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Shades

I haven't had much to say lately, so I've been rather quiet on the blog front.  My apologies if you have been sitting around waiting for me to post (as I'm sure many of you are - jk).  I've been busy doing the normal housewife jobs of laundry, cleaning the house and cooking (well, sometimes).  I've been trying to think what I want to do with myself in my down time.  So, while I was contemplating this pivotal point in my life, I've been reading...

Have you heard of Fifty Shades of Grey?  Well, I've read all three books in the Trilogy this past week! I know they are rather controversial due to the rather risqué story, but I loved them.  I could not put my Kindle down and I think I got on Will's nerves as he asked me several times to put down my porn and listen to him...oops!  I'm happy and sad about finishing the story - heck, I want to know more about the characters and what happens.  (Yes, I am fully aware this is a fictional story).

But, that got me thinking.  I love books that you can't put down, that draw you in and make you feel like you know the characters.  I want to do that!  I know it sounds easier that it really is - but I think it would be pretty awesome to write a book.  I have no clue what I would want to write about - which obviously is a problem - but I think it would be fun to give it a try someday.  Hey, you never know what might happen!

So, in the meantime I'll just enjoy life as is.  I joined the gym this week and have a consultation with a personal trainer tomorrow.  Gonna get this butt in shape!!

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I'm back!!!

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I never thought about losing a parent before.  As I grew up, I lost my grandparents and understood that I would have to worry about losing others as they too got older.  But, I never imagined being 30 and having to think about a parent leaving my life.  What a scary thought.  It definitely got me thinking.

Life is precious.  I can't sweat the small stuff.  I shouldn't worry about stupid things that really don't matter.  You never know how much time you have left in this world, so enjoy every moment that you can.  Have fun!  Let those that you love know that you love them.

I am not done with my parents.  I still need them ALL.  I don't think that will ever change though.

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