Saturday, March 31, 2007

February/March books read

There are a few more books than the ones on the list. I forgot to write down the titles though and they were Harlequin Desires (I think??). They all have similar titles *g* I can't remember which ones I read. Whichever books they were, they didn't suck.

February 2007 books

1. The Brotherhood Of The Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro (translated by Andrew Hurley)
2. Dead Giveaway by Brenda Novak
3. Open Invitation by Jasmine Haynes
4. Roguish Hearts (ebook) by Nikki Soarde
5. Dead Sexy by Amanda Ashley
6. Blood Son by Erica Orloff
7. Killing Spree by Kevin O’Brien
8. Speak No Evil by Allison Brennan
9. Causing Havoc by Lori Foster
10. Night Whispers by Leslie Kelly
11. The Dream-Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
12. Sheer Pleasure by Maggie Shayne
13. A Teenager’s Journey by Richard B. Pelzer (non fiction)
14. Count to Ten by Karen Rose
15. Fly Me To The Moon by Alyson Noel
16. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs

March 2007 books

1. See No Evil by Allison Brennan
2. In Flames (ebook) by Michelle Perry
3. The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
4. Close to You by Kathryn Shay
5. Dead Shot by Annie Solomon
6. You’ll Be The Death Of Me (ebook) by Stacia Wolf
7. Taking Instruction (ebook) by Cheyenne McCray
8. Fighting Chance (ebook) by Lacey Savage
9. Final Truth by Mariah Stewart
10. Arousing Suspicions by Marianne Stillings
11. Treacherous Wishes by Denise A.Agnew
12. Kissing Sin by Keri Arthur
13. The Last Reilly Standing by Maureen Child
14. Warrior Angel by Margaret and Lizz Weis
15. The Collector by Cameron Cruise
16. Grounded by Rose Middleton
17. Touch of the Wolf by Karen Whiddon
18. Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day
19. Blood Secrets by Vivi Anna
20. Spellstruck by Jaclyn Reding
21. 18 Seconds by George D. Shuman
22. Wild, Wicked & Wanton by Jaci Burton :) (ARC)

Update on my Sunday 16

In my Sunday 16 I did this week I had an entry about my gracefulness. I went to the Dr today because my knee was still all gross and YAY it's infected *sigh*

I'm such a dork.

Friday, March 30, 2007

I have more winners!

Debbie Ellison and Jackie Roe, you've both won a microsoft mouse (that's way cool *s* I want one myself!)
Crystal Esau.... You've won the Windows Vista operating system!

Dinah Shortt ... You've won the Microsoft Office Professional 2007!
(Microsoft prizes donated by Maura Anderson)

Patricia Chaddock....You've won the book bag (donated by Tara Nina) filled with books!

Congratulations and thank you so much for your donations to my fundraiser :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen people/groups I would have loved to see in concert

1. Queen - I would have LOVED to see Freddie in concert!

2. Ray Charles

3. The Bee Gees

4. The Partridge Family (any of you laughing at me right now can just shut up LOL)

5. Johnny Cash

6. Donny Osmond (shut up! - I know at least one of you are pointing and laughing now!)

7. Sonny and Cher *g* How cool would it have been to go to that show???

8. Liberace

9. Monty Python (I know they weren't a music group but they did sing some songs ... and they rocked the frickin casbah with humor *s*)

10. KISS

11. Bette Midler (I guess this COULD still happen...perhaps)

12. The Blues Brothers

13. and of course Tina Turner!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

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...actually I probably won't because I'm kind of clueless about the mr linky thingy. Put your link in comments though and people can follow you that way :)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I have a crush on ...

Ed (if you could only see me sitting and watching this with a silly smile LOL)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday 16 (since I didn't do a 13 on Thursday *s*)


1. My inability to say no to people smacked me upside the head when I committed to coordinating hair and make up for a play that the local theatre group is putting on in a month. I have no skills with hair or make up. My hair is wash and blow dry only … because my hair chick knows I’m a moron when it comes to styling. My make up consists of mascara and lip conditioner stuff … sometimes. Usually I forget the mascara part until I’m half way to work and it’s too late to worry about it. Oh. Dear. GOD! LOL

2. I’m starting to get used to the school I’m now working at. I moved from a middle school to a high school at the beginning of March. For 3 weeks I’ve been working 3 days in the special needs classroom and 2 days in the rest of the school where I’ve been working my ass off trying to keep ahead of the students in high school math. I haven’t done high school math in 20 years. I think I had some of them fooled into thinking I knew what I was doing *g*. We have a new student in the special needs classroom now though so that means more aide time. SO I’m going to be full time in that classroom now (yay!)

