I'm not much of a book reader but everyone once in a while a book comes along that I feel may be able to bring a change to my life or the life of my children so I review it. This was one of those times, a while back I received the chance to review a book called Drugs Make You Un-Smarter.This book was quite intriguing to me not only because of the title but because it was written by a young lady and her grandmother. I probably haven't shared before but I have been married before. My first husband is just like the man in this book and I can only hope that as my children get older that they can have the view of this young lady. She talks about memories from a very young age and I hope my children have accurate memories like her. At first I was a little thrown off by some of the writing in this book, it isn't your typical try to sound like a genius who knows everything book. It is the true account of a child and how she plans on becoming a better person then what she has been surrounded by. I have had my struggles as well, although never with drugs that has never even been a thought for me. After I read this book I had my oldest sit down and read it, he never told me what he thought of the book only that it was okay. I could see in his face though it has said something to him deep inside. See my oldest is very much like his father and every day I worry he will grow up like him. To know he is not him and he will make his own path gives me some hope. With constant school troubles and an attitude that no mother wants to deal with it gets tough sometimes. As I write this he is sitting here in a constant argument. The girl who helped write this book talks about how she use to wait for him and use to feel like she needed him. I was glad to hear she could realize now how he was responsible for destroying HIS life and she is reaching for the stars and not letting him ruin hers! Her grandma should be proud.
We all love summer but as the weather gets warmer the flies get worse and worse. We have a bush out front of our house that I swear just attracts every fly in town! I wanted to get rid of them but I didn't want to kill all the wonderful butterflies it also attracts. So I went about finding a new way to kill them all. I had some empty Tazo tea bottles I simply poked a pen sized whole in the top, added 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of syrup.Now I do find that these work better if you place them in the sun :O) If you want to use a bigger container simply multiply the ingredients. Make sure your hole is only about the size of a pen cap! Then they can't seem to get back out.lol