Tuesday, February 23, 2010

potato peel pies and tetanus shots

It's Monday night as I write this blog and I wax introspective as I lay in my bubble bath, reading a yummy book ("The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" -- I know many of you have read it, I'd love your thoughts) and relaxing when I should be studying for my Microbiology Lab quiz tomorrow. But what is modern academics when there's a whole WWII-era, delicious tale to be read? It makes me want to send telegrams and wear red lipstick and wake up to the sound of a goat outside my window.

I'm sure you've noticed the bad habit I've gotten into, yes? I quite forget to take my camera anywhere I go. We had that whole lovely Saturday filled with ideal photo ops and not one picture. Well, aside from the blurry ones caught on Danny's camera phone. I need to put the camera out where I can see it and remind myself that life is happening before my eyes. Tetanus-raving tootsies and all.

My day was busy, not only with the unexpected and, as it turned out, needless pediatrician's office visit, but full of all those things I like to do on Monday. Throw in some cub-scout errands (anyone want to buy a Krispy Kreme card?) and studying (yes, I did do it) and my day was quickly over by the time my kiddos came home from school. Mondays sure fly by.

I want you to know I still have not missed a day on my exercise, prayer, or scripture reading habits. 150 pages in after 15 days. :)

I have several stories I'd like to share with you all, but somehow can't find the words to make them interesting and/or thought-provoking. Some day, when I've gotten over how embarassing it sounds, I'll tell you the story about my lovely Valentine's/Anniversary gift and what a completely ungrateful wretch I was about it (well, not really, but I feel like I was ungrateful even though I really was ever so grateful). And some day I may finish up my 12 of 12 for the month of February (all about feet) which sounded like such a great idea on the 12th but since has lost all appeal to me. And some day I may just start taking pictures again which might make this blog a tad more readable.

Now, I must get back to 1946. Cheers.


Jenna said...

LOVE the Potato Peel Society. It took me a little bit to get used to the letter writing, but I was quickly drawn in and wanted to visit Guernsey myself!

Christine #2 said...

I loved it! You really should come to book club!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The lightning thief. We saw the movie which is good in a Harry Potterish type way. But the book is totally different, so it's still fun to read it even though I've seen the movie.


Dahlene said...

That is one of my favorite books. I read it a few months ago and want to read it again. I miss it. I loved the characters. They became real friends for me. Glad you loved it as much as I did.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Sounds like a good read! Enjoy your small indulgence. ;)

Jane said...

I LOVED The Potato Peel Society :) such a sweet story and so easy to read - I loved how you could just read a few letters at a time....although it was sometims too easy to say 'I'll just read one more...."

I grew up in England yet knew nothing really about Guernsey. It was really interesting to learn how the war effected the island!!