Monday, February 17, 2014

A Reading Life (10)

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A Reading Life...hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict, and also inspired by Lisa at Lit and Life--Life: It Goes On...is a meme where we get to talk about other stuff we're doing in our lives along with reading!

Valentine's Day was last week. It was a lot of fun with Gabe. We successfully threw together a Minecraft party for him for his birthday! So the last couple of weeks have been pretty productive!

Listening To:

Inquiring Minds podcast. This is a new one I just found and it's pretty good. The first episode they talked with one of the few female astronaut's (Marsha Ivins) that have been in space. She's flown 5 space shuttle missions. It was fascinating to hear her stories in space and her views on where the space program should go now.

Books Finished:

  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman.
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.
  • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan.

Reading:

  • Container Gardening For Dummies by Bill Marken.
  • Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt.
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Coming Up:

Movie night with my ladies this weekend. We thought we'd go for something fun and light while we wait out the winter blues. Mamma Mia!

Watching:

Not much, actually. I don't have broadcast TV so I haven't caught much of the Olympics except for some news stories online here and there.

We did see the Lego Movie for Gabe's birthday, though!

Making:

My homemade blackberry liqueur came out magnificent! So I made some really pretty and yummy blackberry bramble shots a couple of weeks ago.

I'll be making nothing super special this week. I'm kind of burned out with Gabe's birthday and Valentine's Day!

Grateful For:

Some warmer weather this week. I've been able to get out for some walks and biking with Gabe.

Looking Forward To:

Hiking as the weather warms up!

Pictures:

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Valentine's Day art project! I made red pancakes and layered the toppings with whipped cream, chocolate chips and chocolate syrup. Sparkling cider for Gabe and chocolate wine for the devoted husband and me :)


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Saturday was the celebration of the birth of Charles Darwin so we headed up to the University of Utah for the afternoon.


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The Tracy Aviary stopped by to talk about their awesome birds!


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We rode the train up and back home. Gabe and his friends loved it!

2 comments:

  1. The train ride is all that Gage would need! We went to the aquarium yesterday and he lasted an hour!

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