Posted on May 24, 2013 by Ti
Guess what? A group of crazy, fun-lovin’ bloggers put this read-along together and if I had not read it earlier, I’d be the first in line to sign-up. Okay, others have already signed up so I would not have been first but you know what I mean.
Although I will not be reading the book again, I have made myself their unofficial cheerleader! And when the miniseries comes out this June, I plan to watch and discuss via Twitter using the hashtag #domealong.
If this sounds like a fun way to spend the summer, then head on over to Coffee and a Book Chick for details!
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Posted on May 19, 2013 by Ti
I wait all week for the weekend to get here but I spent most of yesterday trying to heal whatever is going on with my immune system so I feel as if I lost a day. But today, we are heading to a BBQ at a friend’s house and then it’s me on the couch with a book or a movie.
I am about to begin these books:
I am still working my way through A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon which is just moving at a snail’s pace. It’s good, but it’s slow. I am hoping to put a huge dent in it today so I can get to these other two. It’s weird to like a book but not be able to get through it quickly. You’d think if you liked it, you’d plow through it. Not the case with this one.
I need to carve out some time to update my calendar as there is a lot going on in these final weeks of school. The Girl’s choir performance is coming up, as well as a school performance on the Gold Rush, The Boy is helping with Grad Night, there is some crazy ASB activity resembling the Amazing Race, Beauty and the Beast is coming up as well as summer camp and Cross Country camp and…summer school as The Boy is trying to get ahead of the game with credits. I’ve changed dental appointments twice already to accommodate their schedule. It’s crazy!
Anyway, this is my life. It should slow down after the show so July is looking pretty good to me right now. What do you have planned for today?
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Posted on May 17, 2013 by Ti
It’s been one heck of a week. If I don’t laugh, I’ll cry.
I had a particularly bad gluten reaction and now my entire upper palate is falling apart. The pain in my mouth is unbearable. And although I am on all sorts of medication, I am barely able to get a handle on it. That’s all I’ll say as I’ve been spouting off about it on Facebook. I just keep reminding myself that others have it worse.
Speaking of others, I heard from Amy’s husband. She is a blogger over at The House of Seven Tails. Many of you also know Amy so I wanted to let you know that she is in the ICU battling a bad lung infection. She could use some prayers and some positive thoughts right now. She’s had a difficult year and I’m hoping that she will be able to return home soon.
Tonight, The Boy has a choir performance. The last one of the school year. We are all looking forward to it. It will be nice to end the week with something fun.
This weekend? Nothing. How wonderful is that? I just want to read, cook and regroup. My house has been without food all week long and when the kiddies can’t even make a PB&J sandwich, you know it’s time to venture out and stock-up.
On the reading front, I just finished Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross. I really liked it. It was totally whacked but I loved it. Review to follow. I am also reading A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. It’s a really slow read for me, but I am enjoying it. In between these books I picked up The Lake House by Marci Nault and I find myself totally absorbed when reading it.
What do you have planned for the weekend? What will you read? I am tempted to see the new Star Trek movie but probably won’t get to it this weekend. It will be something to look forward to.
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Posted on May 12, 2013 by Ti
We went to Ojai today! We had a delicious lunch and I got to browse my favorite OUTDOOR bookstore. It’s mostly outdoors with a few inside rooms. It was an old house before it was a bookstore, so imagine little nooks and reading spots everywhere. It’s awesome.
Everything started with The Girl giving me a beautiful Mother’s Day bookmark. The Boy gave me flowers! It is a blistering 100 degrees today! I look withered in the one pic. Nothing I could do about it! It was just too darn hot.
The Boy was there too but he wandered off somewhere. I walked out with a copy of Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami. Are you surprised? Oh, and this is the one day where I can browse a bookstore and The Hub will actually join me.
It was a great day but the heat was unbearable so we cut it short and headed home. Now we are just lounging around.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Hope you had a lovely day!
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Posted on May 5, 2013 by Ti
We celebrated The Hub’s birthday this weekend so that meant a movie and dinner out! We hardly ever go to the movies, anymore. Mainly because the cost of taking a family these days is just ridiculous, but mostly because I cannot stand it when everyone takes their phones out, starts talking or is just plain irritating. So when we go, we go to one of those “reserve your seat” theaters It’s worth it to me to spend a few extra dollars to get the experience we want.
We went to see this:
Iron Man 3 was loads of fun despite its slow start and having a villain that was just barely a villain (in my opinion). But if you are familiar with the movies at all, you know how charming Robert Downey Jr. can be, and he was. Very funny too. In the hands of director Shane Black, a little bit darker than what we’ve seen so far but we enjoyed it. And not one person took out their phone! It was a perfect viewing experience.
Afterward, we hit a restaurant for steaks. You’d think with all that popcorn and snacking that we’d want something lighter but no, everyone wanted steaks so that’s what we had. It was a good day.
Today, The Girl is going to a BBQ, The Boy will be working on school stuff and I, (unfortunately) probably have to hit the market. Ugh. I really do not like the market and to add insult to injury, I am out of coffee! What? No coffee on a Sunday morning. It’s tragic.
I am in a little reading funk right now. After reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle for #winditup2013, I don’t feel like reading anything else. I need a few days to digest it.
Tomorrow, tickets go on sale for Beauty and the Beast! It’s getting close and with it, begins our busy summer. What do you have planned for today?
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