Review: Red Queen

December 9, 2016

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book surprised me quite a bit. As young adult books go, the romance love triangle is usually top priority for the plot. This book feels as though it dangles the triangle out there, then totally gets off track and becomes an amazing story […]


Review: An Idiot Abroad

November 23, 2016

An Idiot Abroad by Karl Pilkington My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was like watching a documentary you’ve already seen. Not un-entertaining if you enjoyed it the first time, but more like a rerun than I was expecting. An Idiot Abroad (the reality show) is one of those comfort shows for me. I […]


Here we go again…😄

October 31, 2016

Well, I knew it would happen eventually but I never expected my nervousness. I am pregnant! I started my period a few days ago but it never got past the spotting stage (which can take days for me sometimes) but then, instead of getting heavy flow, suddenly it stopped. That was when I realized I […]


35th Birthday at the Beach

October 23, 2016

I had such an amazing birthday this year.  We drove up to the Beach on Friday night to meet my Mom, Tom, Gabriel, and Bronson who they had taken up earlier in the day.  On my birthday (Saturday) we went to breakfast on the water which was delicious and perfect.  I had a veggie omelet that […]


Review: The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story

October 10, 2016

The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill My rating: 5 of 5 stars Really good ghost story. I loved it. Definately a good Halloween read if you want to spook yourself, though I would recommend reading it alone and in the dark for the full effect. I enjoy a good Gothic tale […]


Frazzled… When will things calm the eff down!?

October 6, 2016

Now that Cris is officially working, we had to tell Medi-Cal and Keep Your Home CA the good news.  They, of course, both dropped us from the programs as expected.  Immediately, I was allowed to roll over on to a real insurance plan through Covered California.  Now we have Blue Shield.  We are still on […]


Review: The Lightning Tree

October 3, 2016

The Lightning Tree by Patrick Rothfuss My rating: 4 of 5 stars This story was in the book Rogues. Very random little story about Bast. It was nice to see his daily routine, or his day out. Nice to get a little insight into his, very mysterious, character. I have only read the first of […]


Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

October 2, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read this because of the new movie coming out. I love Tim Burton and really wanted see this movie but I just HAVE to read the book first since it’s been on my to-read list. I really liked the […]


Can’t Believe I read the whole California Driver Handbook…

September 27, 2016

California Driver Handbook (2016 edition) by Department of Motor Vehicles My rating: 2 of 5 stars Reading a book (or manual) like this is not fun and can be pretty boring. Of course, I read it cover to cover to be sure that I knew if any laws had changed since I am required to take […]


Gave Up Reading: The Shadow of the Wind

September 22, 2016

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 2 of 5 stars Sadly, I think its time to call it. I really had high hopes for this book. Based on recommendations, and praise, I really thought I would be able to dive right in and love every word. But sadly, I have […]


Review: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

September 22, 2016

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love all of the stories that add to the wealth of wizarding lore. This is no different. And, being an American, it was very cool to read about the story of Ilvermorny School since I would have surely gone […]


Doctor Visit & Depression Meds

September 21, 2016

I had a doctor follow up today.  The last time I did labs (about a month ago) they had collect a 24hr urine sample. Today my results! Firstly, when I first got there the lady said they didn’t have the mental wellness questionnaire on file for me so I needed to fill it out again for […]


Let me try to explain depression…

September 6, 2016

Depression for someone who doesn’t understand, can be very difficult to explain. Let me try… I feel like everyone exists inside of this oblivious bubble. They are happy within, and are social and content. Outside the bubble are the world’s problems, politics, fears, social anxiety, etc. I feel like I have somehow popped through the […]