Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Weekly Reading Poll

Ahhh, the first day of school. Although we had a great summer together I'm glad to have my little darlings busy at school once again. Several times this morning I thought I could hear parents humming the song from the infamous Staples commercial while dropping off their kids "It's the MOST wonderful time of the year". I swear I saw some parents giddy with happiness and more than one with a spring in their step.

Yesterday we all got prepped for the first day of school. Backpacks and lunch bags out, pencil cases filled ... I also started baking. I don't know what it is with me but I love to bake for my kids' lunches at school. I love them having something that I made while they're away from me. So, after reading a recent post from Mommydoodle about how she made my Chocolate Brownie Bites I knew I had to make them for our family too. Luckily we didn't inhale them yesterday afternoon but it wasn't without some major self-control! They are tasty little morsels. If you' re in the mood for a "Two Bite Brownie" try them!!

I know that my kids are looking forward to seeing their friends daily and getting back into a schedule is appealing to me. So what did I do with my quiet, peaceful house today? Did I did sit on my hiney and read a new book that I cracked open last night? Guilty!! But then my guilt smacked me upside the head and I figured I should take the dog for a walk and do a few loads of laundry. Yes, I'm living the dream. I know that some people think that being a stay-at-home mom is all about the glitz and the glamour ... sadly, they are disillusioned. Actually, I love getting all my proverbial ducks in a row and having my house clean .... at least until 3:30 when my darlings come home and clutter it up again.

As for books? I'll be reviewing a supernatural mystery called "Matters of the Blood" by Maria Lima. It's the first book in the "Blood Lines" series. Pretty good. I also read "Reinventing Mona" and found it kind of a let down.

What have you all been reading this past week? Was it good? What are you planning on reading next? Next up for me? "Thin, Rich, Pretty" by Beth Harbison.


Mommydoodle said...

LOL!! Well this SAHM just put the only child still at home down for nap and plan to spend the next 90 minutes sitting on my hiney!! I took 2 days and cleaned the house last week. Laundry got caught up ove the weekend and did some baking ahead of time (and actually managed to get it into the freezer!) So, on this first day of school, I plan to sit back and relax 'til 3pm. Tomorrow, and the rest of the week will be a different story, but today, its all about me!!!

Laurie said...

Sounds like a great way to spend the day Mommydoodle! :) It's good to take some me time.

Coffeetime said...

I have to many books to read right now.The library called and The Help was waiting for me along with two new mysteries.I am in the middle of reading For The King great book.I see some serious reading for me over the next week.

Laurie said...

Coffeetime, I know how you feel. I literally (pun intended) have 4 piles of books to read. Some from each of the 2 library systems that I belong to, some from the used book sale back in May and a large portion from my wonderful Fairy Bookmother. So many books, so little time. I should have a t-shirt made with that slogan ;)

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