Saturday, November 10, 2012

Days 10-12

Day 10 - a favorite recipe
My favorite recipes are for Thai food that I try to make like my Mom's but I never wrote them down.

Day 11 - three years ago today
November 11, 2009
We were living in Florida. The boys were 6, 4 and 2. Holden was in the 1st grade and Luc was in Preschool. We were making plans for our big trip to Disneyworld. I think Bill had applied for a job in California and we were hoping we could move back.

Day 12 - the last item i purchased
I just backed a kick starter project for an organic children's clothing line called "Kinds Stoff". They have 19 days to go and need $9,000 more. Their stuff is cute so I hope it makes it.

*3 years ago*

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 07 & 08

Day 07 - a song for the day
Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness

Day 08 - three inspirational quotes
I don't know if all of these can be considered inspirational but I'm not really a quote person. So these are just ones I like.

"I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you’re willing to work hard, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn’t matter whether you’re black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you’re willing to try." - President Barack Obama

"However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?" - Buddha

"Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure." - Luna Lovegood

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 06 - a book i'm reading

I can never read just one book all the way through before starting a new one. I need to be into a few and it depends on my mood at the time.

1. World War Z (Max Brooks) - I've been working on this one for a while. I don't think it's a very easy read because there's not a typical storyline to follow. But it's interesting. Kind of like reading a textbook. Which I like to read.
2. Emma (Jane Austen) - I've seen the movie and mini-series (and Clueless) so I already knew I'd love the book. Such a great story of love triangles that the British are so good at pulling off. I'm obsessed with Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters lately.
3. The Woman in Black (Susan Hill) - I just started reading this one but can only read it when Bill is around because I'm a scaredy cat. I saw the movie which I loved and now I have to read the book too. I want to see if the book is as spooky as the movie. So far, so good.

{I read this interview with Sophia Rossi and they had photos of her bookshelves. I was intrigued and saved the pictures. I want to check some of these out.}

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 05 - my hometown

I lived in Oklahoma most of my life. But I still consider my birthplace in Kansas - the place I lived until I was 5 - to be one of my hometowns. My grandma lived there for a long time after we left and my brother still lives there with my nephew. There's not much to do because it's so small but I have such great memories with family there. My nephew graduates from high school this year so we'll probably be going back. I'm really looking forward to it because it still feels like home after all these years.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

30 Days Hath November

Dee found this 30 Things Hath November blogging thingie and I want to jump in too - here's a little catch up on the first few days.

Day 01 - a place i'd like to travel
There are a lot. And my go to answer is usually Tokyo, Japan. But now that I've immersed myself in all of these British period TV shows and movies, I really want to go to England. London would be awesome but I'd love to tour the countryside, wandering around looking for castles.

Day 02 - a favorite movie
Wonder Boys. This movie epitomizes my dream alternate life as a novelist and college English professor at a small private university on the East Coast.

Day 03 - something i never leave the house without
A child. Whether it's 1 or 4, I pretty much always have a kid with me. Occasionally I do get to make a trip to Michael's or Walgreen's alone and it feels like a mini-vacation.

Day 04 - a friend i adore
I have many I adore and I should maybe start a blog called A Friend a Day so I can write about all of them. :) Today I want to write about my friend Vann. I met her on Xanga when Holden was a baby and she was only 18. I've journeyed with her as she grew into a woman, found her dream career, met a wonderful man, got married, bought a house and got pregnant! She asked me to be a bridesmaid before we even met each other in real life. I think that's a testament to our friendship and how well you can get to know someone online. And when we did finally meet it wasn't weird at all. It was like we had hung out every day in person up to that point. And we had - just on our computers. I'm so glad she's my friend and I'm so excited to see the next phase of her life as a new Mommy!