Thursday, July 29, 2010


This type of flooring reminds me of summer months spent with my grandparents. They have floors like this in their home and I would purposefully look for the pieces you could lift up so I could hide little "treasures" in them.

Fast forward twenty something year later. Same flooring, different experience.  Loose bumpy parquet flooring + roller office chairs = pain in the patootie.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Notebook Itch

Whether its an affordable Corona / Green Apple, pricey Moleskine or anything in between, I am always REALLY excited to start writing in a new notebook.

Unfortunately, this also means that after I start writing in one, I am always excited to finish so I can start a new one. I feel like one of those brats who sit with crayon in hand, going through a pile of books by scribbling only on the first few pages of one before getting bored and starting on a new one.

I'm in the middle of one now and I REALLY want to finish it but am sooooo far awwaaaaaayyy from the end. I have a number of other notebooks at home waiting to be doodled in, and variety of other notebooks that are waiting to be purchased.. so I can also doodle in them too. Grrrr.

Book Buys

I may have mentioned in the past that I've always been an avid reader. Growing up, I was lucky to attend a school that had libraries filled with thousands of books and regularly invited authors and illustrators to visit and read to us (like Tomie dePaola and Lois Lowry). Grades 1 to 8 are chockfull of memories of reading and re-reading books by Beverly Cleary (Ramona!), Judy Blume (Fudge!) and Roahl Dahl (Charlie!), photocopying books I couldn't get enough of (like the thick books of Laura Ingalls Wilder, hehehe), teasing Hermana 2 about book characters she resembled in personality (Amelia Bedelia) and hobbies (Angelina the Ballerina). Shell Silverstein, Where the Red Fern Grows, Sweet Valley (kids, twins and high thank you very much!), Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, Madeline L'Engle, The Dark is Rising, Berenstain Bears, Babar, Mercy Mayer, Where the Wild Things Are.. I could really go on and on and on.

I guess you could stay I have a soft spot for children's and young adult's literature.

So with a recent book store sale, I indulged and bought myself a few titles. There are a few more books that I want to go back and purchase before the sale ends.

While I was planning on getting some work done this weekend- reading reading and reading has been a delightful way to procrastinate weekend alternative.  My Rick Riordan buys were read tucked in bed after a long day and hot shower while Michael Scott is now being enjoyed on a lazy rainy Sunday. Ah, bliss :)