The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. I really enjoyed reading this book. A case worker, named Linus works for the department in Charge of Magical Youth. He is assigned a highly classified assignment to observe and make recommendation for Marsyas Island Orphanage. An orphanage where six children reside along with their care taker. Each different in their own way, but they are look at as a threat.
An amazing story about family, not judging those who look different and setting aside your own bias view.
Hi guys, if you are reading this is public might want to wait until you are at home. Don’t want you ending up with a red face and tears in your eyes in front of strangers or maybe co-workers.
A week ago my family had to make a tough decision. It one those decision we wish we never had to make or anyone wants to make. We decided to put our friend, family member, our dog, Sunny to sleep. His little body couldn’t go any longer. I think he know it was his time to go even though none of us wanted him to go. That day he was in his chair that placed near the window. His favorite spot and I notice him acting differently. He look lost, but was smiling, he looked happy and his eyes were just wide open. As if the angels were there with him, waiting to greet him to heaven. He was still responsive and we move him to the floor where he could lay down more comfortablely. Though out the day we notice we were losing him because he was not getting up. I believe that my other two dogs knew what was coming and said their good-byes. My sister took him to the vet that night where later in the night we got the news that there was nothing they could do for him and decided it was best to put him to sleep. It was a hard night for everyone. It was hard for me cause he was basicly my life these past 11 years. Taking care of him and my other two dogs, Lilly and Lady. Feeding him, giving him his doggy treats, his bath, check on him in the night and putting a blanket over his cold body. During the summer when it was only him, it was playing catch. During the spring and summer months you could hear him outside barking at the squirrels, looking up at the trees. Just watching him looking up at the tree hurt the back of my neck.
The next day that when it really hit me that he was gone. Outside with my other two dogs Lilly and Lady on a beautiful sunset upon us. As I watch my other dogs going about their business I was just thinking what he would be doing right now. Laying on the grass, rolling over to scratch his back. Walking around and do what ever dog do, mark their spot. I wanted to call his name, Sunny!, but knowing he wasn’t here with us anymore, hurt me. I will tell you I cried for the lost of my friend, but then I also knew he was enjoying himself in heaven. Young and with a lot of squirrels to catch and bark at.
Now am trying to move on. It a slow process because the house feel empty without him. His chair now empty with only his shed fur still on it. His bowl sitting there empty. Still haven’t clean it because it hurts that I can’t call him to come and eat. He was very picky about his food. Still have two other dogs that need my attention and I hope I can give them a great and fun doggy life.
As we begin any new year, the one resolution people talk about is health. I need to work out, get in shape, eat more healthy etc. That my goal ever year and ever day of the year. Get healthy, stay healthy and make sure the weight never gets a gain on me. During the holidays as I saw family and cousin, I wonder if they think about their health. I don’t like to judge people life style nor would I like someone to judge my, but I do make the effort to take care of my health. I go to gym, I walk, stay way from eating fast food, don’t drink soda and just make healthy choices. Seeing my cousins I wonder if they take the weight they gain serious. Am not perfect either and have more free time then them. I know they are busy with work and kids, but make the effort to exercise, cut back on fast food and junk food. I feel in the near future that the there will be health issues that will be knocking on their door in the near future.
This is my 6th book that I’ve read, and am trying to figure out how to write a post for the books I finish reading. Should it be a short summary and if I like it or didn’t. Maybe just the big issues/topics I see in the book.
The Nakeds by Lisa Glatt an interesting book if you are one curious about human sexuality, body image, family, and nudity. I say interesting because in college I took several courses that dealt with sexuality such as Latina sexuality and human sexuality. There was always an interesting conversations during class. These are classes that you could easily get a “A” in if you did all the readings and the assignments.
Body image, being ashamed, nudity, sexuality, these are all tied together throughout the book. A little girl who is ashamed of her injured leg that is wrap in a cast because of a drunk driver hitting her. She uncomfortable within her own body because one leg doesn’t look like the other. Uncomfortable being nude with other nude people after her mom and step-father introduce her to a nude camp.
Am sure some of us can relate to the little girl in some way where we are uncomfortable with our body or a certain part. There are some of us who don’t come from a family that doesn’t mind being nude in front of each other because of several reasons. One reason is that the nude body is a sexual object. Just like the issue with breast feed in public, it a normal natural thing, but people sexualize the female breast.
Just some of other interesting things that book covers is keeping secrets. Secrets that you don’t want people to know about you or about your family. In the book you will look into the world of the individual who was driving drunk and hits the little girl. Never stopping to checking to see if she was alright or call for help. Just leave her on the street to die and struggling living with that.