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Love the one you’re with — November 17, 2015

Love the one you’re with

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I just finished reading Love the one you’re with by Emily Griffin . This is one of several books by her I have read or listened to via Audio and really enjoy them.  I tend to enjoy the “easy reads”.  When I do have a chance to read or listen to books, I am either trying to occupy my time at night between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. trying to distract my mind or I am listening to it while at work through my Audible app.

I really enjoyed this one. I found myself listening to it through my headphones while jogging instead of music because I liked it so much.

It’s the typical “what if” love story in my opinion.  Not all couples talk about it but I do believe every person, man or woman, has that “what if” past relationship especially with Facebook around now.  I have read many articles or heard several stories that people have “hooked back up” with an ex boyfriend or girlfriend from their high school years.  Lets’ face it… it starts out innocent and you start messaging each other and eventually a funny story comes up from the past or you start going down memory lane.  Suddenly you remember how easy things were and sparks start flying, etc.

Well yea… you’re married now and have bills, raising children, living with someone, etc.  Back then, your biggest concern was if your crush spoke to you in the hall way or what you were going to wear the next day; all of which are very serious concerns at that age of course.  🙂 For the moment, it takes you back to a time when things were easier.  I don’t think people realize it though and that’s why many have left their current relationships for “the greener side” .  I don’t know of any of these relationships that have lasted personally.  Maybe there are some. I don’t know.

In the book, Ellen (the main character) had every woman’s dream life: the awesome, attentive husband, the SIL who is her best friend (wouldn’t that be awesome??? Mine hates me and has never even had a conversation with me) , the in-laws who have money and do not judge her family for being “normal”, she doesn’t have to work, has the dream house, etc.  However, still, she runs into the “one that got away” and wonders…..  of course she realizes that although she still has feelings for this man and her crotch may throb just thinking of him, that her husband is the one she belongs with.  Thankfully, her husband ended up being understanding and he in the end, came after her to prove he still loved her.

I have to admit, I cried when he came looking for her knowing she may be with her ex.  I think when a man or woman starts searching there is reason.  I am not saying it is right but I am saying that a relationship needs “courting” even through the hustle and bustle.  Just because you’re married, the surprises do not need to stop nor does showing appreciation, surprising her, dancing, etc.

For the most part, when I get depressed and sappy wishing the hubs would pay attention to me or I feel pushed to the side as so many women do, I find comfort in blaming Walt Disney.  Well, sometimes Nicholas Sparks as well.  Oh, and the lady who wrote 50 Shades of Grey as well.  I have had to realize the hubs is never going to show up to pick me up to take me to dinner in his helicopter.  It’s been very hard to come to terms with this fact but I am trying.  I would be happy if he told me and my girls  to go shopping for something nice, get our nails done and be ready for us all to ride in the 2008 Highlander and surprise us with a fancy downtown dinner and take us to see “The Nutcracker” or any other cheezy play that men don’t like followed by a trip to the Chocolate bar after.  🙂  Okay, I am now depressed again!

Damn you Walt!

 

 

My Audio World — June 18, 2015

My Audio World

I have always enjoyed reading but with me being so ADHD, I tend to fall asleep the minute I am still for 5 minutes and only make it through one or two pages.  Then there is reading in the car which also puts me to sleep. I probably have over 300 books in my “game room” waiting to be read or I have read but of course refuse to let go of them.

In the mornings, I am not ready to Jam quite yet. I like to ride down the peaceful roads and see everyone’s plants and how their gardens are doing.  Its my “me ” time.  But, listening to the radio host talk about her ” no no hair thing” she has everyday ten times a day makes me want to choke someone.  By the time I get to work, I am so tired of them TRYING not to sound like commercials that I am ready to kill someone.

I promise there is a point………

My friend told me about audible.com.  I love it!!!  I have listened to several series already but it actually became quite expensive so my latest thrill is   Amazon Unlimited .  It is ten dollars a month but you can have books for free.  Now, they aren’t by my man Nicholas Sparks, or the latest releases but as far as the audio world, it is making me happy.  To me, audio books on Amazon Unlimited are sort of like Netflix… by the time the series is available, it is all there and you can gorge.  No waiting a year for the next book to come. my current “read” is More Than You Know .  I picked it cause it is summer and the chairs are really cute on the beach.  It is about a mom who raised three daughters on her own as a single mom. The father had died in a car crash.  The girls are going through her stuff and they are learning that mom had another love they had never known about. She kept him secret all those years. I am not even half way through the book yet but I am loving how the daughters are admiring her more rather than maybe judging her as the mom had feared.

I have enjoyed so many books this way and it is neat how some of the narrators really get into character and change their voices.  My favorite narration book was  Water For Elephants .  Even though I couldn’t wait for the book to end,   I also couldn’t wait until the little old man would talk.  It made me want to just squeeze his cheeks!