Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hello old friend

So it's been a whole week since my last entry and I tell you what it's been a jam packed week at that.

I've been MIA and to tell you the truth it's because i'm cheating on my blog ......................................................................................... with a book.

I had a super relaxing weekend actually. My weekends are normally so hectic taken up with functions to attend, kids birthday parties, family gatherings or playdates with the kids and I never really get much time to myself or even just some down time. So on Saturday the boys Dad took them for the day and my intentions were to get loads of housework done. Let's just say that didn't happen. My intentions were good but about an hour in to my day of spring cleaning, ok so winter cleaning I was distracted yet again by the latest book that has captured most of my attention of late.

I have re-discovered my love for reading. Sounds completely crazy I know but I used to be an avid reader. Although that was about 2-3 years BC (Before Children) And ever since I had children it's just something that i've not been able to get in too. I'll never forget trying to read a book just after Cooper was born. It was "Marley & Me" by John Grogan. My girlfriend lent it to me and once again my intentions were good but I just couldn't get in to it. I remember reading chapter after chapter and not even really taking it in. I ended up reading the book twice just so that I could really take it in. I know they say that having babies takes away your brain cells, and well, it was true for me. I had the attention span of a goldfish. I've since read the odd book in the last 4 years but never really been able to fall in love with reading again. Until recently. My girlfriends all laugh at me because for the last two years i've given them a lot of lip about their obsession over these "Twilight" books and even my best friend who is a true Twihard fan couldn't understand why I didn't want to know anything about it. I'm just not in to books about Vampires and Werewolves I would say to them. Well let me tell you I am now. I made the mistake of doing exactly what they all did 2 years ago and so began my obsession. I read Twilight and New Moon in a week and i've just finished off Eclipse. I am almost too scared to start Breaking Dawn because I don't want this lovely fantasy that I have going on in my head to end.

So anyway back to the whole point was that Saturday after attempting to clean I ended up spending an entire day in my cosy arm chair basking in the sun reading. It was pure heaven. No distractions. Just me and my book. No nagging little men asking for yet more food or demanding my attention. Just me and my book. It was complete and utter bliss. Then on Saturday night I ended up reading a book that I had actually fallen in love with just after I had Blake in 2008 called "Eat Pray Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. I enjoyed it even more the second time round. I can relate to so much in that book.

So i've since digged out all of my old books and i've been reacquainting myself with some old faces. I even ordered a heap of books that i've been recommended too so they should arrive next week, well I hope so anyway. I can't wait to get my teeth in to them, so to speak.

There goes a clean and tidy house, reading here I come.

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  1. See, should've listened to me ages ago!

    BTW, I've still got Marley and Me if you are keen for another try xx

  2. Yes I probably should have ;-)
    I've actually got a copy of Marley & Me which I intend on reading again. It's in the list of many to read.

  3. I love the book Eat, Pray, Love. Have you read the second one yet. It's called Committed.

  4. No I haven't yet Britt, but it's definitely on my list to read.


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