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Friday, March 11, 2011

Random Friday, the thermometer says 47!

Random Thoughts:
  • Do you have an account on No? Can I send you an invitation? It's a place where you publicly share pictures (with links) like an actual bulletin board. You get to create boards, so I have a crafty one and a baby one and a house one and.. oh just go look! It's perfect for sewing inspiration, instead of a list of links I can see a bunch of pictures without printing them out. I've been wanting this for years. I'm here. Since I can't figure out how to search for people be sure to leave me a link to your boards, ok?
  • SO sick of winter! My thermometer says it's 47, but it's still snowy and muddy out there, so still can't go outside to play.
  • We still have no place to move to and we're supposed to move in three weeks. We are starting to panic.
  • I cut the Bug's hair this week. I even tapered the back down and everything. I am so proud of myself. I wouldn't dare attempt the Pirate's, his is coarse and wavy. Buggy has my straight, slick hair.
  • I'm testing out a new method of posting. I don't like not posting at all, but it is a great relief to not have to compose long, logical posts. I'm going to try to post whenever the idea strikes me, with little explanation, like yesterday's post. If it gets annoying let me know, but  there are things I really want to share with you all and don't want to squeeze into Friday's posts.

Books I Finished This Week:

  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. I wasn't sure if I would finish it, but I'm glad I did. Boy Meets Boy is set in a utopia where everyone is equal and accepted. Paul is gay and it's really no big deal, as it should be. The story is mainly about Paul falling for Noah and while that part is beautifully done, I was much more impressed by the plot line about Tony. Tony lives in the neighboring town, where things aren't so easy. Levithan does an excellent job of showing Tony's bravery and heartbreak, and explaining why some people aren't so accepting of everything. I thought that part, that chapter, was the best in the book, and is really what pushes me to want to read more of the author. The writing is both beautiful and overdone, and the parts showing the complete acceptance of everyone were so intentionally heavy-handed that he almost annoyed me into not caring about his point, but I've been thinking about the book a lot this week and would recommend it. Have you read it? What did you think?

Books I Read This Week:
  • Faefever: The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. Yes, still. It's very good, but I haven't been in the mood for it.
  • All I Ever Wanted (Hqn) by Kristen Higgins. Barely started, funny though. Also the book I've had out of the library the longest, so it's now or return it unread.
  • My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. Two chapters in, enjoying it, but I admit that I get Pat Conroy and Larry McMurtry confused in my head (no idea why) and it keeps throwing me off.

What did you read this week? What's on tap for your weekend? What am I missing in the blog world?

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  1. I want a Pinterest account, too. Can you invite me? I will totally have to check this out.

  2. So the house didn't work out?

    I've been cutting my family's hair every since my son was born (12 years ago). He wouldn't sit for a barber so I had to learn. I do really well with him and The Hub but The Girl has long, wavy hair and I can't seem to ever get the length right.

  3. So glad you're loving Pinterest! Isn't it fun?

  4. Love Pinterest. I would really appreciate an invite. Thanks!

  5. Fabric and Books, I need an email address to invite you and don't see yours!

  6. I hadn't heard of Pinterest but it looks like fun. I bookmarked it and I'll have to see who I can possibly work in my computer time.

    Once again, our families match--my oldest has coarse wavy hair and my middle one's is straight (although he has a lot of cowlicks). I prefer to cut the coarse, wavy hair--it's much more forgiving. You can hide screw ups!

  7. I'm so ready for spring and warmer temperatures! (I'm getting kinda of impatient for it I must admit) And three weeks isn't a very long time...aack! I'm worried for you! I hope you are able to find something very soon that is perfect for your family. Have a great week as well!

  8. Oooo send me an invite! What an awesome site to inspire creativity! Congrats again on selling your house and moving to a new place! I too love having less stuff to deal with - worries AND paring down home stuff.


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