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Friday Five

1. Started week off by getting a haircut and all over color.  Loving the deep red color with hints of purple in it.

2. Still haven't got another birdy.  It's been hard.  Once a month I do go to Omar's Exotic Birds and take photos of the cockatiels.  Plan is to order one in July.  Need a new birdy friend.

This little guy tried to sneak home with me.  Cockatiels, though a lot of work, are adorable and so smart.

3. Still scoring which at the end of the day has me feeling like doing this:

4. Right now reading CHARMED which is the sequel to HEXED.  I really enjoyed the first book and finding self swept up in the latest!

Was able to get for $1.99 on my Kindle Fire!  What a deal!

5.  Also was able to attend son's musical glee performance last Saturday.  He had a big part as Charlie Brown.  Son NAILED the monotone and character.  Kuddos to Springs Charter School's theater teacher Mary Hering for putting together an amazing production.

**Guilty pleasure:  Plan to make ora…

Friday Five

1. It's been one of those weeks.  Call it the end of the year antics but the whole middle school drama I thought we'd avoided since we have son at a charter school?  Well, it caught up with us big time.

Basically son said a not too nice comment to a girl.

Girl got upset but didn't tell anyone until later.

Son doesn't get why she's upset as he says the same thing to his guy friends and they do the same with him.
**Doesn't excuse it but still...

Mother calls school and is very upset.

It just makes me want to throw my hands up in the air as I think this has been blown way out of proportion.

I had son email an apology and told him not to talk to the girl in question.  Well, apparently that's being seen as not caring.  Can't win for losing.

So when is school out again?

2. Then have to get son ready for the reenactment of the Mormon pioneer trek.  Got the paperwork on what he can wear and bring.  One thing it said: NO DENIM.

Omg, what teen doesn't just we…

Friday Five

1. So testing is over but guess what I got?


2. So I've been reading... a lot!  Oh, and napping a lot too.

5 To 1 by Holly Bodger

My YA Books Central review:


Powerful insight into a community where an lofty goal of righting past injustices against women is manipulated into denying freedom and choices for all. A good book club candidate that is sure to fuel discussions on Utopian societies where roles have been exchanged with painful consequences.


YA Books Central review:

Teaser:Engaging hilarious tale of a teen who finds out that his so-called future might not be what he really wants. Only when he takes destiny into his own hands can he embrace his future. Add a fun assortment of other characters and you have a winning story!

4. MODERN MONSTERS  by Kelley York

YA Books Central review: http:/…

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn

Today, May 4th, is Audrey Hepburn's 86th birthday!

Love this icon so much!

In keeping with her birthday I thought I'd share a few books that have a little AH magic!

1. This humorous tale is filled with a protagonist who, after wearing the very dress Audrey Hepburn worn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, is caught up in her own version of Charades by taking on the Holly Golightly persona while mingling with celebs and the rich. Lots of fun insights into Audrey Hepburn's life including a few facts I didn't know! Fun voice and characters though I felt the ending was a tad bit rushed. Still, a fun read to include in must read NA contemporary novels.


Totally loved this coffee table book filled with just Audrey Hepburn covers and articles dating back to her early days to the end.

A must read for any AH fan!


Hilariously YA tale where a hypothetical question sets readers off on one modern day twist of Roman Holiday.