Monday, January 25, 2010

Push: A Book Review

This weekend I got together with the girls from book club. The book we read was "Push" by Sapphire. The general consensus was that we all enjoyed this book, as much as you could enjoy a book with this kind of content. This book follows a young girl named Precious who is abused by her mother, and raped by her father. She is illiterate, going to school and trying to raise her son at the age of 16. It talks about her struggles and how she perseveres. This was one of the more intense book club choices but we tend to go back and forth between something serious and something light hearted.
We usually only discuss the book for about 30 minutes and spend the other hour and a half catching up on life and drinking wine. Always a good time!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

This is what my hubby got me for my birthday yesterday! Yes I actually requested this for my present. Let me give you a little bit of a background as to why...
Every year the women on my Mom's side of the family get together for a weekend we call "Bunny Weekend". It's women only, lots of food, wine, conversation and the "real" reason we are there, sewing. We get together in memory of my Great Grandma who we affectionately called Grandma Bunny. My Grandma and her sisters are fantastic quilters, my Mom's generation at least has the sewing genes, but my cousins and I have been more of the scrap booking or knitting types. My cousin Sheri made a quilt last year and it turned out great. So, I figured I better take advantage of all the great knowledge these women have while I still I have the chance. Now I have my sewing machine, I have some really cute fabric and my quilt pattern. Stay tuned for a post in March to show off my quilt!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Reality Check

I love reality T.V! The crazier the show the more I love it. I'm not sure what draws me to them, I guess I like different ones for different reasons. The Biggest Loser is very inspirational. I love seeing how much everyone transforms by the end, and of course the drama. American Idol is another one of my favs. I've watched this show since it started, I remember watching the first season finale where Kelly Clarkson won my freshman year of college. I used to watch The Bachelor in college also, all of the girls would gather every week to watch. A few of the other shows I have gotten addicted to are Dancing With The Stars, and a newer show The Sing-off. My favorite reality show with in the last few years is Rock of Love with Bret Michaels. I know what you're thinking... The show is completely dysfunctional which is why I think I like it. I just can't turn away from it. A friend of mine and I became a little obsessed with the show and now we have seen Bret in concert twice and even got to meet him and got autographs. So, my love of reality TV is not bound to die down anytime soon, but for now maybe Bret really has found true love since there seem to be no previews for another season. ::Sigh::

Friday, January 1, 2010

Out with the Old, In with the New

With a new year brings New Years Resolutions. I'm not really a fan of the whole resolution thing... Maybe it's because I never seem to meet whatever resolution I have set for myself for the year. So this year I think I am going to work on completing projects and staying organized. I have a really bad habit of finding different activities that I want to try out, I buy all the "stuff" needed to go along with said project and a month later I'm over it. In 2009 I have tried Cake decorating, Knitting, Cookie decorating, Scrapbooking, Sewing... the list goes on and on. So I have lots of stuff, and supplies around my house with no place to put it.
I really like having all the different things to do but the house is getting a little out of control with all my stuff! I started off the year by going through all of our clothes. I still have some clothes from high school which is waaaaay to long to be hanging on to stuff. So with 2 trash bags full off my clothes and 1 bag of hubby's clothes we will be donating to Goodwill this weekend. I know there are plenty of people who will benefit from our clothes that have just been taking up space in our house. So I encourage you all to start the year off by doing some good for yourself AND for others. I feel great having cleared out some space in my house, and giving to others. Happy New Year!