Posts

Showing posts from January, 2016

I sit all day at a desk...

Image
Sometimes when I talk about how stressed I feel, I am met with this response: But all you do is sit at a desk all day. How can you be tired?
Apparently mentally tired is not a thing.
By the time I get to work, I'm tired. Due to my anemia, it takes a lot out of me to try to hurry in the morning, deal with the kids who always need me right when I am walking out the door, and then when I finally do get to work, it's a long (COLD) walk from the parking lot.
8:00 - Computer is on, I'm logged in. 8:02 - First question of the day from someone in the doorway. I haven't even had time to check my voicemails or emails. 8:06 - Attempt to check email, read 2, start to respond to one... 8:07 - Co-worker comes in with a question and some paper to look at 8:50, I have been trying for 40 minutes to finish that email I started, as well as make myself a cup of coffee to warm up since my office is freezing. I have to hurry for the coffee since I need to take my pills at 9 a.m. Try to go to the bat…

Book Review: Bound to Die: A Cozy Mystery

Image
Title: Bound to Die: A Cozy Mystery
Author: Mak K. Han

This was a fun cozy mystery, in which is I hope there will be many more! The first chapter set the tone for the book - it had humor and just a little bit of paranormal mystery. However, most the the real mystery centers around the killing of a grumpy man in Strawberry Shores. The main character, Laura, has a cool psychic ability. She and her two friends, Alex and Emily, are drawn into solving the case, yet the killer knows they are on to him/her. There was just the right amount of mystery, romance, and danger in this cozy mystery. I recommend this book for anyone, including YA readers.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.(less)

Refresh 2016

Image
January. The time of new beginnings. New starts. The dreaded resolutions that everyone proclaims will change their lives in the new year, yet many fail to hold onto through the very first month.

I don't make resolutions. Strike that, I did make one for the kids. "What's a new year revolution?" one child asked. "It's a positive change you make at the start of the new year. And your reSolution is to fold your own laundry and put it away."

This worked for two days. ;)

Let's be honest, 2015 was a stressful year for me. It started out great - we headed to Disney with my family for a week of fun, mostly sun, and great memories. But mere weeks later, I found myself in kidney failure from a hereditary disease that normally does not worsen. By May, I was officially on the national transplant list. By the grace of God, I didn't have the normal 5 year wait that most people have when waiting for a kidney. On October 15, just months after being listed, I was gi…