When I found out our head Queen was publishing a non-fiction book I couldn’t wait to read it. So I ordered it the day it came out from Am.a.zon. here is an easy link if you haven’t bought your copy yet of Life From Scratch
Now I will be honest I am not a big reader and if I do it’s usually about animals, marriage, god or vampires. It’s rare that I start a book and finish it right away. I usually lose interest but not this time. I finished it within a couple of days. I love the main characters name Rachel(wink to my princess). I loved the steamy scenes with her spanish lover. But mostly I loved the flow of the story and the humor. I think the author Melissa Ford is hysterical so funny she could give Chelsea Han.d.ler a run for her money.
As part of this book tour we were asked to answer 3 questions which pertain to the book. So here goes:
Blogging plays a key role for Rachel in the growth she experiences throughout the novel. How has blogging affected who you are and/or how you see the world? Blogging has given my spirit a place to let go. I can talk about anything I want and release the emotions I sometimes keep to myself. It has connected me to woman who I might not have never known. It has made my journey of infertility easier to travel.
Rachel’s blog gets very popular when she wins a blogging award and she starts averaging about one hundred thousand hits per day. Would you want your blog to become that popular or would you prefer to stay smaller? Well the inner celebrity in me would like it to hit the big time but not about infertility. I’ve never wanted infertility to define who I was, it’s just a part of my life’s journey. I knew god had a plan for me it was just a matter of trusting his path for me. Now I would love to become a world-famous blogger for say cooking, parenting, or cooking for children.
Rachel talks about the kinship of marriage, and being on the “crazy ride” together is better than waiting outside in line. Do we rush to/stay in marriage because the alternative is too isolating to think about? I took my sweet time when it came to marriage and Mark took even longer. We both felt marriage is for a life time and you have to pick the right person. Marriage to me is a choice, a choice to stay and fight for our love or walk away. Everyday I get up I chose to love Mark for one more day. Some days I don’t have to choose it’s just easy to love him. Others it takes everything I have not to pack it up. Loneliness has not been a reason I would stay, love is. I love Mark and am committed to our marriage. Now if something were to happen(abuse, infidelity, etc) I would choose divorce because I am worth more than that and deserve better than that.
So there you have it. My little stop on the Life From Scratch book tour. Now head back to Write Mind Open Heart to continue the tour.
So I was inspired to post something fun today as I was listening to my favorite male country singer.
Do you remember the Friends episode where Rachel and Ross decided they both could sleep with a celebrity and the significant other couldn’t get mad?
Well Mark and I have had that agreement for some time now. We each get 5 celebrities we could sleep with if given the chance. Mark chose: Angelina Jolie, Halle Barry, Jennifer Garner, and Jane Seymour. He has 2 holder spots for future hotties.
Mine pretty much starts and ends with one person. I use to have Matt Damon on the list but he’s not as cute anymore. So my one and only is a country singer named Clay Walker. I’ve been a fan since high school. I’ve seen him in concert dozens of times. I have met him a few times. That last time was after a benefit concert he did in Nashville. My girl Lynn did some flirting and next thing I knew we were back stage hanging out with a friend of Clay’s. Then we got invited to go out to a bar with Clay, his fiancé(wife now), future MIL and my 2 girlfriends. Of course we said yes. I was able to shake Clay’s hand and introduce myself but that’s were it ended. We hung out at a bar for about 2 hours with him and the group. I sat with his fiancé and future MIL and talked about Clay’s wedding the whole time. Every once and awhile I would look over at Clay but couldn’t speak. My girlfriends talked to him the whole time and kept giving me the ‘come over here’ eye. I couldn’t do it I was frozen in my love or lust. When I got home I told Mark the whole story. He said “Well I guess I know your dream list is never going to happen. You should be ashamed of yourself for not talking to him.” Here is a picture of him so you can understand why this cowgirl loves this very sexy cowboy.
