Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blooging for Books Review

As I mentioned earlier, I signed up for a group called Blogging for Books. I signed up, chose a book, and was pleasantly suprised when the book actually arrived. The book is The Miracle of Mercy Land by River Jordan. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. Now mind you, I received the book the day I my sister died. So I kinda had a few things on my plate and delayed reading. I finally started to read the book on the flight home and quite honestly couldn't put it down.
The book is an examination of the choices we make and what the choices mean to thosse around us. The heroine of the story recieves a book that when she opens it, shows her the choices made by the people of her town. It shows that the choices lead you down roads in your life that could have been altered by a single decision. It also reveals how choices effect those around us.
I really enjoyed the book. There were times I believe the story was harried and details not cleary defined, but overall didn't throw the storyoff. This book gives a good positive message. I believe that it would also be enjoyable and easy to read for young adults.
I can't wait for my next book!

Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Jr Day

I am doing my best to become more organized. My interests are far and wide and need to become more focused. I am concentrating on my photography skills. I have been doing research on getting my BA. Going back to school is always a good thing.
I am still going to continue with my family reunion project. With losing my sister and partner with this project, I am becoming more dedicated. The family I have never met has been more supportive than my birth family and I am going to strengthen theses bonds in the upcoming year.
I am also going to get back to my scrapbooking. I get so much joy when my grandkids look at my albums. My first project will be to make a memorial album of my sister Jo to give to her husband and each of her children. This will be the hardest project I will ever complete.
I am looking forward to going home. I miss my family so much. I hate to be away from them. They are definitely my strength and inspiration.
These are my ramblings of the day.
Take care and make it a great day!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Welcome to 2011. The year 2010 ended with great sorrow. My sister, who was only 43, left this world for a better place. No one can or will hurt her ever again. I love you Jo. You will always live in my heart.
2011 starts with adjustments to my plans. My sister and I made many plans together to make ourselves better women. Now I find myself facing these challenges alone. The first of these challenges will be to continue with our geneology project. The research we have done to date has been very rewarding. Along with this, the planning of an upcoming family reunion.
This is also the year to end relationships that are destructive and embrace those that are uplifting. You can't force someone to love you even if they are family. The families formed by friendship can sometimes be stronger than those formed by blood.
My personal goal is to make time for myself for the simple pleasures of creating. I enjoy making things and stretching my creativity to the limits. There is a personal reward in holding something that has been created from your imagination with your own two hands.
Also this year, I have signed up with a company - Blogging for Books. I will be posting reviews and in return be given new books to review.
My the new year bring joy and happiness to all.