I'm still having a hard time comprehending why someone would ever have the urge to kill innocent children. I'm still having a hard time understanding the crazy arguments that are spawning from all of this. Gun control. Religion. Freedom.

I'm sad.

I can't believe this is the world I live in. When I was in kindergarten we talked about how we were making the world a better place. We were excited about growing up to see how much good we could do. But it seems that whatever that little positive light was that was glowing back then has been long extinguished and the idea of making the world a better place is just a joke now. A joke that gets argued just like everything else. An argument that gets tossed back and forth on Facebook and Twitter with snarky comments from one extreme to the other.

I thought we were supposed to be better than this.
I'm mad.

I thought there was hope. I thought there was change. And I don't mean in the political sense. I thought that at some point being human trumped all judgments and opinions and that love solved everything.

I look at what I try to teach my son and it scares me that I may raise a very naive young man. I am truly scared for his future and what it will be like as he grows up. I don't want him to have to face all of this that is going on in our world today. People disgustingly comment how we don't live in the 50's anymore and how we've "moved on from that time" in so many ways. I mean really I almost wish we didn't.  Women were oppressed but I'd take that oppression in a heartbeat if that meant that my son were safe and didn't face the terrifying things that happen daily. Maybe I'm being extreme.

I just can't fathom at how people, supposedly so advanced, can still have these fundamentally  basic problems still. We still have hate in some form or another. We still have murder, in more forms than ever.

When I was in kindergarten talking about how I would help make the world a better place, I never imagined at 37 I would be living in such daily fear of what could possibly happen to the ones I love.


My prayers and my tears go out to those children, their families, their friends and everyone who has been affected by this act of senseless violence in Newtown, CT. Personally, as one of my friends recently said (and thankfully so because I wasn't even in this mind frame to think this way)... this is one of the only things that give me comfort right now.

That they (at least in my belief) are with Heavenly Father and are being comforted.



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Ok, seriously. This is too funny. Because when someone asks me if they can use my phone, I'm all like.
No.

(thank you Sistas in Zion for posting this)


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Political Ugliness

10.17.2012 |


I've been doing a lot of thinking lately and yes, that’s smoke you smell.

With the Presidential election coming up there’s been a slew of crazy ads, Facebook posts from friends that essentially are calling me stupid (not directly of course) if I didn't vote for so-and-so, and tweets that really could offend a lot of innocent people.

I don’t know what it is about elections that brings the ugly out. And it's really sad.

I remember when I was a kid, maybe first grade or so, we had a mock election. I lived in Marietta, Georgia while my father worked at the Army base nearby. We voted in a cardboard voter’s booth and I was so happy I voted. I voted for Carter, by the way. I have no idea why I voted for him then and I still have no idea why.

But I voted.

But what I remember the most wasn't about teachers, parents or friends trying to sway my vote. What I remember the most was that it didn't matter what my vote was. We all have our reasons. Why is my opinion of why one candidate is better than the other any more important than yours? Everyone respected the actual concept of voting. It was an honor to vote. It wasn't about a popularity contest and that you were so-and-so’s friend (or supporter).

I miss those days. I’m tired of seeing people throw out hurtful words about people just because they don’t agree or see things the same way. I’m tired of the constant attacks on certain races, faiths or views just because it’s not in line with what another person thinks.

I must be naive because I never realized how politics can turn so many beautiful people so ugly.


Go Vote!

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This is what happens when I go home a little early not feeling well.. I spend a few hours and finish a book


The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2)The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is what happens when I'm home not feeling well. I finish a short book like this in a few hours.
I'm glad the story somewhat finished up. There's still a lot left open but it was fun to read about Ginny's adventures overseas. Without giving away too much, there's a few twists that take place that seem somewhat predictable but it was welcomed. Again, the story line is Ginny and her friends traipsing all over Europe, figuring out the scavenger hunt that her enigmatic Aunt Peg has sent her on.

There was some closure, some openings and one fun little adventure to read along with.

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The Concrete BlondeThe Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm starting to really like Harry Bosche. I'm liking the crime stories. I'm liking the writing. Although the story started back in the early 80's and some of the technology in it is pretty funny in comparison to today, for instance when he keeps having to pull over to find pay phones. But the story is great.

