Ladies and gentleman, I have an announcement to make. I have handed in my writing project for ENGL 388! That may not seem like a big deal to anyone, but if you knew the work it took and how much I adore the story, essay and journals that I wrote, you’d be excited too, believe me! I feel like I should celebrate, but it’s too late for wine. Have no fear…
Seriously, this stuff is amazing. My dad and step-mom were in Stillwater this past weekend and this was my gift. I’m usually all about a postcard, but this is so much better than that! I will enjoy the new few days of guessing flavors and savoring in the delight that is laffy taffy.
On another note, I had a great weekend. I spent some time working on my writing project, and the rest was spent being a house watcher while the parents were out of town. I always love staying at their house because it has the family atmosphere, even if it’s just be there. I love waking up and seeing the cats and walking outside to a bright sunny day with a beautiful lawn in front of my and neighbors who can be trusted. It’s just a good, safe feeling. And I love when the family is actually home, because that makes it so much better!
There were also Barnes & Noble moments, naturally, and movies with friends. I helped my step-sister gather her books for summer reading to prepare for AP English this fall. She has to read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. I have only read Pride & Prejudice, so I told her that I would read the other two with her and have book discussions to prepare her for class. I think it will be fun for us to do that, even if it’s just reading for me and work for her.
Another book that I want to get through this summer (hopefully sooner than later) is Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. The movie looks amazing and I love Julia Roberts, but I am a big fan of reading the book before watching the movie. Is anyone else like this? There are a lot more books that I want to read, but I think those three will be enough for the rest of the summer, along with Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver for my book club.
I apologize that this is a short post and that I didn’t get anything up over the weekend. I am wiped out from that project and other things in life and I think it’s time for bed.