Thursday Confessions + May 2016 Reads

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Thursday!  I've decided to combine my confessions with my May book review because I was not thrilled with the one book I read in May.  I would rather not waste an entire post on it, so let's get right to it.

May 2016 Reads

the crown by kiera class review summary

The Crown by Kiera Cass (Selection Book #5)

I wrapped up the Selection series with the last book.  The first three books follow America Singer and Prince Maxon, and books four and five follow their daughter, Eadlyn.  I was so unhappy with this book and a few of the things in it that I will not be recommending it to any of my students.  The first three books are appropriate for seventh grade girls, and so I will only be recommending those books to them--not books four and five.

(I'm also reading the end of The 5th Wave trilogy this month, and I'm not loving it either.  I'm done reading series after this one!)

Now onto Thursday Confessions!

Dustin and I bought a wiffle bat and ball set to play.....with each other.  Since it's just us two and zero children, we have to find ways to entertain ourselves.  We're also pretty competitive against one another.  We only had a little bit of time Tuesday night to get out in the backyard and pitch to each other and no time last night, and it's making me want to play tonight if it's not raining when D gets off work!

We haven't installed a sprinkler system yet, so Dustin sets out a few sprinklers each night to water our grass.  It drives me crazy when he walks back in the house after moving a sprinkler because there's grass all over his shoes and he tracks it all over the hardwood.  And then I'm sweeping it up....multiple times a night.  Our next house will have a legit mudroom that we will enter into from the garage where people can leave their dirty shoes.

Also on the topic of cleaning--I'm confessing that I don't clean our entire house.  As in, I only clean the rooms we use.  I'm sure that sounds bad but I do clean everything like once a six months haha!  When we built our house, we built it to live in for a very long time with a bigger family so we have lots of unused rooms.  Why clean them when no one uses them??

I hate cleaning our tile shower--I was talking to Janie about this yesterday and we both agreed it's the worst thing ever to clean.

I'm enjoying watching the first hour or two the The Today Show every morning!

I still need to buy one more bathing suit for our vacation--ughhhh.  I feel like buying bathing suits are the worst.  I bought a one piece this year from Victoria's Secret and I love it so I want one more.  But I'm longer waisted so I'm having a harder time finding one.  I'm too afraid to order online but I may have to last minute.  I'm going shopping Saturday and I'll end up ordering online if I don't find anything in a store.  Anyone else as picky as I am when it comes to bathing suit shopping?

That's it for my confessions today--what's going on with you?

Linking up with Leigh 


  1. I am so sad to hear that the 5th book was a disappointment! I really enjoyed the 4th, so I was hoping it would end on a good note! Love that you and Dustin have a wiffle ball set - too fun. When I had my house I didn't clean the extra rooms all that often either. Like you said - what's the point? I need to swimsuit too and just am dreading shopping for it. Good luck!

  2. Bathing suit shopping is the worst! However, I lucked out this year and scored three great ones back in the spring that I cannot wait to wear at the beach this summer!

  3. I hate cleaning tile showers too! I feel ya with the grass; Zack tracks in turf beads from the football field and I find them everywhere, even in the lint part of my dryer!

  4. I am now a little less excited about our tile shower-I hate cleaning in general!
    Hit up VS- I heard all swimsuits are on sale because they are discontinuing thare line :-(

  5. Oh what VS bathing suit did you buy. I would love one piece options too. I have a long torso too so any ideas and help are welcome. I hate cleaning the bathroom....especially the shower. I have to do it often because we bathe the girls in my shower. So not fun. Thanks for linking up.

  6. Ugh, we don't have a sprinkler system either and we just put down some sod at the back of our yard and B is constantly running out to move the sprinklers around and dirtying up my floors!! I feel your pain! Haha.

  7. I love that you guys do wiffle ball together - we've been doing tennis lately and love the activity!

  8. I'm the same with only cleaning the rooms we use! I'll clean the entire house every few months but definitely focus on the most used rooms regularly! Have fun playing baseball in the yard! I think we'll be doing the same thing this weekend!
    Xo, Evelina @ Fortunate House

  9. I can't stand when Stephen tracks in grass on our hardwoods! I swear I feel like I follow him through the house with a broom every time. Can't stand grass on the AMEN to the next house mudroom!!


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