September 23rd, 2009

I love reading Dooce and today she has officially shown us that her case of the SHINGLES! has driven her insane.

Check out the video.

Close the book!

July 29th, 2009

2528 pages and 34 days later, the saga is over.  I can put all four books on the shelf.

I have to admit, I loved every second of it.

Late one night as I was passing onto book four, Breaking Dawn,  I found this note on the first page.   It made me cackle out loud in the darkness of the night.

Clearly Erik doesn’t think I am filling my head with the best literature out there.

Did I tell you I now subscribe to Tiger Beat?

The vampires and the bees

July 21st, 2009

I have not been the only one in the house sucked in by the Twilight series.  Since I started reading them, CT has been asking me about the cover art, story lines and characters.  Needless to say, there has been a lot of talk in the house about vampires, sucking blood and werewolves.

Of course, all the while I am making sure my young brood understands that this is just a story and these things really don’t happen, nor do they exist.

This past weekend, while we were at the beach, I was reading the fourth book, Breaking Dawn.  CT asked me to give him and update on what was going on (if you plan on reading this book and don’t want me to spoil it for you STOP READING NOW!)

CT:  Mom, what’s going on in Breaking Dawn.

Me:  Bella and Edward got married and now she’s pregnant with some sort of vampire creature.

CT:  Or a werewolf?

Me:  No it couldn’t be a werewolf.

CT:  It could be a werewolf!  Couldn’t it?

Me:  No, she married the vampire.  Do you remember that book we read about sperm and eggs and where they come from?

CT:  Yeah.

Me:  Ok…well, we have a vampire sperm and a human egg.  There’s no werewolf involved here.

CT:  Ohhhhhhhhh!

By the light of the teenage moon

July 7th, 2009

This past weekend our family traveled to Wisconsin to hang out with Adam’s dad’s side of the family.  We do this annually and it always proves to be a great time filled with family, golf, copious amounts of alcohol, usually some type of water entertainment for the kiddies and then anything else we can seem to drum up.   And this year was no different as we hung out by Lake Michigan for four days.

Before we left town my book club picked a new book, Twilight.  As we took off in the car last Thursday I found myself reading for almost 5 1/2 hours straight while the road went whizzing by my window.  Sucked straight into the world of vampires and teenage unrequited love.  I, a 39 year old woman with three kids who has been married for let’s call it many years, swallowed that shit hook, line and sinker.  I downed that book in three days and could not keep myself from wanting more.

There were several people at the reunion who had also read the book and then we were lucky enough to have Ryan (a non Sellke for those wondering) in the house to do a dramatic reading for us by the light of the moon, can’t you see the smoldering eyes?

The day we left I asked Adam to swing by Shopko before we hit the road to see if I could find the second book, New Moon.  Bingo, and there went 5 1/2 more hours with the vampires.

If you need a little candy this summer, pick it up.  I promise, you’ll like it, but please don’t expect great literature with this one, just a good time.

How about you?

July 1st, 2009

Summer has a tendency to spin out of control for me at various times.

I find myself stuck between the constant struggle of getting everything done and getting a little quiet time, all the while having three whirling dervishes spinning around and a dog barking at them.

Andrea’s post yesterday was a good reminder for me to just stop the spin and pay a little more attention.

Our own Red Tent

April 1st, 2009

This past week, our currently defunct Playgroup, a group of woman that had gotten together every Wednesday for seven solid years, is now reuniting monthly to read books, drink wine and discuss content, story lines and everything else that is going on in our lives.

This reunion has made me think a lot about all the woman that surround me in this life and how lucky I am to have them as confidants, friends, support staff, shoulders to cry on, wise minds to draw from, girlie girls to laugh with, psychiatrists to help nash things through with and just plain’ol hang out with.  I could go on and on.

Our new found book club has chosen it’s first three books (just in case we have some over achievers out there).  The first two books are: Sun Flower and the Secret Fan and The Red Tent.  These choices have made me think even more about woman and their relationships.  These are both books that talk about woman, their relationship with other woman and how they made their lives work together because they had to due to circumstance, timing and tradition.

We, woman of today, have come so far in every way, but there is still that need.  A need to be together, to connect, to work together, to work things out together, to have fun together.

So my ladies, this is to you…thank you…I love you…you make my life richer…I appreciate you and all you give and if we were stuck in a Red Tent together, I would be honored.


February 11th, 2009

Here are my links of the day.

There is a connection somewhere but I can’t quite put my finger on it.


December 28th, 2008

To Peevish Mama’s post I requested this book for Christmas.  I’m only 20 pages in, but it’s good, real, real good.