Today’s book review is a BART read. What is a BART read? Well, for me, a BART read is a paperback back book that is a fun, fast read that lets you pay attention to the train stops.
Anyway, I read To Kiss a Frog by Elle James yesterday. It is a retelling or the Frog Prince , but in this case our handsome,womanizer hero is a frog by day and a man at night. He has been cursed by a voodoo priestess; cursed to find love or become a frog forever. Our heroine is a serious scientist that needs to find real love. The steamy atmosphere of the bayou leads to steamy sex. A book with a lot of laughs, a little mystery, some adventure, likable characters, and at the end the smart woman uses her brain to think about love. A satisfying romance
I am not crazy about the idea of New Year’s resolutions. Something about starting All New Stuff after the Holidays is almost dooming everything . So I don’t do resolutions. However, I will occasionally set out to change a behavior, or set up a goal. And after Christmas, as things calm down and return to normal, it isn’t unusual for me to try and make a change in my life.
Here is the first habit I would like to add to my life.
Put my clothes away.
I’ve never been good at that. Ask my mom. But now I share a 10′ by 10′ room with my husband, and the piles of clothes are getting to me. I am never going to want to put away all my clothes after doing the laundry. Only vacuuming and calling people I don’t know are worse chores. So I’ve decicded that I will put a few pieces away every day. Maybe I’ll even catch up occasionally. Moving forward has got to be better than pretending there are no mountains of clothes in our room.And I am not waiting to start on the first. I am heading to my bedroom now
I do not mourn the passing of the old card catalog. I hated filing ( still do ) and it was always out of date. I like the computer catalogs, they have pictures and it is an easy click to see an entire run of an author’s work. The computer catalog has its disadvantages; spelling counts, for example. And when we loose the Internet/card catalog computers, the business in the library grinds to a halt.
Onion soup is what we had for dinner last night. There are leftovers for Sunday night. I remember when I first had it. It was fancy food. Special. Stuff you only got at really good restaurants. That’s rather funny when you think about it. Onion soup is just a way to use up stale bread, scraps of cheese and a tasty way to stretch left over broth. really, peasant food.
I was reading a friends blog this morning (http://daniebob.wordpress.com/) and it got me to thinking about keeping house. Actually, it is something I think about a lot. I like my house to be clean. I like living in an organized space, but organization ( despite my profession ) is not natural to me. I’ve read all kinds of books on organization and keeping house. I’ve learned a lot , but I swear they all take one step into crazy. I read one book that tried to tell me tat being overweight was related to being disorganized. Elsewhere, I was told to wear shoes as part of being dressed for the day. I hate shoes. And someone else wanted me to clean my drains weekly.
Today’s hint: break down the big or overwhelming jobs into the smallest possible components.
I don’t always do that – sometimes the list says clean bathroom, but when I don’t want to do it, I list each part. It takes the same amount of time – but it is easier to deal with in small parts. What is really strange, is that I can trick myself. How does that work?