Usually, you talk about your first someting, BUT, new rules are in place, which means today (the last Tuesday of the month, and my first time to link up [ha!]) we talk about a few lasts. If you're totally and utterly confused, go check out the rules!
So, here we go!
Today's LASTS topics are:
Last book you read
Last movie you saw in a theater
Last Book I Read
I was really, really hoping I was going to be able to talk about the book I'm currently reading, but I didn't get as much time to read this past weekend as I had hoped. So, that means I will talk a little bit about Walter Walker's Crime of Privilege. It was our book club's BOTM (book of the month) last month and was a FREE galley offer by Randomhouse Publishing, so we decided to give it a go! Here's my review via Goodreads.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed most of this book. It definitely grabbed my attention from the start; however, it ended so abruptly and didn't really answer "whodunnit?".
I found it a little difficult in the beginning to really follow who all of the characters were, as it just throws you into the middle of a party at the Senator's house - and then the dates jumping around kind of threw me off, too. But I got used to that pretty quickly.
I loved all of the unexpected twists and turns! Just when I thought I had something figured out, WHAM! - another surprise!
I'm glad George ended up with Barbara personally, but I HATED the rest of the ending. A killer was not revealed. Both George and Barbara were stuck at meaningless jobs which they obviously hated ... it just seemed like a lot of drawn out suspense through the book only to end very dully. For this reason, I had to rate it only 3 stars.
And with that ending, I will be honest and say that I would NOT recommend this book to anyone else. It's dissapointing.
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Last Movie I Saw in a Theater
The last movie I saw in the theater, sadly, was The Croods. The only sad part was that it was mid-April when we saw that one, so it's been a while! Things have just been so hectic lately and I literally just haven't had any time. However, The Croods was such a cute movie! Colten and I went to see it when his dad and step-mom came to visit for a few days. I was really looking forward to the movie, and it didn't disappoint! For those that don't know, The Croods is a movie about a family of cavemen that are striving to survive out in the wild amongst other animals. However, the daughter, Eep (yes, that's her name), is rebellious and is tired of following by the 'rules'. She wants an adventure! And boy does she get one! She ventures out of their cave after dark (which is a giant NO-NO) and meets Guy (that's his name), who is not a caveman, but he's searching for the sun, as he knows that's where he will be happy, etc. etc. It's a cute storyline of them all trying to reach the sun. And I'll admit right now, I teared up a little - there are a few sad parts that just pull at your heartstrings!
It's definitely a super cute movie that I would recommend to people of all ages! Seriously, go see it!
2. Is your spouse an early bird or a night owl?
Bri: Definitely a night owl! That man could stay up until 2am and sleep until noon every single day if I'd let him and he wasn't employed. *sigh*
3. Does your spouse do anything weird or silly when they are nervous? If so, what?
4. What is the most spontaneous thing you have ever done as a couple?
5. What makes your spouse different/special from any other person you know?
6. In the summertime, does your spouse most resemble a white snowman, a red lobster, or a very tan Pauly D?!
7. What is one thing that people may not know about your spouse?
8. What is your spouse’s favorite holiday?
9. There is a table full of food. Salad, meat, bread, desserts. Which dish does your spouse devour first?
10. I am so thankful that my spouse is ______________ because I am definitely not!
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And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19God will provide for my needs. When I think it can't get worse after being hit with wave after wave of turmoil, I am shown the light. I for sure thought there was no way we could afford for my husband to finish school as planned, but there is a way, and he will finish as planned. It is NOW that the overtime at work is being offered - and it's a big deal, as it doesn't happen very often at all. It is NOW that we are able to get the support that we need from those we love. It is NOW that God continues to show me that He, once again, provides for what it is that we need in that moment.
He has not and will not fail me. That doesn't mean there won't be rough days ahead, as I know for a fact there will be ... it's going to be a hard next few weeks, it's guaranteed. But I'm not alone. My husband has lifted me up on so many occasions, and I'm ever so thankful for God placing him in my life. My parents are always there to support us, both of us, in every aspect possible. They have never and will never turn their backs on us, especially in our time of need.
So, although this is a very hard time in my life, my faith remains strong.
I just might bend, but I won't break.
There's gonna be BRIGHTER DAYS.
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I DID IT!
i hate needles.
Yes, I'm a baby.
So, the fact that I even wanted a tattoo kind of scared me at first, which might also be why I've sat on the thought of getting one for several years. I also wanted to be sure I was old enough to really know that I'd want it and like it forever.
I kept asking myself how I would even handle getting a tattoo if I can't stand getting a shot?
Seriously, how y'all?!
