Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quick Update

Everything is going along smoothly at the reno house which is great.

My Brother and his SO split big time over the weekend and it's ugly. I will tell you now, getting anything out of my Brother is painful so I couldn't imagine what it would be like to be his girlfriend/wife. There were together 9 years but something over the past few months ruptured even though Brother had said everything was fine. I guess it wasn't. I'm very sad for them both but I'm thinking their life must have had 'drama' cause the break-up has had it's drama.

But I digress.

Here's the skinny.

There are a few bookstores around here that are holding a certain book hostage (yes, that's how I'm feeling). So tomorrow (because it was a holiday today) I'm going to call around and see if anyone will sell me the book now. Cause I'm bad that way. And I really, really, want to read the damn book already!!

Okay, that's it for now. Hope all is well with you guys!

Monday, May 09, 2011

A Change for the Better!

This one is about books but some real life updates.

Bob and his handy helper have gutted the entire reno house and are onto the rebuild section of the job. This is serious progress and I couldn't be more proud of how hard my guys are working. Also, with me on his back - uh side, Bob has made great strides with staying within our budget outline and at times even coming in under on certain items. This has freed up money for a few things we didn't account for so all is going well.

On a belated note:

Happy Mother's Day!!

I bought my mom a Kobo e-reader from Chapters. It looks fantastic and I know Kristie(J) loves hers so I thought it would be better than my old standby which is gift certificates. Now, my mom is a reader but she doesn't read what I read which doesn't bother me in the least.


My Mom was quite bewildered by what a Kobo was. So I said, 'You know how Oprah loves her Kindle? It's like that only the Canadian version of it'. Mom: 'Oh, I've never paid attention to that'.


Anyways Baby Benjamin (too cute!) was being way too delightful for me to set up the reader for her but I will head over later in the week to see if she needs some help. I did show her the size of the lettering option and she seemed pleased with it.

So, I might own an e-reader if my Mom doesn't take to it like she took to texting on her phone. I have no clue how to text from a phone so I figured my Mom would have no problems with a machine that has fewer buttons.

And finally!!

I have decided to go back to my archaic way of creating a TBB list.

See, I hit all my blog spots and ohh and ahh over the books and think to myself 'Oh, I'll remember that title or author' and every single time I go into the store and have no clue what I may have wanted to try.

So I picked out a pretty fushia pink journal that I'm now writing titles, authors and thoughts in. This journal will stay near the desk for when my kitties get their mommy (me) gift certificates to Chapters! It will also go to the store with me when I know I'm heading to Chapters. I think this method will once again prove extremely useful in purchasing and finding new authors.

Okay, off for now. Hope you all had an excellent weekend!