Friday, August 14, 2009

Peace!

Yesterday was a work day. As soon as W was settled in school, I came home and cleaned house. Ate a light lunch, then went to the store for cookie dough. I figured freshly baked cookies would be a special treat for everyone, and I was right:)

Today, I'm takiong one more day to finish up some cleaning projects I've been putting off, and starting Monday, I'll be getting back to my neglected wips. So today I'll be scrubbing down the kitchen and washing all the curtains in the house, which will actually take up most of tomorrow too. I have to fix a LIGHT meal for K before taking him back to school, as he has one more practice scrimmage an hour south tonight, and his bus leaves at 5pm.

Woo Hoo!
Jesse was voted out last night! Jeff took both Russ and Lydia down and put up J and Natalie! Unfortunately, Michele won HOH, so hopefully she'll be smart about who she puts up for eviction on Sunday.

Circling The Wagons Again...
Yes, freedom of speech exists, and I'm getting tired of mixed signals from a particular blog I read every now and then. There's a time to be right, and a time to acknowledge other's right to feel slighted/hurt/anger and to silence the fingers. But sometimes, the desire to be 'right' can overtake the desire to keep the peace. So the next time you find yourselves expressing opinions not shared by the majority, ask yourself, 'Would I rather be right or have harmony?'

I'm not slamming freedom of speech; I'm objecting to friends becoming enemies because one friend values his/her own opinion rather than others. I've witnessed this four times now over the past year, and I'm getting tired of it. One day the person will find themselves all by his/her self, with no one listening anymore. But hey, look on the bright side: He/she will always be right, no matter what the issue is! And if this person is happy with their own company, then great.

Reading Schedule:
(Admit it; you're happy to see the return of this segment, ha ha!)

8-14
No Holds Barred-Jayden Chelsee (EP)
Babies in the Bargain-Mona Risk (TWRP)

8-21
Heart and Soul-Ashley Ladd (TEB)
Beyond Meddling-Barbara Huffert (TEB)

8-28
The Oath: Bound-Adrianne Brennan (FB??)
Rescuing Clarice-Anny Cook (EC)

Amber Skyze generously sent me Splashing Good Time, and read it the other day. Wonderful! Now I want my own pool boy...but I don't have a pool! Going off to pout, ha ha...Seriously, I enjoyed it and kept scrolling to the end:)

I also broke down and bought Juie and Julia, and a) it made me hungry; b) I laughed my ass off several times, so now I HAVE to see the movie; and c) I've been strangely creative in the kitchen this week, so my kids have been appreciative of the efforts!

And yesterday, I treated myself to The American Wife, by Curtis Sittenfeld. My only objection so far is there are no chapters, only sections, and I'm finding it hard to put down. If it hadn't been for the fact I happened to glance at the clock last night, I would have stayed up all night reading, instead of forcing myself to turn out the light at eleven pm. I'm not picking it up until I've finished my chores for the day!

(nd yes, this segment will return, in blue print, to the top of the posts. I just didn't want it to interrupt the flow of today's post.)

So happy Friday, and I'll be back tomorrow!

1 comment:

KellyMarstad said...

hey you. Hope your friend's blog doesn't break your spirit. I don't think I've ever seen you stay down for long so hang in there, okay?

And yes, I do love your reading now segment.

You wanna come over to my house and wash stuff? You totally can. I'm sure we could work in some writing too if you want.