Monday, November 23, 2015

Two twenty-one year-olds and a first grader

That's how old I am today. And I suppose depending on the first grader, you might not know exactly how old that is: I'm 48. It's funny how that age seemed so old at one time, and now it doesn't seem old at all.

First official photo. Resting bitch face, squinty eye
and possible gang symbol in full force.

We had a great weekend, full of friends but not photos. Friday night we had date night at one of our favorite restaurants, Trattoria Roma. We were there nearly three hours and it was as fabulous as ever.

Saturday was spent watching football with friends. Both of our teams lost, but it was a fun day nonetheless.

Sunday was church, rehearsal, lunch, baby shower and drinks with friends.

Just to make this post worth your while, here's another awesome baby picture:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Once again, I'm borrowing from Steph for Thursday Thoughts and just like last time, she didn't do them today. Ah, well...

I’m late posting because we currently don't have internet at home. There are houses under construction next to us and last week the builders cut our cable. For TV watching, that's OK because we have satellite (believe me, if I were without TV you'd hear me yelling no matter how far away you are). However, it does affect our internet service, and it seems that now the earliest it will be fixed is next Gwensday. This seriously blows. So I've had to go to the office to work instead of being able to work from home, and blogging gets squeezed in as time allows.

I saw this meme awhile ago and sent it to Aaron. The note says "I've already fed him, don't fall for his bullshit." Our cats pull this all the time and last night they totally punked me. I started to feed them and Aaron stopped me just in time because he had already fed them. Bastards.

I can’t believe I'm about to talk about Justin Bieber, but his song "What Do You Mean" is all over pop radio. Does anyone else think this is date rape about to happen? "What do you mean / when you nod your head yes / but you wanna say no..." Memo to the Biebs: No means no.

Damn you, Days of Our Lives, for sucking me back into your vortex. I had heard that Peter Reckell (Bo Brady, for those who don't know) was coming back to the show and I tuned in one day and now I'm hooked again. #boandhope4ever My new obsession probably won't last long because ... well, if you could see everything on my DVR just waiting for me to watch it ... But in the meantime I need to find out if Abigail escapes from Ben and has her baby. Don't judge.

Do you watch The Voice? If not, may I suggest you watch this video from Monday night's show. This guy Jordan is amazing and his performance is so moving. After last week's events in Paris and all the hatred being spewed on social media, I really needed this.

I can't really follow that.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Reading is Sexy

It's book linkup time!! I'm not sure why I keep trying to come up with unique titles for these monthly posts. I should just pick one and stick with it.

Life According to Steph

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - This is the second Moriarty book I've read and I can't wait to read more. There's something about the way she unfolds the story that really appeals to me. This one is about three women whose children are in the same class at school but they bond over much more than that. I didn't guess the twist. I call this "chick lit with a purpose." 5 stars

Where'd You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple (Audiobook) - 4.5 stars, but I rounded up because I listened to this all in one day while driving home from vacation and it pretty much got me through the drive. Going in, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Kathleen Wilhoite as the reader, but I thought she did a fabulous job. This book is either told from the perspective of Bernadette's 15-year-old daughter Bee or through various emails, notes and letters, and Wilhoite was so good at changing her voice accordingly. And, she sings at one point and I had no idea she could sing, but after a Google search I learned that she's released two albums. The ending was pretty fantastical, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story as well as Bee's teenage attitude and exuberance.

Everything I Left Unsaid by Molly O'Keefe -  I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. This is the kind of book that my mom would have said to me "there's a lot of sex in there," and she would have loved it! So, fair warning, there's of lot of sex - phone sex and actual sex. There's also a good plot. I'm positive that when I got to the cliffhanger I actually said out loud "are you KIDDING me?" But of course that means I'll be jumping on the next book. 3 stars

Family Pictures by Jane Green - The first part of this book was very frustrating to me. I thought it was so obvious where it was going, but as it turns out, the book is about much more than the thing the two women have in common. It's really about the two women trying to keep their families together while also finding themselves in the wake of a terrible betrayal. I ended up liking it better than I thought I would but I like a lot of Green's other books better. 3 stars

The Heist by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg - This book is the first of a series involving a female FBI agent and the con man she's been trying to capture for years but is now forced to work with. This was a fun, easy read (I finished it in one day while flying across the country) and I'm looking forward to more of the books in the series. 4 stars

Phew! 5 books this month and none of them were awful! What have you been reading? And be sure to check out other bloggers' book recommendations with our hosts, Steph and Jana.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Shit Aaron Says, The Birthday Edition

In honor of his birthday today, it's time for more Shit Aaron Says!

Aaron: I lost my jeans
Me: How do you lose a pair of jeans?
Our friend Amy: This is why you don't have children.
(Note that he did eventually find said jeans.)

Me: I have something in my teeth.
Aaron: Well, we know it's not floss.
(Truth. I don't floss; Aaron does. A bit judgy, I'd say.)

Aaron (as the weather switches from summer to fall and he realizes he can wear his favorite combo of shorts and a sweatshirt): I like it. It keeps me warm and cool in all the right places.

After a choir rehearsal, it's nearly 10:00 and we haven't eaten dinner so we decide to go out to eat somewhere close to home.
Aaron (when we leave rehearsal): Where do you want to go?
Me: I don't know.
Aaron (5 minutes later, in the car): So where are we going?
Me: I don't know.
Aaron (after we get home and park the car): So where are we going?
Me: The Rossi
Aaron: I was thinking Haiku.

Happy Birthday, Aaron! I love you!

You can read the previous Shit Aaron Says here.