Wednesday, November 10, 2010


 - I don't have a ton to report--I'm going through my annual "I hate that it's getting dark so early" phase.

-Lizzy is officially 10 months old today! Which means that this really should be a "Letter to Lizzy" post. Hopefully I'll have one later in the day, if our house ever stops being so dreary from the rain outside and actually gets some light {to take some photos}.

- Justin and I may actually have date night tonight! J's boss gave us tickets to a concert tonight. Upon further research, I hilariously discovered that the band in question is Christian "hard rock". LOL. Not exactly my genre of choice, but who am I to pass up a pre-paid date night?!

-Lizzy and I are STILL battling chest colds. She's doing well, except for an occasional coughing fit (not of the whooping cough variety though, no worries). I probably need antibiotics, but I'm still trying to kick it on my own. I actually don't feel so bad, but I tried to work out yesterday, and thought my chest was going to explode. There's still a lot of junk in there.

-I'm sad. I have a friends and family card for Gap/Old Navy for tomorrow. Since Gap went and stupidly changed all their jeans, Old Navy's Dreamer jeans have been my go-to jeans post-pregnancy since they come in talls online. I usually only have one pair at a time, since I've gone through three sizes since having Lizzy. I was all set to buy another pair with my coupon, but they don't have any in my size. Again. Actually, I couldn't really find my size in any of their styles either. Lame. 

- I've been doing a lot of reading lately. Within the past week or so, I've finished Catching Fire (Hunger Games Book 2) by Suzanne Collins, A Wedding in December by Anita Shreve, The Host by Stephenie Meyer (of Twilight Fame, but this was her first book, I believe).  All were probably worth reading. But now I feel like I'm in a reading slump. This always seems to happen with me--I breeze through three good books, then read nothing but crap for several months. I picked up Never Tell Our Business to Strangers: A Memoir by Jennifer Mascia at Goodwill yesterday. I was really excited about it, but I'm about 100 pages in, and it's just really slow. I have a lot of book on my "to-read" list, but I'm like 16 or 20 on the wait list at the library for all of them. I wish our local library stocked more than Nora Roberts and Louis Lamour so that I could go browse and find something awesome. Anyone have suggestions for good books that aren't brand new releases?


  1. Which Christian hard rock band is it? :)

    Hope you guys get over your colds soon! :( No fun.

  2. Have you read The Island by Victoria Hislop? I read this last year and really enjoyed it. This year I've liked The Birth House by Ami McKay and Honolulu by Alan Brennert. Good luck finding something you'll like!

  3. I recently read Watchers by Dean Koontz and it was a great read! oh, and it helps that it was written in 1987 too. ;)

  4. I'm hating the time change! I hate that it's already dark when I leave work. It sucks!

  5. Try a mustard plaster for your chest :)


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