I'm ready to take on the next book The Last Coyote, but I'm going to take a small detour to finish the last book in another series first.

But I'll be eagerly waiting to come back to Harry to see how his life moves on and what happens next.

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So the family and I decided to take a day trip to ChimneyRock State Park. Of course, the drive itself from our little town of Lyman was beautiful and it never hurts when you drive by Lake Lure.

Let me just say this park is pretty awesome because it has things to do for anyone between the ages of 0-100. Seriously.  I saw babies there, who were definitely not a year old and they were totally having a blast. I mean, I think sleeping on Mommy while she sweats up stairs is pretty awesome myself! Anyway, and yes, there were some older folks there enjoying themselves as well. If they are 100 or not will forever remain unknown.

Since we had our kiddo with us, we planned the trip to just be kind of spontaneous. Whatever we decided to do was done. So, our first stop were the quaint little shops around Chimney Rock State Park. Literarily. The street is lined with the shops and the park entrance is smack dab in the middle so basically you were going to shop one way or another. I didn’t mind. We found some cute little magnets, which is our little “thing” we always get wherever we go. You should see our refrigerator, it’s pretty well travelled!
After spending an hour or so browsing the shops and wandering down by the river (the river which will forever be known to me as “The River into Lake Lure”) it was time for lunch. We hit up the Riverwatch Deli & Grill which was good. Nothing spectacular about the food, but let me say this, the view from the back patio is phenomenal! Not only do you have the sounds of the river just a couple of feet below but when you look up, this is what you see…

INSERT PICTURE FROM CAFÉ HERE!!

Oh and their cole slaw is pretty good too!

What was more fun was picking out our umbrella from the picnic table we sat at while we were in the Opera Box” in the park looking down over the little town.

After eating we decided to head on into the park and get some Chimney Rock action.

Of course the first thing we did was hit Chimney Rock.  We took a bunch of pictures, headed up to the Opera Box and took a bunch of pictures and then rode the elevator back down to the parking area and hit the Great Wilderness Adventure Trail. This my friends, is fun for any age. It’s a 0.5 mile loop of a trail that includes some great learning for the kiddos (and adults) and a scavenger hunt.

After finishing the Wilderness Adventure we hit the car and on our way home stopped by Lake Lure. Unfortunately, there wasn’t room on the 5pm boat tour of the lake (it’s first come first serve) so we just decided to head home and grill some steaks.

Not too shabby for a Saturday.




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I didn't do Friday letters last week because it was that crazy of a week and my Friday wasn't much easier. So just the fact that on a Thursday night I can sit and have the time to put some thoughts down on this lil' ole blog here means that this week is a heck of a lot better than last.
And that my friends, is what makes Fridays awesome.

Friday Letters
Linking up with Ashley @ Adventures of Newleyweds 



Dear OnBase
You are going to become my new best friend. I'm going to learn to administer you whether you like it or not. And I'm pretty sure you're going to like it. I'm going to be the most document-management-system-administrator-kinda-gal that anyone has ever known. And that's just how it is.


Dear Kiddo…
I know these things are really out of your control, but what's with the puking in your bed an hour after you go to sleep? No fever, no tummy ache. No nothing. Except a bed full of puke and an hour worth of laundry. Let's figure this out, shall we?

Dear Kiddo's 1st Grade Teacher…
I'm digging you! I loved your reply when I sent you the email asking about bringing water bottles. I'm seeing Nikkos's smarts get smarter and smarter (and you all dumber and dumber after reading that, am I right?) 

Dear Bishop…
I'm really feeling like I'm failing on one of my callings. Partially, because lately I've been hit or miss with attendance but more likely because I really am not sure what I'm doing and I'm completely out of my comfort zone. However, I'm making changes in both of these areas. I'm trying not to miss so many Sundays and I'm trying to put together some fun little things that, if anything will make me feel like I'm doing something more in this calling than just showing up.

