Thursday, September 11, 2014

My first book review/ My Dream Man

My Dream ManMy Dream Man by Marie Solka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great read! I loved it! Being a home health nurse myself, I could relate to Samantha. Thinking back to when I was single, I could remember those oh so aloof guys that we all know notice us. But pretend not too. I love the touch of erotica without it being too much. It was an easy page turner to find out what was going to happen with Samantha and Greg, with that little bit of a surprise at the end. I'm a big romance buff at heart, so this was the perfect book if you like romance. I give it 5 stars!!!

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Hello my friends.  Today I am writing my first book review.  The ebook I will be reviewing is My Dream Man by Marie Solka.  

First let me say, that I can relate.  I married my dream man 20 yrs ago, computer, gaming, train, geek.  But a great guy.  Reading the book, almost sounds like she has touched on a few things in my life as well.  Yep, I too am a home health nurse who has met her dream man.  So on with the review.

Samantha, one of the main characters in the book, is a home health nurse, with a pretty normal life.  Roaming from patient to patient, with an ex pining for her.  She meets her dream man through one of her patients, actually it is his son.  At first his son is pretty aloof, however she is intrigued.  The reader follows Samantha on her mundane visits with her patients who no doubt are very sick, including Gregs' dad.

Samantha dreams about Greg, and eventually, Mr. Valero, sets the two up.  Samantha seeks advise from her elderly love guru patient, and her sister.  Her sister has her own love interest problems, and Samantha suspects her parents are having problems as well.  

This ebook was a page turner, and even though every reader isn't a nurse, if you love romance you'll love this book.  With a touch of erotica and surprise, it was a great read, and I would recommend to anyone.  Marie Solka also gives you a little taste of  her future book too, which, by the looks of it, is just as good.

Good reading and until next time!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Baseball adventure

So on August 21, we decided to go to our minor league baseball game.  Our Joliet Slammers were playing Rockford.  My husband got us seats on the thirdbase line, very close to the Rockford teams dugout.  I could have killed him, but all was forgiven when a gal was recruiting people for a contest.  AH, my wickedly funny revenge.  Chuck had complained he was hungry.  So I signed us up for the nacho eating contest.  Chuck was going to eat the nachos.  It was raining and I was sure that it would be rained out, but it didn't.  

After the 2nd inning came the nacho eating contest, and we were competing with another couple.  A young couple who was very determined to win.  I have to say it was the grossest contest ever, and we  lost.  I had to stand behind my blindfolded husband and feed him his nachos.  It was just gross.  I am not sure what the other couple won, but they deserved it.

Then, one of the Rockford players came over and asked our girls if they could get the players peanuts, they were hungry.  They ended up getting two bags, we bought a bag and they bought one...But the fun part was.  The girls got an autographed baseball from the Rockford team.  I will post pics on facebook and here when I can.  That was awesome!  AWESOME!  

We all had to go home early due to work obligations and school.  We even got some Milano buns, which in Joliet is a real treat!  The girls were exhausted, and even our non baseball family member (Becca) had fun!

Until next time.


Sunday, July 13, 2014


so I am hoping to connect, and network with more bloggers.  Today, I hope I did this right, and will be officially networked with bloglovin.  Off to the play!

Until next time.


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Hello Blogging World!

Blogging.  I must admit I don't do it religiously like I should, like I read that I should.  I even have my daughter Becky blogging sometimes, but she is more interested in playing games on the computer like any twelve year old.  It sure did get complicated.  I have blogged about my online businesses, contests, my family.  Then along came twitter and pinterest.   To me, Twitter was easy enough.  But now pinterest, and I admit my new addiction, makes everything look so complicated.  Add photos, get traffic, network, use the correct font, network, treat blogging as a job.  As a job? 

Don't I already have a job?  Numerous jobs?  Let's see, mom, wife, sister, nurse, friend, mom, mom, head is spinning...   Besides my numerous jobs, my work life is very demanding, and flooded with paperwork I should be doing right now.  