3. I’ve been reminded that high school students are BIGGER than middle school students and I must learn to dodge faster. I was smacked upside the side of my head for no apparent reason on Tuesday. (OUCH)

4. I now know I need to bring spare clothes/shoes to work with me. While doing one of the work experience jobs with some of the students my feet were SOAKED on Wednesday. Tons of snow on Monday and Tuesday made for tons of slush on Wednesday when the sun came out. I had meetings after work so couldn’t change my shoes/socks/pants until way late. I was very shivery.

5. I have noticed this week that I’m not tiring as quickly as I used to with the walking I’ve been doing  YAY!

6. I weighed myself and found that I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last six or so weeks  (YAY!!!)

7. I think I may have made some decisions about what I need to do for a second job … and I NEED a second job to make ends meet. I have been enjoying this last almost 2 months of only working 1 full time job. It’s been more than 4 years since I’ve only worked 1 full time job.

8. I won the chance to read Jaci Burton’s ARC for Wild, Wicked & Wanton and do a review on it! (YAY!!! Thanks Jaci  )

9. I have passed the $2,000 mark for my fundraising for my walk I’m doing in July  I had to raise at least that much to be able to even DO the walk.

10. I had the chance to test read for 2 authors this week! I will taunt about some specifics (which authors and which books) as soon as I’m allowed to (hehehe)

11. I read books by 3 new to me authors and 2 of them rocked the casbah. *s* The other one was good until the end and then it PISSED me off. Stupid endings make me grumpy!

12. I was able to spend time with all my nieces and my nephew this week.  The older 2 (niece and nephew) are brats and sassy. I will get them back when they least expect it (insert evil laugh). The younger 2 are cutie pies and adorable. I got some good snuggling time in with both of them. 

13. I was reminded again of my inability to say no to people when I said I would work a casino for a friend I worked with at the old school. She was having problems getting enough volunteers. When I said I would the weather was crappy. It was nice this weekend though so I really didn’t want to do it last night. It was a boring casino too. I sat around a lot.

14. There was a really hot security dude who was working at the casino though so at least I had eye candy *g*

15. I had time to read Jaci’s book last night while sitting from 5 pm to 2:30 am at the casino. (I’m a fast reader and the book was pretty damn awesome *s* Interesting to read in a public place though sometimes LOL. I’ll review in a couple of days)

16. I was reminded on Friday of how much of a klutz I am. I tripped while with some of my students and smashed my knee into the side walk. Embarassing yes? I'm such a dork. I got up and told myself to suck it up and kept going, limping a little for a block or so then putting it mostly out of my mind. When I was sitting at lunch though and rubbed my knee I knew something was whine worthy when I felt the knee of my jeans and it was stiff. Ick. Blood. My whole knee cap is now bruised and oozy. Nice huh?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Be a hero and have a chance to win ....

Microsoft Vista Ultimate operating system , Microsoft Office professional 2007 or a couple of groovy mice (I can't find a picture of the mice online and my camera is being stupid and not working right so I can't take a photo ... trust me they're cool. Not your regular every day computer mouse) which were donated to me to use for fundraising!

I also have this fabulous package of books that come with a cool book bag ...

I'll be doing the draws for these fabulous prizes March 30.

How do you win? You simply make a donation to my Weekend to End Breast Cancer fundraising efforts and I'll enter your name into the draw as a thank you for your generosity!

How easy is that :)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Weekend to End Breast Cancer draw number 3

Draw number 3 will happen towards the end of the month. I'll have details tomorrow on the prizes. (they're going to be AWESOME!)

You can make donations here to be entered into the draw! I'm at 50% of my goal for fundraising! I need help to get the next $1,500 to make it to my goal!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Love Thursday

This is me with my Papa. I'm pretty sure I'm about 3 years old here. It's been almost 20 years since he died and I still miss him.