Dear Friday Night Football Game…
So excited to see you again! I wish I enjoyed high school football as much when I was actually IN high school. But hey, I have learned that I do everything the hard way and learn everything by my own timeline. It also may have something to do with the fact that I really have grown to like football as a sport in general where as in high school I could care less. But hey, it all works and frankly, its' a lot of family fun.




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Went for a golf cart ride tonight after dinner and dare I say that it felt fallish?
I mean, it got pretty chilly!

I'm so ready for fall. I'm ready for boots and sweaters and such. Aren't you ready for fall yet?



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Odd Apocalypse (Odd Thomas, #5)Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I welcomed Odd Thomas back into my life. He was a missed friend. His charming quirks and sixth sense captivated me since the first book.
Odd Apocalypse seemed different than the other Odd Thomas books. I’m not sure I can put my finger on the exact reason why. Odd is still himself.

The story is still distinctly Odd Thomas. But somehow, the story seemed darker. Yes, I know I’m talking about a guy who can see ghosts and fights phantoms and what not, but there seemed to be something more brutal about this book. If I can ever put my finger on why I feel this way I’ll be happy to share it. Maybe another Odd Thomas fan can help me out.

I love Annamaria and her wonderfully cryptic conversations with Odd. The storyline in this book had me hooked from the get go. I wonder what Tesla would think if he were to read this book? I feel like Odd is growing into something so much bigger than what he started. I hope his journeys with his ghost dog and his new found friends continue on and on.


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Before anyone gets any ideas, I’m not some extreme prepper or anything. Do I feel the need to be prepared? Yes. And just recently for some reason I've had the feeling I needed to get together an emergency pack for work. And just so you know I have some background with the Red Cross and that’s really put the “preparation” bug into me. I mean it never hurts to be prepared!


So, you don’t know what an emergency prep pack is? Don’t worry… it’s probably more normal that you don’t.

An emergency prep pack is an emergency kit that you keep with you. We have a semi-constructed kit at home and I have a torn apart one that used to reside in my car.  But why would you need to have an emergency kit at work? Well, I spent 7.5 hours a day (actually more) at work and emergencies and disasters don’t only happen while I’m at home. So this is a small to medium bag filled with some emergency gear that could help me if I were caught at work during a disaster.

So for a starter emergency prep pack you only need a few things. Here’s the list I put together to start and as you can see I have a lot left to get (all the ones marked “check!” are purchased).. but hey, I’m not trying to break the bank over this. I’ll stock up as I can, little by little until it’s done. And then I’ll probably begin upgrading items as needed.

my pack and it's dismal contents... but it's a work in progress!

Backpack (check!)
I’ll be honest here. I’m a Panther’s fan but seriously, the only reason I got this pack for it is because it’s a simple draw string backpack – and apparently the only one I could find in WalMart.

Flashlight (check!)
I bought a generic little flashlight from Walmart. I’d prefer to have a headlamp in there but that’s something I’d rather wait and upgrade later.

Extra batteries for flashlight
Duh.. don’t want to run out of light!

Emergency Blanket
I have a blanket currently in my office, only because a vendor gave it to us at a conference. So I may just use that or I may go by the tiny emergency blanket, you know the one that looks like aluminum foil and throw that in there.

Water pouches/Juice boxes/Caprisun
This is going to be a tough one for me because juice boxes and caprisun always seem to disappear around me, I don’t know why. So I’m thinking some water pouches, or even better a couple of the flavored water caprisuns.

Granola Bars or other High Calorie foods
I was thinking about putting some dehydrated meals in my bag but then realized I wouldn’t have a stove to cook them on – that’s in my backpacking gear. So I stuck with buying some Special K meal bars and threw a 6 pack of them in my bag. Worst case scenario I have a meal for a 6 days. Not ideal but hey.. it’s there. And if I were stuck at work during an emergency, it’s a lot better than the crap that’s been in the fridge for at least 2 years.

Walking Shoes
This is on my list, but I’m not sure how practical this is going to be, so this may get deleted. I see the rationality behind it, if there’s a disaster and I’m stuck here, where do I want to go? Home. Right. If my car has been thrown by a tornado I’m probably going to have to hoof the 14 miles back home and doing that in my cute mary janes probably ain’t going to cut it. But still… to leave a pair of shoes in my bag seems silly.

