Wednesday, July 29, 2009

a new favorite? maybe.

I just finished David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. It was absolutely fabulous! I think anybody who enjoys classic literature will love this book. For me, when I read a lot of books I have found that I mostly want to get to the end, to find out what the climax is, how it will happen, and then to know. I find that I race through these books for them just to be over. I just love endings I guess. With David Coppperfield though I found that I'd often set the book down in my lap just to think about it. I loved the whole world that he lived in. I loved all of the characters. I just can't say enough.
On a side note. I love names that mean something. I love family names, and scripture names, and names from my favorite characters in books. I have often told Brent that I'd love to have a "sweet sweet Melanie" (Gone with the Wind). Agnes is a new Melanie to me. I really wish I liked the name a little more because I love her role as the angel always pointing upwards.
Oh I also read another book before this one but I forgot to mention it and unfortunately forgot what it was called. I know that's bad. About a girl who falls in love with her imaginary friend. It was like a day read but I enjoyed it. Just no lasting impression.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

It wasn't a dream!

You may or may not remember my nightmare soul crushing post where I cleaned but then realized it was all a dream. Well today it was all real! I washed 3 loads of clothes and put them all away, cleaned out the car (which was no small task on its own), washed the dishes and put them away. I know its not much for normal people but for me these days it was huge.

So when Jackson asked, as he does every day, "mommy, good day?"
I could easily say, "yeah buddy! good enough to cut up half a watermelon for just the two of us."

Well, except for feeling totally skammed by a Farragut fundraiser. Six bucks for 9 pieces of candy! really?!?!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 4th

I think i had more fun with Jackson this year on the 4th than i remember having as a kid. We just kinda talked about it a lot with jackson and had more fun with it. These are hats we made for fhe monday night.

They have a kid parade every year in Brents old neighborhood so we went to that. The kids decorate their own bikes and stuff and ride behind a firetruck that comes every year. It was really a lot of fun.
So i'm feeling bad after reading other blogs about their kids loving fireworks. We were all prepared to keep jackson up, but then I was exhausted. We just went home and went to bed. pathetic huh? oh well. We loved celebrating our country all day!