Tales of the Boot: Books I’m Reading, Parties I’m Planning

Monday morning, I received the following email-

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Cue my sad face. (Also, I didn’t realize Daily Mile sent these kinds of emails.) I’ve spent two weeks in the boot, and while I am doing some exercise (abs and arms, arms and abs. wash, rinse, repeat.), I’m still supposed to be resting my lower body.

Yesterday, I received this email:

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I’m excited to try a new arm workout! Good job, Tuesday. I think you’re cute. (Those Tone It Up girls are super duper cute, aren’t they?)

The nice thing about doing a lot of arm exercises are my biceps. It’s always tank top season here so nice biceps are a-okay with me. Plus, my friends leave comments on my instagram pics praising “Dem guns!” and that makes me giggle.

But really, I’m mostly resting. A fun thing about resting is that I have a lot of time to read.

Last week, I finished this-

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And it made me want to read more art caper/historical/love stories so if you have any recommendations in that mishmash of themes and genres, please pass me a note during study hall.

I’m still reading this-

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And today I bought this book, which I’ve been waiting for since December. (Note to book bloggers- please don’t review books and say they’re a STAY UP ALL NIGHT MUST READ OMG if said book isn’t released until six months from now. Thanks.)

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Another fun thing about resting is that I can’t do chores. Really! I walk so much during the day that I’m supposed to sit at night. Can’t do dishes. It’s very difficult to fold laundry when one leg is elevated. True facts, my friends. So, I’m also watching TV. I haven’t done that (besides the news and Rachel Maddow) since the second season of Glee. J and I have one more episode in season one of House of Cards and then we get to watch all of season two. What should we watch next?

I’m also doing some planning for my middle girl’s birthday party. We’re having a “messy party” which is an appropriate theme for a five year old, or a frat house. It’s so diverse!

Some party crafting.

Some party crafting.

Some things we’ve experimented with so far-

– a shaving cream slide
-several variations of homemade slime (I still can’t get this right)
-squirt gun painting
-silly string war

It’s going to be cray cray (my six year old used this in a sentence last week and then informed me that it meant “crazy.” I think she thinks I’m old.).

Happy Wednesday! What are you reading and watching? Let’s share.

13 thoughts on “Tales of the Boot: Books I’m Reading, Parties I’m Planning

  1. Sadness. But you’re hanging in there well, it seems! I read another book by Jojo Moyes and loved it, so now I’ll have to add The Girl You Left Behind to my list.

  2. Orange is the New Black was really good and you can binge the first season before the second comes out on Netflix. Enjoy the no chores, it’s nice to know the silver lining of the boot.

    • Yes! My husband wants to watch it next. Of course, netflix was down last night and I was completely absorbed in We Were Liars so we still have one more season of House of Cards to finish first.

  3. I just finished The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes and it was great! Also, as Meri will tell you, I am obsessed with the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon. Historical fiction, romance, a touch of time travel, and just fabulous characters. I actually have the next book debut on my calendar! June 10, baby! And as an added bonus, they are making it into a Starz series in August. Bam! Hope your foot takes a little longer to heal so you have more time to read!

    • I’m going to check that out!

      I have read the first Outlander book and I liked it but there were some things that made me go “Hmmmm.” But I never hear anyone else comment on these things so now I wonder if I imagined it all…it was right after J was born so I was quite sleep-deprived. Have you heard of the Outlander Virgin tumblr? It’s hilarious. I AM excited to watch the series! The guy playing Jamie- Helllooooooo. Thanks, Keri!

  4. So you know I’ve been having a grat time reading on Overdrive and I’ve read Dark Places (Gone Girl is still so much better), Let the Great World Spin, The Book Thief plus Plenty of magazines. I’m catching up on all those years I was too sleep deprived to read. You should set up a Good Reads account for recs. I also bought orange is the new black. Very tame after watching season 1. Not my usual thing, but I loved American Horror Story season 1 on Netflix.

    • I’m on goodreads but I haven’t been active there in at least a year. Wee need a book club, Dorothy!

      Josh wants to watch Orange is the New Black next! I really do need to read The Book Thief. And have you set up my iPad for the library. 😉

  5. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – it’s an emotional investment but I’m glad I read it. Also quickly devoured The Fault in Our Stars before the movie came out.

    Have you watched The Mindy Project? My new favorite.

    • I cried my eyes out reading both of those! They hurt so good. Can’t wait for the tfios movie.

      You know, I watched the first few episodes and thought it was funny. I think we still have it on our dvr schedule. Have you read Mindy Kaling’s book? I loved it.

      • I was looking back at an old post and saw that you had read tfios. I’m really looking forward to the movie, too – I like Shailene Woodley. I made the unfortunate mistake of buying Mindy’s book at an airport bookstore and crazy-laughed on the flight. Oops. 🙂

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