Thursday, March 9, 2017

It's OK!

It's OK...

...that I possibly watch Rangers Spring Training games on my phone while I'm at work. Unless my boss is reading this- then that is NOT OK and I would NEVER do that. (Please- she knows me too well, she knows it's probably true). Lol. I'm the queen of multi-tasking.

...that Tony Romo is leaving the Cowboys. Okay, that is NOT OKAY. I refuse to listen to Romo haters, I'm an unapologetic Romo supporter. Granted, we've had issues in our relationship, but all relationships hit rocky moments. Lol. I wish him the best of luck in whatever he does next (whether it be that he plays for another team or he retires).

...that I've found yet another silly teen drama to watch- Riverdale (stop judging me). Yes, it's cheesy, but I enjoy mindless TV. Are you officially old when heartthrobs from your childhood are playing parents of teenagers? Both Luke Perry and Skeet Ulrich are in this show. I must say Skeet has improved with age. Hmm....

...that I haven't read in the past two weeks. I did so good a few weeks ago and read like three books in a week. I am going to make time this weekend and read at least one book. Maybe two. I don't want to get behind on my reading challenge. take time off work but not tell anyone because you specifically took the time off to sit at home and do nothing.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I'm loving...
That I got to meet a former president of the United States. Last Saturday I was able to meet President George W. Bush at a book signing. Unfortunately I couldn't get a picture with him, but he did shake my hand and told me he liked my Texas Rangers "Queen of the Diamond" shirt. He was signing a lot of books so there was no time to personalize it, but that's okay. 

**Disclaimer: If you know me at all, you know I don't talk politics, so please keep any political comments off this post. I know some people are very passionate about it, and while I respect everyone's beliefs, I don't want arguments started on my blog (because it's bound to happen). Lol. Much love to all, thanks in advance. XOXO!**

I'm loving...
That I got to spend last Saturday with friends. I went to the book signing and then the George W. Bush Presidential Library with my friends Misti and Larry. We then ate at Norma's Cafe for lunch (I know, you are shocked). Then Saturday evening I had dinner and saw the Lego Batman Movie with some other friends. It was a great day! It was just what I needed after a "challenging week" last week.

Some of President Bush's paintings
Making presidential decisions- it seems so easy!
Doing the Lord's work and introducing more friends to Norma's Cafe (there are four locations in Dallas- check it out)

I'm loving...
That this instant rice company felt the need to put "remove from microwave" on their instructions. What kind of genius made this a necessary step? Lol.

I'm loving...
That the start of baseball season is three and a half weeks away! For the first time in the 12 years that I've been attending Rangers Opening Day, it will be a night game (so I guess technically it's Opening Night). Usually the game starts at 1pm or 3pm- this year it will start at 6pm. Regardless, I will be tailgating with friends before we go to the game!

My happy place

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Reviews 2017: A Study In Charlotte

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A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I really loved this book. I'll be honest- I haven't read any of the Sherlock Holmes novels and I've only see the Robert Downey, Jr movie versions, so I'm by no means a Sherlock expert (so I have no clues how Holmes and Watson act toward each other in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's books, but I assume they are good friends).

This book is a modern-telling of Sherlock Holmes, with the main characters as descendants of the original Holmes and Watson. The Sherlock novels in this book were written as actual accounts of the adventures of the detective and his friend.

In this story the Holmes and Watson characters are a teenage girl and a teenage boy. They both end up at the same boarding school together and ultimately cross paths on campus. This book is a journey of their friendship as well as murder and mystery (I won't go into a lot of detail because I don't want to spoil anything).

I loved the characters and the plot development- the book is just a well-written YA novel. I read the majority of it in a day because I couldn't put it down. I'm excited to see there is another book in the series, I look forward to see what lies ahead for Charlotte and Jamie. (I just saw on GoodReads that the author plans to make it a trilogy). :)

Book summary: