Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer reading list.

My book club (that sounds like I own it, I don’t) is meeting next weekend, and our book this month was choose your own and tell the group about it. I wasn’t sure what I was going to read, and on Memorial Day, I stocked up at Halfprice Books in the clearance section. Below is the list of what I got, broke down by if I have read it or not.


One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell-So so book. She mentions the filming of Sex and the City, which I find a little tacky since she wrote the book the series is based on.

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld-I really enjoyed this book. It is inspired by a first lady (Laura Bush) and you got totally see the president being George W. The author also wrote Prep which was a really good book as well.

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett-I have seen this book in stores for years, and had tried reading something by the author before and hated the writing style. This book is about a group of terrorist and hostages and how they interact while stuck in a house in South America. If you like, books with many characters, you will like this book I know that I did.

To Read:

Until I Find You by John Irving-I used to read a lot of his stuff, but have not in many years. (Good old John is to old school to have a website I guess)

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult-Again an author I have read a lot of.

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart-Memoir of a lady that was one of the first saleswoman at Tiffany’s in New York.

Babyville by Jane Green-Easy chic-lit.

Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin-You guessed it, a book about Jane Austin’s life.

Currently I am reading The Given Day by Dennis Lahane which is so far doing nothing for me.

What is on your summer reading list?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding memories

I was listening to the radio tonight, and Bubble Toes by Jack Johnson came on and I was reminded of our wedding, which will be four years this August. We had talked about just going to Vegas and getting married, but at somewhat the last minute (3 months to plan); we had a small wedding at my parents. The whole thing was homemade, and would be perfect in a recession. It was perfect than as well.

My mom made most of the food which is the one thing I thing I think we would do different as it was to much to do at the last minute. All of my family and a good portion of Jeff’s family spent the day before and the day of the wedding getting everything ready. Jeff and I made our own wedding cd and Bubble Toes was on the playlist. We lucked out and had a beautiful evening wedding, with the weather staying warm late into the evening, which was good as we were all outside. The next day it just poured, so we were so happy we had gotten married the day before. It was a great wedding and I am so happy to be married to my best friend.

I love you Jeff.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Training for a 5k

We bought a treadmill last week, and I decided to use The Couch-to-5K Running Plan to get back into running. I am not a runner at all, and am totally out of shape since quitting the gym back when I was pregnant with India. Jeff had asked me if I was planning to do a 5k after my training. I hadn’t thought of it, and told him no, but after thinking about it I have decided to do one on the 4th of July. There is a race in Carnation where Jeff’s mom lives and where we spent the 4th last year. I have only done one other 5k that was back in 2006 and I was in good shape. To bad on that race, I had no idea what the course was and a good chunk of it was uphill. According to the race website, the race I plan on doing is flat! I don’t really think I will be able to run the whole thing since I will not be up through the training plan, but I will give it my best.

Friday, June 5, 2009

I love you meemo

A few weeks ago, we had some friends over, and they asked if India had a favorite toy, and Jeff said, "No she likes all of her toys." Well that was then, and this is now. Meemo* has taken over the number one spot in India's heart. It is sad; I think he ranks higher than Jeff or I. When she gets up in the morning 9 times out of 10 she is hugging Meemo or putting a blanket around him. This morning I helped her wrap a blanket around him and then off she went patting his back and whispering into his ear.

It turns out though that Meemo is a bit of a troublemaker. The other day I caught India pouring water all over the furniture and then wiping it up with a rag. When I asked her what she was up to she said "Meemo." Way to throw a friend under the bus. Meemo also is a kind of a mess when it comes to eating. Just the other day he and India were sharing a bowl of frozen fruit (because he has to sit with India when she eats) and he got blackberries all over him. I guess they don't teach you manners at stuffed money school.

*I have decided to change the spelling of India's stuffed monkey from Memo to Meemo. It sounds like Nemo with an "M" but when I write it out, it appears that India needs a memo wrote up.

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