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Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Note...


I like to take a break from blogging, when I feel like it, which is this month. 

Then, somehow, eventually something will spark me up and I'll begin again.  Children, I promise I'll get back to writing down stuff that happens to you... sometime. 

But I had to interrupt my summer hiatus to say a few things in bullet points to anyone else reading:


  • ATTENTION ANGLOPHILES:  You MUST watch Downton Abbey's first 7 installments in their entirety, they are an extreme treat, beautifully shot in gorgeous, pure light, and full of everything you love about English culture.  Oh. My. Word. 

  • I got my girls one of these spiral-making kits and I confess, I played with it for about a half hour this afternoon, hoping no one would come and take it from me.

  • Jimmy Fallon you are so insatiably upbeat and likeable.  In the middle of cleaning my house this morning this video popped into my mind and I had to stop and watch it, right then.  And this one remains one of the most entertaining and quality things I've ever seen on late night.






  • Speaking of rappers.  Kids will go through phases when they're learning to talk, and occaisionally, they'll make some funny speech faux pas, and sometimes, those slip-ups sound like expletives spewing out of their sweet cherub mouths.  Patie went through that phase when she was 2, every time she saw a truck.  And now it's Hudson's turn.  With his work bench, which he calls his bench, which actually comes out, "My b*tch".  All the time, every time he says it.  He's like a pint-sized Jay-Z.





  • Oh, and one more thing- You should send me book recommendations, as I'm nearing the end of my reading list, and have a little extra time during these long, lazy days.  Email, comment, whatever, I love everyone's suggestions. 


    While I'm on that thought, here's some things I've read recently:

    Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, by Amy Chua


    Bossypants, by Tina Fey

    Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L'Engle

    And that's all.

    1 comment:

    American Mum said...

    Really? You just read walking on water? I'm reading it right now.