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Friday, October 16, 2009

Random Friday: Halfway through October!

I know I said I was gonna, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do the Read-a-Thon now. Mike has to work both Saturday and Sunday that weekend and I think it might just be too hard.

So, you all saw that the Kindle was down to $259, right? I don't have the money for one. I don't think I'd even use it that much. But I still want one.

On Wednesday night the Pirate came home insisting we make pumpkin muffins. I didn't have the stuff for that, but I did have a Carrot cake box mix. And the Pirate CAN'T READ. So we made cupcakes muffins. And they were good.

Last week I said I wanted to make cloth napkins. This week I did. We bought some clearance pirate fabric and made two sets of napkins. They are smaller than most cloth napkins- 7X14. Folding them in half once makes them the same size as paper napkins from the store. This is plenty for a single use, which is all we'd do anyway with small kids. The Pirate thinks it is great fun to pick out your napkin each time you eat. I'm thinking that his introduction to folding laundry may become folding napkins to fit in the basket.

A couple new books showed up at my door this week from Paperbackswap. If I can keep up with the shop like I am now, and make it routine, I might have time to read again soon!

Shop Update: I have GOT to find a way to take indoor pictures. The soggy backyard with the slimy garden isn't so lovely. I have 2 backpacks and a fall/harvest banner waiting for pictures. I've managed to find time to sew several nights this week. I love it.


  1. No read-a-thon? :-(

  2. I got the free Kindle iPhone app before I went to NYC a few weeks ago. I really didn't think I'd like reading a book on the little screen, but I did. It was so handy to have it right there with me all the time. I'm not sure if the Kindle would be as great b/c it wouldn't fit in my pocket and becomes another thing to carry. But maybe if they come down in price again in the future . . .

  3. I am going to have both kids too and although mine are older, they are a handful too. My daughter takes to falling down the stairs when she thinks that I am not paying attention to her and the boy throws things at me while he is up in the loft. Dirty socks and the like...sort of a hint for me to do laundry. But I am going to do read-a-thon. I may not be able to do the entire 24 hours but I am going to try.

    Come on, you can do an hour or two right?

  4. Lisa- I can take the pirate today if you'd like! We are going to Dance and Flag Football. Tomorrow I think we are going to the Pumpkin Patch if you'd like to join, or I could just pick up T for the day. Let me know! Shawna

  5. Shawna, you rock. Will call.

  6. I really want a Kindle too. I think I would use it but if I wait long enough, the price will go down again. I have about 150 books that I need to read now but there is just something about holding the book in your hands that I love. But I think the Kindle rocks.

  7. I miss the days when my kidlets were too young to read and you could make them believe things that weren't entirely true. It's hard to get anything past highschool and college aged kids!

  8. Sobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb!! :( Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! :(

    Kindles are weird but I'm starting to see them more and more in public.

    What's the difference between cupcakes and muffins?

    I'm blogging instead of reading. Where are my priorities? Ah well.

  9. I've been giving more thought to getting an e-reader. I think I like the Sony better than the Kindle though. I won't be getting one anytime soon, but a girl can dream. :-)

    I love the idea of starting to teach your son how to fold the laundry with the napkins.

    I'm sorry it won't work out for you to do the read-a-thon. :-(

  10. I have been looking and looking at the Kindle, too. The lower price makes it tempting, but I really don't have the money for one, either. So, I am going to try and show some restraint and pay my credit card off before I start shopping again. So sad.

  11. I know how you feel about the Kindle. I want a netbook, but don't need one since we have a laptop.


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