Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Books! Again!

Nothing gives me more of a thrill than a fresh pile of books I'm excited to read. As I mentioned on Sunday, Alex got me an Amazon gift card for Mother's Day and I have already spent it. I got Tina Fey's Bossypants, which was the first book I thought of when I opened the card. It's a little pricey since it's so new, so I figured that's a good use of gift money. I also got Heaven is For Real, which I had heard of recently. It's about a 4 year old boy's experience in heaven while he was having emergency surgery. I don't know about you, but I've ALWAYS been fascinated by those "dead for a minute/got to see heaven" kind of stories.

I also sucked it up and paid my (huge) library fine today because Jack was OBSESSED with Ten Black Dots this morning. I have no idea what got his attention about this book, maybe his current fascination with counting? But it became obvious we weren't going to leave the library without either 1) the book or 2) a fit. I decided to suck up my pride and pay the ridiculously huge fine and let him take the book home. What kind of mom would I be if I denied him a book just because I'm a cheapskate? So I paid the fine, renewed my library card (which had, uh, expired), and checked the book out.

After he went down for his nap, I went BACK to the library by myself (the joys of having your spouse work from home!) and got three books for me. Life of Pi, Tinkers, and Dead in the Family. I got Life of Pi thanks to a blog post shared by Mrs. G that mentioned it as one of their top 10 books ever. I grabbed Tinkers because it's a Pulizter Prize winner and supposedly beautifully written (and horrible depressing). And Dead in the Family? Well, it's Sookie. What can I say?

Oh! I almost forgot. I found A Thousand Splendid Suns at Half Price Books on Mother's Day for 6 bucks. So that's on my To Read list as well. What's on yours?

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Mother's Day

I hope y'all had a great Mother's Day and/or treated your mother to a great day. Alex and Jack gave me an Amazon gift card and a certificate good for guilt free Starbucks and Kindle time for Momma. What, what? Starbucks better watch out cause this Momma is coming for a skinny vanilla latte and a comfy chair!

My mom was here this weekend, so it was nice to spend the day with her. What was not so nice is that she's sick and I had to clean up her puke last night. I feel like we've come full circle in our relationship, now.

I'd show you some pictures but I think they're still on the camera and Alex is putting Jack to bed and that trumps getting pictures off the card. For now, I'll leave you with a picture of why I got to celebrate today.