Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day weekend...

I just checked out Eclipse from the library.  I can't wait to read it!

Valentine's day weekend.  Ken and I are going down to San Antonio to stay with Rema and Terry.  On Sunday we're going to visit some museums.  I have always wanted to go to the museums there and explore the town a little.   

Ken brought home white and dark chocolate covered strawberries for valentine's.  He is a sweetheart.  A romantic.  He always celebrates Valentine's even though I don't really care that much about it.  

Twilight the movie is playing at the discount theater.  I really want to see it, but Ken said he refuses to go with me.  Bummer.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What I'm Reading Now...

I am reading The Wishing Year  by Noelle Oxenhandler.  It is about a year in which she uses the concept of "Putting It Out There" to obtain her heart's desire: to buy a home, find love, and be spiritually healed.  She also analyzes the nature of hoping and wishing.  It's a little like "the power of positive thinking" and The Secret.  I just started the book, but supposedly she gets everything she wanted that year.  

I downloaded the book on my Kindle for 9.99.  I am enjoying the Kindle so far-- it makes reading in bed so easy since you can cuddle in the blankets and you just need one arm to hold the device.  My only complaint is that you can't see the cover which is something I love about books.  Also, you don't know what page you're on, and it's difficult to flip back and forth between pages, which I do often.  I think the benefit of having multiple books all on one device will outweigh those factors.  It will never replace books, but it is very cool.  The only problem is that I was getting good at checking out books at the library and now I'm spending money buying books for my Kindle.  It is just too tempting to be able to download the book instantly.  So, when my birthday comes around and you want to get me a gift, buy my an gift certificate!    ; )

Thursday, January 29, 2009

How cute are these babies?

My niece and nephew having fun at the beach and pool over the summer.  I miss them so much.  How cute are they?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Missing Summer...

I am missing the summertime, especially because that's when I get to come home to Ojai!  Counting down the months until summer break.

Ken is still on his Standard Process Purification Cleanse.  No packaged foods, no wheat or dairy, all vegetarian.  I am enjoying eating vegetarian with him.  I love that everything we are eating is made from scratch and mostly whole foods.  Last night he made a veggie ratatouille over brown rice.  It had a tomato base with eggplant, bell pepper, onion and more.  It was so good!

No ice day today! : (  

We had to go out in the morning and deal with the cold and the ice.  My entire car was iced over and I could barely open my door.  We really wanted to stay in bed, stay warm and cuddle instead.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


John Updike died....

Check the following link for an article about his literary contributions on NPR:

I just finished The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.  Here is a link to an NPR interview with the author.  It includes an excerpt from the novel as well.

I succumbed to the Twilight series and I am just finishing New Moon. The writing is not very sophisticated, but the story is catching.  It reminds me of DaVinci Code  in that it is a page turner, but not that well-written.  An entertaining read.

My wish list for the next book: Eclipse, The Wishing Year, The Flamenco Academy.

I saw an interview with Sarah Bird that got me interested in The Flamenco Academy.  It's about love and obsession and learning to dance.  It was also fun to learn that she made cash when she was young writing bodice rippers : )

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I created this blog to keep up with family and friends.  I hope you enjoy!!

Monday was Chinese New Year.  It's the Year of the Ox.  Ken and I celebrated our five year anniversary!!

We are hoping and praying for an ice day tomorrow.  It's cold!  We want to sleep in!

Check out an article about Ken's acupuncture clinic at this link: