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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

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Say What Wednesday and Whatcha Reading Wednesday (a twofer!)

New Year's Day...just finished celebrating with Husband's family

Hailey (standing in the middle of the room):  GOOD DAY!  GOOD PRESENTS!!!  THANK YOUUUUUUU!

I seriously love this girl

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We have gotten in the habit of opening the Christmas cards during lunch time.  This is slowly going away, but we did get a couple of "Happy New Year" cards which I loved.

Matt:  Open da Chrissmas cards.  Is dat a Chrissmas card?
Mommy:  No, this is a bill.
Matt:  Oh...Mommy no open da bills.  Bill open da bills.

Clearly he knows who brings home the bacon at this point!

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Weeping is not a sound we hear around our house a lot...crying, screaming, whining?  Yes!  Weeping?  NO!  So, the Crazies went down for naps yesterday and I hear the saddest sound in the world.  Hailey is literally weeping.  So, I go upstairs:

Mommy:  Hailey, what's wrong, Honey?
Hailey (through broken sobs at this point):  I sad.
Mommy:  Why are you sad?
Hailey:  The man not nice to Nemo in the ocean.  The man not nice.

She wept like this for about 30 minutes...it was so sad.  She finally cried herself to sleep.  :(

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Okay, so on to Whatcha Reading Wednesday.  I haven't done this for a while...not because I haven't been reading, but because I'm typically too lazy to go up and get Kindle during naptime (when I rarely move my ass from the chair b/c Dog will stalk me until I feed her).

Not Ready for Mom Jeans
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Cute book.  Easy to read.  Kind of predictable in parts.  Written from a blogger Mom who wants to maintain and be successful in her career and also wants to stay at home with her daughter.  It's the age-old quest to "have it all" only to realize that you can't really have it all if you want to be happy.  Here are a few quotes that hit home with me.

After much tears and frustration, and despite a serious case of guilt and remorse, I remembered that bottle-feeding isn't the devil, and we haven't looked back since.

We've had a handful of Adult Moments since Sara was born, and all I have to say is thank go dour bedroom has bulbs that are about 15 watts.

It's like pregnancy is nature's birth control - you end up so hideous no one wants to have sex with you until desperation sets in.

It's like there's no way to win.  Some days, I'll wish I could stay home with her.  Then the wind changes and I'm so happy to go to work, I look forward to dropping her off at day care.  And I can't even feel either one of those things without feeling shame.

Cutting for Stone
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Switching gears to something more serious.  As I read through this book, I couldn't figure out if I liked it or not.  All I knew was that every night, I had to read more.  I had to find out what happened next.  It's not a mystery at all, but it had that kind of pull for me.  I ended up loving this book and I still can't even tell you why.  Here are some pieces:

Wasn't that the definition of home?  Not where you are from, but where you are wanted?

At once, the colon bullied its way out like a zeppelin escaping its hangar.

The world turns on our every action, and our every omission, whether we know it or not.

I stood firm.  I didn't trust Hema's motivation:  guilt leads to righteous action, but rarely is it the right action.


Lift

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Written in letter form from a mother to her daughters...wondering what they'll take away from their childhood.  It touched me because of how many "special" things I think I do...how many of them will really matter?  Here are some snippets:

I've had cancer twice and if I ha to pick one fate for you, cancer or fertility problems, I'd pick cancer.

I held you, heart to heart, your hands around my neck.  Although I'd betrayed you, although I'd stood by while people spread and bent and stabbed you, you still wanted me most of all.

My default answer to everything is no.

I want to keep you in the world where I can find you.

Now I'm onto an old favorite - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.  So, what are YOU reading?  Link up!