Thursday, July 08, 2010

-- John 3:30 --

"He must become greater; I must become less."

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Weekend at the Lake...

Lucas and I just got back yesterday from being at the lake for an extra long weekend celebrating Canada Day and my mother-in-law's birthday.  We enjoyed some great weather, some super great food (we're talking tenderloin steaks, orange chicken & even homemade ice cream) and some great time on the water.  Lucas, his brother and his dad each got out on the Air Chair (below), their wakeboards and his dad and brother also made time for some barefooting...

I also got out on the water - on my wakeboard for the first time this season.  I only lasted about 3 minutes though before I felt like my quad muscles were going to burn a hole through my thighs and I feeling it all over today.  From the top of my neck, to the base of my spine & just behind my armpits I feel stiffness & soreness.  The guys say that its all part of the sport - so here to hoping I can stretch it out over the week and be back out on the lake next weekend - which is actually only 2 days away!  I love summer!!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Little Earthquakes

Since I'm trying to use the blog as a way of recording my reading, I need to post about the good books, the bad books, and the forgettable ones (well, especially the forgettable ones). 

I picked "Little Earthquakes" up at Goodwill a couple months ago and finally finished it over the weekend.  I had enjoyed the "In Her Shoes" movie with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette which was also written by Jennifer Weiner, and I was in the mood for a chick lit kind of book, so I thought this might fit the bill.

The chapters in this book are written from the perspective of 4 different women, each handling, marriage, pregnancy, infancy, and other life events in their own way.  This frequent change in perspective kept me interested, but the content wasn't exactly riveting.  The book was ok but it wasn't a page turner and if I'd known then what I know now, I probably wouldn't have started this ever-so-slightly below average book.

On another note, I've taken a couple solo road trips over the past few weeks and had the chance to make it through 2 audio-books while in the car.  "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen and "Twenties Girl" by Sophia Kinsella.  "Water for Elephants" was great but "Twenties Girl" wasn't.  I plan to write a little bit about each of them in the next few days once I get another break from the dissertation revisions that have been plaguing me.

So - given that I'm between books right now - does anyone have any suggestions for my next read?

I've been thinking about "The Help"... anyone read it?
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