I’m joining up with Leigh Kramer and friends for another edition of What I’m Into. Come join in the fun!
I read 7 books this month. I talked about most on my Twitterature post. I loved the House at Riverton and Someday, Someday Maybe. I tolerated Cuckoo’s Calling because of the compelling characters, and I rekindled my love for Beverly Cleary by finishing The Mouse and the Motorcycle with my kids. We are reading Runaway Ralph now.
Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane asked more questions than answered, paired beauty with the grotesque, and allowed myth and mystery to remain so. I loved every bizarre moment.
Jury’s still out on The Engagements. I’m just not far enough into it to make the call. I got a call from my library this weekend. I get to pick up my next Kate Morton novel today!
Television & Movies
During football season, I have a Friday night tradition of watching Friday Night Lights episodes waiting for my husband to get home from away games. I finally finished watching season 5 this weekend. One of my favorite series of all time.
I’ve watched only a couple of episodes of Call the Midwife (my husband is not interested, so I only catch it once in a while).
We finally watched the latest Star Trek movie this weekend via RedBox, and it did not disappoint.
I want to give another shout out to The Library Adventure, a new blog focusing on resources, books, and activities available at the library. I’m a monthly contributor for adult fiction, so I welcome any new titles. Go check out The Library Adventure and follow us on Pinterest.
My kids liked this beat boxer from TEDx:
My husband liked this version of “I Need the Every Hour”
I heard this song on actual radio yesterday – as a legit song. The internet is a crazy place.
Conversations with My Family
After I fixed my 3-year-old daughter’s hair, she looked in the mirror and said, “Thanks, Mom. You’re one dynamite gal.”
We attended a pirate-themed birthday party this weekend, bringing home hats, eye patches, swords, the works. She walked up to me with sword extended and said, “I gave my word.”
I admire my 5-year old’s belief in the power of positive thinking.
“Mom what’s for breakfast?”
Me, “French toast.”
Parker: “Hmm. I thought you said it was leftover day.”
Me, “Nope. French toast.”
Parker: “You said cereal, right? We can have cereal.”
Me, “No. French toast.”
Parker: “Maybe it’s leftover day instead!”
My 7-year old, living under the tyrannical rule of his mother, had his screen privileges revoked for the day.
“Mom, I don’t know what to do except eat dessert and then play something on your phone.”
Me, “You could read books, play in your room, clean the bathroom…”
Keynan, “Oh, I could go outside and work on building our rockstar stage.”
Me, “Yes. You could…do…that.”
Tyler: Did I wear this to church last Sunday?
Me: I don’t remember. Surely, no one’s going to remember that, right?
Tyler: You’d be surprised.
Me: Huh, I guess I just don’t care about stuff like that.
Tyler: Let’s be honest, the list of things you don’t care about is longer than most.
Favorite Instagram Pic
This is my cute family at one of my husband’s home games. Follow me here.
I liked these Google search hacks.
This Hunger Games pin cracked me up
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What are you into this month?
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