First and foremost—Happy Veterans Day to those who have served or who currently serve. To my dad (who isn’t reading this but I hope he feels my love), I’m proud of you and your service. I’m so glad you made it back from Vietnam because I can’t imagine my life without you! To my nephew, my brother-in-law and all my other cousins and friends who served or who currently serve—I’m darn proud to know you!
Hopping into a quick update on life…
I’ve been stressed this week. Stressed like you wouldn’t believe. Monday one of the girl’s music teachers contacted me and informed me that she switched my music time without informing me. She just told me that I would have to bring Prue at 2 p.m. starting next week and didn’t even ask me if that was okay. It isn’t okay. I have therapy sessions on Monday and I can’t come when she wants me to. Instead of accepting no as an answer, she’s badgered me repeatedly in texts. She has pressured me to have other family members take her, which doesn’t work for me as I have no one that can come by my house and pick her up and take her at that time. This woman has made comments from time to time that is both pushy and rude and I’ve just had enough! My daughter is completely fine with it, so we’re switching instructors. I’ve taken my complaints to the music school over this. She seems to think because we homeschool that we have a flexible schedule. NOT.
Anyway, that’s life and I just needed to rant.
On to the good stuff!
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Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.
With gentle rhymes and the sweet illustrations, this little book will be a sweet addition to your child’s holiday reading. The board book is very sturdy and should hold up to years of wear and tear. Though this looks like a book geared towards toddlers—my four-year-old and seven-year-old still enjoyed.**
I loved this book so much! Serafina is a wonderful role model for children—especially those with different capabilities.
I also appreciate Serafina because she’s just a southern girl like me! She introduces the Applachia dialect to my children. I grew up hearing my grandparents talk much like Serafina and her pa.
- [2 Nov] The List by Patricia Forde
This book was terribly boring to me. It was so hard for me to even finish reading. There was lack of character and world building.
The story, while not poorly written, failed to emotionally engage me as a reader
Five favorite oil synergies for fall and winter! This is a time of year when everyone is struggling to stay healthy. I’ve chosen to use herbs or essential oils to help my family stay healthy!
- [3 Nov] Waiting for His Return by Carrie Turansky
These were likable characters but I felt things were bit rushed. There was some insta-love and a near love triangle. Still, I wish this had been a ful length novel to full explore these themes.**Genre: Christian-Historical
- [4 Nov] Pay for My Sin by Iryna Combs
★I wanted to love this book. It’s honestly well written. It really surprises me at how well written this book is English is not the Author’s first language.I just couldn’t agree with the idea of atoning for your own sin, nor atoning for someone else. I had problems overlooking the doctrine even though this is a work of fiction.**
- [4 Nov] Monthly Wrap Up: October
Goals for this Week
**A complimentary copy of this book was provided by The Publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.