- Last week my husband and I received an updated copy of our house plans. The house was exactly as we wanted it, down to the smallest detail, only it was a mirror image of the house we had discussed. We asked about this change and were told that due to the slope of our lot, the house had to be flipped. Well, I'm what you could call "particular" so this little situation is throwing me for a loop. I was picturing our house one way and now I have to change my whole way of thinking. At first I was upset (I realize it shouldn't make a difference), but now I'm just concerned. I don't think I have the brain power to redo my visions!
- "The Kite Runner" left me speechless. I can't even begin to describe how amazing I found this novel to be. I can't remember the last time I read something so beautiful, so heartbreaking and moving. I watched the movie over the weekend and while I knew going into it that it wouldn't, and couldn't, do the novel justice, I was still disappointed. Apparently there was a tiny bit of hope lingering in the back of my heart. There was no way the true beauty of this story could have been expressed on film, but I think they did their best.
- In other books news, I'm about halfway through "Nickel and Dimed" and I'm not sure I can continue. I hit a page in which the author lost my respect and I don't think I can take the rest of the book seriously. I'm trying to tell myself that this small detail doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of the book, but it's been difficult. I hate not finishing books, so perhaps I will mull over my situation for a day or two and read something else in the meantime.
- I had a dentist appointment this morning and while I could list dozens and dozens of reason why I hate these visits, I will focus on just one from that list. Assumptions. My dentist informed me today that I should think about having a crown put on in the near future. He told me the sooner the better since they've noticed that when women have children, they don't make it in as often because of their busy schedules. I never told my dentist I was planning on having children. Why is it that people equate marriage with children? Just because you marry does not mean you want kids. My husband and I want kids, but there are plenty of couples that do not want children or cannot have children. How did my dentist know that I didn't fall into either of those categories? I hate assumptions. Plus, the topic of having a family is quite personal and should be left out of chit-chat at the dentist office.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
The National Confectioners Association decided to make life even more fun than it already is and developed Candy Holidays. You can find a list of the year's events here.
I don't know about you, but these are definitely holidays I will not miss. Time to start preparing for July 7th!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Other than feeling like a bobble-head for the first half of the trip, the ride was wonderful. I completely understand the appeal of motorcycles; it's just you and the open road, surrounded by the sights and smells of mother nature. It's hard not to feel inspired. I was so inspired for 30 seconds that I thought it might be great fun to live out in the middle of nowhere, among the green rolling hills and the peaceful quiet. Then I came back to my senses, had a panic attack, and realized that I am a city girl and will always be. I could never live that secluded. It was a nice thought, though.
My favorite part of the evening was being able to do something with my dad that he loves. He, too, is an inspiration. May everyone find something they're as passionate about as my father is about riding.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I remained in control during my visit to the library yesterday, but that is only because my mode of transportation was a bike and my backpack could only hold so much. I got three books, two on my list to read ("The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini and "Nickel and Dimed" by Barbara Ehrenreich) and one 'just because' book ("Oh My Stars" by Lorna Landvik). Now all I have to do is figure out which book to start first!
What are you reading?
Sunday, June 22, 2008
My husband and I celebrated the first official day of summer with the parents and a few games of croquet. The first game was played as individuals and I'm happy to report that I did not finish last. Second to last, but not last. I'm blaming it on the length of the grass. Had the lawn met official standards, I have no doubt that I would have been unstoppable. Being behind (WAY behind) did have it's pros, however. I learned I could hold my mallet with my feet. I may be able to make it big with this trick. Can anyone say "America's Got Talent?" Watch for me!
The next two games were played as couples and I have to admit that I think I may have chosen the wrong husband for a lifetime of this game. We definitely have a few things to learn about playing together on a team. We came in last both games (I'll take the fall for the first game, but I brought my A-game the second round and my husband was nothing short of a disaster) and now we don't get to display the trophy at our house. I see counseling in our future.
Friday, June 20, 2008
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Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It's finally starting to feel like summer here. Today was sunny and 80 degrees with just a light breeze. I spent the afternoon out on the deck reading (and working on a sunburn) and this evening my husband and I enjoyed a bike ride on one of the city's beautiful trails. It's days like this that remind me why I put up with the cold and snow.
I hope everyone had a wonderful day and is able to enjoy some nice weather this evening.
Monday, June 16, 2008
This is Lot #17, my future. This is where I will pay my first mortgage payment, paint my first wall, and learn how to use a dishwasher. This is where I will play with pets, raise children, and grow old with my better half.
This is where I'll call home. I can hardly wait.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
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Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sixty miles later and a quarter tank less gas, I am no further along in getting ready for next year than I was this morning. The superintendent, who told me I could stop out any time, was obviously not ready for my visit. Not only did he not know which resources to give me, but he couldn't even locate some of the books I needed. He tried contacting the former math teacher, but apparently that gentleman was out "mowing for the county." Sounds like a great way to spend retirement! I don't think I will be going that route when I retire - only because I'm allergic to grass. Otherwise, I'd be all over that.
So, after having myself a couple of venting sessions, a 'Georgia Mud Fudge' Blizzard from Dairy Queen, and making my own phone call to the math teacher (I hope I left a message at the correct number!), I'm feeling much better. Hopefully things get worked out soon - I have to work with those productive vibes whenever I get them!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
What do you do to cure your rainy day blues?
Monday, June 9, 2008
While things are definitely different than I ever thought they'd be when I turned 27, I'm enjoying the path life has taken me down. I'm happier than I've ever been and look forward to what the next year has to bring.