Thursday, April 18, 2013


This pic of Coby has been cracking me up lately!

Reading: I know I haven't done a general update since January... I know! But now that I am FINALLY done reading a Dances with Dragons, I thought it was about time. Although I'm really excited to be done (for the time being) with this series, I also feel a sense of loss. Where are my characters? What are they doing? When is the next book coming out? So many questions! At least now I have time to read other things, like Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. I'm 100 pages in, and I'm not impressed. Maybe my opinion will change by the end, or maybe I will have to endure another 150ish pages of weird dialogue.

Watching: Breaking Bad. Andrew and I are a whole season behind. That's what not having cable does to a person. We are slowly catching up, but we also want to watch the episodes together which means about one episode every week...

Listening to: Mountain Man, Idiot Wind, Birdy. That is some good stuff right there!

Thinking about: How the heck I can get more people interested/involved in/excited about/donating to Coby's Cause... I think I might have set my expectations a little too high, but I won't give up. Got to keep on chugging along!

Loving: The free rain barrel that I got from the city! I can't wait to get it set up and figure out all of the fun things that I am going to use the water for... Also, Calypso has been extra cuddly lately. She is really becoming my lap kitty.

Looking forward to: Planting a garden and using my rain barrel to water it! Andrew and I are trying to figure out what will work best for us. Traditional v. raised bed v. container gardening. Lots of decisions. I originally thought container gardening, but I really think I want to go for the raised bed. The benefits seems to really outweigh the other two. If you have any insight on this, I would love to hear it!

Also, Pop's birthday is on Sunday. He will be 94! We are having a small get together for him, and I'm excited to celebrate with family.

Making me happy: Thinking about the gift we got my mom for Mother's Day! My brother and sisters/sister-in-law went in together and got her a pretty b.a. gift. Only about a month until I can finally talk about it! Wanna guess what it is, Mom?


  1. If you didn't like the first 100 pgs of The Sun Also Rises you won't like the rest. I thought it was pretty funny at times, but hard to get into because it's so dated. An easy read though, I'd still finish it!