Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WWRW: Convert stuff

I haven't participated in this link up in a while because frankly, I wasn't really reading much. I was doing a lot of embroidery and sewing of dolls and I was watching a lot of old, junk TV. I can now say that after hours and hours of research… I much prefer the Angel series over Buffy… don't judge! In my defense, my husband was in training classes for two weeks… in Seattle! TWO WEEKS! That's a long time! Ok, those of you who have husbands in the military can laugh at me. I'm a wimp, I know.

But he's been back for a while now and other than doing some spring cleaning and wardrobe refreshing for the kids, I really had no good reason not to pick back up with some reading. 

Since I still find that it's easier to read using the Kindle app on my phone and I saw that Jen at Conversion Diary was offering a free ebook to go along with pre-ordering her new book, I thought this was a good way to begin again. The download comes in pdf form but if you are like me and you want to read it in Kindle form (meaning you can change font style and size), you can email it to your Kindle (you'll have to find your specific Kindle email address over at Amazon) with "convert" in the subject line and it will arrive in your Kindle library in Kindle form. Isn't that cool? And the irony wasn't lost on me. I had to convert Jen's book..."Convert" ---> Conversion Diary. Tee hee hee. I am easily amused. Hah!

I will have more to say about this little .pdf gem in a future post. There are so many thoughts swirling around in my brain, I need time to sort them all out and this week is too jam packed to do that. Let me just say that this was an enlightening work. Like lightbulb moment epiphany. Like jaw dropping, smack your head kind of epiphany. (OK, maybe that's a little hyperbolic, but I don't think Jen will mind being prone to hyperbole herself.) It explained a lot. It encouraged a ton. It really helped me look at things from a completely different perspective that I don't know I would have ever seen without Jen's guidance. What I enjoyed most about it was the practical "action" items for those who were interested in that (you know, actually putting one foot in front of the other to get something done) and the practical, common sense approach to everything else for those of us just looking for some inspiration and insight. I really felt like for the first time since reading Jen's blog that I had something in common with her, something I could relate to (that common sense practicality), that I was learning more about her thought processes and even her real self. (I'm not saying she puts on an act or anything but you know how a blog is only a small glimpse…SEE… too many swirly whirly thoughts…blah.) Suffice it to say that it perfectly whet my appetite for her book coming out soon. I'm even more interested in reading her story than I was before.

Head over to Housewife Spice for more reading inspiration.


  1. Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to get this one (I do so love Jen's blog) and haven't had a spare moment, but I think I'll head on over and pick it up!

  2. I prefer Angel to Buffy, too! No judging here!

    I think the e-book was just the nudge I needed to buy Jen's main book; I mean, I'd love to read her brilliant, moving, athiest-to-Catholic conversion process, but I'd really love to know how to "follow [my] dreams while putting family first." Huzzah!

  3. I really want to read The Family First Creative ... must put that on my "to buy" list.

  4. Wow, thank you so much for sharing these thoughts! I really appreciate it. It's an honor to have you write about my little ebook, and so encouraging to hear that you found it helpful. THANKS!


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