Monday, August 30, 2010

Just to save a buck

I had to wait a whole week to get my copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I have about two chapters left (it's tough getting through a book when you can only read during naptime) and think I am going to read straight through through the whole series again, it's great! On a less positive note, it seems like Amazon had become a slacker when shipping packages. I used to always receive available merchandise within about three days, but the last two years have changed that dramatically. Now it often takes a few weeks before an available item is even shipped! And at least a week before it arrives at my mailbox. I guess that's what I get for wanting to get a great deal. In the future, I think I will just buy any incredibly popular new releases at Costco or Walmart so I can have it right away.

Edit: I finished the book later that night. It's great! I think Suzanne Collins did a good job of ending the series and I have already started re-reading The Hunger Games (book 1) so that I can go through all three in a row. I've heard that the movie rights have already been purchased, but I'm afraid for a movie version. Don't get me wrong, I think a movie version could be amazing, but I also think it could be pretty disastrous (like Ella, Enchanted - a book I really enjoyed). The amount of editing in order to get a pg-13 rating would ruin the point of the book.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Animal kingdom

Since I've begun taking walks at the crack of dawn with Cecilia, I have discovered so much unknown animal life in our neighborhood. Mainly just interesting bugs and lizards, but types I never see during the day. I guess even the natives don't like the heat in Texas.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Seriously big bird! It seems to frequent this particular part of the neighborhood and flies really close to us when we walk by. It swooped overhead and landed on a branch about 4 feet away. My parents visited recently and said that it's not a red-tailed hawk, but whatever it is it's big and awe-inspiring.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Garbage day is a very dangerous day

The smell is actually worse after the trash cans have been emptied and the lids left open.

Monday, August 2, 2010

New priorities

Pleasing Cecilia is more important than my own disgust. I can't believe she's over a year old (14.5 months)!