Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I think I wanna be...

a librarian when I grow up.  Whenever I go to the library, I feel..really...happy.  And peaceful, and calm and just good.  And everything is right in the world.  And time is suspended and I want to read every  book on every shelf.  And I want to put them all away (correctly). 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I been feeling...

GUILTY about neglecting this blog for so long.  Now, it's not just that I haven't been posting, but I haven't even been looking at anyone else's.  Well today I took a look at all the other blogs that I used to keep up on and...I don't feel guilty anymore.  Most (not all) of them are just as neglected as mine.  Like 1-4 years since the last post.  So I guess blogging was a fad that most of us have just lost the time or interest for.  Anyway...Happy New Year!

Friday, November 8, 2013

No NaBloPoMo

Usually November is the month where I participate in NaBloPoMo, however I am not doing it this year.  As you've noticed, I haven't even blogged since March.  So, instead of posting everyday in the month of November, how about November is just the month I return to blogging.  I doubt anyone even reads this anymore, but I'm terrible at keeping a journal, so I'm going to try to update more often so I at least have documentation that I was alive and when I spent my life doing.

Below are a couple of book reviews.  I haven't been reading hardly at all the last couple of months which is strange and just WRONG to me, so hopefully I'll get back to reading and reviewing books.

The biggest reason I haven't really been blogging is that we bought a house and have been moving, unpacking and getting settled the past few months.  I'm torn whether to post pictures of my house as it was before we moved in, as it is now, or wait and post a room at a time as I do the necessary changes getting each room as I like it....Maybe I'll do all three.   Before that, here is a quick history of the house.  It is an older home that sat empty for 2 years before an investor bought it, gutted it, and completely refinished it (flipped it). 

Here are pictures of my house before we bought it; staged for selling with furniture that isn't mine (sigh).  However I hate the paint color and they painted every single room, walls and ceiling, in the same boring color (ugh).  So my biggest project will be repainting with color on the walls and repainting the ceilings white.  I've got one room totally done, and at least the ceiling in the living room/kitchen done.  But I've still got so much to do! (Sorry the photo's are terrible.  I am really a bad photographer.

And the BEST part of the house:

I am so incredibly lucky to have a pool in the back yard.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE my house!

Book Review: Man's Search for Meaning

Man's Search for MeaningMan's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a wonderful book.  So well written and the story is incredible.  Very thought provoking.  I think I may need to reread the section on logotherapy, my psychoanalysis vocabulary is a little rusty, and there were a few passages I may need to study to really get it.  I love his view of life and how to be happy we must find meaning.  My favorite aspect is the idea that every man's meaning is different and no one can declare "_____ is the meaning of life for every person on earth"  I truly believe in the individual and so of course that would mean that the meaning of life is an individual thing.  This trick is finding our own meaning, which is not so easy.

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Book Review: The Host

The Host (The Host, #1)The Host by Stephenie Meyer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second reading.  Read with Jerry.  I love this book.  I love sci-fi and romance and the best is when they are combined, like in this book.  Awesome awesome book!!

First reading: February 23, 2009

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