About Love Thursday: Love is All Around Us

On Thursday, August 17th, 2006, Irene Nam from MOMster in Paris and Karen Walrond from Chookooloonks declared every Thursday "Love Thursday," inviting people to post pictures depicting love on their websites each week. In conjunction with this, behold the "Love Thursday" pool: feel free to upload your photographs depicting love in all its forms -- love of a partner, love of a child, love of a favourite toy, love of life -- to share with everybody. Unusual images of love -- fallen leaves that look like hearts, for example -- are also very welcome.

Also, be sure to visit the brand new website, Love Is All Around -- for even more images of love!

Just remember love does not equal sex -- let's keep it clean, folks.

Can't wait to see what you share!

Saturday, March 03, 2007


February 26, 2007

Picture a lazy Saturday afternoon at home. You're hanging out with your six-year-old in his room while he quietly draws a boat on his MagnaDoodle. Maybe a bird is chirping outside the window. It's all very bondy and nice.

The boy stops drawing for a moment, looks right at you and says: "HERE'S THE IMPORTANT QUESTION: What part of the mommy does the baby come out of?"

Jesus Christ! What's with the friggin' sneak attack?!

... To read the rest of this blog go to The Sneeze

I've been tagged

Anni tagged me with a meme asking me to post 10 weird things about me. I think she tagged me a week or so ago but I've been lazy *g* Sorry Anni!

Rules: No re-tagging, write a blog with 10 weird random things, facts, or habits about yourself, chose 10 people to be tagged and list their names, leave a comment that says “you are tagged” on their profile, and tell them to read your latest blog.

This is going to be a difficult one for me. *g* I'm really not all that weird!

1. I don't like the way most polar fleece feels. It makes me shudder and my stomach turns.

2. I think feet are gross unless they're 7 years old or younger. Baby feet are cute. If someone is insane enough to like touching feet though and wants to massage mine I'm all about humoring them. I LOVE going to a reflexologist.

3. I haven’t read any of the Harry Potter books yet. I don't anticipate reading any in the near future. There are so many other books in my list of books to be read that are more appealing to me than those ones. I have seen the movies though.

4. I can't snap my fingers.

5. I can't stand the taste of coffee. I do like the smell though.

6. I break into a panicked sweat at the thought of getting a needle.

7. I'm not a huge holiday person but I LOVE Christmas music. (I actually have enjoyed the holidays a bit more the last few years now that there are little ones in the family again with my 2 nieces).

8. I am one of the laziest people I know when it comes to exercise but I've signed up to do the weekend to end breast cancer 60 km walk. WHAT. WAS. I. THINKING??? lol

9. I've never been able to watch a full show of survivor. It's boring and stupid. I did win $80 in a survivor pool though. We drew names and my chick won in the show.

10. I hate beer. (even though some would say that it's un-Canadian of me to hate beer, 'eh)

I am tagging no one specifically. I think most of the people I know that blog have already done this. If you want to tell me 10 weird things about you though please feel free to post in the comments :)

I have survived my first 2 days of highschool in 20 years ...

As of Thursday, I am working in a senior high school as an educational assistant.

DEAR GOD! When did kids start swearing so much in school??? I am having so many OMG I feel old moments. I find myself thinking ... we never did/said THAT when I was in school! LOL Then I go oh dear god I'm officially old now that I've had that thought LOL

I have homework this weekend LOL I have to figure out how to use those damn fancy calculators since the classes I'm helping in are almost all math (ironic that the students swear but I'm not allowed to LOL *shudders* Math makes me swear LOL)

For the next couple of weeks I'll be doing part time learning support and part time in the classroom with the students with severe special needs. Eventually I'll be full time learning support.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

WINNERS For Draw #2 !!!

Thank you for everyone who've made donations towards my weekend to end breast cancer fund raiser!

The winner of the Malloy family books in paperback or ebook format (reader's choice) donated by Beth Williamson is .... CATHY MCDONALD!!!

The winner of e-book downloads from Mechele Armstrong a download of choice and a copy of Torc’s Salvation, winner’s choice of format from Ellora’s Cave) AND from NJ Walters (a download from NJ's backlist)is .... LISA FREEMAN!!!

AND the winner of a bookthong and an autographed print book from Titania Ladley is .... LINDA BYRD!!!

Congratulations Ladies!

Remember there is an entry for each $10 donation, so you may still have your name in other draws! In a week or so I'll post information on next months draws! I'll do a draw for the Microsoft prizes as soon as it arrives in my mail :)

Thank you so much everyone for supporting my Weekend to End Breast Cancer journey!