Monday, February 3, 2014

A Reading Life (9)

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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!

This week brings Gabe's birthday! We're throwing him a Minecraft party since the boy is obsessed!

We had a pretty good snowstorm this last week as well which helped clear out the inversion here and we are all breathing a little better for at least a week...(then it all comes back).

Listening to:

The Freakonomics podcast. I'm only 2 in but fascinating!

Books Finished:


Reading:

  • Charlotte's Web by E.L. White (We are reading this to Gabe. He's really
    enjoying it!).
  • Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman.
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Coming Up:

I'm excited for Gabe's birthday this weekend. We still need to plan a game and get the decor details down this week. It should be fun, though!

Watching:

The Mindy Project! I just caught up and am so happy! If you watch it you'll know why if you don't then you need to get on that :)

Making:

I finally have all the necessary ingredients to make Blackberry Bramble jelly shots for my movie night with the girlfriends this weekend!

I'm also making homemade sloppy joes and a yummy crockpot chicken this week.

And a creeper cake for Gabe's birthday! Wish me luck on that one!

Grateful For:

Snow. The inversion has been killing us out here in Utah. But we finally got a snowstorm and we're breathing a bit better for a short time. Plus I got to go outside and play in the snow with Gabe and build some snowmen!

Looking Forward To:

Spring. I've had three flowers start to sprout this month and it's making me antsy for the Spring and seeing green again and warmer times to play outside. And flowers!

Pictures:

We had a lot of fun in the snow before it melted the next day!

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4 comments:

  1. I downloaded the Freakonomics podcast but have yet to listen to any episodes. I always love to listen to those guys when they're on NPR so I'm really looking forward to it.

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  2. Can't wait to see how the party goes! As for the snow, well, I lost all love for it except from the warmth of my home. It has been around 0 for too long!
    Reading Charlotte's Web to Gabe is a great idea, but seriously, I'd break down at the end!

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  3. Hope Gabe had a fun party! Great pics. What a cute snowman!

    I love homemade sloppy joes and aren't crock pots just the bomb?!

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