Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Cute cat photos just because they're too cute not to share. Gretchen (left) has her paw on her brother Slick's paw, and I couldn't resist taking a pic. Of course, they were displaying this cuteness on my office chair and I hated to shoo them off, so I think I went elsewhere to work rather than disturb them. You can roll your eyes now. ;-)

Productive day yesterday - kept the house clean. Don't know why I'm obsessed with it now - down to picking up crumbs off my carpet - but when the house is clean, I'm at peace. Guess I want to always feel that peace.

Laundry is almost done and my daughter and my stepson even folded a load each. That helps.

Took a walk with Tiny Bear again, cleaned out all the leftovers in the fridge (can we all say ewwww?), and even watched a bit of Ken Burns's The War on DVD. I'm slowly making my way through the series. I like being able to watch them on my time instead of when the television says it's on. I'm so glad I was able to afford the DVD set.

Had a few more plot points develop that will work nicely with the novel. Always good.

Back to work today...but that's ok. Routine is good. Routine is my friend after the tumultuous summer I had.

Hope to make a trip to the library or bookstore this week and find me a good book. Keep sending me recommendations!

And why is it that several of us are in reading funks? Weird. Let's hope we can help each other out of them!


  1. Love the cats, and I'm kind of enjoying the housekeeping reports! Book suggestions? I read Brunonia Barry's The Lace Reader earlier this year. It is kind of dark, but is long so you can really linger with it. I read the self-pubbed version, I guess Harper Collins has since published it. At the complete other end of the spectrum, I read 1997's Mail by Mameve Medwed. Very light and easy reading.

  2. Joanne - I actually have The Lace Reader on my bookshelf - may have to pick it up when I'm in the mood for something darker. I'll check out the other one you recommended, too. I just can't figure out why I'm losing interest in books so quickly. I guess I'm spoiled by the really GOOD books, the ones that won't let me get anything else done!

  3. I think we're in reading funks because so much of the same, the same, the same is published.

    We've been through a tumultuous, as you put it, summer, and we want something new, different, inspirational, and hopeful for this next phase.

  4. Devon - Excellent explanation. I'd have to agree that I'm tired of seeing the same ol' stuff on the shelves.

  5. LOVE the cat pics - I've been known to do that as well when my cat(s) take over my office chair.

    Glad to hear you've been so productive :)

    I've been reading a lot of British Women's Fiction lately (Katie Fforde), but also really liked Beth Harbison's "shoe addicts Anonymous" and Eileen Cook's "unpredictable" (both titles have uncapitalized words in them).

  6. Tess- Ooh! I forgot about Eileen Cook's debut novel. I followed her blog for awhile and thought she was hilarious. Will have to look her book up now. Thanks for the recommendation!


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