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I am a mother who works full-time but who is also a chauffer, chef, seamstress, fitness instructor, teacher, maid, gardener, runner, organization expert, salesperson, secretary and wife. I love my family and life is always busy but fun! Come along with me for the ride:-)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Diet Has Ended - I've Reached My Goal !!

This past week, I passed my Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist certification test. I have been studying for about two months. About one month ago, I put myself (for lack of a better phrase) on a book & magazine diet. It has been so hard - those of you who know me well, know how much I absolutely LOVE to read - more than most people that I know. When I was young, my mom would drop me off at the library while she ran errands and go groceries. I would leave with at least 15 books twice a week.

There was one woman who worked there who was really harsh, spoke very bluntly, etc. She made the mistake of accusing me of not really reading all those books - in an offhand manner mind you, but an accusation none-the-less. My mother who was quite passive, spoke right up and let her know that I definitely read all of them. She went on to explain that I woke up with a book in my hand, brought it to the breakfast and lunch tables, took a bath with it and that I could shell beans, watch TV and read all at the same time and not miss a beat.

I have a definite thirst for knowledge and do not read junk books - no romance novels for me. I love mysteries, although not gory ones and I love biographies. I do like nicely written (not all about sex) romance novels such as those of Richard Paul Evans and Nicholas Sparks. I really have developed a love for Amish romance novels, particularly those of Wanda Brunstetter (no, has nothing to do with her name).

I also do a Bible Study each night from some book that I keep by the bedside. With children, I pick and choose what I read and read when I can.

If it paid well, I'd love to be a Librarian - all those books at your fingertips - Oh My Goodness!!

Later - gotta to go read now :-)

Wanda

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