Quote of the Moment

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Book Nerd and Proud

I always make a summer reading list and I usually finish somewhere between 5-6 of those books. This is my first summer in forever that I am not taking grad glasses so I have a bit more energy to do "recreational" reading. I am proudly ahead of my old game plan. My eyes are tired, but here is what I have devoured in two months...

Life of Pi -Yann Martel (Whitmer Summer book Club :))
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows-JK Rowling (It is okay, I wasn't overly impressed)

Baby Laughs -Jenny McCarthy ( I strongly recommend Belly Laughs as well, Jenny McCarthy is hilarious! She has an entertaining way of filling you in on all the disgusting things that everyone else is embarrassed to tell you about your body during pregnancy, and bringing home a newborn)

The Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold (Exceptional, now they are making it into a movie with Ryan Gosling slated as Jack Salmon...interesting)

What is the What -Dave Eggers (I adore Dave Eggers, I would like to re-read one of my all time favorite books A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius)

Catcher in the Rye-Salinger (this is a re-read for the fall semester, I am pretty sure I have most of it memorized by now, geesh)

The Best Amercian Nonrequired Reading-2005 ed. Dave Eggers

And the Sea is Never Full-Memoirs of Ellie Wiesel
Children Playing Before A Statue of Hercules - David Sedaris
Ulysse by James Joyce
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius -(re-read)Dave Eggers
The Best American Nonrequired Reading-2004 ed. Dave Eggers

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

24 weeks and counting

That is 6 months for those who are not obsessively counting each week and the major developments in a normal pregnancy.

This is the 20 week ultra sound and we are not finding out the gender. I have found that most people look at me with sadness when I say "we are not finding out" like I am the worst person in the world. I just really want the surprise, I don't get Santa anymore...I need something. The looks and comments are at least kinder than when I tell them I planning on fully natural labor and cloth diapers. Opinions during pregnancy fly faster and heavier than while planning a wedding, apparently I am a disillusioned hippy.

I am over it.

The Zen of Nesting

It is the return of the slacker blogger... I have found the last few months have been super hectic, but I need to blog a bit to catch up. I am sure there were TONS of people sad to not read my words daily (insert sarcasm).

I am in the middle of painting the babies room (dealing with horrible back pain...this is becoming a blast) and Ry is knee deep in finishing the basement (dry wall is up, paint is next!). The house is in utter disarray and I have a joint 50th birthday party to throw here for my parents on Saturday-yikes! In the short, I am loving being pregnant (2nd trimester is waaaayyy better than 1st and I am dealing with the back pain) and nesting my butt off. The books do not lie, I can't sit still and I am juggling easily 8 projects all at once. Ahhh, what a relaxing summer.