Month: March 2017

Funny Friday

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Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.


Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by The Bergham Chronicles         http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com


1. Who says girls can’t do everything? I’ll show them when I steam roll over their toys. 

2. Fine I’ll take myself to the toy store.  

3. It’s never too early to learn how to drive a stick shift. 

4. Oh you say other kids are waiting, well let them wait. It’s my turn and I’m taking my time. 

5. All I have to do is give Daddy my sad eyes and he’ll buy this for me.

 

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:

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Book Review: Her Every Fear

Her Every Fear

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Growing up, Kate Priddy was always a bit neurotic, experiencing momentary bouts of anxiety that exploded into full-blown panic attacks after an ex-boyfriend kidnapped her and nearly ended her life. When Corbin Dell, a distant cousin in Boston, suggests the two temporarily swap apartments, Kate, an art student in London, agrees, hoping that time away in a new place will help her overcome the recent wreckage of her life.

Soon after her arrival at Corbin’s grand apartment on Beacon Hill, Kate makes a shocking discovery: his next-door neighbor, a young woman named Audrey Marshall, has been murdered. When the police question her about Corbin, a shaken Kate has few answers, and many questions of her own—curiosity that intensifies when she meets Alan Cherney, a handsome, quiet tenant who lives across the courtyard, in the apartment facing Audrey’s. Alan saw Corbin surreptitiously come and go from Audrey’s place, yet he’s denied knowing her. Then, Kate runs into a tearful man claiming to be the dead woman’s old boyfriend, who insists Corbin did the deed the night that he left for London.

When she reaches out to her cousin, he proclaims his innocence and calms her nerves–until she comes across disturbing objects hidden in the apartment and accidentally learns that Corbin is not where he says he is. Could Corbin be a killer? What about Alan? Kate finds herself drawn to this appealing man who seems so sincere, yet she isn’t sure. Jet-lagged and emotionally unstable, her imagination full of dark images caused by the terror of her past, Kate can barely trust herself, so how could she take the chance on a stranger she’s just met?

*****5 STARS*****

Wow, all these messed up men. The twists and sick reveals keep coming and you have no clue what is going to happen.

Yet, I was rooting for one killer to murder another. Yup, that’s how captivating the book was to read.
Despite her trauma in the past, she finds a way to keep moving forward and face her fears. Somehow she does it and takes a stand.
Will Kate survive?

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Yeah, sick and repulsive, but so addicting. How will he get caught? Will the others make it out alive? Will they finally have some happiness?

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Fly on the Wall March

Yes, this is the right place if you are looking for Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.  I created a new blog now that my goals for blogging have changed and as my son grows.

Thank you for the awesome blog name, Steena from https://angrivatedmom.wordpress.com/

Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 9 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes

Participants:

Bookworm Mom: the wife and mom to this crazy crew
Bookworm Dad: the husband and dad and often referred to as the big kid
Bookworm Boy– our only child, a 7 year old boy who thinks he knows it all and is the one in charge
Bonus – our sweet and lovable adopted rat terrier 

Bookworm Boy:

Okay, I got it. I know what to do. Now let me play, I only have a little time to play before bed.

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I got this, I know what to do. Leave me alone.

(two minutes later) I need help. Why are you not helping me?

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Watching a video on sharks with his Dad. I had to step in and stop a possibly scary video, apparently I was the only adult in the house at the time.

Our son responds with. “This is in the ocean and if I was in the ocean it would be a bad day for me. I would never be in the ocean.”

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Watching the movie, The Musketeers. At the end of the movie, they all come together to protect the king.

Our son stands up, throws his fists up in the air and shouts, “The musketeers are back in business.”

Bookworm Dad:

What? I just wanted to kiss him goodnight. (As he continues to horse around with our son, setting him off instead of calming him down)

 

Bookworm Mom:

So you just have one child then?

No, I have two children, who are 35 years apart in age.

Looks at me, then laughs. Oh, I get it. I have one of those too.

