First there's the daycare -- it's been raining here. Like RAINING. As in so much rain I was beginning to wonder if our next craft might be building an arc and arranging to get 2 of every animal aboard. So, my days have been spent policing children who are too cooped up to do anything but argue and fight. I actually have a little bite war going on between my own demon toddler and my poor little daycare boy (although he's also given his fair share of bites). I have to keep reminding myself that it's just a stage and they'll out grow it, but in the mean time, I want to cry.
Because of the rain, my kids are bored. There's the usual "I'm bored" that you get during summer holidays, but this is genuine boredom. It's like the real life version of The Cat in the Hat "too wet to go out, too cold to play ball, so we sat in the house and did nothing at all" -- except no crazy cat comes to make life fun/interesting. Only me, and I'm neither fun nor interesting lately.
I've learned a few things about myself during this extended period of I'm-So-Bored-I'm-Debating-Suicide. First - I no longer like my coffee with cream. Ages ago, I went from cream & sugar to just cream....then, lately, drinking my coffee has been making me feel nauseous. Couldn't figure it out and unfortunately, I'd rather contemplate cleaning out a viper pit than face my day without caffeine. Then, I poured a cup one groggy morning, got distracted by one of many things, and went back and took a sip without the cream. Oh, sweet heavenly dark bliss! I'm in love.
I also learned that when my nails get too long, I can't type. This is kind of a TMI tidbit...but it's here and posted so deal with it. It's not like my nails are drastically long ...maybe just 1/2 a centimeter (that's a little less than 1/4 inch for my southern friends). Regardless, it messes up my typing.
And -- here's the big time waster for me. I've got a bit of an infatuation going on with someone I found on YouTube. I actually saw one of her vids about 4 or 5 months ago, but was too busy with school to do much more than a quick glance at it. Amenakin is a Muslim gal from the UK, and is brilliantly fashionable and has created the most funky and gorgeous ways of wearing a hijab. I love it. She also has an online hijab shop, that I have bought myself a few scarves from - and have plans to continue to do so until I have almost everything that she's selling! Here's a little promo for her stuff...and I love it!
And finally, there's the book. This Faith Club thing is really getting me down. I was expecting so much more....meat to this. It's kinda filled with fluff. Don't get me wrong, it's been interesting, but it's not near stimulating enough for me. The last time I read a romance novel, I was about 12. This reminds me of a romance. Easy reading but not brain teasing. I prefer a book that grabs me and keeps the pages turning. I'm going to try and get the rest of this book read and post up my thoughts, but if you're looking for new chapter thoughts, that's the reason they've been MIA -- because I can't stand not using my brain and this book just doesn't do it for me. (and, I feel really bad too, becuase one of my followers, Tina, bought it for me and I really want to like it, but just can't bring myself to! At least it's brought some comments to the blog!)
Okay, kids are here -- gotta start my day.