Wednesday, February 5, 2020

a quick run down

The Elseas are trucking along through 2020.

Monkey had a lovely extended bout of strep.

Dex had a monstrous cold that had him up half a dozen times a night for over a week yelling "Mommy!"

We're still waiting for GMac to come down with something.  Monday I paid the latest Children's Urgent Care bill from Dex breathing issues in December, so we're due for another visit.

C has pink eye.  I diagnosed it from my armchair.

I'm walking away on my new treadmill (outside yesterday! and hopefully today) while C "cycles" on our amazon purchased cheap, 5 year old exerpeutic bike until his newly purchase real indoor cycle arrives.

C and I are also watching our way through The Office (again) and not eating nearly as much (read: any) espresso bellavitano cheese.

We're gearing up for Dex's 2nd birthday, but if you heard him talk, you'd think he was 5.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

2019 Reading

2019 has come and gone and ended in a reading rut.  I still blame Where the Crawdads Sing for being too good to follow up with anything else. I probably started a dozen books after than and couldn't get in to them.  I'm starting my annual resolution of reading every day again and am one day into it continuing Rhythms of Renewal.

2019 Books

1. Love to Hate You
2. On a Beautiful Day
3. Sweet Nothings
4. In Dog We Trust
5. Over You
6. I Owe You One
7. Wedding Tiers
8. Little Tea Shop of Lost and Found
9. Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
10. Meet me at the Cupcake Cafe
11. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
12. The Wedding Date
13. You Drive Me Crazy
14. The Kiss Quotient
15. Educated
16. If You Could Go Anywhere
17. Maybe This Time
18. One Day in December
19.The Unhoneymooners
20. Little Fires Everywhere
21. My Favorite Half-Night Stand
22. Josh and Hazels Guide to Not Dating
23. The Flatshare
24. The Wedding Party
25. Evvie Drake Starts Over
26. Love and Other Words
27. Dating You Hating You
28. Roomies
29. The Friend Zone
30. Burn Down The Ground
31. The High Tide Club
32. Where the Crawdads Sing
33. The Last Post
34. Midnight at the Blackbird Cage
35. The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

Monday, December 9, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dear Santa,

(100% Ainsley)

(Dictated by Graeme, airplane details condensed by Mommy)

(Dictated and signed by Graeme)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

a reading update

I think I've discussed this before, but I've been in a reading slump ever since reading Where the Crawdads Sing.  Nothing compares.  I'm forcing myself back into a groove.  Here's what's on my list/bookshelf.

Currently reading:

1. Christmas Shopaholic. Hahahaha. I'm not kidding. I've read the others and am slowly making my way through this. It's a slower read because I think I've matured in my reading material. It's due back to the library December 7th, so I've gotta finish it by then.

2. Rhythms of Renewal. I'm enjoying this and reading it slowly and purposefully (unlike most of the things I do).

On the bookshelf:

1. The Secrets We Kept

2. Ghosted

3. An American Marriage

4. The Goldfinch

5. Monticello

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Here's a post I started and never finished or posted, but it's still true and there isn't thing else to add.

You know where you get into this place where you know you need to eat healthier, you want to eat healthier, and you want to work out, but you just can't get motivated to do it? I'm in that place right now.  I blame fall and shorter sunlight days.  Any suggestions for getting out of it? Yummy, healthy food? I love a good oxymoron.