Welcome friends! Let me break down my week for you.
I am halfway through The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I actually think I like the movie better. The details of Henry's and Clare's lives together are starting to bother me. I'm also slowly going through a nonfic ARC called Pay Attention, Say Thank You: Seven Rules and Practices for Joyful Living. Couldn't we all use more joyful living? And I got my reviews up for The Weight of Silence (dud) and Homer & Langley (enthralling). Check them out down below.
Reading plans for the coming week: finish the Time Traveler's Wife and read Things Worth Remembering.
Our first day of school is tomorrow. We homeschool so it means less time for goofing off with Facebook and blogs but a more steady schedule. We have spent a very lazy summer and I am ready to get back into the swing of things. You can expect to hear about our weekly learning adventures at the end of each week. I'm excited.
My daughter bought herself a Star Wars Cookbook last week so she has been busy trying out the recipes. Last night we tried the Wookie Cookies which are chocolate chip cookies using semisweet and milk chocolate chips plus a little Cinnamon. They were wonderful. I am so happy that she found this book because it is getting her in the kitchen. I have been trying to get her cooking for a year or two with little success. Now that it's her idea and her choice of recipes she is taking off. Yay!
A couple months ago I mentioned that I was going to start FLYing. I managed through the baby steps with little trouble and was soon living in a cleaner, less cluttered home. I tell you, Swish and Swipe has revolutionized my bathrooms. I no longer gag at the thought of cleaning my toilets because they get a quick wipe down everyday. They have never been so clean and smelled so nice. Ever. This coming week we are working on the Front Porch/Dining room. Since my dining room is used for 3 meals a day plus it is the center of our homeschool there is usually very little to do there. I'll take the time to work on my living room instead.
There was a reference to a poem in Homer & Langley by Fernando Pessoa. I chased it down and found these couple of lines that I had a nice laugh about. I can relate. You can read the rest of the poem here.
"I'm me, and what the hell can I do about it!"
"If I could only put up with myself and the selves inside me."