Hooked on Sons

of Anarchy that is! 



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7 seasons I've got a lot to get through! 

I've seen a few great shows, over the years and this one is falling right in line with all of my top favorite TV shows of all time! (And I'm not even completely done with season1 yet!)

I'd have to say some of the best shows of all time that I have seen are the following:

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Prison Break. 4 seasons. So sad when it ended so quick! 



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Dexter
8 seasons. Cop slash Blood Spatter Analyst. Doesn't get much better than that as a story line!

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Breaking Bad. 5 Seasons. 
Chemisty Teacher slash drug maker. 


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The Wonder Years
6 seasons. This is my all time top favorite show that I have ever watched. Not sure anything else can ever come close! 



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Brothers and Sisters 
5 seasons. 

I'm a sucker for anything with Rob Lowe. It's mainly the reason I watched this one! 

I'm only listing shows that have ended. There are about 4 that I am currently watching now but haven't gotten the axe just yet! 


What are your favorite TV series of all time? 








Recap of episode 2 of the Bachelor



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"She thinks my tractor's sexy, it really turns her on."
Anyone else think of this song by Kenny Chesney when the first group date of girls did this as their date? haha! 

I must say it was nice to see that all of these girls looks NORMAL (aka have meat on their bones, you can see imperfections and yet they are all still so beautiful!) Yay for NO photoshop! 

I am CONVINCED that this girl is stuck around for a while on the show just to piss off viewers. Anyone in their right mind knows there is no way a Kardashian wannabe would enjoy life on a farm away from a city or mall **cough cough** Ashley the virgin I. Can you just see her trying to help him on the farm as her huge falsies fall off her eyelids? Gross! 

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This poor girl. How did not come up in her date how young she is? Chris must really view her as older, but by how she babbled on, I don't think Chris was all that into her, even though he gave her a rose, I feel like he did it for pity! 


And the other Ashley....holy cray cray! 
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I'm sorry, but I think the show probably makes the person as the bachelor keep them on just for viewing sake, not because they really stand a chance. I truly felt like she was on drugs watching her on their night time date. She had no idea what was going on. So freaking weird! 

I couldn't find a picture of it online, but I think Whitney is super cute after what she did with Chris right before the rose ceremony--they shared his favorite whiskey! How in the world she managed to find it while staying in the house all day is beyond me but it works! 



Golden Globes

Since we cancelled our cable last week, I was unable to watch the Golden Globes! :( How sad is that? So from all the video feed I could get from my laptop and such, here's who I saw online as my best and worst dressed for the evening! 


In no particular order... Best dressed list

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Reese Witherspoon. Girl is just fabulous. Girl crush forever. 


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Emma Stone. She looks adorable and I love how different she looks compared to most of the other ladies in their long gowns. 


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Viola Davis. Wow! Stunning! 

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Lordes. Again, points for looking very dapper.

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Jenna Dewan-Tatum. I am a sucker for canary yellow. 

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Naomi Watts. She reminds me of the look Michelle Williams wore all those years ago..the bright yellow and red lips! 



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This might of been the best I've ever seen Katie Holmes look! Stunning! 



Worst Dressed:

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I love Claire Danes. She's usually always so well polished and dressed to perfection but tonight, she's on the D list for me. Terrible choice in apparel. 

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Kiera. Too much blush, her eyebrows look pinched and dress looks frumpy. Poor thing. 

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Gwen Paltrow. 
I think she totally had the potential to be on the best dressed list but her hair and makeup just looks like she rolled out of bed! Yuck!

And can someone please tell me the deal on this chick? A BEARD? Is this woman really a man?! I don't get it! 

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Who were your picks for the night? 




I cooked!

Are you ready for a shocker? I actually cooked my husband dinner last weekend. A preface first:
I don't cook not because I can't, but because cooking for me is like wanting to pull my own hair out. I don't have the patience, I don't find it "fun", and i hate spending money on consumbles IE FOOD! lol

LUCKILY, I have a husband who loves to cook, doesn't mind cooking, and is A-O-K with our deal of him destroying the kitchen while he cooks, and I am the cleaner-up-er! :)

Anyway, back to the story, why on God's green earth did I decide to cook? I have no idea! Okay, that's not entirely true. I wanted to let my hubby know that I appreciate him and all the cooking he does for me, so I thought it would be a sweet surprise to do something for him.

