Thursday, July 12, 2012


    I won't lie, I shed a few tears as I watched my car being pulled up on to a tow truck Tuesday night. With Thad still on the job hunt and my income hardly covering grocery bills, it was a really hard pill to swallow. It was just six weeks-ish ago that we had to put a hefty amount of money into it, and that only done with the help of my parents. 
   The news today that the cost of repair would = two months worth of my paycheck did not, however, make me cry. I don't know why. In fact I felt almost nothing, and came home from work and asked around about what to do with junk cars, and researched nearby junk yards. 
   I keep telling myself that God doesn't give us more than we can handle. Today I feel extremely over-estimated. Tomorrow will be better.
   Tomorrow is always better. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

I feel absolutely terrible

for J. K. Rowling.

That is not to say that I cannot WAIT for her new book to come out & may or may not be obsessing over the release date. But it was only a matter of months ago that I mused outloud how I don't know how she could ever write again. I mean....she wrote a story, and because of it was at one time the richest woman in the UK. Despite not having written a word since 2006, she remains the 12th richest woman in the UK. All because of her story.

And a couple weeks ago I'm walking by a Barnes and Noble and see her new book advertised in the window:

I just can't imagine the pressure. And how slightly unfair is it that she's written 7 of the most popular novels of all time and yet her 8th may or may not be considered by millions of people to be a sophomore slump? everyone else like me and will like the book, no matter what?

Nerd problems.