Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tournaments, cocoa and one wrong move

Tournaments, cocoa and one wrong move is the third book in the real life series by Nancy Rue. This is the story of the life of Cassidy Brewster, a basketball all star who tears her ACL, and is unable to play for the remainder of the season. It would be a pretty boring story, if it wasn't for dobermin pincsher dad's and her almost sister in law Gretchen trying to help, and giving her illegal steriods that get her kicked off the team, and put into the at risk class at school, and befriending some of those kids, and getting into loads of mischeif, and the surgery needed to fix her ACL, her friend's, her team, stabbing her in the back, and being a social outcast, and a strange book called RL. The main characters in this story are Cassidy, her friends Ruthie, Tank, Lizzard, Uma and Rafe, her basketball team, Kara, Hilary, M.J, Selena and her coach, her physical therpist Ben, her almost sister in law Gretchen, and her parents. The minor characters include her brother, Aaron, Emily, one of the second class girls on the team, Jimmy Sanchez, the trainer, Mrs. P.W, her art teacher, Dr. Horton, Ms. Edelstine, her study hall teacher, and Mr. Lasalle. Cassidy overcame the challenges that she faced regarding her family and friends, God, basketball, the use of sterioids and learning that there may be more then what meets the eye. My favorite character in this book was Cassidy. She was a strong person and wasn't affraid to get down on other people's level and stand up for what she believed in. My favorite scene in the book is probably when Cassidy and Rafe are saying goodbye, and Rafe tells her that she is not a loser. It is one of the last scene's in the book, and it is really a turning point for Cassidy, in my opinion. I really liked this book because most people can relate to at least one of the challenges Cassidy and her friend's face, and the real life answers Cassidy found, within herself, in God, and in RL. I would recommend this book, definatly. I am reading through it again, and I just can't stay away. I would rate this book a 4.8 out of five. Again, this was brilliant work by author Nancy Rue!

Friday, November 12, 2010


We got a new horse yesterday. His name is Buddy, and He's a big, black, gentle giant. The other horses are still getting used to having this new guy in with them, and try to pick on him, but they are learning to get along.
I'll post some pics when I get some.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Calender

ok, here's some wird, but cool holidays in the month of November.
November 1. National men make dinner day, world vegitation day, national authors day and national literacy day.
November 2. Look for circles day, deviled eggs day
November 3. Housewives day, national sandwich day, international toungue twisters day
November 4. King tut day, book lovers day, zero tasking day
November 5. Gunpowder day
November 6. Marooned without a compass day
November 7. bittersweet chocolate with almonds day
November 8. National parents as teachers day, cook something bold day (Which we did with our meatloaf)
November 9 (today.) chaos never dies day, guiness world record day.
November 10. forget me not day, area code day
November 11. veterans day
November 12. chicken soup for the soul day
November 13. national indian pudding day, young readers day, national kindness day
November 14. operating room nurse day, teddy bear day.
November 15. clean your refrigerator day, I love to write day
November 16. button day, have a party with your bear day
November 17. homemade bread day, take a hike day
November 18. occult day, mickey mouse day, married to a scorpio support day
November 19. have a bad day day
November 20. beautiful day, name your PC day, universal childrens day, absurdity day, national adoption day
November 21. false confessions day, pumpkin pie day, world television day
November 22. thanksgiving day (In the US), go for a ride day
November 23. National cashew day, your welcome day, buy nothing day
November 24. D.B Cooper day
November 25. National parfait day
November 26. shopping reminder day
November 27 (My birthday) Pins and needles day
November 28. make your own head day
November 29. electronic greeting day, international day of soliditary with the Palestinians people, square dance day.
November 30. Stay at home because you are well day, computer security day.

Hope you have as much fun reading about these fun holidays as I did finding out about them.