Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Since Michael and I have been married we have only had one Christmas tree. It was the first year we were married and we got a live tree, even though we only had a car to bring it home in. It was an adventure with me hanging out the window holding onto the tree on top. Since then we didn't try it again. One reason is because we are never home for Christmas, because we always go up to Prescott. This year we decided to break down and buy a fake tree. Having a tree up instantly puts me in the Christmas mood.
Michael and I are lucky that both of our parents gave us a Christmas tree ornament every year. Now our Christmas tree is full of ornaments that mean something to us.
Monday, November 9, 2009
When things got crazy or Simon got tired Michael and I switched off holding him. He got way more attention when we held him, but man he gets heavy after awhile.
When it was all over we had walked more than 3 miles and saw a lot of interesting people. We were all tired and had to pee (there were 2 porta potties for all 10,000 people), but this will definitely be a family tradition that we will do as long as we live in Tucson.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
I finished Lord of the Flies last night. It was one of those classics that I had just never gotten around to reading. Now I can say I have read it and move on. It was a weird book. I did enjoy it, but it will be put on my bookshelf and probably never be picked up again. I think the worse part is you want to yell at the boys in the book and you can't.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Today I carved pumpkins. It's the first time I have carved pumpkins in at least 7 years. I did cheat and used a pattern, but I think that they turned out pretty good. Hopefully we get tons of trick or treaters. There are lots of kids in the neighborhood. I might need to go get more candy.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
On another day my parents and I spent hours putting up the fence in this picture. I now know I will never want to do that again. I bow down to those of you who do that for a living.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
For my writing class I have to write a 20 page research paper. The paper is going to be written throughout the semester, so it shouldn't be too hard. But by next week we have to turn in our topic for the paper. It can be written on anything and I am drawing a huge blank. I can't think of anything that I want to research enough to write a 20 page paper about. Does anybody have any ideas? I will take any suggestions good or bad. :)
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
There are very few books that once I start them I can't put them down. Both books in this series have been like this for me. I received Catching Fire in the mail yesterday morning and I finished it before I went to bed last night. I waited for this book and I was not disappointed. I don't want to give too much away for those people that still need to read Hunger Games, but I don't think that you would regret reading this series.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
On another note, I started school today. I am only taking Writing 102. By the sound of it there is going to be a ton of homework. It is a good thing that I don't have more classes, with this class and my full time job I will be pretty busy.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I just finished The Star Garden by Nancy Turner. It's hard to decide what to write about this book. This is the last of the trilogy, These is My Words. The books go through a time I had little thought about before. It is the day to day struggles of life in the early 1900's and it sucks you in. I couldn't stop reading these books and I couldn't help but feel like they were people I knew, my family.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I just finished Sarah's Quilt by Nancy Turner yesterday. It is the second book in the These is My Words trilogy. I have to admit that I sobbed a lot reading both of them and I am sure once the third book arrives (I ordered it on Amazon) I will sob with that one also. I really enjoy these books. The books take place mostly in Tucson and the Tucson area around 1906. It is really interesting to understand Tucson a little better. I would recommend this book, but be prepared to cry.