1.09.2008

Musings of Little Consequence

Even if you have a REALLY big washer and dryer, you still have to fold all those clothes and put them away. And that takes a really long time. Especially when you have two little girls jumping on the bed where you are folding and sorting.

I really love the zoo. I try to take the girls every Wednesday for about an hour, and I think it's as much a treat for me as it is for them. We have our little circuit that we take around the small grounds. First we stop at the playground, then off to sit in the old jeep and take turns "driving", then we visit the birds and the wallabys and the monkeys. The finale is the train ride that goes around the petting zoo. I'm just amazed looking at all those beautiful animals.

I can't get enough Pride and Prejudice. But there are a wealth of sequels out there. Of course, they're not written by Jane Austen, but thye're loads of fun all the same. Right now I'm reading Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange. It's so good. I've also read Mr. Darcy's Daughters and Austenland (thanks, Mitch). All silly fun. Maybe I'll watch the 5-hour A&E miniseries again tonight after the girls are in bed. Who wants to join me?

Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies are so delicious. Just the right amount of crispiness and chocolatiness. Yum!

7 comments:

Lisa Leonard said...

Set those books aside for me when you're done. I need a zoo visit soon--SB? I love you sis!!

Sarah Markley said...

I love the zoo too! We like to go to Santa Ana and its not a regular thing. But the girls love it. Lets get together soon!

Naomi said...

one of the girls told me about the zoo when i was talking to them yesterday.
Us college group girls would love to do something with you and your girls sometime soon!

michele said...

I just saw that there is a new adaptation of "Persuasion" (possibly my favorite Jane Austen novel) on PBS this Sunday night. It says 9-10:30 in the article but times may be different depending on your satellite, etc. I'm planning on watching it in the hospital (if everything goes according to plan while I get used to our little bundle of joy). It's not P & P, but maybe you could branch out a bit!! =)

Ellen said...

How does laundry pile up so fast (and dishes as well)? Maybe it multiplies when we are sleeping. I'm with you on the Famous Amos cookies. delish!

Cathi Hamen said...

youve got my interest with the books Chrissie!.. i will try the movie first.. i have so little time to read (i love to though!) the laundry piles up here too.. but you are right famous amos solves it all!

I am a bundle of nerves tonight Cami is going to Church camp tomorrow afterschool. while my head screams YEEHA she is going to have a blast. i cant help but to think of all the things i have done daily for her everyday for 8 and 1/2 years and she will be gone for 3 days with no mommy no daddy no gramma no grampa no auntie or uncle! i would say no jordi but it will be good for her to appreciate her lil sister! pray for me to relax this weekend and trust that i have trained her well.....
i will try to relax at burke williams on saturday afternoon with shan and tav.

The Schmidt Family said...

I completely understand about the larger washer and dryer equaling more sorting and folding----that is my life!!!

Oh, and I would check out PBS soon if I were you. They are going to be showing a billion Jane Austen movies (new adaptations). The first one is on at 9:00 on Sunday. Check www.pbs.org

I'm going to try and watch them ALL. :)