Good Morning and Happy Thursday!
What makes this Thursday so great is that this Thursday is my Friday. Can I get a woopwoop! Not only that, after work today I will make my last trip back to our old house near Duluth today. Yes, my friends, the house that I have been calling home for the past year or so is not going to be ours any further. We are handing over the keys to the new owners and walking away from our very first house together. One year was too short of time to be in the house, but better things are on the horizon. It is very bittersweet, but what a ride we have been on. It will feel good to not have to worry about a house we no longer feel like is ours. Cory and I are both getting very excited for our new house and both feel like this is best for us. It is scary and exciting and exhausting, but we are loving the journey.
Today, I just want to remind everyone that you should always follow your destiny, wherever it leads you.
“There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass by. Life’s circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be. The pattern of life does not necessarily go as you plan. Beyond any understanding, you may at time be led in different directions that you ever imagined, dreamed, or designed. Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path to carry out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at all. Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Shake off the ‘whys’ and ‘what ifs,’ and rid yourself of confusion. Whatever was -  is the past. Whatever is - is what’s important. The past is a brief reflection. The future is yet to be realized. Today is here.
Walk your path one step at a time – with courage, faith, and determination. Keep your head up and chase your dreams to the stars. Soon your steps will become firm and your footing will be solid again. A path that you never imagined will become the most comfortable direction you could have ever hoped to follow. Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.”

-          Vicki Silvers
Until next time, choose your path and run, my friends. Let the wind whip your hair back and let the soles of your feet carry you. With this reminder, I would like to give you a small piece of inspiration today. Take a good look at yourself and be happy with you you are because you are amazing! Never let anyone tell you differently. Watch the video below and be truly amazed.

Happy Friday morning My Friends!
Today is going to be a glorious day, filled with fun, sun, and happiness. Things have been getting crazier but all for the better. I will get to the updates about my life later.
Today, instead of a list I have another review for you. On this Friday, I had the pleasure of reviewing a book by John Morris. Just a quick shout out to Tribute Books for another great opportunity! Sit back, grab your coffee and Happy reading, friends.
Morgan thought he had it made.  He owned a cozy if dilapidated house in Aspen’s otherwise-fashionable West End, had lots of friends, a great business, threw the best parties in town.
Then his beautiful-but-aloof neighbor Risa sued him for a million bucks-- for killing her dog.  (Seriously.  And he hadn’t even been there.)  She was asking the judge to throw him out of town, too.  (It’s a local tradition.)
For Morgan, the money didn’t matter.  He didn’t have a nickel to his name.  But he couldn’t imagine not living in Aspen.
His only hope: to win a 2-million dollar golf tournament (held on the sly at the local links) and pay Risa off.
Either that or discover her deep, dark secret and blackmail her.
Until his best friend/lawyer suggested Option #3: “Why don’t you just get her to fall in love with you?”
This book was very intriguing to say the least. The spurts of humor mixed in with a (almost) real situation kept me guessing what was going to be on the next page. The main character Morgan (the look alike to Matthew McConaughey) was easy to like. He seemed popular, laid back, and loveable. Risa (the look alike swimming suit model), on the other hand, wasn’t so lovable in my opinion. She was quick to snap for no reason, jumped to assumptions, and always thought she was right. It would take a lot to fall in love with her, which was a goal of Morgan’s. To have her fall in love with him would hopefully eliminate the One Million Dollar lawsuit over Risa’s dead dog that was headed his way because he was being accused from the (Not so) endearing Risa.
There were a couple of hiccups that I did find however. One of them was the lawsuit. Suing someone for one million dollars over a dead dog seems pretty far-fetched (pun intended). The fact that we found out who really did kill the dog at the beginning sets the lawsuit into an ever more unreasonable setting. I know pet lovers treat their pets like family, but this seems irrational. Especially since there was no hard evidence other than being in the wrong place at the wrong time. That aside, I also found the relationship between Morgan and Risa hard to grasp. There was no chemistry and one minuet they were kissing (for really no reason) and the next she is throwing Brussels sprouts at him. I am always up for a heated argument when there is a plausible cause, but it was so hot and cold and both of them were still, in a sense, complete strangers. I just couldn’t find the spark I was looking for. Lastly, the comparisons drawn between the characters appearances and celebrities threw me off. This may not be so for other readers, but I love to form characters in my mind as to what they look like. I found myself not being able to do this here because there was a celebrity matched up to almost every character. There was a slim Bill Clinton, a prettier Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and so on. Once a name was associated to a character, I automatically put that celebrity’s face with their name. I felt I was reading a celebrity gossip novel formed around a golf tournament.
All hiccups aside, I did find the humor the author placed in the novel as very welcoming. Anyone who has a busy out of control life will appreciate the stress that Morgan goes through and how he deals with one of a kind situations. If you’re looking for a fascinating book that will keep you guessing every step of the way, this one is for you.  The ending is well worth it.
About the Author:
John Morris lives in Aspen, Colorado, with his loving wife and two wonderful children.  Having worked many of the same cowboy / construction / bartender / ski-patrol jobs as his fictional counterpart Morgan, he can vouch for how easy it is for a good-looking guy to get in trouble there.
Want to read more? Check out the link below!

