Wednesday, January 23, 2013


 This week has been so nice.  Last week was a not nice week. I'm allowed to have those once in awhile, right?

 This week (besides a large auto mechanic bill) has been fabulous.  Zeb ate fish and enjoyed it.  My kindle started working again.  Zeb had a day off of school and we did an afternoon read-a-thon together.   Metta started LOVING tv.  It's the little things, right?!

We were all sitting on the couch (Ike was at the counter working on letters) enjoying the terribly cold weather by cuddling up.  Zeb and I were reading.  Metta was watching Baby Einsteins with her cow.  She loves those silly little puppets on that show.  They make her laugh and laugh and laugh. And as terrible as the American Academy of Pediatrics says it is for a ten month old to watch tv- I DON'T CARE.  And neither does the in house pediatrician.

I LOVE that Zeb loves to read.  He'll get stacks of books- write a list of them- and then cross them off one by one as he finishes reading.  And I've gotten back into a reading groove. I go through phases where I read a book a day and I just can't find good ones fast enough- and I'm there now!  I absolutely LOVE reading books on my Kindle.  I never thought I would be a kindle lover- but I am.  I never buy the books- but our library has a pretty good selection of new titles! and I don't even have to leave my house!! AMAZING.

Any good book suggestions?!  I've just finished Secret Daughter and Left Neglected. Both wonderful.  I also read the much hyped 'Age of Miracles'. Didn't like it AT ALL.
 Bus stop duties are BRUTAL in these temps. Wind chill -15 when we dropped him off in the morning warmed up to -5 when we picked him up.  It's FREEZING.  and I LOVE it.  Now if we could just get some snow to match the temps!!
Ike was so bugged I was making him stop for a picture. It was freeze your nose hairs cold. literally.  

TV is such a wonderful thing for Metta right now because she's INSANE.  CRAZY.  and  a little vain.  She loves to look at herself and the oven door is one of her favorite spots.  She'll get all looney when she sees herself in it, though.  She'll jabber jabber jabber and then shriek and giggle.  Maybe she's not vain- maybe she thinks this image is her best friend.


Lyndsay said...

Kudos to you for having an oven door clean enough for Metta to see her reflection in.
I am DYING over this weather. Pure torture.

Julie Sacks said...

I'm about to start Insurgent (the first of 3) and Divergent (2nd book). I heard they are really good.

Laney said...

We are reading, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" for book club this month. I haven't actually started it yet, but the reviews are phenomenal.

Annie Oswald said...

Love that Miss Metta. And Ike. And Zeb. Love you all.


Amber and Travis said...

I just read "Wacky Wednesday," "Clifford goes to Washington," and "Uncle Martin's Words." All of them were entertaining. :)

I am glad someone is enjoying this weather. I hate being cold! The best thing about it is the 2 hour delay we had!

yaya said...

It's a bit chilly here too..OK is freakin' freezing here too..I also love my Kindle..never thought I would but I'm a reader and it's great to not have to tote a ton of books around or pay for books as I always check out freebies on Amazon. Metta should love herself..she's adorable!

mrs. m said...

Trinity was raised on Baby Einstein-it's awesome!

Michelle said...

Love your posts!

HATE. the Cold.