Monday, June 24, 2013

I Wish I May, I Wish I Might...

Well!  After I dropped the girls at band camp today, I decided to celebrate my first day of freedom by taking an 8-mile bike ride.  Then I came home, showered, and cleaned the bathrooms. 

Naturally, I spent the rest of the day sitting around and feeling virtuous.  After all, there is only so much productivity one gal can handle.  But I'm thinking I won't have much of a problem adjusting to an empty nest when the time comes.  In case any of you were wondering...

Did I mention that Susie woke up at 5:45 this morning, from sheer excitement?  I could have wept.  Larry took one for the team by getting up and giving both girls (yes, Rachel was also up by 6) a ridiculously early breakfast .  I can't believe I used to be a morning person.

Books!  How old-fashioned of me...

That's all I've got, folks.  Apparently, a life of childless leisure does not lend itself to interesting blog posts.  I'll spend tomorrow eagerly awaiting my birthday Amazon order -- essentially, EVERYTHING (except hardcovers) that's been sitting on my wish list since approximately forever.  It was my jubilee year birthday present to myself.  With the threat of age-related dementia looming on the horizon, I feel the need to prime my brain by reading something a tad more challenging than blog posts and magazines. 

Any suggestions for next year's wish list?




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10 comments:

  1. Right now I'm reading Sonia Sotomayor's memoir and finding it fascinating. Enjoy your good reads!

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  2. I'm going to be self-serving and plug my book to add to your wish list:

    http://the-quiet-corner.blogspot.com/2013/06/shameless-book-plug.html

    I have a big stack of books I hope to tackle this summer when we're up north including Life after Life, Far From the Tree, and Infinite Jest. I don't know how far I will get, but I really miss having time to really read so summer break is my only chance.

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  3. Oh, I"m so glad you ordered books for yourself! Enjoy! :)

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  4. AnonymousJune 24, 2013

    So, you showered BEFORE cleaning the bathrooms?

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  5. AnonymousJune 25, 2013

    I was also wondering why u showered before!?? Lol

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  6. I'm currently reading "The Interestings" by Meg Wolitzer. Actually, I'm also reading anything I can get my hands on. Sad how an English teacher needs the summer to drink from the oasis of words. Hope you find something awesome!

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  7. I want to know everything you ordered so I can live vicariously. Actually, I do pretty well with Amazon--husband's travel = credit card points = free books on Amazon (the points are automatically linked in). Except when I "spend" the points on the kids...

    Right now I'm reading The Once and Future King by T. H. White. I'm really enjoying it.

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    1. The Once and Future King is one of the best books ever written. I need to re-read that. I mostly ordered memoirs; I don't seem to be able to suspend disbelief well enough to enjoy any new fiction.

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  8. Hmmm, I never considered bike ride...but that's a good way to spend one or more of your free hours. Books from Amazon...you took my advice. :-)

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  9. An 8 mile bike ride AND clean bathrooms! How much time did you have? Either of those would have taken me an entire day to accomplish.

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