and original to write about each time. Well, no more! I've decided to use this blog as more of a random thoughts and journaling blog. I'm sorry if I bore you with my everyday (maybe every other day) thoughts, but hey, if you don't like it you don't have to read it.

So, here we first random entry.

Today it started snowing again. If you didn't know, our Easter morning was awful up here because of the snow. Jimmy, my husband actually ran off the road a few times on the way to church. Luckily, all he lost was a hubcap. Anyway, I'm sick of the snow.

I've been really into reading more and more since I started attending a bookclub with some ladies from my church. It is so much fun! It is not that I didn't like reading before, I just didn't make the time to do it. Plus, I never knew what to read. I like having knowledgable people recommend books for me. So far, I've only been disappointed once.....really, I may have been pleasantly surprised if I would have taken the time to finish the book, but oh well.

My latest favorites are posted on the side of my blog. I would highly recommend all of them. I've noticed once I find an author I like, I stay with him/her until I've read them all.

I just signed my kids up on a website called It is a free, online chore/task site just for kids and their parents. It is pretty cool, because it is really easy for the kids to use and can be personalized to their age and tasks. Today is the first day we are using it. The site will give you ideas for rewards, or you can come up with your own of course. Go check it out!

Update on Jimmy's party
I mailed the cool invites yesterday. He still hasn't seen them, but I figure I'll show him once it gets closer to the date. Also, I sent out some postcards to 30 friends and family (mostly from out-of-town) assigning them one of the 30 days before his birthday, to do something special for him. The first day was April 5th, belonging to his Mom and, lets just say.....she came through. So far, he has been blessed everyday by some random person. I've been so impressed by everyone's creativeness in surprising him on their day! Thank you to all who have helped make his 30th a great one!

There is one Big......HUGE......GIGANTIC surprise coming!!! Sorry, I can't tell you yet, but it is going to be great! Jimmy is oblivious!


Michelle said...

I love to read too, but have never belonged to a bookclub. I'll have to try out your books in the sidebar...I'm always looking for something new to read.

Since I'm a SAHM, I think reading helps my mind to stay a littler sharper, and believe me, I need all the help I can get!!! :)

Caci said...

I am an intelligent person who has recommended some darn good books to you, but I am not sure that you have read them Thorn In My Heart, Fair Is the Rose, Whence Came a Prince and Grace In Thine Eyes...all by Liz Curtis Higgs and all outstanding.
I love your idea because I have been wrestling with the same idea on my Captivating site since I have not been doing well keeping it up. Plus I don't think anyone was reading it.
Keep posting!