Thursday, January 21, 2010

up to

reading: the second book in the Circle trilogy by Ted Dekker, Red.  It is riveting.  I read the first one when I was pregnant with Josh and while I thoroughly enjoyed it, I didn't want to continue the series until after I could concentrate on it more.  So I put it on hold and went on to read Little Earthquakes instead since I considered that a pretty mindless read.  Anyway, I found myself often thinking back to the fate of Thomas, the main character in the Circle books and was anxious to return to the Dekker books.  I still don't have much time to read now, but subbing does occasionally afford an opportunity to get fifty or so pages in and I am finding it hard to put down.  So far I'd definitely recommend it.

laughing: playing ET with the baby after Jules goes to bed and leaves all of her "friends" out

fuming: My Sister's Keeper, the movie based on the novel by Jodi Picoult.  Other than the quality of Abigail Breslin's performance as Anna I was so very disappointed.  It was nothing like the book in so many ways and if you haven't read the book yet I would highly encourage you to do that.  I won't waste my time saying any more about the movie.

listening: to the Glee: The Music Volume 1 soundtrack I got for Christmas.  I LOVE it. If I didn't have children to tend to when that show was on I would be hooked.  The music is fabulous!

watching: squirrels eat the Fruit Loop garland that Julianna used to decorate her swing set and play set with over the holidays.  I thought it looked rather cute and even now it is providing exciting entertainment when a furry friend hops up to grab a snack

baking: Pioneer Woman's The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever. I got the PW's cookbook for Christmas and I have looked at it over and over again.  I've even tried a few recipes already and it is nothing less than wonderful, as you would expect from PW.  Next up I'm going to try out the chocolate sheet cake for a little "Dessert by Candlelight" shindig I'm doing for my family.  Yum-o.

That's what I've been up to.  What are you doing these days?

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

I LOVE the Ted Dekker books, I read them a year or 2 ago and devoured them!!

Hilarious "ET" pic! Looks like my living room after Ivy goes to bed :)

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