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Friday, June 27, 2014



1. Thinking about how weird it is to be all alone in my house. My husband took this kids to grandma's for the weekend. I've never had the house to myself like this. It feels like I'm breaking a law and at the same time it feels freeing. I can do anything or nothing at all. Scary.

2. Enjoying: THE THICKETY by J. A. White. My 10 yo son recommended it to me. He said, "Mom, even you would love this one." My smart son has me figured out. I won't read a lot of his MG favorites, but this one is right up my alley. 

From Goodreads: When Kara Westfall was six years old, her mother was convicted of the worst of all crimes: witchcraft. 

The villagers live in fear of the Thickety and the terrible creatures that live there. But when an unusual bird lures Kara into the forbidden forest, she discovers a strange book with unspeakable powers. A book that might have belonged to her mother.

And that is just the beginning of the story.

The Thickety: A Path Begins is the start of a thrilling and spellbinding tale about a girl, the Thickety, and the power of magic.

3. Feeling: Sleepy, but then it is 9:41pm and I'm an early riser.

4. Wearing: Yoga clothes from the class I taught tonight. I should be honest though, even if I hadn't taught tonight I'd probably be in yoga pants. They're my favorite even when I'm not pregnant.

5. Needing: To finish revisions on my WIP, dang it, and get it out to some betas. Anybody willing to swap MSs?

6.Wanting: This house, horses included.

7. Listening: To silence. It's so rare. I mean I can here the katydids outside. I should really stay up later than my kids every once and a while so I can experience this phenomena more often.

8. Making: A baby and this blog post

9. Eating: A Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cup

10: Drinking: Red Raspberry Pregnancy Tea. Mix in some honey and it's pure heaven. (recipe here in case you're interested)

Want to list your own Currently? Let me know in the comments or add a link to your post and I'll check it out. 


  1. Congrats on #5 and that house just might accommodate your family! Hope you enjoyed your quiet weekend :)

  2. Thanks! Yes, that one has 4 bed rooms, so we'd def. fit. It's twice as large as our current home:) And yes, the quiet weekend was wonderful. I did burn out on revising though. I only managed 4 hours of Saturday (after a solid 10 of Friday).

  3. It is weird to be in the house alone. If I have to go somewhere and leave my kids, it's not that hard. But if I'm home and they go somewhere (I mean for more than a day, which happens RARELY), it's really weird. And I miss them more. :)

    Keep me in mind if you need another beta. I don't need a reader for my current WIP, but I have one sitting there waiting that could use a look. One on my I-want-to-get-back-to-that list.

    1. Yes, it was rather strange. I tried to make the best of it and revise, revise, revise. I will keep you in mind for a beta, for sure. I have 3 people who are going to read this round, but it would be great for the next one. Thanks!