Book Club

I started a book club!  Just decided, the other night, and did it.  I do believe we have a few participants, and we have chosen “The Book Thief” as our book.

I can honestly say I’ve never even been in a book club, much less “led” one, so any pointers are welcomed…lol  I am VERY excited about this, though, and I think it will be a lot of fun.  🙂

Yay, for enlightening our minds, and becoming more well rounded!

New Year, Dirty House?

So far, I am doing well with all my goals.  I have done more of my workout videos in the last week, than I did the whole month of December.  I, EVEN, became an official Beach Body Coach!  😉  Love, Love, Love my shakes and my get fit video!  Don’t be surprised if a THIRD blog pops up.  😉

I have been contemplating our garden.  It is not NEARLY big enough to make enough food to can, but we could at least eat well all summer.  I just need to optimize space and get it going!

I have, definitely, been reading AND blogging more.  I, finally, started “Dreams of Joy”.  I have been wanting to read it forever….LOVE Lisa See!  It is as awesome, so far, as I thought it would be. 🙂  We will, also, be starting a new book at church next Tuesday, “Bad Girls of the Bible“.  I will, definitely, update you on that book as soon as I start it!  🙂

I have been writing a lot in my other blog: Voyage Towards Up.  I missed you all, though, and I wanted to stop in and say HELLO!

The kids are doing great. 🙂  They are so smart, and I can honestly say my patience with their “not smart actions” is getting better.  Day by Day…


The problem that I have found with all the “bettering me” stuff is that it is worsening the house! I am making time for the things I want to accomplish, but now the house looks like this on a pretty constant basis!


If anyone out there has a plan to remedy this, PLEASE help!  😉

***McCrazy Daily Lessons: Prioritize…the rest will all work out??***


Early Morning

It has been a nice morning!   And it’s only 8am!!

It didn’t start great.  I woke up when my husband did; at 430am.  This is normal, but what wasn’t normal was I couldn’t get back to sleep.  :-/  I tossed and turned and thought.  I’m trying to figure out what the best approach will be to clean out and sell my childhood home.  It’s a LOT to think about.  However, I think I came up with a game plan.  After doing that, I felt much better.  

Still no sleep though.  😉

So, I got up, showered, cleaned the downstairs (since my babies are sleeping upstairs), and caught up on my reading for my Tuesday morning Bible study.  🙂



Man, oh man;  after doing my reading I felt WAAAAY better!  Something about the God thing in the morning that gets the day started right!

Now, if I could implement this waking early business into my daily routine I’d be golden!  I SO love my snuggles though! 

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Get up with God.  It starts the day off much better.  It’s a proven fact!***  😉


Day 19: Must-Have Writing Book

Again today,  I didn’t even realize these existed.  I guess had I really given it some thought I would have known.  😉 

Again today, my dear friend Elizabeth has saved the day!  She looked up writing classes for us a couple weeks ago.  Though I have not had a chance to start it, I believe they will be a great way to start!  Once things settle down a bit, I will look more into this.  SO, be sure and give good answers out there!!!  That way I know what resources to get!

***McCrazy Daily Lesson:  Keep learning!!!  Never be afraid to ask!!***

Favorite Books

I am always looking for new books to read.  I am a bit picky.  🙂

I thought I would list a few of MY favorites!  Feel free to comment with yours!  I might want to try them out!!!

The Bible

Harry Potter: All of them, of course.  😉 

Twilight: Sorry, I am a dork!  😉

Books: Snowflower and the Secret Fan

            Peony in Love

            Shanghai Girls

            Dreams of Joy (Next to read.)  By: Lisa See

The 4:8 Principle-The Secret to a Joy Filled Life By: Tommy Newberry

The 5 Love Languages By: Gary Chapman

Oh, and The Sookie Stackhouse Series By: Charlene Harris

Ok, now I feel a but ADD with my book selections!

I may add to this list if I think of more.  😉


***McCrazy Daily Lesson: Read! REad! REad!  You might learn something!!***

I look forward to seeing YOUR picks!

Katie: Hunger Games and the Gone to Green Series.