January 21, 2017

I ended up going to bed at 9:20 pm because Annabel ended up in my bed (Josh was in the OR) and I couldn’t bring myself to turn on my reading light for fear of disturbing her.  Plus maybe I was just that tired, although I just started a new book that is great so far (Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

yes weekend days deserve daily pages too!

On the downside, kind of a lame Friday night.  On the upside, I woke up at 5:30 am feeling pretty rested!  I’m really looking forward to this weekend.  Josh is off (though I have designated Saturday morning as his time for work catchup), and we have a whole slew of social events.  2 kids’ bday parties (one for each kid*), family gatherings, a long run, pool time, and a play date to boot.

I am sure there will be plenty of political discussion and fearful speculation.  I am going to try my hardest to just enjoy the family/social time and breathe.

* I can never tell from invites whether or not siblings are welcome, but for these two I’m just bringing the ‘invited’ kid.



Me: Annabel, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Annabel:  A doctor.

Me, not wanting her to pigeonhole herself too early:  Okay, that’s a great idea, but there are lots of other great things you could do too.

Annabel:  Actually I don’t want any job.

Me:  Oh.  What are you going to do all day, then?

Annabel:  Lie on the couch and rest.


  • Reply noemi March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    That’s the idea Annabel! I like the way she thinks.

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Enjoy!

  • Reply Lindsee March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    How do you pick the books you want to read?

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      1) I’m in a book club that dictates about 25-50%
      2) The What Should I Read Next podcast & Modern Ms Darcy blog
      3) Randomly surfing around on amazon 🙂

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Americanah is a wonderful and engaging book. I went to bed at 9 last night – don’t feel bad about it!

  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    At this point lying on the couch seems like a lovely life goal. Alas, here I sit in a cabg.

  • Reply Emily March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I LOVE Americanah. Glad you’re enjoying it! Also, I follow the author on FB and she was at the women’s march yesterday, so even cooler 🙂

  • Reply susanruns March 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I’m almost finished with Americana! I’ve really enjoyed it so far, although it feels like it’s getting a little long in the last 100-150 pages.

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