So for the first book of the new year/new decade, I finally got a hold of a copy of "The Lovely Bones." I read it in 2 days and I really thought it was a great story. Not quite as spooky or as sad as I had anticipated, but still very good nonetheless. Can't wait for the book discussion in February over on Irregular Tammie.
I've already started my second book. I'm kind of excited about keeping track of the books I read this year. What can I say? I love lists!
In other news, things have finally slowed down a little bit around here. I've mostly been enjoying the down time by being lazy and lounging around reading all day. It's been quite nice.
I still haven't taken my new sewing machine out of the box yet. I have this one room in my house right now that is basically just junky. As I've moved through and cleaned and organized every other room and closet in the house, I've been chucking things in there that I just don't know what to do with. I'm putting off opening my new sewing machine until I can get that room cleaned and organized into a sewing/craft room of sorts for myself. The problem is... I just can't get motivated to get in there. I walk in there, look around, sigh, and walk back out, closing the door behind me. It's FULL of BOOKS. They are everywhere. On every available surface, in piles on the floor.... it's ridiculous. How can two people who read so much have absolutely ZERO bookshelves?!
So to add to my new year's resolutions I'm vowing to buy book shelves. I don't know where I'm going to put them yet, but I do know that we definitely NEED them.
The baby is doing well with his sleeping. Not exactly sleeping all the way through the night, but he's at least on a fairly regular schedule. He takes a long morning nap, a short afternoon nap, and then at night he will sleep for a 6 or 7 hour stretch, followed by a feeding and about 3 more hours of sleep. I think that's pretty awesome for a 4 1/2 month old.
Speaking of the baby, he is currently ready for his morning nap and getting quite cranky, so I'll be heading back to the mommy grind now.