Wednesday, May 29, 2013

What I'm Into - May 2013

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Want a little glimpse into my life? :)

Books I Read:
Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson: Book 2 in the Culinary Murder Mystery series (Book 1 was unavailable)

To Train Up a Child by Michael and Debi Pearl: I posted a review of this book yesterday. I encourage you to take a quick look at it HERE. If you just need the summary: "Stay far, far, far, FAR away from this book!"

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (book 2) by Sophie Kinsella: Silly, lighthearted, and an easy read. A perfect distraction at the end of a long day!

Fatally Flaky (book 15) by Diane Mott Davidson: Yeah, I know I'm reading these out of order, but it really doesn't seem like it makes too much of a difference. I do love a good mystery! This is another one in Davidson's culinary murder mystery series.

Books in the Queue:
Shopaholic Ties the Knot (book 3) by Sophie Kinsella

Parenting with Love and Logic by Jim Fay

Can't Miss Television:
Grimm : If you haven't stopped to watch this show yet, it's really interesting! It's about the fairytale world that is actually more monsters than fairies. The plot is set in present day in our world with the fairy tale characters disguised as humans such that your next door neighbor could actually be a creature and you just don't know it. Hey, the original stories had to originate from somewhere. Could it be rooted in reality? *cue mysterious music* Pretty much, it's just entertaining. :)

Movies I've Watched:
Argo : Dang! This was a great movie! I saw a preview for this one while it was in the theaters, but we always wait until movies are released on DVD (ticket prices are outrageous!). Sean put this one on hold at the library as soon as it was pre-ordered, and I was super excited to sit down and watch it. It totally didn't disappoint! It's about the Hostage Crises in Iran and how the CIA sneaked some of the hostages out of the country by pretending that they were a film crew scouting locations. The best part? This actually happened in real life! How amazing is that?!

The Odd Life of Timothy Green : I've always been a fan of Jennifer Garner since seeing her in Alias. (Ooo! I should watch that series again!) I think she always comes off as very strong but sweet. I loved this movie about a couple with infertility who are faced with never having a child of their own. They write out all of their dreams for the child they will never have and put them in a box which they bury in the garden. The next morning, a young boy mysteriously appears who meets every dream that they wrote down. Without giving away the end, keep a box of tissue handy. It's a bittersweet ending, but I think it offers a lot of hope to couples desperate to start a family.

Confessions of a Shopaholic : Now that I'm all into reading the Shopaholic series, I found the movie rather disappointing.  It departed too much from the books for my liking, and honestly, the books are a lot more entertaining. I wouldn't have been sad to have not seen this one. However, it did make an excellent background movie to have on while blogging!

Music I've Listened to:
Bride & Prejudice : Little known fact about me: I find Bollywood movies fascinating. The bright colors, interesting music, the fact that no one actually kisses on screen (True fact. Look it up.) Bride and Prejudice is the Bollywood version of Pride and Prejudice. A little cheesy, but a lot of fun! The music is really entertaining to listen to because of the high energy beat. It would make great workout music...if I worked out.

Barlow Girl : Love the way these three sisters blend their voices together. All of their CDs are awesome! I'm sad that they've retired, but now that they've grown up, I completely understand. I'll keep enjoying their music anyway (and secretly hope for a reunion album!)

YouTube Videos that Caught My Fancy:
Jay Leno Gas Pump Prank: Okay, so it turns out that this video was actually staged, but when I (and the rest of the world) first saw it, we all thought it was just a nice couple rolling with it. Regardless, it's sure to make you laugh! Take a quick peek if you haven't seen it yet!

Yummy in My Tummy:
Hummus and Pita Chips: I'm a fan of hummus and pita, but recently I discovered pita chips. So addicitive! Hummus is pretty good for you unless you eat too much....not that I know from personal experience or anything.

Happiness is:
Snuggling with the Kids: I'm reminded almost daily about how short our time is with our kids whether they grow up and move out, or something tragic happens. Sitting on the couch and just wrapping my arms around my little 2-year-olds are some of the most precious minutes of my day.

What I'm Looking Forward to in June:
Going back to church! Yes, this one was on the list for last month, and all of the kids got sick. We all took turns, so hopefully we are done with illnesses for awhile.

Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) starts next week! I love the fresh fruits and veggies that we get in our bag all year long.

Working on our Summer Bucket List!

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  1. I loved The Odd Life of Timothy Green even though I cried what seemed like the whole movie...!

  2. I love the title and concept of this post. :) It will be so nice to look back on in the future. Maybe sometime I could make one similar. (If you didn't mind, of course. I could credit you and your blog.)

    ps -- I've been thinking of making a summer bucket list as well! So much fun!

    1. Absolutely! I started last month and I really enjoy this one. I add stuff to it as the month passes.

      And Summer Bucket Lists are awesome!


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