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Soooo…I wrote this blog post last week, thinking that I would have plenty of time to post it. Then Life came around and said, “Ha. Ha. No.” All that to say that this is a *teensy* bit outdated, as I’ve now watched Frozen, etc. Still, can’t waste a good blog post when I went to the trouble of writing it in the first place, right? Without further ado, I bring you last week:

March 18th, 2014
My family takes pity on me when Husband is out of town, because they all know that I hate to cook. No, really. I despise it with a passion. I can cook. I know the basics. I just don’t like it. Thus both my parents and my grandmother offered to have me over this week to share in their evening meals. (I think they all know that I’ll just consist on popcorn and turkey sandwiches when left to my own devices. Heck, that’s why I married a guy who can cook.)

I’m happy because not only do I not have to worry about food, but I get to spend time with my awesome family. Plus, I finally get to see Frozen when I’m over at Mom and Dad’s. Yes, I am the adult who watches animated films just because I like them. I have no children to use as an excuse, so I just own up to it. I like cartoons and I cannot lie. I think I’m pretty much the only person left on the planet who hasn’t seen this movie, and I have yet to hear a bad thing about it. That’s pretty darn impressive, if I do say so. (DO NOT SPOIL ANYTHING FOR ME OR I WILL SMITE YOU.)

However, my real goal this week is to get the office ready for Husband. I’m a total slacker when it comes to organization, and I’m happy to admit it. Husband is the neat freak of this Odd Couple. I decided that I could make good use of this time and get the office all organized and super shiny for him. I even have an awesome friend who has agreed to help me. (Part of me is happy for the help, and part of me is rather embarrassed that she has to see my office in its current state. Which is a great pile of poo.)

Still, beggars can’t be choosers and I sucketh when it comes to this stuff. It’s why my idea of “organizing” is heaping piles of crap into various mounds, where I know what’s in it but no one else does. Yup. Works for me. I can organize a computer like you wouldn’t believe, my books are all in alphabetical order according to author last name and my music is arranged by category and artist. But paper? Bleh.

So…yeah. If I meet you and you have mad organizational skillz, watch it. Because I’ll probably draft you into some project that I can’t manage on my own.

EDIT TO ADD: Because I know you’re in total suspense, the office DID get organized (thanks to my awesome friend!) and Husband loved it. Epic win.

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Dragon Slippers (Dragon Slippers, #1)Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very sweet, lovable story that I very much enjoyed. Creel’s interactions with the dragons simply reminded me of why I love those tales to begin with. (And why I want to befriend a dragon of my very own.) The simplicity of the writing style added to its charm. I labeled it as YA, but it’s one of those that could transcend to middle grade as well.

It was strange, actually, for the story had many similarities to my own book, Prince of Light. (Which may account for why I enjoyed it so much. It was along the lines of something I would write.) It felt a bit rushed toward the end, something I’m usually guilty of in my writing, and I wished that Creel would have recognized a few things earlier.

Minor quibbles, really. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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