Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for Warner and Wonderful Life Moments

W is for Warner, a Walk, and a Wonderful Life Moment

Warner is the antagonist of Shatter Me. (I haven't read the second in the trilogy where I've heard he's even more developed.) Warner is a power-hungry sociopath who's so in love with protagonist Juliette that he protects her even when she tries to escape from him and kill him. Juliette has powers that she herself doesn't even fully understand, which Warner wants her to use inhumanely. His obsession and love for both power and Juliette are sick, twisted, and awesome to read. I wish I could spend more time talking about him, but my head's just not into characterization today...

A Walk....

On Sunday, my husband, my two sisters, my two boys, and I will be walking for March of Dimes, a charity that funds preemie research. Thanks to MOD research, my three year old is alive and thriving, my 8mo old was born full term, and I have a beautiful family that I feel blessed to have. I'm a lucky, lucky girl. 

A Wonderful Moment.....

Later today....if all goes as expected *fingers crossed, knock on wood*....we close on our first family home. I owned a townhouse in Ohio in my twenties. When my husband and I got married, we bought a fabulous condo in the city. But this feels like my first real home. And while I never thought this would be that big of a deal (after all, I've done this before, right?), I find myself all weepy and nervous and excited that this will be our place - not my place, not a condo for my husband and me, but a home for our family to grow into. This one feels permanent, and I like that.   

May you all have a few wonderful moments of your own this weekend.


  1. Congratulations on the house!
    And many blessings to the March of Dimes and your healthy children. Hope it's a beautiful day for the walk.

  2. Getting a home is a big deal; you should be weepy!
    Yea for MoD!

  3. I hope you'll tell us more about your new home (the joys of moving in and all that).

    Just being curious - where did you live in Ohio?

  4. Those are three BIG W's. I haven't read Shatter Me, but the protagonist sounds interesting. So, another book is added to My List. I didn't know about your story with MOD. Sounds like a long one... And you *should* be excited about your new home because it is exciting. Congratulations!!!

  5. Awww reading this post brought tears to my eyes. You're indeed ONE lucky girl...and also, "Wonderful" is one of my favorite (hence, sparingly used) adjectives in the English language- (somehow, it always makes me remember the movie- It's A Wonderful Life).

    Cheers to all life's wonderful moments!!

  6. Congratulations on your first 'real' home. Some parts of me thinks City living would be kinda cool. But I could never give up our backyard. Our neighborhood filled with kids.

    Every once in a while, my 6 yr old will say. Mom, can we move into an apartment. And I tell her again, and again: No! Not sure what it is about an apartment, but she seems fascinated. Even when I explain the steps. And not having your own yard. And other things. She'll learn someday. :)