I read to cope. I read for a lot of reasons, but the most important reasons in recent years has been for the escape.
Reading is my favorite way to travel. No packing, no layovers, no getting lost and terrified of being eaten alive by USA haters and absolutely no need of a flux capacitor or plutonium to get that all-important 1.21 gigawatts.
Counting to 10 with deep breaths doesn’t do squat. Neither does the bottom of a chip bag or a bottle/glass of booze.
Ah, the life of a nerd. For virtually nothing (public libraries, holla!), I’m swept away to somewhere far, far away from any given stress of my day.
This is why I read a lot of YA. This is why I love historic fiction. Take me away. Far, far away. Let me forget, regroup and come back to reality fresh and ready for the next round.
I’m about to start my 12th new book of 2012 – never thought I’d get this far even though it isn’t that impressive. I used to blog about each book I read, but my free time has whittled away to allow only quick reviews or even just star ratings on my Goodreads account. If you’re interested in checking out what I’ve read and my reviews, spy on my Goodreads list. I also keep track of what I’m hunting down next. I’m a list-loving nerd, yes I am!
H2O & vitamin D. Health food, yo.
Part deux of my warm-weather celebration.
Backyard @fitnessblender workout while ETC play. Spring, please stay till June! #triplets
The "balance beams" were the highlight of our hike. Rob said, "I guess we need a balance beam in the backyard, huh?"
Whew! So I'm NOT a shitty mother because I fantasize about joining the YMCA for $80/month & a potential 2 hours a day of included childcare. Reading this was suck a relief!
I'm going to try to get in a few pages while co-piloting our mini road trip to Crowder's Mountain State Park today. Thanks for the rec, @lauracase! #amreading #westillread #wsrbooksof2014
Elsa in watercolor. Callista said she painted Elsa's hands blue because she's wearing her gloves still. ☺️
I need to get out of the dollar spot.
New Dollar Spot find!
until I tried to take a cuddling photo.
I got some quality post-nap cuddles today ...
One of my favorite ETC apps of all time - Letter School. Toby has gotten to Level 2, so the completed (shaded) letters now show what he actually drew. Proud mama!
Checkup day! ETC have been similarly sized & consistently staggered since their start, so I'm not sure why numbers like these are a surprise each time. Eleanor leapfrogged past Toby (she's not the peanut anymore!), though T did make a move up the WHO char
Kids & cats - what is it about cramming into tiny boxes? Meow!
Vomit. One victim, two occurrences, & ETC’s well check is in the morning. Ha!
I've done it! I've spent an obscene amount of money at Starbucks this year! ✨☕️
Callista, Toby, Eleanor! I'm impressed with those who were right! #tbt #triplets
Three years & a lifetime ago. I know who's who - do you? #tbt #triplets
Seasoned ground beef + shredded cheese + crescent rolls = homemade hot pockets. I sometimes come up with good ideas.
Quick blanket/yogurt break. It's sunny, but it isn't exactly warm! Don't tell ETC that. They're in denial - shivers & all! "Mom, this is FUN!!!!"