November 16, 2006


I just had to fill out the papers for our next move, and I got to do the fun one where you tally up all your beds and desks and sewing machines and get an estimate of your moving weight. In the blank where you can say what other heavy stuff you have that's not listed, I put "books -- at least 1000", which if you think about it is heavier than all our desks combined.

My mother-in-law read that I was a US history dummy and mailed us some history books. She asked my husband if I had had a chance to read them yet, and he snorted and said that I had a lot on my plate right now. Here's my birthday jackpot, thanks to my husband, Oda Mae, and CaliValleyGirl.


And that doesn't include the stash of cookbooks from my mom and mother-in-law. Nor the twelve paperbacks I got at Goodwill yesterday, nearly rounding out my Michael Crichton collection. (I swear I'd buy his grocery list if he published it.) Life is good.

I just finished reading Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader. I completely recommend it for anyone my age, we who were too young to really appreciate Reagan as a president. That man was fantastic. I just started Island, and after about 100 pages, I'm still at that feeling where I can't decide if I'm liking it or not. I guess I'm not disliking it, but it's not what I expected.

My husband said I need to stop buying books and start seriously hoarding that money to buy, oh, a refrigerator, washer, dryer, sofa, and backyard fence. I told him that my books cost less than his beer, and last much longer. And that he's lucky his wife's Day of Splurging means spending seven bucks on paperbacks at Goodwill.

But I promised: no more books until after we move.

Posted by Sarah at November 16, 2006 09:14 AM | TrackBack

I see you have Alton's book there (I've got that one too because I love Alton) the MacGiver of the kitchen my husband calls him. My son has been tuning in to his show while he's here on leave. *grin* He says he doesn't get to see it in Germany because it's on while he's working.

Right now I've got any number of books I should be reading, but since I'm doing the Nation Novel Writing Month, I haven't had time to read anything. I'm still trying to figure out why I thought I could write something. LOL.

Enjoy your cache.

Posted by: Teresa at November 16, 2006 09:15 PM

ecclectic to be sure...

I do like Alton Brown, and Miss Paula

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 17, 2006 08:21 AM