Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ramblings on a Summer Day

Hey, y'all.  I meant to post yesterday but the day was too busy.  I'm here today, but I just want to ramble.

June is almost gone -- seriously, that was fast!  A couple of days ago I created our Summer To Do list.  Lots to look forward to!

My baby is 500 miles away!  She went to Raleigh with my in-laws a couple of days ago to visit DK's great aunt and uncle.  This is actually her third time visiting and her second time without her mama and daddy.  Such a big girl.  I miss her so much, but I'm glad she's spending time with family she doesn't see very often. Plus Facetime makes everything a little better. {Last Summer's Visit}  {Summer 2009 Visit}

Summer reading has been different this year.  I'm not as consistent with recording all the books M reads because she'd much rather "read" them herself these days (with the exception of bedtime).  It's harder for me to keep up with them like I have in previous summers, but l'l do better when she gets back.  

As for MY summer reading, it's been a little sparse since I've been taking a grad school class (that I've finished -- woohoo!).  I've been trying to get through book two of the God Don't Like Ugly series.  It's a six-book series that follows a couple of friends from their teen years (in the 1960s) to when they're adults raising their own children. This second book isn't keeping my attention as much as the first, but I'm going to keep reading because I've heard the series gets better.  I love Mary Monroe's books because they're based in the mid-1900s when times were different.  Life wasn't so fast. Her novels are kinda dark, so you won't find unicorns and rainbows, sexy vampires or werewolves, or "spicy" scenes, but they're definitely interesting.  I'd suggest starting with the Mama Ruby two-book series (based in the 1950s) if you're interested.  Again, kinda dark and crazy, but interesting!  

Speaking of spicy, I admit to being curious about a certain book EVERYONE'S been talking about.  My reading preferences have changed over the years, so I'm not sure I'll enjoy it as much as I would have in my younger days.  But I kinda want to see what all the fuss is about (it's the only way to form my own opinion, right?)!  I'm too cheap to pay for the $10 Kindle-app version, and I'm #200-something on my library's waiting list, so I guess I won't be reading it anytime soon.

Anyhoo, I have a ton of random pictures I want to save to my blog -- all kinds taken on my camera and my phone (and even pics sent to me from relatives) -- ranging from years ago to weeks ago.  I'll be randomly posting those over the summer (while I have the time) so they can be saved to my beloved memory book (this blog).

I'll start with these, though, because I miss these big, bright eyes so much.  These are pics her daddy sent me several weeks ago when they went to Panera after school one day.

DK doesn't like Panera much, but he took M
because she loves their broccoli cheddar soup 
(she is her mother's child).

I love these pics so much because 
she's actually looking at the camera.  
I love her eyes.
Did I mention that I miss her?

Hope everyone's having a good week!  I'm going to try to make use of my child-free days by being semi-productive.  Be back tomorrow or the next day!

~ G

1 comment:

  1. June did go by super fast! How does that happen?

    I only got through a few chapters of that certain "spicy" book, and I put it down. I know a lot of people who just LOVED it but it wasnt for me. Not well written, and more than I needed to know. Try The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. That's my favorite summer read so far!

    Hope Miss M has fun on her trip!


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