Today is just “one of those” days. The first day back to work after a long break is always I am dedicating this post to “peeves” and getting them all off my chest so I can enjoy the rest of the week. Here are a few that seem to be at the top of my list right now:

  • People that do not say “Thank you” when you hold a door for them. It’s as basic as basic can be, just say THANK YOU!
  • People that do not respond to emails or phone calls. Hey! I am calling you for a reason.. call me back!
  • Toys that consist of little, tiny pieces. I have picked up my share of pieces between the two kids. I know bending and stretching can be a good form of exercise but getting a repetitive injury from it..come on!
  • Stupid people. I can deal with meaness, and sometimes even rudeness but not stupidity. Hate it! Hate it! Hate it!

Whew! I feel so much better now! On the up side, I managed to make a co-worker laugh at my rant so at least I provided some entertainment for the morning.

Off to catch-up on the latest book talk..

Till tomorrow,


Down Time

Today is President’s Day and although my work is not closed.. I took the day off to be with the kids since the schools are closed. My son went to work with my husband..he likes to help out sometimes. My daughter stayed home with me and we went shopping.

I LOVE having a shopping day with my daughter but she is going to break me once she gets to be a Tween. Right now she is only 4 and she has this incredible sense of style. The way she mixes and matches, the way she layers short over long… hard to believe a 4 year old could put outfits together like that on her own. Of course when I buy for her, I must also think of my son so we buy stuff for him too.

Since I work full time, it’s not often that we get a chance to hang out like this. Definitely worth it and I wish I could do it more often. Right now she is sorting through her purchases and I am about to sit down with a new book! I just finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower and I must was quite a rewarding read. It is actually classified as “juvenile” fiction but it reminded me a lot of Catcher In The Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. My next book is a book that was sent to me by someone at Harper Collins. I signed up for an online book club event at Everyday I Write the Book and we are reading The Post-Birthday World. I thoroughly enjoy cracking open a new book. The expectation of what will follow is always exciting.

Oh.. my little one is calling me with a “I love you”. How cute is that!

Till tomorrow,


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