 
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Mashed Potatoes Bookworm Mom Style

 

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Mashed Potatoes Bookworm Mom Style

My boys love the way I make mashed potatoes, tasty and filling. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Author Bookworm Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 large potatoes
  • .5 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp goya
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp cilantro

Instructions

  1. peel and cut potatoes into 2 inch wedges

  2. rinse and put in skillet

  3. pour olive oil on potatoes, add seasoning  of choice, and mix

  4. cover and bake at 350 for 25 minutes

  5. when fully cooked, move potatoes to bowl, mash and add milk and butter. (for thicker mashed potatoes don't mash and mix as much) 

Recipe Notes

I find that cooking the potatoes with seasoning, then mashing makes the difference in awesome tasting mashed potatoes.

The rest of the meal was steak and veggies, from Aldi's, which means I saved money.  

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Rice and Bean Quesadillas

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Rice and Bean Quesadillas

Have extra rice and beans, but not in the mood to eat that again? Instead of freezing and possibly forgetting about it, use it in quesadillas. It not only adds to the meal, but tastes delicious. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Bookworm in the Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup leftover rice and beans
  • 4 items flour large tortillas
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Layer one tortilla on skillet or pan after heated and oiled


  2. spread cheese (of choice) evenly, then add the rice and bean mixture, then more cheese on top (you can add a veggie or two, but I was too lazy to be bothered today)

  3. top with another tortilla

  4. once bottom tortilla is cooked and rice and beans and melted with the cheese, flip over and cook the other side of the tortilla

  5. Slice into deseired pieces and serve with fruit, mango, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or any combo of sides. 

Recipe Notes

A quick and easy meal after a long day. My husband is not a fan of quesadillas, but my son and I love them.

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Book Review: The Woman Next Door

 

The Woman Next Door

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Two suburban women. Two dark secrets. The almost perfect murder.

Everybody needs good neighbours…

Melissa and Hester have lived next door to each other for years. When Melissa’s daughter was younger, Hester was almost like a grandmother to her. But recently they haven’t been so close.

Hester has plans to change all that. It’s obvious to her that despite Melissa’s outwardly glamorous and successful life, she needs Hester’s help. But taking help from Hester might not be such a good idea for a woman with as many secrets as Melissa…

*****3 STARS*****

It started out great and could have been sick and twisted. Sure murder and bribes make for a good thriller, but it needed something more. Perhaps the ending was just a big let down or the it wasn’t twisted enough.

I was quite bored many times. 

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Oh man, you know she’s in a for a world of all her fears coming to get her. Damn, who will hurt her? So many of these men are crazy.

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Book Review: This Was Not the Plan

 

This Was Not the Plan

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From the acclaimed author of The Darlings comes an incisive, hilarious, and tender exploration of fatherhood, love, and family life through the story of a widower who has to become the father he didn’t know he could be.

Charlie Goldwyn’s life hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Widowerhood at thirty-three and twelve-hour workdays have left a gap in his relationship with his quirky five-year-old son, Caleb, whose obsession with natural disasters and penchant for girls’ clothing have made him something of a loner at his preschool. The only thing Charlie has going for him is his job at a prestigious law firm, where he is finally close to becoming a partner.

But when a slight lapse in judgment at an office party leaves him humiliatingly unemployed, stuck at home with Caleb for the summer, and forced to face his own estranged father, Charlie starts to realize that there’s more to fatherhood than financially providing for his son, and more to being a son than overtaking his father’s successes.

At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, This Was Not the Plan is a story about loss and love, parenthood, and friendship, and what true work-life balance means.

*****5 STARS*****

WOW! What a great read, you can’t imagine all his pain and grief. Then you want to smack the shit out of him for being so dense and oblivious to his son and sister.

Finally, just when you think all hope is lost, BAM he smartens up and finally gets his act together.

Love the entire book!  A must read.

 

BookReview: This Was Not the Plan #RealLife #Tragedy #Sorrow #Family #Support #Parenthood #opportunities #5Stars ;

 

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Karen has
read 13 books toward
her goal of
55 books.
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???Not sure what to read next???

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