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Spring Weekend

22 Mar

First of all, I have to say THANK YOU for all the sweet comments regarding my last post! Thank you SO much! (:

This past weekend marked the start of spring! I usually experience a slight sense of dread whenever the weather starts to warm up (I fear the wrath of our summer heat!), but I can honestly say, I am LOVING this weather! It feels inviting and refreshing, and that is always a welcome thing! Here are a few highlights from the weekend:

An impromptu trip to Corriganville (which turned out to be so much fun, despite our lack of appropriate hiking attire – *see grey boots!). Library visit for fun new reads, including the Tori Spelling book! A quick Goodwill shopping trip, in which I scored the teal mug you see above. Walks around the neighboorhood with Jake. Windows open and sunlight streaming in. Watching the victorious health care bill pass, followed by this week’s exciting episode of Amazing Race (we love the cowboys!). Lots of scrapping. Brainstorming ideas for a fun collaborative blog with John. Planning another trip to Disneyland this week with our favorite Spring Breakers. Grateful for my Southern California lifestyle.

Today’s to-do list includes: working out and spring cleaning! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend as well!

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Wise Words from Julie and Julia

17 Feb

“Sometimes you get a glimpse into a life that you never thought of before. There are hidden trap doors all over the place, and suddenly you see one, and the next thing you know you’re flogging grateful businessmen or chopping lobsters in half, and the world is just so much bigger than you thought it was. So that night I made my New Year’s resolution, better late than never: To Get Over My Damned Self. If I was going to follow Julia down this rabbit hole, I was going to enjoy it, by God – exhaustion, crustacean murder, and all. Because not everybody gets a rabbit hole. I was one lucky basard, when you came down to it.”

Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously

Library Love

2 Feb

I love going to the library and then going home with a handful of new reads. Usually I am very selective when it comes to what I will be taking home with me each trip, so as not to get carried away with snatching up every appealing book that catches my eye. I know myself too well to assume that 15 novels will easily be read within the three week rental window. I’ve got other things to do. Like sleep, for instance. But this time I checked out 3 novels (and 1 kid-level knitting book…what can I say, I like pictures) that I just couldn’t part with (plus I couldn’t remember where I found them, so I felt especially obligated to take them home with me – ha!). But anyways, I am already 57 pages into “Julie and Julia” and I must say, it is equally as good as the movie. Not an easy feat to accomplish. Maybe as difficult as reading 15 novels in 3 weeks?