First, I KNOW, I KNOW, I'm so behind on my book reviews. Soon, I promise. I'll catch y'all up on what I've been reading.
I meant to update my blog last week, but the past few weeks have been just nuts. My niece has been in the hospital for almost two weeks, so life has been kinda crazy. I just got back from spending a few days with her. I don't want to get too much into it right now, but prayers and good thoughts are appreciated for her!
After visiting my niece in the hospital on Thursday, I helped out by watching her three kids (my niece is 29). I hadn't seen my family since Christmas Day, so it was good to be home and to spend time with them.
|My great-nephew E and my great-niece K|
|My great-nephew C|
After leaving the hospital on Friday, I had to make a stop someplace, and I found this lip balm. Of course I had to buy it!!
|Baseball lip balm!! It's perfect. :)|
I stayed with my parents while I was home. I found a page on Facebook recently called Vintage San Antonio where they upload old pictures from around San Antonio. Since my dad is from there, I thought he might like to look at some of them. He doesn't have Facebook, so I logged on and we looked at the page on my laptop. He really enjoyed it, and he told me some fascinating stories when he saw a picture from the time period of his childhood. There was one picture of a campaign rally for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1948. My dad told me a story how he had been there with his neighbor and that after the speech, he was able to shake LBJ's hand. My dad was studying the picture, then I saw him lean in real close. He realized that he was sitting on the front row in the picture!
|My dad is the kid on the ground to the right of the picture. This picture is courtesy of Vintage San Antonio. I hope it's okay that I used it. All credit goes to them!|
|I tried to blow it up a little so you could see my dad. :) Photo courtesy Vintage San Antonio|
As you can imagine, the past few weeks have been kinda crazy with me worrying about my niece. I also had a few rough weeks at work. One day one of my sweet guy friends sent me this text. I honestly have the bestest friends ever! Just a text like this made my day. :)
My friend's kids are also awesome. The daughter of my sweet friend Kelly sent me this Valentine's.
A few weeks ago, I found a $25 gift card to Half Price Books that I got for Christmas (and by some miracle, hadn't spent yet). I had a coupon for 20% off my entire purchase, so I decided it was a great time to use it! My total came to $25.09 but the cashier spotted me the nine cents, so, I got 8 new books to read! :)
|Well, the book Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret, is actually replacing my old copy I lost when I was a kid. I read the Sophie Kinsella book last week. Book review to come soon!!|
If you are on Facebook, you've noticed all these quizzes where you can find out what character you are from a movie, book, or TV show. While I was in the hospital with my niece, I did the Sesame Street Quiz. I'm Grover. It works for me, blue is my favorite color. :)
Okay, I PROMISE this week, I'll have at least one of my book reviews for you. I'll try to get to all three!! Hope you are all doing well!!