October Reads

November 4, 2014

It’s November! This month is packed with fun things: Dutch’s third annual “Running of the Weiners” race, the Turkey Trot (I think this is my seventh or eighth year doing it!), Thanksgiving, my birthday, and a fun road trip to Savannah. Woo! Today, I wanted to take the time to review the books I read […]

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TGIF (v. 8)

October 31, 2014

I haven’t felt very inspired for blogging lately. Last weekend, I kept opening up WordPress and staring at a blank posting screen, waiting for words to come and an idea to hit me. Nothing ever did, and I never want to blog just to blog, so I closed the screen and made peace with not […]

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TGIF (v. 7)

October 24, 2014

I found the above photo yesterday morning when I was scrolling through an old photo album on Facebook. It made me laugh! For those that don’t know, in 2009, my mom and I adopted Dutch from my great-aunt who could no longer keep him. (He was snapping at her grandkids too often.) My first-ever dog, […]

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Currently… in October

October 20, 2014

Feeling… so happy that we’re in the fall season. The weather has been gorgeous lately (highs in the low 80s! Lows in the upper 60s!), and I love all the holiday decor. Just walking through the Christmas aisle makes me happy! (Nope. I am not mad that Christmas decor is out in mid-October!) Reading… Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt […]

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TGIF (v.6)

October 17, 2014

This week I had a crazy dream. And I understand dreams are only interesting to the people who dreamed them, but bear with me. In the dream, my mom and I were staying at a house and we had just gotten word that my uncle was out of jail (side note: none of my uncles […]

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Looking Forward… the Fall Edition

October 14, 2014

I think it’s time to do another “Looking Forward” post because we’re in the last quarter of the year (my FAVORITE time of year!), and I have a lot of fun things coming up. Let’s discuss! This week, I am looking forward to… seeing Gone Girl. I’ve made plans with a good friend to see […]

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TGIF (v.5)

October 10, 2014

On Saturday, Dutch had his comprehensive exam. He had blood work, an EKG, and some other evaluations done. And everything came back fine! I was so, so relieved because I had been working myself into a real tizzy about the exam. Taking Dutch to the vet always makes me nervous because even though Dutch seems healthy, […]

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September Reads

October 7, 2014

It’s time to review the books I read in September! This was a lower-than-average reading month for me, as I only finished six books. This is mainly due to one book I read (Daring: My Passages), which was close to 500 pages and very verbose, so it took me a while to get through it. […]

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Book Review: Ballroom by Alice Simpson

October 3, 2014

Goodreads summary: Told in interconnecting stories, Ballroom is a beautifully crafted debut novel—reminiscent of the works of Elizabeth Strout and Jennifer Haigh—about a group of strangers united by a desire to escape their complicated lives, if only for a few hours each week, in a faded New York City dance hallTime has eroded the glamour of the Ballroom, […]

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A Weekend in Pictures

September 29, 2014

Happy Monday! Oh, man, do I love weekends and this one was a fun one. It was partly busy and partly lazy, which is my kinda weekend. It’s still stupid hot in Florida (it was 105 degrees on Sunday!), but that’s par for the course. We were having some nice weather last week (low 70s […]

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