Read On, Friends. Read on!
Good Friday Morning.
Again, I find myself apologizing for the lack of posts on here. With all the things going on, I have found it hard to take time out of my day to do anything not related to work, house, theater or responsibilities. Ahhh, the joys of growing up. In all honesty though, each of these things are a joy. Yes, work can be stressful. Yes selling and buying a house 150 miles away can be stressful. Yes, trying to clean up a vacant theater to get it up and running again can be stressful, but all of these are oh so fun! Wait a minute, pump the brakes…a theater?! I guess I have not enlightened you on this aspect of my life (my role is more one of support, but I am still very much involved). A couple weeks ago, my mother and father in law closed on their very own theater. It has been my mother-in-law’s dream to own her own theater, as well as my handsome husbands dream. It was just fate that they bought a historic (vacant) theater in the same town that we are relocating to. This is the truth folks. About the same time that Cory and I were discussing if I should apply for the job in another town, his parents were discussing buying this theater they found for sale. Completely unrelated. Imagine the conversation we had when we told them we were relocating and they told us they bought a theater in the exact same town. Fate, my friends, can be a scary thing, but oh so exciting. My days consist of work then I make the short drive to the theater to clean one thing or another and on the weekends, we are still making the trip back to our first home to pack some things and move as much as we can. Confused yet? Life has been going in fast forward for us lately, but it is a thrilling ride. Luck seems to follow us and I hope it never runs out.
Let’s switch gears on that note and get down to this (unlucky?) Friday. As some of you noticed, it is Friday the 13th. The day that is looked at as unlucky. Ladders have gone unnoticed and people are walking the opposite way of cats (black or not). The superstitious are probably having a very bad day right about now and the not so superstitious are still avoiding the cracks in the sidewalk (just in case). It is today that I would like to recognize why this day is deemed as such because we all know it can’t revolve around one scary movie (or can it?) Today’s list (that is long overdue on a Friday) is Fun Facts about Friday the 13th.
Friday the 13th. A list not for the Superstitious.
·         On Friday the 13th, 1979, a black cat crossed the path of Houston football player Tony Frisch and was accidentally kicked 67 yards for a world record.
·         On Friday the 13th in 1962 a Colorado couple, while watching Channel 13 in the honeymoon suite of a Las Vegas motel, were crushed to death by a falling mirror.
·         On Friday the 13th in 1957 a duck hunter, wearing a rabbit's foot around his neck while hunting near 12-Gauge, Texas, was kicked to death by a giant 3-legged jack rabbit. (yes, this is a true story)
·         On Friday the 13th in 1966 a Detroit sociologist, who had just demonstrated his lack of fear by walking under 13 ladders and throwing a black cat through a mirror, was run over by a limousine driven by blind soul singer. (I think this is more of a lesson learned)
·         Tupac Shakur was killed on Friday, September 13. (Or was he?)
·         Several hotels and hospitals skip the 13th floor out of superstition.
·         Author Mark Twain was once the 13th guest at a dinner party.  Despite a friends warning not to go, saying, “It was bad luck,” he went anyway.  Twain later said they only had enough food for 12.
·         There were 13 people including Jesus at the Last Supper. The 13th person to arrive was Judas. Judas was the Apostle that went on to betray Jesus, and although it is subject to interpretation; many Christians believe that Jesus was Crucified on a Friday.
·         Butch Cassidy, the notorious American train and bank robber was born on Friday, April 13th, 1866.
In honor of this day, I must end this with advice so luck still follows you after this days has passed.
·          Never trust a rabbit that tries to sell you his foot.
·          Never walk under a mirror or break a black cat.
·          4-leaf clovers are lucky today -- but not if you smoke them.
·          The number "13" is very unlucky--especially if it's the only one you can get on the drugstore blood pressure machine.
·          It is very unlucky today if a black crosses your path or gets flushed down your toilet.
·           Walking under a ladder can be very unlucky today -- especially if it's at the drugstore the 16-year-old with zits is climbing down with a barbecue grill.
·           Stepping on a cricket can very extremely unlucky today -- especially for the cricket.
·           Wearing garlic around your neck today will ward off evil spirits. It will also ward off good spirits, indifferent spirits, and any other spirits with noses.
·           A rabbit's foot is not lucky. If you don't believe me, ask the rabbit.
·          Wearing a lucky penny between your toes means good luck and blisters.
·           For good luck, hang a horseshoe over your front door. For really good luck, hang the entire horse over your front door.
·          Horseshoes usually bring good luck today, but never trust a horse that wears high heels.
·           If you think walking under a step-ladder is unlucky, try walking under your step-mother.
·           A rabbit's foot can be lucky, unless the rabbit sets foot in your garden, in which case he'll probably eat your string beans.

There you are friends. Another insightful list for you to enjoy. This weekend for me involves spending a lovely evening with a lovely friends, sun bathing poolside, reconnecting with an old college friend, and partaking in the happiest 5K on the planet, the Color Run. This involves running while people throw as much color at you as they can. What more could a gal ask for. I am looking forward to another busy weekend filled with great times and luck. (Did I just jinx myself?) Until next time, show the black cats some love, climb a ladder, look into a broken mirror, because nothing can change how beautiful you are. I hope luck comes your way soon!
Happy Friday the 13th.