Archive | October, 2008

books ‘n books ‘n books

31 Oct

While looking through all the blog templates on WordPress and fidgeting with the format I noticed that I have a tiny little section called “Currently Reading” that I haven’t updated in oh, at least a year.  Mainly because for the past year or so I’ve been reading several pregnancy/childbirth/parenting books all at the same time and didn’t feel the need to share.  Now I have the urge to update this section for some reason. 

Interesting fact…I never did finish “Eat Pray Love” but fully intend to.  I got a good start on it and then somehow got distracted and never came back to it.  So I guess technically I am still “currently reading” it.  Or maybe a better way to put it would be “in progress”.  I plan on making that my next completed read after I finish another book I am currently in progress of reading; “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah.  I’m a little over halfway through it and it is mentally consuming.  Here’s a link so you can go read about it for yourself.  I’ve almost felt the need to put it down for a while because it is so heavy.  It’s a true account of a child fighting in the government army of Sierra Leone against the rebels.  Beah lost his family to the war and endured and inflicted terrible things in his journey that eventually took him to New York and self-forgiveness and healing. 

It overwhelms me when I think about how different life is for those who do not know the freedom from war and violence in their everyday lives.  To realize that these things go on in our world is to wonder how and why and what we can do about it.  The book is disturbing and inspiring at the same time and I’m only two-thirds of the way through it. 

This is why I love reading and I plan to make time to do more of it.

Happy Halloween and Happy Birthday!!

31 Oct

First of all, a big Happy Birthday to my dad today!  Dad, I sent a card but it will probably be late.  I’ll call you tonight though!  Love you and see you soon!

Happy Halloween to the rest of you! 

bliggity bliggity blue

30 Oct

If I ever need to search for a particular post by title I am totally screwed ain’t I? 

It’s been a drama filled week working for The Man and I won’t go into it here because I try to stay away from that stuff as much as possible on this here blog.  But wow, I really just wanna lay it all out on the internets and rant like the dickens.  Suffice it to say that it is not good and I continue to search for a solution.  Pffffttt.

On to brighter things…Halloween is on everyone’s mind and people keep asking me if we’re dressing up baby girl.  The answer is not really although she will be wearing a cute Halloween onsie and orange/white striped pants.  I’ll try to post a picture tomorrow.  If we were going anywhere I might consider dressing her up.  I did see the cutest little pea pod costume at Target today.  And a super cute sock monkey one too.  But I think we are just going to stay home and hand out candy.  We usually get about 20 to 30 trick-or-treaters.  This year they are getting Skittles, Starbursts and M&Ms – if I don’t eat it all before tomorrow night.  Today someone came in my office and said “wow, your office smells like fruit”.  I assured them it was not in fact the aroma of a healthy apple or banana, but Skittles instead. 

Looking forward to the Halloween episode of The Office tonight while I sit on the couch and eat a corn dog or two.  Adios.

hmmmm…

30 Oct

So, lets try this new layout for a while shall we?  It may not last a week, or even a day, but I was just getting bored with the old one.  One thing I don’t particularly like about this one is how narrow it makes the column.  My other choice was Dusk so you may come here later and see goodness knows what.  More later…

7 – 0 baby!!!!

27 Oct

Congrats to the Titans on defeating the Colts tonight in an awesome game!  And to think, I almost went to bed early!

honky ponky tonky

27 Oct

don’t ask me what that title means, it just came to me.  yeah, i’m a bucket o’ laughs when i’m in need of sleep.  i promise i’m not intoxicated, just tired.  anywho.  so i’m bored with my blog template but i also really like this one.  so go ahead and take 2 seconds and take my poll below.  i’m diggin’ the new poll feature on wordpress by the way.  i may be asking you guys all kinds of questions to pick your smarty smarty brains.  so anyway, should i change the blog look or not?  i’m one of those people who wastes a lot of time looking at different myspace layouts and changing things up every once in a while.  i looked at the wordpress ones last night and just couldn’t commit.  go ahead and say it, i need a life. now stop reading this drivel and go take my poll.  it’s much more fun than those presidential ones.

trying this poll thing

27 Oct
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