Find a positive in this mess! Stores are running out of groceries, nail salons are shutting down, employees are working from home, and we are ALL stuck in the house for the next two weeks! Find a positive every day.
On Monday, I went to work. In the evening it seemed like social media and the media was only talking about the Corona. Then it hit me! My baby shower is in a few weeks and it might get canceled because of this. My 93 year-old grandmother won’t be able to come because of this. I might not be prepared for my baby to come into this world become of this. To some, this might sound like I am being selfish. But is it so wrong for me to want to experience a baby shower and be surrounded by my loving family and friends? I cried! I cried to Eric and then to my mother (I am a very emotional pregnant woman). I had to find the positive!
Monday night positive- My husband and I have a roof over our heads, fridge is stocked, and we are safe. Not sure if it was the perfect time to watch the movie- Bird Box or not but that is exactly what we did. We enjoyed our Monday night movie night!
Tuesday positives- I start my quarantine Day 1. I clean my house and make a wonderful dinner for us. My day was filled with relaxing and starting/finishing a book in one sitting. I missed having the time to read and actually enjoy it.
My favorite positive was enjoying ALL the baby movements and kicks. It is my favorite feeling in the whole world! Regardless if I get to have a baby shower or not, I will welcome a healthy baby in the next two months and that’s what matters right now.
So with all this going on.. find a positive each day and hold on to it!
In the past three days, I finished two books!
Best of Me by LK Farlow
Southern Chance by Natasha Madison (Released yesterday 3/17/20)
Review: 4 out of 5 stars
The only reason I am giving this book a 4 is because it wasn’t a book that I was drawn to. I read it and it was good but I wasn’t so fascinated with it.
Now I did enjoy the story line and how Mallory and Duke fall in love. The story was great but I wanted to know more about her friends and their story. I wanted to know more about why Mallory’s mom did what she did to her. I just felt like I needed more!
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the dark to my sister’s light–the awkward loner to her social butterfly. Growing up, she had it all: our parent’s unyielding approval, perfect grades, a permanent spot at the popular table, and the attention of the hottest guy ever–Duke Kincaid.
After eighteen years of living in her shadow, I couldn’t wait to escape–to finally be my own person. Yet here I am, I’m back in my hometown, once again in Valorie’s shadow. Only now, it’s eternal.
I had life all planned out: join the force, marry Valorie Parsons, and start a family of our own. I have the job, but the girl and all my dreams died before my very eyes.
At the urging of my friends, I agree to a blind date. Imagine my shock when I arrive and find, Valorie’s twin sister, waiting across the table from me. Mallory should be a reminder of all that I’ve lost, but instead she feels like my redemption . . . like maybe life’s giving me a second chance.
But, how can I be enough for her when I’ve already given her sister the best of me?
Review: 5 out of 5 stars
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book yesterday when it was released! My Bookstagram World was making sure everyone knew about this book and it just made me want it more! I LOVE this book! It was good! It was filled with so much raw emotion that at times I had to stop and take a breather.
We meet Kallie and Jacob at their senior prom for only the night be torn apart because of a secret. Kallie escapes country life because she can’t take the heart ache. Jacob is left to all the whispers and rumors. Eight years later, Kallie comes back and all the secrets get revealed!
I can keep going on and on about this story but I want everyone to know that there is heart ache in this story. You feel it. You feel their pain because Natasha wrote it so well.
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside.
Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back.
My best friend needed a place to hide, and you can’t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasn’t supposed to see him, but that’s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.
Now off to figure out what to read next!
Stay healthy and keep reading. And remember, find your positive even when it’s hard!