Monday, March 31, 2014

A Reading Life (13)

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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!

It was a crazy week! My in-laws stayed with us for about a week. We had my mother-in-law, brother-in-law, his three young kids, their 2 cats and 1 dog. We literally had a zoo! It was fun, though, for Gabe. He enjoyed having his cousins over and playing til they all dropped.

Listening To:

The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People by Neil Shubin.

Books Finished:
  1. Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  2. Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Reading:
  1. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. Yes, I'm still reading this one. It's huge but I'm almost finished. Another couple of weeks and I should be done!
  2. Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre. I'll be finished with this one this week. It's really depressing and has changed everything on how I think about drugs and the drug companies.
  3. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. This one has been on my shelf for awhile and am excited to finally work my way through it. It's a chunkster so I'm planning on taking a few months.
  4. Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom.
Looking Forward To:

Vacation! We headed down to Zion's National Park Thursday and staying down there for a couple of days. We are going with some friends and their kids and doing a lot of hiking and relaxing after :) It's been along time since I've been there. Very, very excited!

Watching:

I've been catching up on Modern Family, The Blacklist, and Bones this last week. And I'm halfway through season 7 of Dexter.

Grateful For:

Slightly chillier than normal temperatures so help me relax indoors and watch TV and read without feeling too guilty about not being outside!

Fun Times:

Fruit rainbow! I win!


I made a rainbow of fruit for St. Patrick's Day! Gabe helped and it was a lot of fun. We topped it off with green pancakes for dinner :)

Fun with the cousins!


Fun at the Dinosaur Museum with his cousins!

:)


Hiking!

Bear cubs :)


We had a blast!

Last week we also got to see Neil deGrasse Tyson come speak at the University of Utah! It was amazing. The man is pure genius both in science and speaking about science to the layperson. One-in-a-lifetime experience!


5 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful vacation! There's nothing better than taking a break for a few days. :D

    That fruit rainbow is so cute! I need to do that :)

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    1. Whoa! You saw Neil Tyson! Soooo cool and I'm totally jealous, lol

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    2. Yes, I did! It was so awesome! Be jealous ;)

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  2. You have been a busy mama! Cousin time is always good. Makes me sad when I think about Gage not having any. Love the fruit rainbow. Need to do something like that. Too funy about Mists of Avalon. I've given it 2 tries over the years (made it 100 and 150 pages in) but have never been able to stick with it long enough to finish. It's good I just need to find some quality reading time for it.
    Have a great vacation. Jason and I are sneaking away for the weekend, just the two of us :) Spa treatments and good food, oh, and lots of sleep!

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    1. Spa treatments and good food and sleep! Sounds perfect!

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