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Monday, May 18, 2009

BBJ Returns From China, Felix Loses A Shoe

Big Brother J is back from an epic, two and a half week trip to China with his grandparents. It sounds like an amazing trip, and I can't wait to look at the pictures once the slideshow is ready!

Felix lost a green Croc on Cambridge Street.

The books I have been waiting for for a week are not coming. They are out of stock. (Why it took a week for the vendor to let me know this is a mystery.) I have been refunded. I will be going to the bookstore tonight, since I finished The Amber Spyglass this afternoon, and now have nothing to read.

Our nap schedule is shifting, and Felix is not loving it.

That's all I've got for today, but in the interest of getting back into the habit of frequent posting, I'm putting it out there anyway.

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Friday, May 15, 2009


This is a pretty great way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon.

Felix with some other kids in the single teacup on the carousel that's currently occupying the Frog Pond on Boston Common.
He may be a thrill junkie.
Uh oh!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Interests Other Than Blogging?

It’s been more than a month since I’ve posted, and I promise, it has nothing to do with lack of inspiration. I’ve started and abandoned more than two dozen posts in the last months, but here’s the truth. I was lazy.

And I was reading. Books. With paper pages.

I read the first part of a family drama called Wild Swan. Then, I got sucked back into Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta novels, and decided to reread the whole series. That's 16 books from Postmortem to Scarpetta, and it took me all of April and some of my vacation (yes, vacation, and I'll post on that later) to read them. I am now caught up, and awaiting the publication of the next one.

I read Twilight, since so many of my friends and contemporaries were reading it, and against my more intellectual instincts, I was drawn in to the story, and am waiting to acquire the rest of the series.

While I'm waiting, I decided to stick with the young adult theme, and am just finishing up the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I haven't read like this since before Felix was born. It's been exhilarating, and it's entirely zapped my motivation to blog.

Look for upcoming vacation debriefing, and photos of the beginnings of the new front entryway. And hopefully some light gardening.

Happy Spring, and welcome back!