Monday, September 28, 2009

My Current Loves!!!

It goes without say that I love my boys.

We went to Chick Fil'A tonight for kids' night. We thought, "Hey, Luke likes chicken nuggets, and we like free. Why not?" Luke wasn't so into his chicken nugget, but Jared got to eat the extras.

A couple of weeks ago, I went over to my friend Hayley's house to help her out with sick kids. While I was there, we ate a highly nutritious lunch of 5 layer dip, cheesecake, and frozen pizza. While that one meal was in and of itself incredibly unhealthy, it has given birth to a new constant obsession: cheesecake. I can't get enough. In trying a few brands and styles (well, really only 2 cakes, but one was a variety pack), I have decided that I definitely like the traditional firmer style in plain or fruity flavors.

Have I awakened a craving in you?

And then, a few days after the cheesecake obsession began, I went over to Hayley's again to stay with Emiline while they took their son Oliver to the ER (just a fever, he's okay), I had 4 hours to kill with nothing to do since Emiline slept the whole time. I rooted around their movie collection and found season 1 of the Gilmore Girls.

(Okay, this is not Season 1, but it's the right people). I got hooked that night and borrowed the season from Hayley. Then, for the next few days, I spent way too much time watching TV and only partially paying attention to my son. On the upside, it helped me get through some much detested ironing. And last week while at a play date at my friend Erica's, I discovered that she has season 2. I know what I'll be watching this week. This time, however, I'll limit it to after Luke goes to bed. See? I am a responsible mother.

My family has an online book club. We take turns choosing a book and then we discuss the book through email. It's fun because I've read all kinds of books that I've never heard of or tried before.

For August, my sister Megan chose And Only to Deceive by Tasha Alexander. I loved it! This book was literally hard/ almost impossible for me to put down. And rarely when I read does a book get me looking things up on Wikipedia or checking out other books from the library, but this book totally did. It is set in Victorian England (Is that right? Anyway, the late 1800's). The heroine's name is Emily Ashton, one of England's high society who becomes involved in a mystery. She is also part of an intellectual awakening (if you could even call it that) for women which moves her to study Greek and the Greek myths. Romance is also included. While reading this book, I checked out books on the Odyssey and Greek Gods. I searched wikipedia to find out about rules of entailment and classes and titles. I was captivated. And I have since read 2 sequels (and against my better judgment) just ordered the 4th in the series from Amazon. It also got me interested in mysteries in general, a genre I have up to this summer basically ignored. If you are looking for a good read, I strongly recommend this book.

This summer, I fell in love with Kohls department store. My mom loves it, and my adopted mom, Debbi, also loves it. I went with them and saw the beauty of this store. Anyway, our money came from the airline this month, so I could finish replacing things. Most of the stuff was originally bought at Kohls, so I've been back a few times hunting for the things that were lost. Sadly, seasons change, so I couldn't replace the summer stuff but found other things that I love. I don't know what it is about the store, really, that I like so much. I mean, it's clean and organized, and fairly priced, but there's just something about it that makes me want to go there every time I need something.

But I just discovered something absolutely exciting. While searching for a picture to add to this post, I went to Google and typed in Kohls and a drop down bar comes up with things like "kohls department store" and one of the things said "kohls coupons"! Of course I clicked on it, and wanted to scream in bliss.

Click here for Kohl's coupons

If you are a Kohls shopper, you must go to this site before you go to the store.


Sarah said...

I love And Only to Deceive too! I read all three of them really really quickly. I didn't know there was a 4th...I wonder if our library has it!

I like Kohl's too.

And I like Jared and Luke.

The Sorrell Family said...

Your blog looks great. I will have to devote several hours to figuring something out for mine too.

Kohls also has a email sign up were they email coupons and deals the store is running.