Multi-function Knife
I don’t think I can have too many of these. So I’m going to grab a tiny one to throw in my bag to compliment the bigger knife I carry in my purse. Hopefully I can get them all matchy-matchy like.. does Very Bradley make knife sheaths yet?

Mini First-Aid Kit (check!)
I kind of cheated on this. The mini first aid kit should really contain band aids, rolled bandages, gauze, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic cream and whatever else you feel you need. I went to Walmart and picked up the pre-made kit and it has everything but the rolled bandages. I have a few of those at home so I’ll grab one and throw it in there when I remember.

So there ya go! Do you prep for stuff like this? If you do, what would you put in YOUR pack?




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Friday already? Oh that's right, I'd realize it were Friday had my week not been a blur of craziness! I guess the school year starting is a rude awakening of what the next 9 months will be like!

Friday Letters
Linking up with Ashley @ Adventures of Newleyweds 



Dear Football Team… 
GO REBELS! You kids are awesome and you really showed your heart last night at the pep rally! I hope your parents are so proud of you! You boys really can do anything if you work together and try your hardest!



Dear Husband…
I know I make fun of you a lot and it is all good natured. But you've totally impressed me once again with how awesome you are. Not only did you make a super good decision (at least I think) in trading in Big Blue for a reasonably sized, more economic, totally rad Rav4 but you're the only person I know who would make sure to think of me while in the middle of making a totally awesome purchase for themselves. To know how much it would make me smile to have my van detailed and back like new, only makes me remember that you do think of me - even when I swear I'm the furthest thing from your mind. I know buying a car  isn't the most romantic thing in the world but somehow you managed to remind me of why I love you so much!


Dear Elementary School… I'm sorry that I'm probably going to be the most annoying mom ever. I am a little over excited this year and I want to help, so please excuse my incessant calls and emails. I do have hobbies and other things going on, although I'm sure it's hard to believe. I just would really like to be involved with my son's school and I hope you don't mind. I promise I'm not this crazy about most everything else and I'm sure the excitement will die down in the next few weeks. But if not, I'm sure I'll be apologizing again later.

Dear Scale…
I got nothing for ya. Seriously. You and I are not friends right now. 

Dear Weekend…
Please be easy on me. I know I keep over scheduling you and it's just going to be that way for a little while, but please work with me a little and allow me just a minute of rest.




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Last weekend I went to Tryon, NC and visited a local upick tomato farm. Farm? Garden? Whatever you call a large place with a ton of tomatoes that they let you come and pick for a ridiculously economic price. I picked about a half bushel for $4.00 and literally almost pulled my arms off carrying the buckets of my beautiful tomatoes.


Before I get into what I did with these tomatoes, let me just interject here and explain something that I learned (the hard way). I've been used to getting tomatoes from the store and paying a ridiculous price for them. For those of you who haven't ever acquired a lot of tomatoes at one time (like me, a week ago), I've got some tips for you.

As soon as you get home clean your tomatoes and set them out on newspaper. Do NOT leave them in the bag you collected them in for a week. I mean, you could have all good intentions of using them all that weekend and time could slip away because you mistakenly got into more than what you bargained for, but whatever you do, just take them out of your bags and get them laid out.

Because seriously, the rotting mess that happens in one week is seriously disgusting. I lost at least 3 pounds or so of tomatoes because of it. I had all intentions of doing all my canning last weekend but since it was my first time I underestimated how long it would take so by the time I did 4 quarts of whole tomatoes, I was done.

Another tip I'll give you is to relax. The first canning experience I had was so stressful because I was trying to follow the instructions so closely that I really didn't enjoy what I was doing. I was so consumed with getting everything down to the second. This time around I relaxed and wow, how much more fun this was!!

And the last tip, and probably the most important... have wonderful friends who give you delicious fresh veggies (or whatever) from their garden because it TOTALLY makes the whole canning experience rock ten times more than if I had to go buy all my additional vegetables for my salsa. I mean, other than a few jalapenoes all of my veggies in my salsa were all fresh and not store bought - and in my book, that's pretty awesome.

