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Faith: Taking Flight

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I don’t do book tours anymore but I still read…a lot…and when I saw this book I knew I HAD to read it. I haven’t yet but I plan to soon.

Here is the synopsis from Amazon

From Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’, comes the first in a two-book origin story of Faith, a groundbreaking, plus-sized superhero from the Valiant Entertainment comics.

Faith Herbert is a pretty regular teen. When she’s not hanging out with her two best friends, Matt and Ches, she’s volunteering at the local animal shelter or obsessing over the long-running teen drama The Grove.

So far, her senior year has been spent trying to sort out her feelings for her maybe-crush Johnny and making plans to stay close to Grandma Lou after graduation. Of course, there’s also that small matter of recently discovering she can fly….

When the fictional world of The Grove crashes into Faith’s reality as the show relocates to her town, she can’t believe it when TV heroine Dakota Ash takes a romantic interest in her.

But her fandom-fueled daydreams aren’t enough to distract Faith from the fact that first animals, then people, have begun to vanish from the town. Only Faith seems able to connect the dots to a new designer drug infiltrating her high school.

But when her investigation puts the people she loves in danger, she will have to confront her hidden past and use her newfound gifts—risking everything to save her friends and beloved town.

Faith on Amazon

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It’s an adventure…

Life these days, Don’t you think? wpid-img_20150924_124317

but seriously, I am going on an adventure. I’m going to Walmart! Exciting right? I haven’t been there in over a month. I wonder if it’s changed….

I wouldn’t be going except I have a computer to pick up. So I decided to do my grocery shopping since I’m there. I was talking to my niece on Snapchat the other day. On a selfie she took she captioned “all dressed up and nowhere to go” Isn’t that the truth. I told her I have all these cute clothes and nowhere to wear them. How sad life has gotten. So when I got dressed this morning, to go on my adventure to Walmart, I thought “oh boy! I get to wear cute clothes to the store!” What did I put on? Leggings and an oversized  t-shirt :/

Such is life in the Covidverse

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Vacation #AtoZChallenge

Sadly I didn’t go to the beach for my vacation. It was more of a working vacation. Have I mentioned that we had a small fire? It wasn’t big but did damage to the ceiling in my parents room. Anyway, the major repairs were finished and our contractor was starting the painting when he had a family emergency. So we decided to take the burden off of him (he is a friend from church) and do the painting ourselves. Monday our neighbors and good friends painted the room and I helped put things back together. 
 
Tuesday was the day to paint my room. It had been an ugly gold/brown color.
 
The doors are now a silver gray
 
The big wall is navy blue
When we started the blue wall i thought it would end up brighter than I’d wanted but once it dried it was dark blue like I wanted.
The rest of the walls are a pale gray.
The rest of the week was pretty mundane, Until Saturday.
8 friends and I trecked down to Phoenix for a concert. Bethel Music.
First we did some shopping. Yes I ended up in Barnes and Noble…..I can’t help it lol
I’d never been to Tempe Marketplace. It was fun.
They made fun of me because I’d never been to Chick-Fil-A
I didn’t see what the hype is all about but that’s just me.
So we had to commemorate the moment.
I’m still not sure how I felt about this concert. I didn’t really enjoy it. It was just too much…….noise.
Chris Tomlin is about as wild as I get. This was over the top. Plus, something just felt off.  Sensory overload I guess.
Sunday we went to College View Baptist Church for our service, My friend’s extended family goes there and her brother in law is that pastor. It was a great service.
The girl squad
All in all it was a fun weekend with the girls 🙂
 

 

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Palm Sunday

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As a kid I was raised Lutheran. One of the things I miss most about no longer going to a Lutheran church is the traditions and celebrations of the church holidays. I remember  Palm Sunday when I was a kid all of us kids got to go to “big church” back then kids went to their own service, separate from the main service, Anyway, I remember we carried in palm branches and lay them down in front of the alter, leading the Pastor into the church. Today, in the church I go to now, I doubt it will be mentioned. But then again, having been raised Lutheran, I wish we did more to celebrate the holy days of Passion Week….Which starts today btw.

