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!
The result of getting sick with 3 sick 3-year-olds on Black Friday & staying sick through "cyber week." Don't wanna.
First dermabond is a baby book milestone, right? Toby is a tough guy. Minimal tears!
I'm starting book 67 of 2013, a book recommended by NPR. (I'm short on my 75-book goal. I don't count rereads toward my annual total, but for quantity's sake, I just might break my rule. Cheating? Maybe.)
They get first dibs. #triplets
I had to return 2 library books & accidentally left with another #LibraryHaul to go with the one at home. Oops. Can we say, "addicted?" ❤️
First movie theater experience: check plus plus plus!
Tea, obviously. (I meandered into World Market on Black Friday & ended up being one of the first 100 shoppers. Free mug, huzzah!)
"Come sit on my lap, Buddy!" #triplets #BFF
Real life. My amazing juggling act falters when I'm called to cuddle my sick babies. 2/3 are on the mend, but they're flanking me while I hold the third in my lap. Spot the piles of clean laundry! The forgotten toys! The stalled ornament hanging! The tote
They're impressed with the tree lights. ✨
I found the big-kid ragamuffins wandering the Christmas tree lot, thought they'd look cute in a photo. #latergram #triplets
I might give him a hard time for his Monica Geller approach to life (rubber gloves & perfectly positioned chairs), but Rob does a great job rigging up these lights. I just wonder how creative his swears will be this year.
Jammies, juice, popcorn & movie. Welcome to our weekend. Not pictured: frequent coloring breaks, fevers, occasional vomit & countless boogie wipes.
Before I take my sick self to bed, I have to share the pretty custom necklace I ordered from @meganluvsjewels! Ruby for me, aquamarine for Rob, & citrine for ETC. Merry Christmas to meeeee! #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbizsaturday
They always play like this. #liesalllies #triplets
This magic moment #triplets
I first held Eleanor 3 years ago today. Maybe I shouldn't continue writing about things that happened 3 years ago, but ETC's birthday & #PrematurityAwarenessMonth always make November a month of reflection for me. And to be honest, I still feel the effect
As a kid who sucked her thumb entirely too long, I find Callista's bed-only thumb-sucking habit encouraging. That doesn't mean I don't feel the warm fuzzies when she sneaks in a fix in my view when tired or sick, like today. A mild cold, a sleepy day, a c