So, last weekend I canned 4 quarts of tomatoes and this weekend I did 9 pints of salsa! All, for $7. Granted I didn't count the peppers and cilantro given to me. So that is a really nice savings and considering tomatoes go up in price during the winter, this will save me some decent cash! I plan to go back and pick some more and can some crushed  tomatoes and maybe some more salsa before tomato season ends.


I love Fridays. They always make me feel like a little kid getting out of school.

Friday Letters
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Dear Carolina Panthers… you have one seriously huge fan visiting you today and I expect you to give it 110% to make sure that all those little guys and gals are completely entertained. I hope you know you all are role models and act right. By the way, please let my kid meet Sir Purr so he can stop obsessing about it. And by the way, a few tips on throwing a spiral from a pro wouldn’t hurt either.

Dear Week…  you were really rough on me and I’m really hoping you’re not looking to make a repeat next week. Because honestly, it’s not that I can’t handle you, it’s just that I don’t have too many more vacation/sick days to work through all the stuff you’re throwing at me.

Dear Work Out Room Upstairs… I know you miss me. I miss you. I am working on a plan to make sure we see each other much more regularly. This weekend is my last weekend to say “next week I start…”

Dear Son’s School… You are starting soon and I can’t say that there is anyone more excited than me. Scratch that. My son. Yes, he’s only in 1st grade so he has plenty of time to realize how much he will dread going back to school but for now he loves the idea of going back to seeing his friends everyday and he’s excited about being a 1stgrader. I hope that mentality sticks kid.

Dear Hormones… please just stop. You know what I’m talking about, no need to bring it all out into the public and stuff but just chill out. You’re making me and probably most of my family members miserable.




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Friday already? Heck yeah!!!

Friday Letters
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Dear Beach...  we will be there shortly. Please be as fun as I think you will be. Also, can you keep the sand lice away. Seriously, someone just told me all about their experience with the little jellyfish larva and it totally grosses me out.

Dear Awesome-Husband... thank you for vacuuming out the swagger wagon. How many vacuum bags did you go through? Also, thank you for being so uber organized. However please note for the future, if I can get the Google maps to get us to the road that enters the beach house subdivision we don't necessarily need the exact address. I know it's the first left, 2nd house on the right. Isn't that enough already?

Dear Son... so I'm not really sure what you're more excited about. Going to the beach or getting to ride to the beach in your pajamas? I mean really kid, you get to wear your PJs every night, what's the big deal? Oh but it's okay because I'm still the most awesome Mommie in the world who's letting you have a slushy for breakfast on our way. SWEET!

Dear Work... I would say that I'm going to miss you, but I won't. I will however be curious what's going on with our OnBase install, so I will be checking my emails. Lame, yes. But hey, I dig it.



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Friday the 13th! So I'm not really into the hype over the whole Friday the 13th thing. It's another great Friday for me!

So I've started a new Friday link up with Ashley @ Adventures of Newleyweds after reading "Mini" over at Girl Defying Gravity for a bit and loved the Friday link up! So.. without further adou..

Friday Letters

Dear Kooky Scientist Somewhere.. could you go ahead and discover that whole time warp thing please? I'm eight days away from being at the beach and I'd really like for next week to just speed on by. Thanks.

Dear Summer Vacation... where has the time gone? We're just shy of a month until you are over and although I don't technically get to have a summer vacation, my son sure is enjoying his. Please don't end.

Dear Zumba... I'm so excited for you to come to my house today. We're going to hang out this weekend a bit. Please don't totally kick my butt. Although I suppose you need to a little if I'm going to hit up Insanity, so okay, kick my butt a little. But really, it's dancing, so you can do it in a fun way.

Dear Husband... I love you. You are normally the master of order. So please, seriously can we take a look at maybe organizing your closet a little better it's kind of working my nerves.


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13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1)13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I haven't read a book that I didn't like.
Scratch that, I haven't finished a book that I didn't like - in some form or fashion.
Usually within 3 chapters I know if I'll finish a book or not and this one I finished and enjoyed.

