Monthly Archives: August 2012

Come and Sit a Spell

Kids and Josh went into the rainforest. I popped a squat on a bench with this view

There’s a bench (not an industrial bench) at the Topeka Zoo that I will sit at when Josh takes the kids into the rainforest. I can’t go in there unless I have to because the smell and humidity make me sick to my stomach and causes a major head.

A Congo African Grey Parrot at Topeka Zoo, Kan...

A Congo African Grey Parrot at Topeka Zoo, Kansas, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I sit outside, and wait. I have some quiet time to reflect on what is the meaning of life (42). I listen to the sounds of the birds inside the rainforest building. I hear the honking of the geese. I hear laughter of kids on a nearby playground.

It’s a peaceful feeling, though I am wishing that I was inside, enjoying the wonder of my kids’ enjoyment of the birds and animals. The ability to spend the rest of the day with my family, though missing those few moments, is worth more than seeing those few moments and feeling them ruined moments later when I feel the need to just crawl under the covers, with my trusty bucket friend. Just in case I don’t make it to the bathroom in time.

Review: Pregnant by the Warrior

Pregnant by the Warrior (Harlequin Historical, #978)Pregnant by the Warrior by Denise Lynn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was “okay”.
It was a fine read, but it seemed to drag. I found myself skipping. I’ll admit it is a re-read, but I think I skipped then, too.

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Review: Falling For Gracie

Falling For Gracie (Los Lobos, #2)Falling For Gracie by Susan Mallery

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this on my kindle. I didn’t even realize I hadn’t read it yet.
It was good. Very well written.
I hate Gracie’s family though. And the town. Honestly, I hate the town. A LOT.
They are WAY too over-the-top nosy. There’s a difference between knowing everyone’s business, and plastering a daily chronicle in the paper.
Ugh. I just DID NOT like the town.

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This Winter?

Snowball Fight

They’re calling for a “normal” winter, with “normal precipitation” now, instead of what they were calling for, which was a MUCH WETTER one. Well, our area is on the cusp of “normal”, and “oh crap, bad” or something. So, the kids are going to be cooped up inside, more often, and hopefully, though, I won’t be required to look into wrestling gear from, to keep them safe.

I’m not sure what I’m wanting. I don’t want a crapton of snow, because, ugh, I’m over it from the winter before last (last winter we got a whopping like 2 inches ALL WINTER of snow). I’m not wanting major cold, either, but gah, we need it because we need it to kill the bugs. TOO many bugs this year. GOOD thing about a lack of rain was the lack of mosquitos in the area. Otherwise it would have been very dangerous for us. We’ll leave that to Texas.

September Photo A Day

September Photo A Day by TM2TS
September Photo A Day, a photo by TM2TS on Flickr.