Sunday, August 29, 2010

Why hello there...

...long time no write! Time is busy, life is crazy, I'm back to work, blah blah blah...:-)
The boys are enjoying school....Spencer adores 2nd grade and is HAPPY that mom is back on his campus! Cooper is meeting all kinds of new friends in kinder, and he's apparently very quiet in class! He will soon be sporting poor boy got his mama's blind as a bat eyes. But won't he look adorable??? Kendall is talking up a storm, counting to ten, being as cute and sweet as ever, and happy to be back to Miss Michelle's 4 days a week. One day is Grandma Day. The pictures of our first day are not camera is still we borrowed a camera, but I had the wrong settings on and missed my great shots. Oh well, gotta start playing with photoshop more!
Anyway, Joe's newest venture is on and he's doing well: Your one stop shop for your apartment shopping. New apartments are being added almost daily, and then soon the sponsors will be added. He's already got the next website purchased and planned. I'm proud of him!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Another EW Review

I almost hate to post this review....Julie, don't be annoyed with me! However, there is a reason why i usually don't like the books on the recommended Oprah's...I get very wrapped up in my books and I am a sucker for happy endings (though, to be honest, not all of my fav books have happy endings....). Anyway, I read The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. I read another book by the author and didn't like it. But I was pleasantly surprised! It's the story of a young girl, Rose, who discovers she has a gift at the age of 9...she can taste feelings in the food she eats...the feelings of whoever prepared it. She can even figure out where some of the ingredients came from. She realizes things about her family through, especially her mother. She discovers her mother is not happy with life. This gift is all consuming, and it affects her life at school and at home. As she grows older, she discovers her brother may have a gift, too. This is where the book got weird for me! I didn't really like the last 1/3 of the story. I enjoyed Rose as a character, and wanted to adopt her and shield her from the "gift". I liked that it was set in LA because I recognized where they were located. So, to sum up, I liked it more that I thought I would, but the ending really through me for a loop, and I was very confused! So....I get sick of chick lit, but then annoyed by books that are "too smart"? I am all over the place when it comes to reading! Hahaha! to come of our adventures in Yosemite and San Diego...