July 17, 2014

July 18, 2014

We have a place to move. We found a three bedroom apartment "in town". It will be fabulous because A) less space = less cleaning B) it's on the ground floor. Absolutely no steps for carrying in groceries. C) no maintenance and D) we'll save roughly $600 a month. Which will be super helpful with all the things in life. We're trying to figure out what to do with our lawnmower though. Troy wants to keep it, but there is no where for it to go. However, since I am firmly in the "just sell it" camp, it's up to Troy to figure out what to do with it. I did suggest that he ask some friends who have space to store it/use it for the next year or so.

Meanwhile, I have been taking it easy this week. I've mostly been reading and laying about like a big slob. In my defense, I am feeling rather nerve-y these days. Oh well, what can you do?

Also: we made cream puffs today. I knew my kids would just love them, and they're one of those desserts that seem really fancy, but are really easy to make. So we have a container full of vanilla cream puffs, and all the children are thrilled and impressed. My kids think I'm the best cooker in the whole world! Seriously though, we have full on conversations about who would make what better... Daniel, who is all about comparisons, always asks me "Who would make this dinner better... you or Bobby Flay?" It's sweet and endearing.

Now, as I've said, I've been reading a lot lately. I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It was pretty good, but it wasn't quite enough for me. I don't know how to explain it better than that. It was just okay, that's all. But it was okay enough that I'm interested in reading her other books.

I've also read Incarceron (loved it) by Catherine Fisher, and I need to get the sequel sent to the library by me. I also read The Passage by Justin Cronin, and The Twelve. I enjoyed those very much. I re-read The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Again, not really my kind of book. Generally, I like anything about vampires, especially when the writer uses historical events and puts a spin on the story. But I had to suffer through that book... and I do mean suffer. I was SO GLAD when I finished, and also mad at myself because I believe this is the third time I've been really excited to pick up this great book in the library, and then I get home and turn to page one, and discover my error. I know most people would just not read the book, but I can't not finish a book that I've cracked open and begun. I just can't! So I suffer through the story as best I can and try not to roll my eyes out of their sockets.

Other books I've enjoyed this summer: The Rule of Four by Dustin Thomason and Ian Caldwell, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, The Sphere of Secrets, also by Catherine Fisher, and a few others that I can't really remember right now. I started a new book today, and it's about Faeries, and I LIKE IT because I really, really want to live in a world where faeries exist and trolls are real.

And on that wonderful note, I'm out.