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 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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Posted on April 28, 2013 by Ti
Sigh. Weekends aren’t always relaxing for me, but they are much appreciated, even when they involve cleaning and errands the constant chauffeuring of these kids of mine. Gosh, they are busy!
And The Boy just got busier. He’s in choir, but he auditioned for this other group in choir called the Madrigals and he made it. His “initiation” took place the other day and involved a “kidnapping” at the crack of dawn. I kept it quiet, but I think someone tipped him off as he wasn’t too surprised that these kids were in his room and jumping on his bed! This is the finished result. I was kidnapped when I made pep squad in high school. It’s all in fun.
The Girl begins rehearsal this week for her choral group and she is also signing up for a couple of craft clubs. She is VERY excited about summer day camp, which is just around the corner. The countdown has begun. Summer will be busy but hopefully fun too. Mmmmm. I can already smell the Hawaiian Tropic (which now smells like the original Coppertone of my youth).
This weekend has been spent watching movies even though I had planned to get more reading in. Some days, I just don’t feel like thinking and yesterday was one of those days. We watched movies all day long and I was just fine with it. We watched two Bond films (Dr. No and A View to a Kill), an 80′s movie (Back to School) and today I think we may watch another Bond film (Tomorrow Never Dies).
Later, we plan to BBQ some burgers as it is just gorgeous out! What do you have planned for today?
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Posted on April 14, 2013 by Ti
This past week was pretty much like any other week, except I’ve been feeling a little off. I think my body is telling me to get back into the swing of things as far as exercise goes. Since the hand injury, the routine that I worked so hard to establish went right out the window. I was okay for a really long time, but this past week I’ve been feeling pretty lousy. I think the lack of movement is why so this week I am going to start adding activity back into my morning routine. It will kill me at first because I really do not have ANY extra energy but it has to be done.
On a happier note, the #winditup2013 read-along is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier. Reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is an experience in and of itself, but reading the book with others makes it even more special. We’ve been having a good time discussing the book. Little tidbits here and there, a Tweet, a FB post and emails going back and forth. This week we begin book two!
Reading the book has put me in a very relaxed, dreamy mood. I like it. I like feeling as if the only thing that exists is the book in front of me. I haven’t felt like this in a really long time and it’s made me want to re-read the Murakami books I’ve already read.
Have you heard all the fuss about Murakami’s new book? I didn’t even know he had a new book in the works so when it released in Japan last week, I couldn’t help thinking that #winditup2013 hit at the perfect time. All the bookish buzz over his new one makes reading Wind-Up even more exciting, If you want to read about his new book, check out this article. No word on how long it will take for the English translation to come out, but it took over two years for 1Q84 to hit US shelves. I hope we don’t have to wait that long this time.
Other than that, I woke up really late today and what did I do? I shampooed the carpet, My wiring is seriously off. What are you doing today?
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