"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein



I just finished one of the best books that I've read in a long time. The Condition by Jennifer Haigh was one that kept me interested the entire time. Each chapter was written from a different characters perspective and although the characters are related, they rarely crossed paths. This book follows a family that has to deal with a child with Turner's syndrome; they also all have their own problems also which is why I think the title refers to each character, not just the one with an actual condition. With each chapter following a different character, you get to see their side of the story and you also get to follow them to the past and see what parts of their lives have made them who they are. I found it really interesting the way the family deals with the other members and how they each lead their own lives; not every one knows what each other are doing day in and day out. This kind of raises questions as a reader because you wonder how the others would act if they actually knew. I recommend this book to everyone! It's more detail and past oriented rather than following a specific plot, but trust me, it will keep your interest!


Day 76:

Yesterday, Sara and Kayla went to the farmer's market downtown. I unfortunately couldn't go because I had to go to work, but I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home from work! They picked up some lovely flowers that I am now keeping in my room :) There is a beautiful sunflower (my favorite!) and three other ones, red, purple, and pink (i dont know what kind they are). My roommates are so thoughtful! :)


Today was uneventful, but I really enjoyed it! Besides finishing my awesome book, I also made a trip to the library and the grocery store. I left with good things from both. From the library, I got Practical Magic and The Maltese Falcon. I love the movie Practical Magic, so I'm interested to see if they are similar or it they differ like other movie adaptations. As for The Maltese Falcon, I saw this as Barnes & Noble once and thought it looked really good. It's a detective novel, so I'm sure I'll like it!

From Kroger, I got oreos, cream cheese, and chocolate chips. Can anyone guess what I made??


They were delicious. And it only took three simple ingredients to make them! Most of the time, people make them with white chocolate, but I'm not a big fan of it, so I took the same route I do with Buckeyes (peanut butter balls) and used semi-sweet chocolate chips. I really want another one, but I've already eaten too many!


I also received another award! It's the Versatile Blogger Award from Natasha over at Natasha's Corner.

So now onto the rules:

Thank the person who gave you the award:
Thank you Natasha!! I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. I've only know about it for a little while, but so far, I'm really liking it!

Share 7 Thinks About Yourself:
1. I really want to see a whale jump out of the water before I die :)
2. I would LOVE to see a polar bear in real life, not just on tv
3. I consider myself a very family oriented person and I would do anything for any of them
4. I only have a few really close friends, but I adore each and every one of them
5. My greatest fear is a bridge collapsing while I'm on it
6. I'm jealous of people who are musically inclined
7. I'm glad I started blogging!!

Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs that you think are fantastic:
Like Natasha said, 15 is so many!! I'm always trying to find new blogs (sometimes i forget the ones that ive already visited...is that bad??) I'll do my best though!
Ok, so I looked through the blogs that I follow, and I only technically have 4 new ones that I've recently started following! I've been following the other for a while now. In order to avoid cheating, I'm just going to nominate those 4 :)

Alfie @ Coffee and Stilettos
Rhiannon Nicole @ Hey Gorgeous
Jennifer @ more than a MOMMY
The Zhush

Let your nominees know about the award:

Again, thanks Natasha for the award!


  1. That book sounds amazing! I'll definitely check it out soon!

  2. Congrats to you! And thanks so much for the mention! And, the book rec too!

    oh gosh i totally forgot about them!
    dang now i am going to have to make them today!!!

    and CONGRATS on the award!! you deserve it!

  4. Oooh, I might have to check out that book. I love finding new reads.


  5. The Oreo balls look so good.
    I'm reading "The elegant universe" by Brian Greene, and it never fails to make me ponder. I love it.
    I'll check out that book. It sounds lovely.


  6. thank you so so much for the award!!!!

    and for the book recommendation! i can't wait to get the condition! it sounds great!

    have a fab weekend!