Month: February 2015

Morning Meanderings… A Good Day To Jump In The Lake

Good morning!  As the sun comes up this morning in Central Minnesota I am prepping to leave for my two-hour drive to Anoka MN where at approximately 1:45 pm today, I along with many many other crazy people are going to jump in the…

Morning Meanderings… Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

Friday!  OOMP – there it is!!!  I feel like I want to run to the end of the living room and do some sort of touch down dance. It has been a GOOD week.  I have been back from our trip for a little…

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

Natty and Sean have a typical marriage.  Their two daughters are now teenagers, and both parents are busy working at the hotel they run together.  They are busy people but comfortable in their lives.  When their oldest daughter Felicity becomes ill on a school…

Morning Meanderings… Keep Your Friends Close. Seriously.

Thursday!  Slowly but steadily chugging along towards the weekend.  Yesterday was productive and today should be too.  I am getting a little reading in and a little more audio these days.  I am actually excited that this Saturday I have an hour and a…

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

15 year old Ivy lives on a tobacco farm with her grandmother, older sister and nephew.  In most situations, Ivy feels like the adult as her grandmother is growing feeble, her sister struggles with mental illness, and often Ivy is left to care for…

Morning Meanderings… And Once Again I Wonder If Sleep Is Really Necessary

Happy Wednesday!  Does anyone else feel like your days just fill up to the brim?  I love the diversity in all that I do but some days just thinking about the day ahead makes me have heart palpitations. This morning I have been on…

Finding Jake by Bryan Reardon

Jake has always been a little quieter than the other children.  He has always preferred to stay at home as a young child, and now at seventeen, Jake has only a few select friends.  On the other hand Laney, his younger sister by two…

Morning Meanderings… And The Award Goes To….. Well Neil.

Tuesday!  Really my first connection on Book Journey since Sunday evening when I put up the Monday What Are You Reading post. So…… That gives me free rein to chat up The Oscars from Sunday night. Which. I forgot all about. I know right?…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Hello!  Welcome to It’s Monday What Are You Reading?  The meme that we use to share what we read this past week and what our plans are for the upcoming week.  It’s a great way to see what others are reading and add to…

The Duff… The Movie, The Book, And How My Opinion Has Changed

Yesterday my cousin and I went to this movie.  I wanted to go because: 1.  I met the author my first year at the book Expo in 2010 (she was 17 at the time) 2.  I read the book and was not a fan….

Morning Meanderings… New Books

Happy Happy Sunday! It has been another fast paced week and a good one.  I was able to have lunch with a friend, take a yoga class (my first ever!), and went to the movie The Duff yesterday afternoon.  (More on the movie later)…

Morning Meanderings…. Glow Worm Caves Of New Zealand

Good morning!  For today’s Saturday Snapshot I thought I would share with you a little information on the Glow Worm Caves in New Zealand.  When traveling there last month I had never heard of the glow worm caves.  Our travel-mates were signed up to…