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Bachelor Season 19 oh my goodness!

Okay, I first and foremost have to say that the day my husband and I agreed to suspend our cable was the day my DVR was set to record the 3 hour show of Season 19's the Bachelor! I had to go to great lengths to watch it, seeing how ABC has this ridiculous rule of not letting people watch online on their webpage, until it has aired a WEEK after it's original air date! Who makes up these rules!? Just plain awful I tell you!

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I LOVED Chris on Andie's season of the bachleorette. I wanted him to win so bad, in fact he was the only reason I watched Andie's season just simply for the fact I was never a fan of Andie. I almost didn't watch her season! Of course at the end of the day I am super happy she didn't pick him because now he has the chance to be with a real gem!

Let's get down to business shall we?
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Let's talk about the ever so instant attraction to this girl, Britt. 
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I don't there is any denying that after seeing them right from the beginning that there was an instant attraction. I will say I think that that's all it is. I watched very closely to Britt's intro tape and watched her roam around the streets of LA and can honestly say I don't think someone from the busy town of LA would ever stay in small farm ville of Iowa. I think she's to free of a spirit, and while she probably says initially what Chris wants to hear, I just have this feeling they won't have much in common other than the intial attraction. 
Who's with me on this? :) 

I also really watched Chris' body language and facial expressions when these 2 got out of the limo. Megan the blonde, and Becca the light brown hair girl. 

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Something tells me they will be in the show till the end. ( I have no idea if I'm right or not but hey it's just a feeling)

I think Whitney is adorable, but she has a very annoying voice to me for some reason, did anyone else think that? It was like a baby talk voice that people do with their pets! 
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I think that Kaitlyn is naturally gorgeous but man when you say on national television that you'd let him "plow your fields anyday" I hardly call this a girl you'd want to take home to meet the parents.
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and this girl known as big eyes Amanda, is a little to potty mouthed for my liking. 
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I did feel like this season is all about the Models and pageant girls but I just don't see any of those air brushed beauties being a farmers wife and in it for the long haul, can any of you?

Tell me your thoughts!






Book Reviews/Movie Reviews

Some things never change, especially when it comes to me and my love of reading and movie watching.
Up first, Emily Giffin's The One and Only.
UGH WORST BOOK SHES EVER WRITTEN! I can honestly say I am done reading Emily's books. She had a gem with Something Borrowed and Something Blue, and after that all her books kinda lost their sparkle for me. But this one, was by far her worst one. Too much football and a slightly incestuous-like relationship ruin this book. The characters are great on their own, but their relationships and the story in general don't feel authentic. It is actually a bit disturbing, if you really think about the true dynamics/power structure of it all. My opinion SKIP IT! 


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Loved Sparrow by Sara Mack. Great read. 

Sparrow tells the love story of Kyle and Addison. After meeting at the lake when they were sixteen both feel a connection that transcends time. But after a lovely summer together everything ends abruptly. Kyle's world is turned upside down and he lives his life wondering what happened with Addison. 


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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. I just finished it, it was alright. A lot like previous ones I've read by her. Not sure any of her books will top her book "Slammed."



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As a teenager, Toni Murphy had a life full of typical adolescent
complications: a boyfriend she adored, a younger sister she couldn't relate to, a strained relationship with her parents, and classmates who seemed hell-bent on making her life miserable. Things weren't easy, but Toni could never have predicted how horrific they would become until her younger sister was brutally murdered one summer night.

Toni and her boyfriend, Ryan, were convicted of the murder and sent to prison.

Now thirty-four, Toni is out on parole and back in her hometown, struggling to adjust to a new life on the outside. Prison changed her, hardened her, and she’s doing everything in her power to avoid violating her parole and going back. This means having absolutely no contact with Ryan, avoiding fellow parolees looking to pick fights, and steering clear of trouble in all its forms. But nothing is making that easy—not Ryan, who is convinced he can figure out the truth; not her mother, who doubts Toni's innocence; and certainly not the group of women who made Toni's life hell in high school and may have darker secrets than anyone realizes. No matter how hard she tries, ignoring her old life to start a new one is impossible. Before Toni can truly move on, she must risk everything to find out what really happened that night.

