Fear ≠ Truth

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear.  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about postponing my wedding, as my fiance and I had made the decision to do so based on all the stress that was between us and surrounding our wedding.  Then I went pretty much silent for a while.  No new…

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Waiting

Waiting. Is. Not. Fun. Yet even in our instant culture sometimes we just have to wait.  We have to wait for our cardboard pizzas to bake.  We have to wait at the doctor’s office.  We have to wait for a five year old to painstakingly tie his shoes.  Waiting is just part of life. Recently…

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South Dakota Hygge

Have you heard of the Danish concept of hygge?  I first read about it a few years ago and was intrigued by the concept.  It is: I was captivated because, looking back, that’s what the majority of my childhood winter evenings felt like.  They were special: we took time to be together, to enjoy each…

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Not if I Save You First

Yay!!! A new Ally Carter book!  She’s one of my favorite heist/spy authors.  I’m a sucker for heists and I love all things spy-like.  This was…neither.  It was more a survival story with a bit of tension thrown in (because survival stories aren’t tense enough).  So, did it survive?  Did I survive reading it?  Well……

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Postponing a Wedding

Two weeks ago my fiancé and I decided to postpone our wedding. Why? A few reasons.  Poor communication habits + being too busy + not seeing each other in two months + lack of family support = both of us feeling unloved, neglected, and discouraged with one another.  Things came to a head when I…

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Tempests and Slaughter

A new Tamora Pierce book!!!  Be still, my heart!  No, really, be still, because as much as I wanted it to be, this wasn’t the heart-pounding book I was anticipating. Synopsis We meet Arram Draper, a 10 year old who’s already lying about his age, at the arena, where brutal games are going on.  He…

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