Monday, February 28, 2022
Friday, February 18, 2022
I have no idea how weeks can fly by in the blink of an eye and I feel like I am still needing to do all the things I was supposed to at the beginning of the week. I think that's life entertaining a 2 year old and maintaining sanity. I have been meaning to do quite a few things for awhile but nap time and after everyone is in bed have become my time to do whatever the heck I want and that is none of the things I need to be doing. Whoops.
Pictures from the week:
Last Saturday night, the oldest brought me her Harry Potter cookbook and said she wanted to make sugar biscuits because they are practically cookies here! :) So she baked for us.
Trying to make a point of reading books aloud each day, even if someone is distracted away. Her favorite thing is to read alone which is turning her own pages of a book while I turn my own pages. But I've been trying to read even when she is wandering around the room. She's stopped taking them from me so it's progress. She's a do it yourself type and doesn't want my help ha.
Playin in this tub of water is seriously her favorite thing ever.
I recommend all of these books! So good!
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Phew, we are in the cold blah part of winter. Running out of things to entertain ourselves, bored, reality tv obsessions, reading slump, and ugh. Come on spring. Or maybe just temperatures where we can go outside and also if coyote mating season could end, that would be grand too. Currently not walking outdoors or going in our woods because I am a fraidy cat and there have been a few in our neighborhood during the daylight lately.
Reading: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, or I will be as soon as I open it up. :)
Loving: I don't know if this is loving or just obsessed but I am currently obsessed with catching up on Summer House. And I completely blame the pandemic for bringing me back to reality tv for the first time since I lived with people in college ha.
Feeling: ugh, I believe sums it up.
Anticipating: hmm..ummm... summer time fun?
Struggling: with focus. I didn't have any outward covid symptoms and never technically tested so I am unsure if I had it, but every other member of my family had it and I have not been able to focus since. So I am blaming it on that. I have drank a lot more water than normal, worked out... just been hard.
Watching: currently on Season 5 of Summer House
Wishing: that someone could come and clean my house and organize it for me.
Monday, February 14, 2022
A Hundred Summers
I recently read A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. She is an author that after I read one of her books, I'm like, "OMG I loved it, I need to read all her stuff," then I promptly forget for a good while and the cycle continues.
Lily Dane is a young woman in the fall of 1931 when she meets Nick Greenwald and falls quickly in love with the tall dark athletic Dartmouth quarterback. They both come from privileged New York families, but Nick's father is Jewish and that makes a world of difference in the Dane household.
Something happens in the winter of 1931 that changes the lives of many in the insular group that Lily and Nick inhabit. Soon there is a broken engagement, a move across the ocean, lost friendships, new lives, and a swirl of rumors.
The book moves back and forth between the summer of 1938 and the fall lead up to the winter climax. The original group reunites altogether for the first time in years and misconceptions and misunderstandings slowly are cleared up.
It's a fast paced book that I managed to read in less than 24 hours while taking a Super Bowl break. It helped break a reading slump that I had at the beginning of February. I need to make sure I don't go as long in between her books next time!
What have you been reading?