Friday, February 28, 2014

6 Friday Fragments

Friday Fragments is hosted by Half Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. I have a few this week:

February Favorite Reads

Gerard's was In The Blood by Lisa Unger, mine was "Independent Study" by Joelle Charbonneau.  We both read and liked both these books.  You can click the links to check out our reviews,  The first is a thriller with a surprise ending and the second is a YA dystopian fast read about leadership.  We read many good books in February so it was hard choosing just two favorites.  If you like to read, be sure to check out our book blog, Grab a Book From Our Stack.

Letting It Go

I found that just by giving in on a little thing can be a great stress reliever. By being willing to repeat a question during my review games in my Sunday School class, it has relieved tension. Sometimes, it's worth it to just lower my expectations so I can stay calm and carry on.  I am working on being more gentle to all and it helps if I don't expect people and technology to do what I think they/it should.


I am enjoying playing my brain training games at My favorite is the train of thought one but there are several others I really like too. It's fun to try to continue to improve and see how I compare to others. Hopefully, it will keep my mind sharp.


I have become a bit lazy with this blog because I have so little free time and I like playing the Lumosity games.  Also, I've decided not to worry about posting regularly on here so I can spend more time doing other things. Plus, it seems I have little to write about that I think my followers would be interested in. I don't want to post things just for the sake of posting something. The last few weeks, our pets have pretty much taken over the blog. I still post book reviews practically every day on our book blog. Any suggestions as to what you would like me to write some posts about?

Tax Time

I started on my tax organizer for our accountant but still have the charitable deductions to go through. That is the most time-consuming item. I always get in kind of a funk once I start on this and will be very happy when I can turn it over to the accountant to do all the forms. Hopefully that will be Monday.

Happy Things

I am so glad to see February end! It has been so cold with so much snow these last couple months. I think the "Survivor" show should have a series done in a cold snowy place for a change of pace. Wouldn't that be interesting to see?

Glad the Olympics are over too because I missed Parenthood.  I really like that show!

C'mon Spring!
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Sandee said...

Sometimes you need to step away from the blog for a bit. Go for it. It's good to have other interests that you enjoy.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. Scritches to the babies. ☺

Mrs4444 said...

Believe it or not, I am literally watching Parenthood (DVR) as I type this; I love it. I also like your winter Survivor idea, too; it's just as easy to die in the cold as it is from heat exhaustion (probably more so, but I'd watch!haha)

I keep track of charitable donations on a spreadsheet. I also take photos of the receipts (email or banking, etc) and upload them to a private file in Photobucket. When tax time comes, I simply print out the spreadsheet; the accountant doesn't need the proof/receipts. They don't get mailed with your return; you just have to have them if (heaven forbid) you get audited.

Thanks for linking up, Karen! Have a great weekend.

Cathy said...

I agree, a winter Survivor would be interesting.

StarTraci said...

I have wanted to read "In the Blood" so I am eager to read the review.
It is a good thing to let things go a little. I am trying to do that with my family. It is hard for me with my home and schoolwork but it is better for us all for me to step back a little.

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