You know how? By putting on my big girl panties and just going for it!
It's something that I did for myself and no one else.
It's something that I've been wanting to do.
It's something that's forever been on my bucket list, which I just may post more about later.
I'ts something that will be near and dear to my heart for forever.
It's something that I love.
It's something that no one else has to approve of or even look at.
It's something that's all my own.
Well, here it is!
|The day I got my first tattoo!|
I LOVE IT!
|Where I live now: the hill country in Austin, Texas.|
|Obviously not an urban populated part of Texas. :) But I LOVE IT!|
I feel ya little man!
And this is DEFINITELY not a negative, but yet another great thing about Austin? This place.
Hello, I am Cheltee and I blog over at Something About You & Me.
I am a 21 year old newlywed who lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her handsome husband and fur babies.
I blog about being a new wife, dealing with my plus size body, and all my crazy life events.
If you want to know even more about me, then take a joy ride over to my blog and check me out.
Now lets get started with the little helpful words I have in store for you today.
"5 things you may need to know about your future or current husband."
Before I get started with the list please keep in mind this is strictly out of my own brain, and every boyfriend, fiance, husband, or male is different.
Come on ladies let your husband fix the jammed closet door or that silly necklace that allows gets tangled.
Every man loves to help out his damsel in distress. If he feels like you need a helping hand, for gosh sakes let him help.
Let him impress you!
Heck there are even times that I will tighten a jar a little tighter just to ask him to help me open it.
Remember though men also love an independent woman so do not be to needy.
Just because he doesn't say it doesn't mean he doesn't show it
All women love to hear the words I love you or You're beautiful and guess what we deserve it.
Men tend to use their actions then their words.
Kissing you on the cheek before heading out to a night on the town.
Sending you roses just because its Tuesday
Wrapping his arms around you as he passes through the kitchen
Putting the toilet seat down
Yep all these things are simple little ways to show that he is thinking about you.
Some are louder then others but he is doing it.
So the next time you think he is being a little distant look around and see what little things he is doing.
Tell him straight up
I don't know about you but I would rather have someone tell me whats wrong then me having to pull it out of them.
Your Husband probably feels the same way.
When your angry and your man asks what is wrong, don't say I am fine because your not.
Tell him what is up, if you need some time to calm down.
"Hey babe, I love you but I just need a moment. We can talk about it later"
Bam Wam thank you Ma'am
Also if you are ready to talk and he doesn't act like he is listening. Don't Freak out!
Sometimes men just need a few minutes to process the situation.
Am I saying all men listen to every word your saying, NO, but most do try.
Don't nag him about taking time to process what just happened.
Give him a chance to think about what the right thing for him to do is.
He does care how he looks and most importantly how you look
It is true your husband probably doesn't know the difference between Gucci & Escada but he does know the difference between Hot & Not. (most of the time)
I will be the first one to say that my man takes forever in the bathroom in the morning.
Heck sometimes I am ready well before he is in the morning.
It is because my husband cares about what he looks like and I am sure yours does too.
He knows what shoes goes best with his jeans and white t-shirt.
When shopping he isn't just picking out a shirt, he is matching it with those torn up jeans you bought him for Christmas three years back.
When he goes shopping for you, he brings you not because he doesn't know what the hell he is doing.
He brings you because he doesn't want to piss you off if he gets the wrong size.
When he tells you, Babe you look banging, its not because he is thinking about sex (well maybe)
Its because he is thinking about all the guys who are going to be jealous that your his woman.
So maybe do a little test with your man and see how much he really pays attention to what you wear.
Let him pick out your outfit for an event or night out, I am telling you
He may just surprise you.
Show him what you want
So you want your husband to be more affectionate but you don't know how to tell him?
Well everyone needs a little helping hand, no one is perfect.
Instead of waiting til that big argument you have almost every other month to tell him how much you miss the romantic side of your relationship.
The next time he makes you dinner because you had a long day at work, even if it is carry out.
Tell him how much you love the fact that he shows he cares in little ways like that.
You are not only making him aware of the fact that you know he is doing a great job but you are showing him he has the ability to do something affectionate.
Small steps are good steps.
Well thank you for wasting two minutes reading my silly little list.
If it didn't help you or at least put a smile on your face then I am sorry, not sorry.
Now go check out my blog and show some love.
Thanks again Bri!
A LOOOOONNGGG READING RECAP :).
it's just that good!
And perfect if you've always thought about wanting to read the book but never got around to it...enjoy this summary :)
"There was a girl who could fly, a boy who had bees living inside him, a brother and sister who could life boulders over their heads."