The Battle of Five Armies

Normally this isn’t my genre, and I never considered even going to the movies until a dear friend of mine, and professed Hobbit nerd, asked me. She suggested we marathon the first two and then go to the premier of the third. 

At first I was reluctant, because, that’s like a billion hours of hobbits and such…but then I thought, “Hey, I get to hang out with her, so it’ll be fun.”

photoWe gathered the DVDs of the first two, snacks, and some yummy drinks, then settled in for the marathon. Holy long movies, but they were good.

We had to make a quick stop at Starbucks for some much needed caffeine, and look what I found –>

A PERFECT gift for the movie-goer, huh?

The third movie…WHEW. Talk about battles. Holy how. 

While it was all a little battle focused for me, I enjoyed the story and the characters. The special effects were amazing and so was the music. 

Have you seen all The Hobbit movies? What’d you think?


Time for some inspiration…

I love finding quotes to share with you all. I often post them on my FB page. They just make me smile. And hopefully, they encourage someone. You just never know when someone just needs a kind word. 

So, here are a few more I’ve found…

1.  Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson.

2. I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been –Wayne Gretzky.

3. I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. –Albert Einstein.

4. Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. –Lanston Hughes.


Do you have any you’d like to share? What’s your favorite thing to cheer you up? What’s something someone has said or done that has really lightened your spirits?

This Writer’s Journey…Devin

Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.

I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!



I met Devin through church when she started volunteering in the bookstore where I now work. I’ve gotten even closer to her since she started doing my hair.

Yep, she’s responsible for the blue streaks.

Devin is an awesome person. She’s got drive, motivation, and compassion rolled up in a ball of inner and outer beauty. Only eighteen, she has a level of determination I only WISHED I’d had while in high school.

Watch out world, Devin’s coming, and she’s going to make you a better place!

The New Year Approaches…

Can you believe Christmas is only a week away?

I’m still getting used to the idea that it’s DECEMBER 2011 already. Soon we’ll be ushering in a new year.

Are you ready?

Are you one to make a list of goals?

I’m usually not, but I have a few things in mind I hope to see happen in 2012. One thing I learned in 2011 is that you can plan, but you never know what life will throw in your face. Thankfully I have a rock-solid faith, rock-solid hubby, and rock-solid friends/family!

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