But the truth might be the most terrifying thing of all.
 


I loved this one. Probably my second favorite by Chevy Stevens since she wrote her first big smash "still missing." I recommend reading this one as well! 




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Next up...

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

I read the book first before seeing the movie. I felt like I could relate to Cheryl's story a little bit, you see she loses her mother and basically self distructs and has to "find herself." I will say there was one particular part of the book that I had a really really hard time getting through mainly because I do NOT deal well with any type of animals and harm to animals in books or movies. I pretty much threw my book across the room and didn't want to read any further it was just to much and to graphic for me. 


I do recommend reading this book, and seeing the movie, as there are quite a lot of differences from the book to the film. 



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Speaking of the film holy boobies Reese! You see them A LOT in this movie! I had no idea she'd show em all! Be prepared if you haven't seen the film yet! 

And the author, Cheryl makes a cameo at the very beginning of the film, she drops Reese off at the PCT trail in the truck. It happens pretty quick and if you don't know what the author looks like, most will never catch it! 

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I saw Unbroken on Christmas day. Two words about this movie: MIND BLOWN. The story of Louis Zamperini is so moving. It's mind boggling how much he went through, suffered, you name it to survive. I highly recommend seeing this film. 
And if you are a fan of the hottie Garrett Hedlund, he's in the movie. If his name isn't ringing a bell, think of the movie Country Strong, and also he's in the movie Troy, and Tron. 

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He also is quite smitten with Kristen Dunst! 

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And lastly, the film The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. (I did read the book, but not recently as the book came out a few years ago) 

I liked this one. 
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I can honestly say the movie made me want to go to Lousiana really bad. It was so beautifully filmed! 

I feel like there are many others I could review, but it's getting late, and I do resume work tomorrow, and have to get some shut eye in! 







2015

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I have felt very guilty for neglecting this little old blog of mine. Truth be told, I just really felt like I had run out of things to say or write about. I am relieved that 2014 is over. It was a little bit of a bumpy ride there towards the end. Here's to smoother sailing in 2015! I am not one to makes new years resolutions, but if I had to really hone in on things that I'd like to work on, here's my list:


1. Less mindless social media surfing. 

2. MORE reading. I was short only a few books of my goodreads reading challenge and I’ll be
dang if I let that happen again this year! I was able to squeeze in 1 book over Christmas
break! This year’s reading list/goal is 25 books I think. 

3. I’d like to be more consistent with working out at least 4 times a week , There are some days where teaching just wipes me out, and it’s a war against myself to convince myself to go after a hard days work. 

4. I’d also like to save more money, and not get sucked into all the fashion instagrammers who make me feel like I must own everything they wear. Life is not a competition, and let’s face it, I ‘m a teacher on a salary that is never going to get a raise, so reality is it is wise not to try and compete. Things are just things, and and the end of the day, if my home burnt down, none of those “things” would matter.



First IUI

I had my first IUI 2 weeks ago. Today the nurse called after yesterday's blood test and said that I wasn't pregnant. :( 



Heartbroken, frustrated, defeated are all pretty much words that describe how I feel. This has been going on for TWO YEARS. 

How many IUIs am I suppose to go through? How many more failures? What's wrong with me? Because according to the doctor, both my hubby and I are fine, normal, healthy. 

It's hard not to want to throw in the towel on all of this. It's hard to be on social media when everyone is showing off their bumps and babies their pride and joys. 

Back to the drawing board. Maybe it wasn't meant in God's plan for me to be a parent. Maybe I'm to selfish or to self absorbed to be a parent. Maybe being a teacher to other's children is all I am cut out for. Maybe fur babies are all I can handle.  For those of you saying or wondering if IVF is next for us, it isn't. We just don't have that kind of money saved. 

That's it for now. 


Something to remember..


Starting Over

I am so thankful that after moving to Ohio for 3 weeks then back to AZ, I was able to find an art opening in a new school district. It's been a learning experience these past 2 weeks since school has resumed and even though it is my 10th year teaching, I felt much like a newbie teacher since I was the one new to a newer school new staff.


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Here's the "before" shots
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Storage room!

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Here's one finished section of the back of the room.

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Stay tuned! 





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