Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review: To Be Perfectly Honest

I was really looking forward to reading this book by Phil Callaway. He is one of my favorite funny authors (with books like, "Who put my life on Fast-Forward?" and "How to make life rich without any money.")

Also, the premise of this book, To Be Perfectly Honest, looked to be very interesting.

After reading the book, I am still 50-50 on it. The funny-factor was on the dissapointing side. It was written in journal-style, making it easy to pick up and put down (which I was hoping for a book I couldn't put down). Of his books I've read, this one does not rank in my top 5.

The preimse of the book was as interesting as I hoped, though he didn't take it in the direction I thought he would. I still found the idea challenging to live perfectly honest for one whole year. I find it challenging to think of all the areas we skip or fudge or exaggerate....that these too should be under a truth radar. That idea in itself was worth the read for me.

If you'd like to find the book to read, first I'd suggest your local library. Otherwise, you can find it on

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Press as part of their blogger book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."*

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Yes, I've been a little absent from the blog for the past month!
But don't worry (not that you were), things are just peachy here. It's just that computer time is at a premium right now, and when I do get a chance to get on, there are other things I need to do than wrestle our computer to get pictures uploaded and blogs written without it crashing :)

As of are some things we've been enjoying in our neck of the woods:
  • grass, violets, mayflowers, promises of garden growing
  • Company visits and large Indian meals
  • M's brother visiting for 2 weeks
  • Card games and lots of laughter
  • Naps
  • Cute smiles from a little girl
  • Sunshine through our windows
  • Long visits in the afternoon and sometimes late into the night
  • Still working on schedule adjustments of having extra people in house
  • Differences in personalities and the interest and fun that brings
  • Eating out
  • Playing frisbee in the park
  • Good nights rest, though with 2 "wake up calls" in the wee hours
  • Wondering how I'm ever going to get anything done round here :)
  • Fresh chicken eggs
  • Fresh flower boquets
  • The expectation of friends being in town
  • Family
  • Quiet hours in the morning
  • Thunderstorms
  • Birds singing out my window


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