Saturday, February 27, 2010

Out & About

Thursday night Danny and I went on a date... without the Blobster (aka Gage). Danny's parents watched him for us and we used a gift certificate we had to go to Texas Roadhouse. We would probably not go there regularly, but since we had a GC it was an easy choice. It was just really nice to get out and have good conversation without being interrupted by the child. We have had way too few date nights and we plan to do it more often.

Last night (Friday) we went to La Unica for Beth's birthday. It is a good mexican restaurant on the west-side. There were about 20 people there to celebrate Beth and we had a really good time. Then I was able to go out with Kerry while Danny took Gage home to bed. The last time that I was out without Gage was middle of November. That was a really long time ago. It was good to have a night out with a good friend.

Today for lunch, Danny and I walked to Poor Richard's. It is about 5 blocks away, and it was nice enough weather today to get out. It was so nice to go for a short walk, and it reminded us that this is one of the reasons we love living downtown. Since Gage is crawling now he was able to play in their play area in the back for the first time. It will be fun to take him there as he gets older.

Then, tonight we went to Slayton's BBQ for dinner with Lucas and Jaime. It was really good food and there was a good Blues singer that started shortly before we left. He had a beautiful guitar and we could have stayed and listened to him all night, but I needed to get Gage home and in bed.

FYI - we are still having some sleeping issues with Gage, but it is hopefully getting better.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Patty Griffin

Patty Griffin is my favorite artist. (Just ask my husband... he gets a little tired of me listening to her sometimes.) She is a small spitfire singer with amazing lyrics. I just purchased her new album, Downtown Church, recently and although I haven't spent a lot of time listening to it, I have to say I'm impressed. It is very different from her other albums because it is gospel music. But her soulful voice comes through beautifully. I particularly like her voice in Waiting for My Child.
But today I have to say I'm impressed with her ability to sing the spanish songs so well. She sings Virgen de Guadalupe this album, but she has also done Mil Besos previously.

Just sit down and take a listen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Updated Book List

I have removed my list of books read during 2008 (on the right panel) and started a new list for this year. I'm not going to include the children's books I read to Gage... that list would be really long. And it is hard to feel a sense of accomplishment for reading a book with a total of 20 words. However, I think I should get an award every time I read Dr. Seuss' Zoo book without stumbling on the words.
Since I didn't update my blog during 2009 I don't have a list of the books I read last year. But I want to keep a record of my 2008 books, so I've listed them here for posterity sake.
11/8/08: "Lies, Inc." Philip K. Dick
10/1/08: "Bowdrie's Law" Louis L'Amour
9/29/08: other short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
9/22/08: "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Robert Louis Stevenson
9/12/08: "Interview with a Vampire" Anne Rice
8/25/08: "The Last of the Mohicans" James Fenimore Cooper
8/6/08: "Evil Under The Sun" Agatha Christie
8/5/08: "The Red Pony" John Steinbeck
7/1/08: "Three Cups of Tea" Greg Mortenson
6/16/08: "Change of Heart" Jodi Picoult
6/14/08: "Victory Over Japan" Ellen Gillchrist
5/21/08: "Playing for Pizza" John Grisham
5/12/08: "Water for Elephants" Sara Gruen
5/7/08: "The Servant" James Hunter
4/27/08: "Friday Night Knitting Club" Kate Jacobs
3/4/08: "Tucker" Louis L'Amour
2/20/08: "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte
2/1/08: "The Winter of Our Discontent " John Steinbeck
Happy Reading!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Things I like/don't like

I like making my son laugh.
I don't like it when my son whines.

I like warm drinks in the morning; coffee or tea.
I don't like drinking water, but I do it anyway.

I like long, hot baths in the evening.
I don't like having to clean the bath tub first.

I like cooking a big meal.
I don't like doing dishes.

I like exercising.
I don't like being interrupted while running because my son is crying in the nursery.

I like reading.
I don't like fines at the library. oops!

Playlist for today: