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10 Things (a Tuesday list)

11.26.2013

1. I think I mentioned yesterday how much I loved the new Hunger Games movie. Looooved. Well one of the trailers before the movie was for a film called Divergent. Which apparently is also a 3-part book series, and I know this because I just downloaded all three onto my kindle, that's how interesting the movie trailer was.

2. This means I shall not be going to bed before midnight all week because I can NOT put a good book down. And I can tell, these are going to be good.

3. While on the subject of good books, I would like to share my excitement about a new book by my parenting mentors, Joey and Carla Link from Parenting Made Practical.

I have been listening to Joey and Carla's Mom's Notes presentations for probably ten years now... and a more practical and relatable, wisdom-filled teaching based on the Growing Kids God's Way (Babywise/Childwise) series you'd be hard-pressed to find. The help we have received from them in our parenting journey has been truly invaluable. You can find their new book, Why Can't I Get My Kids to Behave? on Amazon, or at Barnes and Nobles here.

4. And having nothing at all to do with books... a week ago I asked Blake what he would like for Christmas. His answer was a power wheels car that you can ride in and that "can fly just a little bit". Hmmmm.

5. Last night I asked Blake what he'd like for Christmas again, wondering if he'd remember what he'd said last time or if he'd be onto something new. His answer? "Meat. Deer meat." Well, that we have in abundance, my son. And also, YOU ARE STRANGE.

6. I think it says much about my age that my top two Christmas wishlist items are a new four-slot toaster and a sonicare toothbrush. Hey, properly toasted english muffins and good oral hygiene are both very important to me.

7. Remember back when I said I loaded new books onto my kindle? I may have just taken a writing break to "peek" into the first one and lost an hour of my time. Good gravy I'm in trouble.

8. Everyone is doing these "month of thanks" daily posts on facebook... or at least it seems like everyone. I'm thankful for lots of things too, but I have this stubborn streak that makes me not want to do something like that just because so many people are. So instead I think of the things I'm thankful for and refuse to tell anybody. Ha! Does that make me the Thanksgiving Grinch?

9. Don't answer that question.

10. Ten things is really hard when all you want to do is dive back into a book! SEE YA! ;)

13 comments:

  1. HI my sweet d.i.l.- love your post and yesterday's too. Mom-T

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  2. You're going to LOVE Divergent! I need to get the second one. Also, in the same genre is the Matched series. But wait until you're done with Divergent to go to that one. I'm in to both and I'm getting stories crossed. :)

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    1. haha, hate it when that happens! I LOVE book recommendations, thanks!

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  3. I also saw that preview for Divergent at the Catching Fire movie. I went yesterday and bought 3 books - one of which was Divergent. I also bought the Book Thief ( because they made a movie of that, too and I need to read it) and the new Kate Morten book. I am set for my holiday reading now!! =)

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    1. I got the Book Thief too! Also because of the movie trailer... apparently it's where I'm getting my book recommendations from now? Happy holiday reading!

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    2. I just read The Book Thief (because of the movie!) and I can't decide whether I like it or not. It was good, but I didn't feel like the story really ended. And I got to the end and wondered if I even knew the point of the book. I still want to see the movie, though!

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  4. I would just like to point out that I've been telling you about the Divergent series for some time now!!!! I forgot about the Matched Series by Ally Condie... I have that also so I'll get those to you too.

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    1. It's just that I kept forgetting what they were called! Cool... more books :) I feel a definite book binge coming on.

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  5. Hi! Love your blog and I live in Beaverton, so I also love a fellow Oregonian!

    Catching Fire was totally awesome and you're going to love Divergent! Also, thanks for the parenting book recommendation. We did Babywise when the kids were, well, babies, and my parents did Growing Kids God's Way with my sister and I. Will have to check out this book! As for number six, I really want an immersion blender for Christmas - real exciting stuff. And number eight? Yeah, I'm just rebellious enough that I won't want to post thankful stuff on FB every day even though no one will care if I miss a day.

    Have fun with your new books!

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    1. Love the comment, Alli, thank you! Why is it that kitchen tools and appliances become so appealing as we get older?! An immersion blender sounds awesome! hahaha.

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  6. ok, so don't laugh to hard, but I asked for a back pack sprayer so it will be easier to spray my weeds come spring. I'm pathetic!

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    1. I laughed out loud. Oh Tricia, that is so sad!!! I'm sure Russ could pick one up at a yard sale for you any time!

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