Saturday, November 26, 2011

Our Christmas Card 2011

I am SUPER SAD that I missed the Shutterfly blogger Christmas card promotion this year! Last year it was super nice to do a blog post and then be able to get some of my Christmas cards for free.

However, since I loved the cards so much last year, mainly because I love to personalize things and add my own special touch, I had to order cards from Shutterfly again this year, even without the promotion.

That being said, I wanted to share my card with you!

Photo Card
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day before Thanksgiving...

It's the day before Thanksgiving...


I'm pretty sure I have a sinus infection!


Been sick since last Wednesday with a cold... and I'm pretty sure that's all gone, minus the sinus crap, which I'm nearly positive is an infection.

I have sinus pain, a constant runny nose, headache, toothache, earache, and blurred vision... It sucks!

Got a doctor's appointment for Friday morning, hoping I can nip this in the bud.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just Closed... [This Beautiful Life]

This Beautiful LifeThis Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Overall this book was a decent read, but probably not something I would recommend to another. It shows how a wealthy family living in New York deals with the turn of events when teenage son, Jake, receives a sexually explicit video from a younger girl, which he then passes on to his friends. The author did a good job at picking an event that is probably more prevalent in this technological and fast paced world in which we live, especially with children who are rushing to "grow up" before they are actually grown up at all. It showed the fragilities of a family, even a well to do one, during a difficult time. The idea was overall good, I just didn't like the way she organized things. It switched from past to present tense too much and at times it seemed disjointed and hard to follow. The author also didn't flesh out some of the events that seemed like they should have been, while she focused extensively on things that probably didn't need that much attention.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Random thoughts and phrases while in my "I'm still sick" haze...

Soooo I have been sick since Wednesday... which totally sucks because my 21 day fitness plan has went to crap because I obviously am not eating much and obviously not leaving home to work out.

I am just today starting to feel somewhat better, but I do still have little to no voice and a major snotty nose.

I have lots planned for later this week, so I REALLY need to get better over the next couple days...

Also, I am thinking about starting to study again. Thinking I might break it down real small and do a subject a day, just more of a cursory overview and refresh. Hopefully will start that today, and probably with Tax.