Now I KNOW Mark would be frozen if he actually had the chance to meet one of his ladies. I would actually pay to see him flirt with one of them. He would act like the biggest boob and say something so stupid. Plus if my husband had the chance to be with Angelina Jolie I would probably high five him. Now don’t get me wrong I would never cheat on him and I hope he would never cheat on me. But really, the chances of us getting to be with someone on our list are like winning the lottery.
So who is on your list?
Thanks to Venting Vagina I received an award for being sweet. I remind Mark all that time how sweet I am. Isn’t that sweet of me.
Now for the best part I get to pass the award on to 5 other sweethearts. Hmmm who do I pick it’s such a big list. But here goes.
Mummy in Waiting
Buy all of the things I never had
Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Parents magazine
Smiling next to Kate Gosselin and Angelin
Oh every time I close my eyes
I see my babies name in shining lights
I swear the world better prepare
For when I’m a mother
Yeah I would have a show like Sesame Street
I would be the host of, everyday baby shower
Give Kristi a wish list
I’d probably pull an Angelina and Brad Pitt
And adopt a bunch of babies that ain’t never had stuff
Give away a few City Mini strollers
And last but not least grant somebody their last wish
I’ll be playing paddy cake with their classmates
Dunking on some toddlers
Then I’ll compliment them on their etiquette
And yeah I’ll be in a whole new tax bracket
We in infertility but let me take a crack at it
I’ll probably take whatevers eggs are left and just split it up
So everybody that I love can have a couple cuties
And not a single tummy around me would know what infertility was
Eating good sleeping soundly
I know we all have a similar dream
Go in your pocket pull out your follistim pen
And put it in the air and sing
I wanna be a mommy so freakin bad
So as I’ve mentioned I’ve been spending the last few weeks since the miscarriage to do things I love. Because there is more to me then broken plumbing. One of my favorite things are horses. I’ve been riding for 29 years and have no plans to stop. I went trail riding this weekend with one of my girlfriends. Man getting to the park we went riding at was like something out of National Lampoons Country vacation. I tell my friend her life would make a perfect reality show on CMT(country music television). We started out with a truck we nicknamed the Rolling Turd. It’s her 16-year-old sons, 1st vehicle that he paid $2000 for. Now it does run really well so it does its job but…the gas gauge doesn’t work, no air, the windows are stuck in the down position, no radio, it sounds like the muffler fell off. We look like the clampets rolling down the streets of Nashville. After our fantastic ride. She dropped me off and started back home but ran out of gas 10 miles from her house with a horse trailer in tow and a very agitated horse. God bless her she didn’t get home till 11:30pm, she dropped me off at 7:30pm. She sent me a text message today saying it was all worth it. Horses will do that to you. I took some photos of my big baby Roy.
The beautiful creek we rode several hundred feet through
Yes we kiss. Shhhhhhh don't tell Mark
I call this Roy of the Corn. I couldn't resist standing in the corn field.
I love to cook I find it very relaxing. I like it so much in June I spent over $700 on groceries for 2 people. Ummmmm Mark was not happy and has put me on a budget which I totally respect $700 is a bit much. So far the budget is going well I just have to be more selective in what I cook each week.
I also like to bake I’m learning to love it. Mark doesn’t want sweets in the house since he has a huge sweet tooth and would eat the whole cake himself. So when he travels I bake and bring it in to my co-workers. Fortunately Mark is gone this week so it worked out perfect to make a Happy 300th cake. I had some leftover coconut so I decided to make a coconut cake. Not just any coconut cake but a Paula Dean cake. So you know it’s going to good but oh so bad for you butt. It won’t be going on my butt though. My little eggs need to stay healthy for IVF #3 which hopefully will happen in September.
Oh Stirrup Queens you mean A LOT to me. I’ve come out of my shell and opened up to strangers about this journey. I have put a voice to my feelings and physical pain. I have made some friends along the way and look forward to reading their blogs and celebrating in their victories. Happy Happy 300th Friday Round Up!!!