Monday, November 22, 2010

A lovely day

Doesn't that sound like a Joanna Trollope novel?!

Today I took a sick day - my first "normal" sick day in 5 and a half years.

I have been off sick before but only for the laparoscopies/ laparotomies which doesn't really count, does it?

Anyway, it was lovely.

Despite the light-headedness.

  • I finished 3 books. Before you're amazed by my super-fast reading skills, I was 20 pages into one, 20 pages away from the end of another and about 40% through the third, so I'd say I read 2 books. All non-fiction.
  • I played on the floor with the babies. Because of the light-headedness. And because that's what I do so they can crawl all over me.
  • Went to get my hair blowdried. That was a necessity. The hairdresser is a block away and strangely enough, I was fine driving.
  • Wrote out a few Christmas cards.
  • Logged onto work and did about an hour's work (which would have taken 2 hours in the office)
  • Cooked!
  • Wrote my newsletter
All in all, a good day.

D came home from work pooped from looking after me and the babies this weekend and was fast asleep at 9:30 :)

Now onto the reading...

I mentioned last Wednesday that I was reading two blog books.

Sippy Cups are not for Chardonnay - Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

I found this book honest and refreshing and, of course, funny. After she wrote this one, she went on to have twins. One of which had TONS of problems. I read her blog for awhile but at that stage we were worried about Kendra's eating and reading this one fuelled by crazy. So I stopped. Maybe I should start again?

It sucked and then I cried - Heather Armstrong

This is the famous Dooce's book. I honestly don't recommend it. I found it rambly and most of the book seemed to have absolutely no point. Like I couldn't tell what the point was of telling a particular story. Maybe it's just me?

Did any of you read either of these and what did you think?

P.S. Thanks to those 3 books, I've already reached my reading goal for the month. Go me!


  1. I'm usually the biggest bookworm, and it's taken reading this post to realise I haven't read anything in ages!!! Any recommendations?

  2. Oh to read again... I wish I enjoyed it as much as I once did. I have lost any attention span I once had. But it other news, I'd love to be at St. James station-miles away from my snoring husband!

    Glad you're feeling better!

  3. Sabine, left a message on your blog, but Motherstyles!!! And Baby Whisperer.

    Mandy, maybe more non-fiction? Sippy Cups was a good read.

  4. Ag that sounds like just the best of days.

  5. sounds like you had a fabulous day :) I sent you an email. No rush to reply, just when you can.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  6. I have had a virus or something of the sort too. Jeremy had to take care of me all day yesterday. Glad you had a good sick day though! My girls are spending the night with grandparents tonight, so I'm hoping to relax and catch up on my reading.

    I have not read either of those books. I thought about reading Dooce's one day...but I feel so far removed from those post-partum feelings, I just don't know how much I would relate at this point. I am a terrible non-fiction reader!

  7. Erg...I hope you're feeling better soon!

    You probably are, but I'm behind on usual.

    I put that one book on my list b/c you mentioned it and now I'm taking it off b/c you mentioned it. You keep me guessing, lady!


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