This video is adorable.

So, what ever you do, or don’t, celebrate…..Have a wonderful Sunday

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How Great Is Our God #AoZChallenge

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#AtoZChallenge

I’m a few days behind on my a-z posts. I had a hard time coming up with an H post. I could have skipped it and come back to it later but I’m way to OCD (thanks mom) (don’t worry she doesn’t read my blog) So as I was working on some things for another blog I put my earbuds in and turned on the iPod and on comes Chris Tomlin! Hello! I have my H!

How Great is Our God…I mean seriously HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD! Chris is one of my absolute favorites. I’ve seen him live 3 times!

Enjoy!

How great is our God

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Demo Day #AtoZChallenge

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I don’t think I ave a specific “D” topic for today other than….. IT’S DEMO TIME!

The repair to our house is finally going to start today. February 22nd wasn’t a good day. As predicted we had gotten over 2ft of snow. The weather people on the news had been talking about a doomsday snow storm that would potentially paralyze our area, Normally all of their stormageddon predictions never amount to much of anything. Well this time thay happened to be right. Snowed in we were.  I called off work because of the snow for the first time in 17 1/2 years.  I woke up that morning and the furnace wasn’t working. I wasn’t about to leave my parents home with no heat, They are 90 and 71 AND my dad has Parkinsons. Not happening. Thankfully if was a simple fix and our neighbor was able to fix it.

Couldn’t even see our street, No way I was shoveling that much snow. Work would just have to survive without me. Most everything in town, I found out later, was closed and no one was moving about town anyway.

Later in the morning we were watching TV and we lost power to half of our house. We thought it was probably because of the storm and all of the heavy snow.  Then we started smelling something weird, searched around blah blah blah long story short we called the fire department to check our house. Turns out….we had a smolder going on in the ceiling. No one has any idea how it happened, a wire to….something….shorted out and set the insulation on fire.

All thanks goes to God for having his protective arms around us that day. And to Timber Mesa fire for getting here so quickly and taking care of us.  We have the BEST fire department. Not just because of this but for other things they have been called to our house for, all having to do with my dad.
Later in the day I talked to one of my besties, who’s husband happens to be our deacon, They were our clearing driveways and they came over with some of the youth boys to dig us out and cleared our driveway for us.
So today is demo day. Thankfully we know a guy , ha ha ha that’s a joke in our house “I know a guy”, a good friend at our church is a contractor so he will be here today with the electrician to start the repair!
THANK YOU JESUS!

 

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Cats #AtoZChallenge 

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Cats….We have 3 of the little furry darlings (and I use the word darlings very loosely)
This is Sophie, She is the spoiled princess of the gang. She is a muted calico rag doll and we think part munchkin because she hasn’t hardly got any legs. She’s a tiny little thing with a BIG attitude. You can hear her meow down the street (I’m exaggerating but not by much) Sophie is a garbage gut and will eat all the people food and drink all the milk.
This is Luke (with Sophie)  He is the most chill cat ever. He likes to play with his brother Chester (Sophie doesn’t play, She IS a princess after all) Luke also likes the eat plastic. We think Luke is part goat (kidding….kinda) because he will eat anything, plastic bags are his favorite but he will also eat throw blankets, corners off of pillows and the occasional shirt.
and this little jerk is Chester. Chester has many issues. He is the clingiest of the gang. He has separation anxiety. Seafood makes him throw up, as does milk. He is not a normal cat. He doesn’t meow, he squeaks. Lately he likes to get up on top of the fridge and look down on us, judging us as only a cat can.  He likes to play with Luke. He TRIES to play with Sophie but all she does is growl and hiss at him (Princess remember)
So that’s it, the 3 little furry darlings