Monday, July 10, 2006

it's all in a hard day's work...

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Would you call being a stay-at-home mom to 3-year-old triplets and to a pair of teenagers REAL WORK? The equivalent of an "acutal" job? ... shoot ... I would. And I do. My husband and I talked a little bit about this about a week ago. And at the end of the conversation, I made it pretty clear to him that I didn't consider my job (SAHM) any less strenuous than his (Military). Not by a long shot. Honestly, it takes so much out of me, that if I have things to do (bills to pay, errands to run, chores to do) it all has to be done in the early part of the day. Because once evening hits, I'm pretty much SPENT. Seriously. Not too long ago I was such a night person. Nowadays, I can barely hang on long enough to watch the 11:00 news. Not much Dave Letterman for me these days. Bummer.

That being said, the one thing that is my greatest pleasure after the work of the day is done, after kids have gone to bed, is catching up on my current read. Right now, it's "Blue Smoke" by Nora Roberts. I've never read one of her books before, but I'm really liking her style. I'm all caught up with my Book Club reads, so I picked up this little paperback while I was visiting my mom just a week or so ago. Mom hadn't read it yet, so I sorta swiped it from her since I didn't have anything of my own to read. Great book.

I'd love to hear if you have any good reads of your own to share. I've read a bunch of books in the last few years, but I'd love to read more. Nothnig beats ending the day with a juicy book, sometimes paired with a lovely glass of wine, too!

1 comment:

Dawn Rae Smith said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog! You are a wonderfully creative writer and write about so many things I worry/think about!

Check out my blog for some of my summer reads. I read Pride and Prejudice this summer (finally...about 7 months late for twin club book club!) Right now I'm reading Wicked. I love's really different. I read everything...chic lit, classics, nonfiction. I love it all.

By the way, Go Fug Yourself is now one of my favorite destinations on the computer. Those gals crack me up!

Hopefully I'll see you at your house for the next book club. I joined the twin club as an "alumni" status, so I'm hoping I won't feel too guilty for just coming when I can. :) Miss you ladies, though!

See you soon,