Anyway.....still distracting myself around here folks. I am looking for any good links, books or whatnot you have been reading lately. Lay it on me.
Me? Not up to much.....
- I am reading Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee and frankly, I am having a hard time with it. There is something about the protagonist that irritates me and I am finding it difficult to be sympathetic towards her, much less actually rooting for her. She could be reduced to food stamps for all I care about her. I am totally slogging through this thing - I have only read 170 pages, but feel as if I have been reading it forever. I am not ready to abandon it, though.
- Since I am struggling with the book, I have turned to magazines lately since I MUST READ OR DIE (or something like that. But less dramatic, I suppose.) Hands down, my favorite magazine has to be Brain, Child. Sadly, I HATE the title of the magazine because I think it is misleading. This is NOT a magazine about raising a child who will be accepted into a gifted program. Instead, this is a magazine for thinking mothers who don't give a shit about the newest trend in sippy cups. This is the place for mothers to read balanced articles on politics and a variety of parenting concerns such as raising a mixed-race child, raising a disabled child, deciding on vaccinations, etc. I really appreciate that this magazine speaks to mothers from all walks of life - be it working moms, stay at home moms, crunchy granolas, conservatives, liberals, whatever you may be. I love this magazine so much, that I have ordered some of their bundles of old issues.
- TV-wise, I have been digging Bravo lately - Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List definitely perks me up and even the trainwreck that is Denise Richards makes me smile. I actually feel a bit sorry for Denise because truthfully? She is a pretty face, but there isn't much else going on. She has very little charisma or screen presence and should stick to modeling. I am so desperate for brain candy these days that I have even added the Real Housewives of the OC and NYC to the DVR. Oh, yes. YES, I DID. *gulp*
This weekend is X's and my 5th wedding anniversary. FIVE YEARS. The last year has been really hard, we have had a lot of challenges to face in our life. It has only served to remind me that I am so grateful I married a man of such great character. A kind, gentle, compassionate man who is such a patient, devoted father. Not only do I love him, I respect him.
Now, if I can only convince him that a Wii is the traditional gift for the 5th anniversary.