Although it got some seriously poor reviews on
I like the premise. I like that Aunt Peg is a little wacky. I like that the story doesn't delve too deep into who Ginny is before this whole trip took place.

It's a touching story that I enjoyed. But again.. I wouldn't have finished it if I didn't like it.

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I work. I have a kid. My hair is high maintenance. For all these reasons, my morning breakfast needs to be fast, easy and yummy. And preferably healthy. So here's one of my favorite go-to quickies.

Start with spinach, lots of it. Because it'll cook down to nothing. 
What is it with greens cooking down to nothing, like they just disappear or something...


See.. nothing..


Add your egg whites, which this doesn't look like egg whites, but I assure you it is.. all natural..

Once it's done, plop it on a tortilla.. I used whole wheat

Roll and cut and viola!








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This week was totally messed up by the whole 4th of July holiday being on a Wednesday. Normally I'm not one to complain about getting time off from work, but seriously, next time a holiday falls mid-week, I'm skipping it and opting for a Friday off. Who's with me?
Linking up with Lauren, From My Grey Desk in the weekly High 5 for Friday link-up.


1. Two weeks until I'll be toes in the sand! Family vacation at the beach. Bring it!

2. Spending the day at home with the kiddo and hubby and getting to shoot off fireworks in the driveway really kind of brings me back to my childhood. I love that feeling. I was so caught up in it, in fact, that I forgot to take  any pictures. My bad.

3. This past weekend I got to spend some great quality time with my mom, dad, aunt, hubby and kiddo while we spent the day at the Shaw AFB Wateree Recreation Area. We rented a boat for a few hours then spent the rest of the time at the swimming area while cooking out. It's rare that I get to spend that kind of time with my aunt (meaning almost one-on-one) and I really enjoyed it. She really is an inspiration to me and I love her true kind spirit she has.

3. Tomorrow I'll finish reading The Doctrine & Covenants. The whole thing! I've been reading a chapter a day since February 23rd 2011. Totally excited that I finished it and really gained a lot more than I ever thought I would from doing it.

4. Living in a lake community totally has it's perks. I love that we have access to the lake and our little recreation area. It's really come in handy this summer and especially this past week. Swimming, fishing and general shenanigans are always easier to do when at the lake.


5. Finally, I'm back on the working out bandwagon. I'm trying to get my eating and my workouts straightened out so I'll be spending some time tonight doing some research. Feel free to link me up or give me any suggestions that you may have. I'm serious this time. I've got to get some fitness action going and I'm looking forward to it!


Ok.. so I hope everyone had a great week and that you're weekend is even greater and by the way, do use banana's as phones.


Yeah I know, I'm random.

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Faith in people.
Faith in God.
Faith in life.

I'm so thankful this week that I have faith in these 3 things because it seems that almost everyday this week something has made me realize that I've gained something better by having faith.
It's been a great week.



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The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, #2)The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are new to the Harry Bosch series I recommend you read Black Echo first. This is the 2nd book in the infamous cop series of Harry Bosch and I have to say his character grows on me more and more with each book I read. I'm not sure if I like him so much because he's just human - bad traits and all - or if it's because he's genuinely a good guy but is misunderstood.

This story line although has some references to his past is a completely new story with all new twists and turns. The story grabbed me from the get go and took you for a ride. At the end of the book I really wasn't expecting the outcome that arrived. I thought I had the whole story figured out but I was pleasantly surprised.

Again, the reason why I like these books so much is because there's just enough background to feel like you know the characters but there's not so much extra fluff that you get bogged down. It's a good, old fashioned cop book and I love it.

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I should rephrase my title to what I rock on my main screens because I have pages and pages of apps I don't access frequently that are just kept in my apps area. But these my friends are what I allow to take up space on my coveted screens




Most of my generic but most frequently used stuff on my main page
Instagram


My quick contacts for the hubby, Mom, Dad, Em's & Summer Camp



Calculator

Music
PlayStore
Navigation




Other apps to note which I use and love are:
Watermark, Lightbox, Walgreens, Blogger, GetGlue, Redbox, Mormon Channel, Photo Grid, DirecTV, Pixlr-o-matic



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