Monday, October 29, 2007

What am I into?

Since I am clearly neglecting my blog these days due to a severe lack of creativity, I'll happily jump on the bandwagon with this fun survey brought to my attention by my dear, Sorta Crunchy friend, Megan.

The Book I am Really Into (or one I want to get into): I've been reading more magazines than books these days, as they require less commitment. But here are three books I've read/been reading lately...on three very different subjects!

Baking: From My Home to Yours
- by Dorie Greenspan - Baking is a beloved hobby of mine, and this is one fantastic cookbook! I've had it checked out from the library for several weeks now (keep renewing) and have tried a few recipes, including that cake on the, yeah...really good!

Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen - by Bob Greene - After watching the amazing WWII documentary, The War, on PBS last month, I've been fascinated by that time period in American history. I'm also a fan of Bob Greene's writing, so this has been a great, heartwarming read.

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Children's Vaccinations
- by Stephanie Cave and Deborah Mitchell - The lovely, aforementioned Megan recommended this book to me, and I'm so grateful! This book is full of great, straightforward, non-alarmist information about common children's vaccines and the diseases they are meant to prevent.

TV Show Worth Watching: That's gotta be The Office. We love it. So smart, so hysterical, and oh-so-quotable. When Michael called Phyllis a "less-urban Aunt Jemima" in last week's episode...Oh. My. Gosh. I'm still giggling about it! I was totally spoiled by the hour-long episodes they started the season with, though. The half-hour ones just fly by!

Movie I've Seen (In or Out of a Theater): We don't really do the theater anymore. It's just not all that enjoyable. The only time it's really worth the expense, the lines, the crowds, the not-so-comfortable seats, etc. is when there's some great action movie where the special effects warrant the big-screen experience. Otherwise, give me my living room, my couch, and my pause button any day! As for the question...well we've been more into watching episodes of TV sitcoms on DVD these days. But I did check out The Truman Show from the library the other day for old times sake. We've seen it a bunch of times, but I really love it.

The Candle I'm Loving: I don't burn candles all that frequently, but I do love fall-scented candles. I have a cinnamon spice one in my kitchen at the moment, and it makes me feel all cozy inside.

Blog I am Always Visiting: Anyone on my blogroll! Or at least those who update their blogs, unlike my slacker self.

What I'm Most Looking Forward to Next Month: Hmm...well I'll give you a hint. It has something to do with a tiny person giving me my uterus back and joining us in the world outside the womb. A world where pummeling my internal organs with tiny fists is a little more difficult. Can you tell it's been a rough weekend? Anyway, I'm really hoping this event takes place next month.

Monday, October 8, 2007

I say strange things now

Motherhood = odd phrases coming out of my mouth. A couple of today's examples...

"No honey, I can't take my face off. It stays on my head."

"Let's not mix crackers and water together to make paste..."

"We don't ice skate on books."

"Why is the sour cream in the living room?"

Yep, those are some sentences I never thought I'd say!