Crazy Hectic Busy!

Another busy weekend filled with competitions for my son’s drum corps. This week is hectic because he leaves for the corps national tour on Wednesday and won’t be back until August 13th. So I have been running around and ordering on Amazon like a mad woman to make sure he has everything he needs. I will be joining them to help out for the first 4 stops of the tour…but I get to leave on Friday and I will be home next Wednesday. It is going to be a lot of driving…but I know they need the help with food and getting everything together for the kids while on tour. I’m not looking forward to the 14 hour drive home next Wednesday. Hoping to download some audiobooks so I can get some “reading” in while I’m away.

So…if I seem a little crazy…or like I’m not all there this week…you will know why!


I love a long holiday weekend!

So our weekend started last Wednesday, the 4th, and ended only yesterday. It was a nice 5 days filled with a parade, a pool party with friends, relaxing, house cleaning, trying to stay cool during the horrendous heat wave, and the normal chauffeuring of kids to and from San Diego for practice. I am looking forward to their practices being done…which will be soon since they leave for tour next week. I will be joining them on tour for the first 5 days…so that should be fun. (I say that now…ask me when I get back how I really feel.)

So today is Monday…and the weekend is over…and the hubby is back to work and I’m back to my summer mom duties. I am actually looking forward to school getting back in session so I can start working again. The morning started with taking the kids to San Diego for practice bright and early…no surprise there, right?!? I’m hoping the temperatures stay down so I can relax a little and read a book without sitting in a puddle of sweat. (Nice visual, right?) Hope everyone has a nice start to their week!



Book Review: Locked by Penelope Wren

Locked: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Retold)Locked: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance by Penelope Wren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars!

This retelling of Rapunzel with a modern twist was entertaining. Zelle has been locked away for many years, with only her cat and her blog to keep her entertained. Though her blog, she meets three elves that want nothing more than to get her out of her tower. The RH twist in this book is sexy! The only issue I have with this story is the final showdown was over very fast and I found myself wanting more. Otherwise, a great story that is definitely not the fairy tale I remember from when I was a kid!

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My Daughter’s YouTube Obsession

Yesterday, I told my daughter she could use her electronics and/or watch TV as she wanted since it was too hot to go outside and play. Let me tell you…I have never seen a person watch so much YouTube in my life. And the videos she is watching…what the heck are people posting?!? There was one where they were making cotton candy burritos filled with all sorts of junk food. There was another where they were mixing two sodas together and taking turns trying to guess which two sodas were in the cup.
Maybe since I grew up in a time without YouTube (or the internet in general, really)…I just don’t get the fascination. I talked to her about it, and she said these YouTubers post new videos every day…and that her and her friends look forward to these new postings. It blows my mind that this is what is now considered entertainment.
Like I said, maybe I am just too old. *le sigh*


**New Release** The Evolution of Us by D. Nichole King



Title: The Evolution of Us

Series: The Us Series #2

Author: D. Nichole King
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2018


They say
it’s blind.
That you
don’t choose who you fall in love with.
They say it
creeps up on you when you least expect it.
They say it
doesn’t let go.
I wish it
were that easy.
I’ve been
in love before, and it happened the way they said it would.
For a
while, it was easy and full of bliss.
Until he
uttered those damn three words, and all hell broke loose.
I don’t
blame him for leaving.
Love is a
beast, waiting to devour you at the first sign of weakness.
That’s what
they don’t say.
It’s been
four years, and a lot has changed.
I never
expected to see Jake again,
but here I
am, staring into those gorgeous eyes like they still belong to me.
See, I’m
Finley May Norwood, the girl who pushes love away when it becomes too 
Now, Jake’s
engaged to someone else, and I’m too late.
If only my
heart could accept that.
It simply
Love. Be


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Author Bio
I’m pretty
sure I drink too much Pepsi. I’m also pretty sure that somedays it’s what keeps
me sane. Well, Pepsi and writing, that is.
I’m a
dreamer, an inspirer. I find beauty in weakness, brokenness, and heartbreak. In
life, and joy, and happiness. These moments don’t define us, but the choices we
make in these moments do.
I write
about these moments. About the choices we make and the paths we tread. About
the circumstances that make us who we are and the experiences that will lead us
to who we will become.
I write
about life. Love. Pain. And hope.



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