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.

6 comments:

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.

B

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!!