Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A relaxing weekend in...

What is wrong with me these days? 

I have just been too lazy to post. Work has been leaving me exhausted and I have no desire to do anything but relax after work. 

Life really has not been hectic. SO, I really do not have an excuse for not posting lately. Work has been busy and I have just been exhausted when I finally make it home. Colon and I have been in a lazy/do nothing/relax around the house craze. We spent the weekend together. He watched EVO all weekend and I did all of my favorite things. 

Colon and I took a trip to Hobby Lobby this weekend. He was looking for items to mod his fight stick. I was looking for anything that I could use for arts and crafts (as per the usual). While we were there, I stumbles across some ruffly yarn. I had never used it before and decided that I would try. So, I bought it and came up with this...

Colon's obsession with EVO continued on Sunday. So, I decided to spend the day thrift shopping. 
I didn't buy any clothes. I just made out with a ton of books. I consider it a successful haul. ESPECIALLY since I can use these books in my 24 Books in 2013 resolution

My day was made when it started raining Monday night. 


You read that correctly. 

It rained on Monday. In Arizona. I had no idea it rained here! It was amazing. I was in bed reading my current book, when I started to hear something on the roof. I then realized that it was raining. HARD! I was so happy that I ran outside and got a video

The sky here in Arizona is amazing. Florida has some competition. The Arizona sky is just gorgeous. I am falling in love with this state!


I also am proud to say that I can add 2 more books to my 24 Books in 2013 resolution list. I am horrible at "reviewing" books, so I am going to make this short and sweet!

Maid to Match by Deanne Gist.  
It was a great book. For a synopsis, go here. I was not expecting anything great when I started this book. I was surprised. The characters were likeable and the story kept me coming for more. This is a love story but not one of those border-line pornographic ones. I like how Deanne Gist gives a deeper meaning throughout the story and ties God into Tillie and Macks relationship. I definitely recommend this book!

The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katherine Green.
This is a GREAT READ. It was written in 1910 and it is a murder mystery. Again, I was not expecting this book to keep my interests. Oh, how wrong I was. I could not put this book down. It will keep you guessing and I kept thinking,
"Oh that explains this...BUT who killed her?"
SO yes. Read it if you are into murder mysteries! It won't disappoint!

So.... two more books have been added. I have a few pages left in the current book I am reading. This resolution is going well!

I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! I know I am.


PS... Colon and I had dinner with a friend today. His girlfriend was in town and we thought a double date would be fun. It definitely was and I have not laughed so much in a long time. 

PSS... Michael Buble is coming to Phoenix in November. I am BEGGING Colon to buy tickets and go with me! Cross your fingers!


24 in 2013: Progress

1.Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
2. The Constant Princess- Philippa Gregory (Reread)
3. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory (Reread)
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
5. Forever - Judy Blume
6. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
7. The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory
8. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
9. The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
10. Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
11.The Canterville Ghost- Oscar Wilde
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Abandoned- Amanda Stevens
14. Maid to Match- Deanne Gist 
15. The House of the Whispering Pines- Anna Katherine Green


  1. Thanks for the books review! And being lazy/do nothing is the best part of summer! Enjoy :)

  2. House of the Whispering Pines sounds great! I'll have to add it to my list.

  3. The House of the Whispering Pines sounds good, I'll have to check it out!


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