Monday, January 14, 2008

New for 2008!

Okay, so apparently I have offended my loyal fan base by not posting yet this year. My little sister evidently has nothing to do at work if I haven't written a new tidbit on my blog for her to read. Even my dearest Tracy, with whom I talk at least 5 times a day, seems to be lost without a written word from me (although she put it a little more rudely than that).

Anyway, here I am in 2008 with a whole new look. I changed my little "About Me" blurb, not just to switch things up, but because it simply wasn't true anymore. It said I was the aunt of twenty-four and wouldn't you know that already this year, 2008, that number has grown by two! Yes, I have a new niece, Annelise, and a new nephew, Jackson. How wonderful! And don't think the birthing ends there--by the end of spring I will have another new niece and another new nephew born. So many new baby smells, so little time! Happily, I report that I have already gotten to meet (and smell) Annelise and she is divine. So round and soft and utterly kissable! Poor little Jackson is far away and in the NICU but I have faith that he'll be out and ready to be kissed (and smelled) by the time I get to Utah at the end of the month.

Also, because it is a new year, I took off last year's books and put in this year's. Clearly, I am not doing well with my whole "only read two books a month" rule. Believe me, the current condition of my play room and the laundry situation in my house can testify of the necessity of following such a rule. I don't put books down well (as the last six days indicate). That said, I quite enjoyed them all and am trying not to check the library's web site to see if others in my queue are ready for pick up.

So, Happy New Year! I'm back on the blogging horse with a fabulous post coming your way soon.

8 comments:

Tracy said...

I'm sorry, who are you? :) So glad you're blogging again. Now I don't have to tell everyone what's going on in your life if you write about it. Now, put down the book and go do some laundry!

Deb said...

mendy! you're alive! :)

book of a thousand days is on my to-read list. was it good? not that i should ask since i am having some reading/housework neglect issues myself these days...

Jenni said...

I am so behind on the Shannon Hale books - I still have yet to read Goose Girl. You should do book reviews - I've never heard of Stargirl. Is it good? Congrats on the new babies in your family!

Sally said...

Welcome back Mendy! I personally thought the Two Weeks of Everything post was great, and if you were that comprehensive every time you blogged, you could read to your heart's content and still blog. It would just be in a more "all or nothing" kind of way! Do you think Stargirl is appropriate for Grace or Maia? I saw it in her book order last week and thought about it, but when I read it's back at the library I wasn't sure.

Christie said...

Glad to see you back.... I know I was sick of that last post. :-) Glad to hear that your house falls apart when you read too. :-)

Whitney said...

I have plenty to do at work...I'd just maybe rather read your blog then do it.

Mendy said...

Okay girls, about the books:

Book of a Thousand Days just might be my favorite Hale to date. It just might.

Stargirl is fabulous, but I think it might be a bit mature for Elementary schoolers. But every kid in middle school should read it.

Cami said...

I don't like your only 2 books rule! Maybe you should have some on CD so you can multitask or something. Congrats on your new family members. Oh how new babies are fun!

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