The upside of Grumpy Baby No Nap

is that while the little rotter is laying peacefully in my arms & refusing to sleep, I can get some reading done! The Friday edition of the 50/50:   1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife […]

Not completely unproductive.

As stated in my last post, the last few weeks have been somewhat bereft of the fun, messy, creative stuff that recharges my batteries & helps me disconnect from the world. Life got in the way. And I’m cool with that. Life with two tiny children can be unpredictable, and strangely enough, it’s not all about me.   But I […]

50/50

Just a quick update:   1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read for the 736th time) ****1/2 (Feb 09) 4. The Adventure of English:A biography of a Language – Melvin Bragg(non-fiction, […]

Worming through the books

What with sick children & visiting relatives over the last week or so, I’ve been unable to scratch my creative itch. And itching it is. I’m about 2/3rds of the way through quilting D9P (who knew straight lines could take so long?), there are a couple of very rough sketchs I’m hanging to refine, and an idea for a little […]

Book haul

Phew. We survived. Bubba Bear only cried a bit when the needles went in, and stopped as soon as I picked him up. I think Bear took it worse than his little brother – he was in hysterics as soon as we walked into the doctors office! I ended up getting a whooping cough booster too, and my arm is […]

Update #1 – 2009 reading challenge

I mis-counted, and actually polished off 4 books while my internet was on the blink! 1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read for the 736th time) ****1/2 (Feb 09) 4. The […]

Another one (or two) down

I’ve had a reading spurt (and managed to break my blog in the process! Please bear with me as i attempt to fix it!) 1. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (fiction, opshop find) *** (Jan 09) 2. Fishing for Stars – Bryce Courtney (fiction, new/gift) ***1/2 (Jan 09) 3. The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (fiction, re-read […]

Another weekend over.

Monday, Monday, Monday, why do you like me so, that you feel the need to rush towards your weekly visits? The weekends always seem so fleeting. So many plans, so little time. But, being the weekend, Bear spent most of his time outside with daddy, so I got a chance to make some headway with my reading challenge whenever Chubba […]

New books

So, as mentioned yesterday, a trip to the library was in order to pad out my 50-50 reading list. Wwe were also suffering a mild dose of cabin fever, thanks to icky noses & rainy weather. A small break in the weather, and we took our chances on a dash to the library.   My haul consisted of a book […]

More rain…

Hello Wednesday!   After a long absence, that wonderful sound is back. I can’t think of a sound (outside of my children’s voices) that I love more than that of rain hitting the roof. And it’s not just any rain, but beautiful, constant, soaking, make-the-grass-green-again rain. It’s been raing for four days now, and the river hasn’t even got a […]