Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Okay, knowing that I am not the only wife who gets a little irritated at sick husbands has brought me great comfort. I think Husband was mostly unaware of my frustration. He realized I was a little on edge, but chalked that up to the kids. He woke this morning feeling well enough to go to work, so I would say he is on the way to recovery. He is supposed to pitch in a baseball game tomorrow, and I know he won't let anything get in the way of that. So I expect a full recovery in the next twelve hours.

After putting the kids to bed last night I headed out the door for a little fix. I went straight to the bookstore. Y'all--without even really browsing the shelves I saw at least 10 books I wanted to buy. I have an addiction and it is fed by bookstores, libraries, and I bought two books for myself and one for the kids. I bought A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. I have started the second book and it is fun. I love memoirs, especially those written in the form of lots of short stories. A good, quick read is what I am after sometimes. For the kids I bought the first book in the Little House series. We just finished reading Charlotte's Web (watching the movie tonight) and I wanted to have something ready to read. My girls might be a little young to really get it all, but I am looking forward to reading with them. The good thing is, they don't mind if we skip a few nights here and there.

So, Husband is recovering and so am I. Despite appearances I try not to be a selfish creature most of the time. Thanks for letting me know I was not alone.


  1. Have you read the Junie B. Jones books to your kids? My kids absolutely love them! They are chapter books on about a 1st-2nd grade reading level, so the kids can understand all that's going on. Junie is always getting into some kind of silly trouble, which is always funny to my 2!

  2. Anonymous8:53 PM

    I don't know what your plans for schooling your kids are, but you may be interested in Charlotte Mason's approach to children's education. It's all about learning through what she calls "living books". You being an avid reader, this type of education is right up your alley. You might enjoy Elizabeth Foss's book, Real Learning.

  3. The Little House books are great - we started them with Older Girl when she was four, reading a chapter aloud every night, and she is still enthralled with them. And I loved reading them as much as she did.

  4. I remember my mom reading us a chapter a night of books like Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland. Probably why my brother and I love reading.

  5. I can't wait to buy A Thousand Splendid Suns. I'm sure it will be just as good as Kite Runner.


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