Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer Reading

I usually do a lot of reading in the summer. This summer hasn't afforded me that luxury due to our  move. I did start and finish one book though. It was a "Dollar Store" read and a surprising one at that. The name of the book is "Jokes My Father Never Taught Me" It's written by Rain Pryor, the daughter of Richard Pryor, the comedian. I just happened to find it in the Dollar Tree one day this past spring and sat it on my book shelf. In packing for our move, I put it in my "keep it with me" bag for the rare moments when I had some down time. It quickly became one of those pushing myself to stay awake and finish this chapter books and one of those, you and the kids can go in and wait for the table, I'll be in in a minute books. Not because the writing was so great but because it was so real. It was amazing to see this world known comedian who was endeared by so many be characterized as someone who walked with, carried and invited visitors into his own personal hell. She writes about his rampages, their awesome vacations that end with bloody beat downs and his losing battle with MS. It was a good summer read. Check it out!

Now, as I'm recuperating from this move, I'm thinking about something else I'd like to read and the number one on my list is "THE HELP"

I've seen the movie previews and read the reviews so as soon as I can get the crew back to school, I'll be on it!
What was your last read?
 Why did you read it and what did you think of it?
What's next on your list?
Let me know in the comment box.

Read me next time and don't forget to show some appreciation for the pickles in your life!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hey Y'all

AND... I'm Back

So it has been a minute or two since my last blog. Well we can all attribute that to life happening. I am here in Columbus Ge-or-gia! Trying to settle in and get things to have a sense of normalcy for myself and the crew.
Thank you to all of you who sent such well wishes, prayers and positive vibes for our transition. We needed it. I firmly believe that everything went as well as it could've gone.
I must admit, I am a little jumbled in my head, which is exactly why I needed to write today. I need to start sorting somethings out. What better way than public therapy blogging...
There a a million things I want  to say but I believe in responsible blogging, so I must wait until I can say whatever it is with tact and grace. 

I leave you all with this and feel free to share it! We make life hard, but our world is made up of everything we need to get through it, IF we are paying attention and living a conscious life, check this out!
When I woke up this morning, I asked myself, "What is life about?" I found the answer in my room...the fan said, "Be cool." The roof said, "Aim high." The window said, "See the world!" The clock said, "Every minute is precious." The mirror said, "Reflect before you act." The calendar said, "Be up to date." The door said, "Push hard for your goals." The floor said, "Kneel down and pray"...
and I did!

Read me next time!