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Saturday, July 30, 2011

My summer reading: Books for June/July

My reading lately has included some wonderful books:  

Books about womanhood:
A year by the sea: Thoughts of an unfinished woman by Joan Anderson -- A beautiful look into the mind of a woman with beautiful lessons about life, motherhood, wifehood, and living life to the fullest!

I hate my neck and other thoughts on being a woman by Norah Ephron -- A funny, narrative written by the author of when Harry met sally and Sleepless in Seattle. This is a book that will make you laugh at womanhood 

Popular reading:
Hoda Kotb: How I survived war zones, bad hair, cancer, and Katie Lee by Hoda Kotb -- I love watching her on the TODAY show and I had to read this book. It is a good autobiography. 

Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. This is a nutrition/diet guide. I could not make it through chapter 4 of this book and maybe it was because I had a horrible headache after trying to go without coffee (after reading the first chapter!) This book is hilarious, although openly reader-deprecating. But it is written by two models and the logic shows. As a medical professional I think there is possibly a grain of truth to some of the assertions like don't drink soda. But when it got into chemicals and metabolism, I got the feeling the ladies didn't know what they were talking about. Maybe I will try and read it again in the future... but my advice is take their advice with a grain of sand, or in my case a cup of coffee! 

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls -- This is a memoir about the author's life. An amazing story about growing up as a child with crazy dysfunctional parents who drag them around small towns around America. This is a beautiful story about the resilience of children. 

Half-broken Horses by Jeanette Walls -- written from the prospective the authors grandma. This is like a female version of Huck Finn. Ashlee Clark if you are reading this. This is the book for you. 

I didn't realize it until I was writing out this review that almost all of the books I have read recently are memoirs! 

My Hiatus

I have taken some time away from blogging. More unintentional than anything else. I have been reading, thinking, ageing, musing.

I am 25 now. I only think about it in flashes but I can't believe that I am 25. I am a planner, I look forward to life. I can't imagine that I graduated college 5 years ago, and high school 7 years ago. (Yea I did college fast).
(Picture from my party w/ Mr. at Flying Saucer)

A year from now I will be working. I think I always think about my life in terms of when I get to ____ fill in the the blank with graduation, marriage, 25. I will "begin" my life. I am realizing that at least 1/4 of life has gone by. I need to get my head out of the calendar and start living it! Enjoying it not looking forward and preparing for it or worrying about it. anyone else have revelations like this lately?

Mr. and I are going on our honeymoon in 18 days. We are headed back to Anna Maria where we got married a little over a year ago and we are both so excited for the break, but moreso to return to a place that we love. To a place that has become so special to the both of us.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sick day!

sorry that is has been a while/forever/ since I have posted to the blogoshpere. But why not come back with a bang. . .

-I haven't taken a shower in three days
-I just had mashed potatoes for breakfast
-I literally have probably watched >10 hours of TV/day over the past 3 days
-my rear is sore from laying around
-I didn't even feel bad texting in to work this am.... I'm too horse to call

must be sick! :(