Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mid-Week Update

I decided that once a week I should post something a little more personal, a weekly update on my life as it was.

This is my first week of summer break. I only get 3 so I'm trying to make the most of each week. Well, as much as I can make of it while being completely broke that is. My unemployment ran out a few weeks ago and I'm still looking for a job, though I'm putting more effort into helping my husband get a better paying job. If that works then I won't need to find one for myself and can stay home with my children.

In other news, my strictly indoor cat decided to sneak out when my daughter opened the front door and went AWOL Friday night. We finally managed to find her and get her back in the house late Saturday however, she hasn't been spayed yet. So, there is a good chance that we'll be welcoming several new additions to our family in a couple of months in the form of tiny kittens. She wasn't noticeably in heat at the time so there's hope that she wasn't out being naughty girl but I'm not holding my breath. She's not trying to escape anymore and she's been increasingly lovey since we got her back. I guess only time will tell. As soon as I know she's not pregnant, she'll have a date with the vet.

On the book front, I've been reading Sense and Sensibility and taking part of the Moby Dick challenge. I'm liking Sense and Sensibility more than Emma but not as much as Pride and Prejudice. There is only one more Austen on my list but I don't think I'm going to tackle that one next. It's been all Austen, all the time around here and I think I need a little break. We'll see, I might change my mind and just get them all done at once, who knows? I'm really enjoying Moby Dick so far and am looking forward to reading more.

I haven't been able to read as much as I wanted to on my break from school though. My mom gave me a bunch of fabric this weekend and my 4 year old daughter decided that I should make her some dresses and skirts out of it. This kid is a slave driver! Anytime I take a break from sewing she comes and 'reminds' me that I need to finish it so I do, mostly so she'll leave me alone. I'd rather sew than listen to her nag about it. Then I wonder how she got so spoiled. I suppose because she knows I'll give in if she's obnoxious enough. I've created a monster.

She's occupied with a movie right now so I'll go try to squeeze in a few chapters now before she realizes I'm doing something for myself and puts a stop to it.


Nora said...

On the bright side, if your cat has kittens, your daughter will probably be too preoccupied with them to care if you're making her dresses or not :).

Reading Rachel said...

That is an excellent point! Although then I'll have to follow her around to be sure she isn't being TOO loving to all the kittens.

Nora said...

Oh well, an improvement at least :P.

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