Monday, December 08, 2008

quick catch up and funny story

Sorry its been so long since blogging. School and kids and life in general really keep me busy. The good news, finals are next week and then I have a few off. Better news, right now I have pretty solid A's in all of my classes.

A few weeks ago after lots of pestering from my sister, I read the first book in the Twilight series. After that I was addicted and read the next 3 in a few more days. I had planned on reading the first book between Anatomy subjects so as to not distract from study time. Unfortunately this addiction cut into a little study time. Fortunately I still got an A+ on my bones exam. My older kids then began reading the books. We have a rule in our house that if they are making a movie about a book, you have to read the book first, because the movie will never do it justice, and you won't read the book after. With Twilight coming to the theaters at the end of November the kids really had to focus on getting it read. My oldest daughter finished Twilight as the previews began to roll. I enjoyed the movie, as did she. It did make me a little homesick. Much of the movie was filmed in northern Oregon and southern Washington. I miss the green of the forests, but not the gloominess and rain that makes it. Long story short my oldest two have now moved onto the next books. My daughter is nearly done with book 2, and my son has just started book 3. I won't give away story, but suffice it to say, they were upset at just the right times, at one point my daughter not sure she wanted to continue reading. So here's the funny story... Last night at dinner, she didn't want to stop reading to come to the dinner table. She told us that she really wanted to finish the books because they were so good. I agreed and ask her what she was going to do when she was done reading them. She answered that she didn't know, because she had never found any book to read that had interested her in such a way. I then told her that I was sure that there were other really good books out there that she would enjoy. Her younger sister, my middle daughter then replied, "Yeah like my diary, because it is all about me." Needless to say she has a rather large ego.

One another note, I have recently done a product test for Ghiradelli chocolates. I sampled their milk chocolate with peanut butter. It was quite good. I am not sure if I would purchase this myself, because I rarely indulge in good chocolate, but they sent coupons, so maybe I will. Try some for yourself, you might like it too.
TTFN, Miki