Monday, January 31, 2011

So ready for spring


I woke up this morning figuring we would have school. I never imagined that school would've been canceled today. I had already taken a shower when I found out. Boo! My hair was wet, and I had already woken up Josh. Then, when I was finally thinking about going back to bed, Collin woke up. We cuddled and watched some cartoons for a little while. Luckily, he was good enough to go back to sleep for a few hours!

The rest of the day has been quite boring. I finished a book, tried reading on another one, but just felt tired from lack of physical activity. So, I began to watch Angels and Demons. It was pretty good, but stupid Internet connection was messing up, and so it wouldn't let me watch the movie anymore through Netflix instant queue. How dumb! So, I moved onto washing dishes. That's never fun, but it needed to be done. However, now my hands are really dry. I hate washing dishes!

Saturday we had a birthday party for my mom. It was a pretty cool theme: black and white with international cuisine. It was really interesting to see the different dishes that were brought, and everything was quite delicious! I wish I had been able to socialize more downstairs with everyone, but three-year-old kids are a handful. I hope it is just the age right now, but sometimes I am at my wit's end with Collin. He can be so defiant. He can be so stubborn, and there are times when he really doesn't care if he gets into trouble or not. I don't know what to do sometimes. Ahhh!!!!

Yesterday we went grocery shopping. We hadn't gone on a major grocery shopping trip since early December, so our cart was completely full, and we spent quite a bit. Guess that's what you get when you wait so long. Collin, however, was REALLY good at Hy-Vee. We ate there and then shopped and he was good the entire time. He definitely made up for the night before.

Now I am just waiting to see if this snow comes. Everyone seems to be freaking out, and I thinking I am one of the only people that believes that we aren't going to get much. Maybe I am crazy, but I can just imagine this huge worry, and then just get a little bit. I guess we will just have to wait and see. However, it is Court Warming week, so it should snow...every Court Warming, it seems, it has snowed. Just wish I knew if I should pick out my outfit for school tomorrow, or make plans to keep myself occupied inside my house!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow Days=More Time to Read

Snow days used to be a wonderful thing when I was a student. Okay, they have been great as a teacher as well. However, lately, these snow days have been quite boring. Maybe it is because they happened right after Christmas break, but I have been so extremely bored. I feel like I have been in my home more than anywhere else, and it is usually the opposite. Usually I am missing just sitting at home.

What I can say about the snow days is that they have given me time to read some books, watch some movies, and get some laundry washed. That's been really nice since my classes at MU start up again this week...unfortunately. I am not looking forward to all of the work I am going to have to put in. Blah! I love to read (stuff I am interested in) and, once classes start back up, I won't have the time. Sucks.

The first book I read, okay, well, finished was The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, a memoir by Elna Baker.

The book took me awhile to get into, but after about halfway through, I was hooked. Elna is a Mormon who deals with many common situations all people in their 20s deal with, but she struggles to find a happy medium between the various desires she has and her religion. She is funny and I think she would be fun to hang out with.

The next book I read was True Believer by Nicholas Sparks.

I was in the mood for an easy read and Nicholas Sparks is just that. I love his books, but all of his books follow the same basic plot. This one strayed away a little from his usual plot structure, and I liked that. It was a little surprising that way. It still had all of the romance and the perfect guy in it, which takes you away from reality, which is nice on those crazy, stressful days everyone has every once in awhile.

I've started reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I am only in the first few pages, but I have heard it is really good. It is just going to take me awhile to get through since life is going to be crazy again soon.