Because there was much hemming and hawing on my part about reading “Gone Girl,” from the crazy loved it/hated it hype to my wariness at a possible infertility story that rubbed me the wrong way, here’s my review from Goodreads:
It’s so easy to get in a reading rut. It’s even easier to not realize you’re in one. The key to reading more and often is choosing good books.
“OBVIOUSLY, JENNY,” you say.
“OBVIOUSLY, READER,” I counter.
But how do you choose good books? I don’t know how you do it, but here’s my convoluted [...]
Callista threw a fit on the floor when I wouldn’t let her take spoons from the kitchen. While I’d normally let a tantrum play out until it dissipates or escalates, Eleanor decided her sister deserved a time out, and Callista obliged.
Me? I watched, laughed and recorded it. I mean, what else would I have [...]
There’s a sweet spot between focusing too much on what could have happened and being drop-to-your-knees thankful that it didn’t, or so They want you to believe.
“Be grateful for what you have.” “Just focus on the positive.” “Don’t think about what could have happened.”
It’s impossible to appreciate a near miss without acknowledging what [...]
I ran across a blogger’s rant about National Infertility Awareness Week today and just shook my head.
The author, who shall remain unlinked, claims that NIAW is nothing more than a self-serving week to allow infertiles to push their medical advice down unsuspecting victims’ throats.
That’s paraphrasing, of course.
Nay, dear readers. This particular blogger [...]
My froyo date is a little short & can't help but yell "ECHO!" in a good-acoustics store, but he's cute & a good kisser.
Look what came in the mail! #triplets
Genius. Their Greek yogurt was too thin with smashed strawberries, so I added "Super Letter" cereal, aka Alphabits with a Super Why box.
Southern belle. (Tutu count: 3.)
Tackle-hugs x3! #triplets
What, you don't wear your socks as mittens? #outcold #ERFing
Happy kiddos! #triplets
NAILED IT. ☀
Boo ya! I was 4 books behind, but I've rallied! Onto book No. 30! #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Because I'm a total lightweight & don't parent while even slightly drunk, & because I finally found plain sparkling water (not club soda) - fizzy, no-rum mojito water FTW!
Eleanor. She's currently my most challenging child - fearless, doesn't listen to "no" & is very attached to me. For all the frustrations, she is joy defined. This face!
OBNOXIOUS. I doubt this is relevant to Gone Girl's story, so why the conception distinction? Do you ever see an IVF-mention for the random next-door singleton baby? (If it is relevant, I'll apologize for my rant.)
Keep your britches on, & try to refrain from telling me how much you loved or hated this book. I waited this long to read it because I didn't want to be swayed by ALL the hype. (Book No. 29 of 2013) #ABeautifulMess #amreading
Cleaning up the dinner mess while my brain visits Hogwarts. If I can't have a new book in my hands, I'm listening to an already-read book on audio. #amreading ⚡
Pizza sauce today. I dropped the messy ladle carrying it in from the grill. Will I ever learn? Probably not.
The summer sun is going to give me 3 tow heads.
"I working," Callista said. "I hiding," Eleanor said. "Playing with strings!" they both said. Sisters. I love being their mama.
I'll start book No. 28 of 2013 as soon as I'm done dicking around with #ABeautifulMess.
These guys are so at home on a farm. I love it. ☺
I think my basket was filled with strawberries minus 1 bite each. #triplets