One of my favorite things about summer is that it makes me want to read. I'll chalk it up to childhood conditioning. Every summer when we were visiting our dad we would get a big fat box of books from the used book store and go camping...for what seemed like an eternity. Oddly enough summer doesn't really make me want to go camping. Although I do get the occasional craving for Tang and instant oatmeal. And I can't just read one book. Right now I'm reading....Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter a friend let me borrow this, I thought it sounded really interesting, I'll let you know; Great Expectations because I've never read it and I need to read more fiction; and Finding your Own North Star claiming the life you were meant to live I read this a couple of years ago. I love it. It is so fun to read. Martha Beck really cracks me up. Plus I'm also listening to a book on tape Women & Money , I need some serious help in this area. Anyone else doing some summer reading?
Today has been a lovely day. We finished sewing the hair and eyes on Chickie's mermaid. Chickie and Chris made "drawings taped onto straw" puppets and we had funny fishie sherbet cupcakes for our FHE snack. Chickie took this pic of Chris eating his sherbet fishie. Sometimes she takes some great ones! This one makes me laugh!
Today I'm grateful for smart people who right engaging books. I'm grateful to be able to learn new things. And I'm grateful that according to Publishers Clearing House I am in the running for $10 mil. I spent a good 15 minutes jumping around like I had something to be exited about. Some people practice their Oscar acceptance speeches, I practice my Publishers Clearing House win. One thing is for sure. I will make a fool out of my self. Chickie said (while rolling her eyes), "MOM, quit shaking your booty!" I said, " I'm not. It's my celebration dance." And then I continued to jump around. Two things did result, I got a really good workout and the whole silliness put me in a really good mood. Especially since I felt I would be smart with my winnings thanks to Suze Orman.