Shh…

Can you guess what we’ll be doing today?  No cleaning, no tv, no music…just us and our books.  Don’t you just love my mug?!  Got from mom last Christmas; it says, “Shh…I’m reading” all over it!! 

So no bloggy today, just us and our books.  See that book on the coffee table?  That’s Midwife of the Blue Ridge…it’s actually pretty good so far.  Thanks Christine Blevins for giving me an advanced copy to review it for you!  Books based in the past are ALWAYS my favorite (ESPECIALLY when you throw in a bit of romance and some sort of struggle)!!  When I’m done with the book review (which I’ve promised to have posted by the 8th, you’ll be able to check it out at my book review site…The Book Faery Reviews.  Stop by sometime and let me know what you think. 🙂 

See you girls tomorrow sometime!

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I’m going on a Blog Trip

Well this mom here is going on a blog trip this week of September 1-5. It will be interesting to get to know other mom bloggers out there and why they blog. Do they blog because they like the creative outlet when life seems to be chaotic? Do they blog to promote their business or passion? OR do they blog to share their life with their family and friends? It seems we all have our reasons for blogging. I personally enjoy blogging about me, my family, random things (which all can be found at my mom blog site: Wife and Mom of 3) AND I enjoy blogging about the books I’ve come across (which can be found in The Book Faery Reviews).  

So who wants to know about this mom blogger who loves being me, a wife, a mother, and a reader?! You obviously if you’re reading this post and I do hope you continue to read this one and any others on my site (don’t forget to leave a comment or two with your own blog/website and I’ll return the favor and stop by…who knows…we may end up enjoying each other’s company enough to exchange links or add to our RSS readers…).

Well… I am married to my high school heart who I have known half of my life. We’ve been married for 8 years and together are raising 3 beautiful children (2 girls and 1 boy).

I am currently a SAHM (stay at home mom…for anyone not familiar with the acronym). My older two are in 1st and 3rd grade while the youngest is at home with me during the day. I am in hopes of finding a job though as I DO feel like my brain is going to mush and I need more intelligent conversations throughout the day. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with being a SAHM but playgroups and such just didn’t give me what I needed. I want to be able to converse with my hubby and friends about more topics aside from what Jr. did today…I just need my own personal stimulation.

Aside from my blogging, I enjoy spending time with my hubby and kids, hanging out with MY mommy (LOL…hey if the kids can do it, why can’t I?!), go-karting with the kids, 4-wheeling with my hubby, dancing with my kids, reading all kinds of books, cooking, hanging out on the deck with my girls with a “drink” and having one of our “board meetings”, and singing to my MP3 player (OMG…”there was this ONE time” I wasn’t expecting my husband’s best friend so soon for dinner and my son taps me on the hip with HIM behind me with a grin on his face as I’m jamming to a song while I cook dinner!! Talk about embarrassing!! I may have known him half my life too but STILL!! That’s the side he’s NEVER seen! LOL)

I love to sing (but just for my mom, sister, kids, and self…I know…), instead of shoes, I am a purse addict (in fact I just got my third Dooney and Burke purse and LOVE it!! Thank you Mom! A bit too conservative/business like for my girlfriends but SOOO me). I’m STILL on the search for a great Coach purse to add to my collection!! I’ve got a girlfriend who SWEARS her Coach hook up sells the REAL THING at a HUGE discount…so we’ll just have to check her out soon!

Some other tidbits about me…

  • Though I am no longer a Catholic, I was baptized by the Pope in the Philippines where I was born in 1978.
  • I am my son’s football “Team Mom”.
  • I’m fascinated with faeries, dragons, and ghosts.
  • I love the colors purple and dark red. (My wedding was in a smoky purple and I wear some sort of red piece of clothing to a job interview if I want it bad enough for the added confidence.)
  • I was 2nd runner up to Miss Jr. Raleigh in 1994 and Miss Congeniality in that same pageant. My oldest daughter was 2nd runner up for a local pageant here and got Miss Smiley when she was 2 (she’s almost 9 now)!! How ironic…
  • One of these days I WILL (power of determination!) to open up a café/bookstore.
  • Before I turn 31 this December I want to get a tattoo…just debating on my faery facing the dragon or a faery sitting on books for my shoulder. It’s on my “to do before I die” list!

 

I live in Raleigh, NC where the seasons have typically changed over the years…meaning, the colors change in the fall, the weather is quite chilly in the winter, the flowers are all in bloom in the spring, and the air is perfect for a swim without burning your nostril hairs. However, I have to admit the past two years have been a bit odd and off in terms of weather pattern but I still love my North Carolina and YEP…I am a Southern Gal and enjoy the perfect pace of the south.

So there you go…a bit about me…what else do you want to know? Just leave me a comment and I’ll let you know! I’m a fairly open book as I am who I am and not ashamed of who I am (without the use of real names of course to protect my family the best I can online…course you know there’s always a risk to blogging freely online when it comes to your family)…

 

If you’re interested in joining this blog trip, then check out my earlier blog at: https://wifeandmomof3.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/im-going-on-a-blog-trip-sept-1-5/.

Things I have discovered today…

  • My closest Krispy Kreme Doughnut store/drive-through is located in a shady side of town…
  • McCain who I plan to vote for in the elections has chosen Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his VP choice.  The Raleigh News and Observer has more about it if you click on the link…
  • Myxer.com is an AWESOME site for FREE FREE FREE ABSOLUTELY FREE ringtones, wallpaper, calltones, etc..  Sprint charges $2.50 per call tone, ring tone, wallpaper and OTHER websites charge your cell phone bill about $9.99 a month for unlimited downloads.  NO THANK YOU!!  FREE I say (and I’m having a BLAST picking out the right songs for everyone on my list…ESPECIALLY the ones I don’t care for…LOL)!!  Well free as long as you have free text messages and internet service on your cell like me)…
  • Today is the THIRD day that SOMEONE in my house keeps locking the front SCREEN door (which I have NO key to) requiring me to walk around to the BACKDOOR!!! ERRRRRRRRRRRRR…
  • I’m addicted to my computer to bog/surf the net/hunt for jobs through Monster.com and CareerBuilder/check out CafemomFacebook, & Myspace AND playing with my LG Rumor (I’ve used the Samsung A920 (the MP3 player was REALLY the only good feature), TREO 700wx (too bulky though the pictures and features were great), the little graphite color Centro (texting was a bit tedious with the tiny keypad and no MP3 player) and the Motorola i880 (MP3 player was great BUT pictures SUCKED, and you can’t get the REALLY free ringtones since it was a Nextel), but I think I rather like this one so far…easier in my palm, on the fingers for texting, seems to be easier to the ear, pictures not bad, BUT if you want to surf the net…not so much)  I went back to Sprint’s CDMA after using Nextel’s IDEN for awhile JUST so I could text better, check e-mails, finally get FREE RINGTONES AND get a little better signal) cell phone (course NOTHING beats my books)…

So that’s it in a nutshell for today…course I seem to learn SOMETHING new everyday…don’t you?!  Now since I spent SOOO much time on the computer, I’ve got to scramble to get clothes packed for the kids as they are sleeping out at relatives so hubby and I can have DATE NIGHT! Woohoo!!! It’s been awhile…