Thursday, August 24, 2006

It's raining today

And it's not like a nice summer shower. It's gray and gloomy and rainy. The kind of day that reminds you fall is coming soon. The kind of day where you just want to curl up on the couch with a comfy blanket and a good book and listen to the rain outside. Ahh, that sounds so good. I can't remember the last time I took some time out to do that. I can't remember the last time I had time to read a book! That's not true. I read a good one in July that Kasey Laughlin left here for me when they visited. I got throught it quick, just two or three evenings after the kids went to bed. I really liked it... it was My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. It's about a young girl who has an older sister with a rare and devistating form of leukemia. The younger sister was not only concieved, but genically planned, to be able to donate her umbilical cord, blood, marrow, and eventually a kindney to her sick sister. At the age of 13 the younger sister decides to take her parents to court for medical emancipation. It was a very interesting story and had an ending that completely caught me off gaurd! I liked it a lot. I'm hoping to make a little more time to read now that the summer's winding down. Anyone have any good titles to pass on that they've enjoyed lately?

Well, I gotta sign off and go rinse the hair color out of my hair. All the thundershowers this morning woke my kids up at 6am. So I already put Sawyer down for his morning nap about 45 minutes ago. And it seems all Savannah wants to do today is watch tv. I asked her if she was ready to get dressed and she informed me she was going to wear her pajamas all day. I guess it's just that kind of day. Maybe if I get in and out of the shower quick enough, I'll let her continue lounging with Dora and Diego and I can curl up on the couch and read a bit before Sawyer wakes up!

Ryan comes home tonight, yay!!!

1 comment:

Heidi West said...

Because of your high recommendation, and then my friend Alexis recommended it last week too, of My Sister's Keeper when we talked last month...I've been waiting for it to become available at the library. It will be held for me eventually. I was hoping it would happen before the summer ended so I'd have time to read it. Oh, well.
Don't forget about the books I told you to read. These are the best books I read last year:
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Over spring break I read a great memoir called The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls