Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Yep my very few readers I have posted very little already this month. Be warned this is scattered brained for me. For some reason I have gotten into a funk where I am not wanting to read plus lots of other things have been happening in my life right now (for example my washer is about dead and this is the time of the year our vehicles have minds not like to run very well if at all) and I just don't want to write either. We all get into a funk sometime in their life. I am still trying to put myself out there and be a friend which is hard since I am introvert. Some days its harder than other days as it seems like I have more acquaintances friends than close friends. Cause of our schedules and finances I can't do a lot of the things like other moms I know do. When other mom's are available to get together I am usually at work or its when my husband is off work. Besides I don't run in the same circles as most of the women I know except at our home school co-op. I have always been an odd duck and it usually does not bother me until I get into a funk. Then I really miss having close friends near by as my best friend lives in another state. And she understands my weirdness and all my odd likes. I am though very blessed to have a husband who is also my best friend. Just sometimes us women just need another woman to talk to or hang out with. I remember I must cling to Christ and I do. I wanted to write this as I know we all go through this at one time or another but we have a tendency not to talk about it as we want to put out the good things and not mention the hard times in life.
Friday, November 14, 2014
"The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo is a book on organizing and decluttering from an Asian viewpoint. I am always looking for an organizing book from a different stand point. The first few chapters of the book are interesting about the author's life from her youth on her organizing her life around her. I will admit this portion of the book was slow. The rest of the book is hands on tips on organizing. It was helpful some but I just couldn't get past where the author tells you to thank your clothes as you put them away and the letting your things talk to you as you decide what to keep. Also the author's advice on what papers to keep is very lacking as we must keep some important papers for awhile not just throw everything away right away. This was one of those books where I am having to spit out the bones to get to the meat but there was not that much meat. If you want a quick read with some good tips then I will recommend this book but with caution.
I was given this book from Blogging for Books for my honest review and not required to give a positive review.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
"A Mom's Prayers for Her Son" by Rob & Joanna Teigen is a book where its title says what it is. Each chapter has a subject title, then has scripture and the actual prayer. Some chapters have personal stories from different moms with their sons. To be honest this book was not what I thought it was, I did not think that it would be actual prayers in it I was thinking it was more about teaching prayer. I don't know why but I can read prayers that are in scripture but have issues reading other peoples prayers. However, I did enjoy the stories from other mom's and their sons. It does deal with prayers for serious issues such as addiction which is nice as not all books do that. I do recommend this book even though I am not a fan of it.
I received this book from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group and was not required to give a positve review.
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