Today, we will be going to my daughter Becky's musical.  Shrek the musical, and the kids did a great job yesterday!  I have some pics of family members who came out to support Becky in the musical, and as soon as I can, I will share some with you.   I am not as techy as most people in the blog world are.  From time to time I have to ask my hubby Chuck to help me. Frustrating for him I know.  Even downloading pictures and files and such has gotten more complicated for me, but I refuse to give up.  

The day is going by quickly, and I have much to learn.  Going to look for those photos I promised you.  Until next time.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

I enjoy my family

Having fun with my family is essential.  My kids keep me very busy.  This summer Abby will be taking some sort of Chinese class to start on Monday or Tuesday, and Becca (pictured above with dad) is in a summer musical next weekend.  The picture above is from Niagra Falls, the America side.  Chuck and I had been there, as well as Abby, but not Becca.  I love this picture.

This year we are staying home, but are having just as much fun.  We went to the taste of Joliet.  When I figure out how to, I will post pictures on fb and some here on my blog.  I had a lot of resistance to go to the taste, but everyone had a great time, including Chuck.

We spent the Fourth of July at the Joliet Mooselodge.  I had to work part of the day, and I'll admit I wasn't sure how this was going to go.  Abby spent the day with friends, and for the first part of the day Becca was swimming at her uncles.  Well, we had a blast, but Becca slept right through them.  It was a big weekend for her.  We had seen the Disney movie, Malificent that night, and it didn't end until midnight.

As for Abby, she didn't miss us much.  She enjoyed her day too.  Of course we had to call and go get her...(well Chuck did)  but all was well..and both are safe at home.

For me, I enjoy finding new stuff on Pinterest, and entering my sweeps.  I enjoy reading and just finished One Deadly Sister.  As you can see, both girls are daddy girls.  Right now at 10:27 in the morning, both are still asleep.  (More bacon for me!!)  To the paperwork, and coffee.

Until next time.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Drama class and a busy summer

We weren't going to do it.  The girls weren't going to do drama class this year.  This year for the summer they are doing the musical SHREK.  I wasn't going to be able to take breaks from work, and Abby wasn't sure what she was going to do.  At the last minute Becca decided she wanted to go.  It's funny how our kids turn out.  Abby is the more serious one, Becca is the more athletic and artistic one.  Although Abby is quite creative in her own right.  

This summer will be busy.  I am hoping to get a family membership to the YMCA for the summer so the girls can do other activities.  I need to try and find a pottery class for Becca.  Abby is going to do a Chinese class with her best friend.  Of course, I need to sign them up for swimming lessons. It's going to be go go go.  

Well it's Monday, the beginning of a new week.  Until next time.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

It has been a long time since I have blogged last.  I've read a few blogs this morning of moms with young kids.  My two daughters are 12 and 15.  Where does the time go?  I always tell my young mom friends not to blink, because they grow up so fast.  Often times, us moms of older kids wish we could get some of that time back.  Oh how I wish!!!!

Abby is my 15 year old.  Next year she will be a sophomore in school, and the fun will really begin.  And yes, if you can believe it, teens can be fun.  While moody, temperamental and just being female, Abby has plenty of issues.  She is a blessing, and we are so lucky to have her with us.  Abbys' start in the world, was no easy task.    She has blossomed into a beautiful young woman.  
She will insist that she and her sister Becky don't get a long, but if you could only peer into my world, you would see how very untruthful she is about that.  I am hopeful that when I leave this world, Abby and Becky will definitely be able to rely on each other, if no one else.  That's all I ever wanted for my two girls.

Becky is the opposite of Abby in so many ways.  She is my twelve year old, my pre teen, my baby.  Calm as a cucumber, but still cuddles and needs mom.  She is more of an avid reader than Abby, but Abby is catching up to reading.  Both girls love life, love anything and everything.  Fearless are they (which I am not too fond of, being mom)  Becky will try any food once, even tongue...blech!  (she didn't get that from me.)  Both girls like to cook, as much as both hate to clean.  Both love the mall (me too) with Abby being the biggest shopaholic like her mom.  

Abby is my writer, and I am hopeful she will be a #1 seller of any of writings some time in the future!  

Well, onto my motherly and wifely duties today.   Happy Fathers day to all you dads.  Enjoy your daughters!