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#WeeklyMenu Week 208

Look at this adorable picture of my middle son I found. Facebook told me this was six years ago today. He used to be so bald, now he wont let me cut his hair. My little surfer boy.

Writing is coming along nicely. Got over my writers block and have a clear path to where I want to take it. Hopefully today I can find some quiet time and put pen to paper.

I can't believe the temperatures we are going to have this week. Thursday is supposed to be 107! That's hotter than the day I got married. Thankfully, last winter we installed an awesome heater/ac unit that keeps the house a nice neutral temp. 

Try not to melt this week and enjoy this awesome menu! 

Monday - Ground Beef Tacos
Tuesday - Chicken Artichoke Spinach Bake and Rice 
Wednesday - Oven Baked Chicken and Rice
Thursday - Beef Stoganoff
Friday - French Dip Sandwiches
Saturday - Tortellini Soup
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

July 2017 Reads

Welcome to the end of July. Its been a long month full of wonderful books and fun times. I can't believe summer is half way over and the kids will be going back to school soon. Maybe I'll have time to read even more books in the fall... Maybe... To keep you busy until then, here are the 43 read I was lucky enough to blast through this month.

Weekly Confessions #2

Made it through seven books this week from a road range of genres. Just finished Wild by Sheryl Strayed. It really inspired me to hike the Pacific Crest Trail, but then I realized that I don't hike and even the shortest portion of the trail is rough and could take days. Reviewed Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero It was not what I thought it was going to be. Blew through Percy Jackson and the Sea of monsters, Alice in Wonderland (My Gilmore Girls reading list) and A Lief in the Wind of all Hallows. Last but not least, Tithe and Legend were knocked off my TBR pile. It was a great reading week and I'm hoping to be just as productive next week. I've been on a personal journey to lose the weight my new medication (That I will have to be on for the rest of my life) made me gain last August. It really sucks because I worked really hard to lose the weight I had gained after I stopped dancing and after giving birth to my three boys. A total of 57 lbs. Then the meds made me gain 20. I …

13 Books to Read During Sci-Fi and Fantasy Week

If you've been following my blog for a while now, you will already know that sci-fi and fantasy are two of my favorite genres to read. If this is your first time to my blog, welcome and I thought you should know that two of my favorite genres are sci-fi and fantasy. I read a lot of fantasy, I write a lot of fantasy. Fantasy is my crutch. Dystopian, space opera, epic, magical. Hmm.. So much fun.
In celebration of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Week, I've put together a short list of some of the top books in these genres (according to the readers on Goodreads) that I have actually read. Now, there are more books that I think should be on this list, like the ones above, but sadly, not everyone in the book-o-sphere agrees with me. Hopefully you will have enjoyed some of these reads and help me add to the list by leaving me a comment below. 
In no particular order...

I have read all of these books and fortunately for us, they all have sequels. If you want to catch the entire list voted on by …