Sunday, July 22, 2007

Confessions of a Reader-holic



This is a stack of the books I want to read. All of them. This week.



I love to read (and cook/eat what I cook and talk. Those are my 3 favorite things to do). I had a bunch of books on hold at the library and they all came in at the same time. Six! Then I had a new friend in the ward come drop off 5 more of her favorite books for me to read. Plus, I have to read this one, slight boring, book for my book club first and every day I feel an anxious (good anxious) feeling in my stomach when I think of all the books that look so fun, but I have to take care of my kids and husband and church calling before I can read them. But listen to this good news:


Meals I DON'T have to cook this week:
Okay, so this girl in another ward does this crazy thing. She sends us all recipes, we order the ones we want, SHE SHOPS FOR ALL THE INGREDIENTS except the meat, we cook the meat, and bring it with containers and a cooler on Saturday. We each get a station and we assemble all the ingredients for one of the meals (as does everyone else). They put your finished meal in your cooler and I cannot tell you the joy of watching your cooler get filled with food you know you will not have to 1)think up 2)shop for 3)assemble or 4)clean up after. Then you pay her, JUST FOR THE PRICE OF THE FOOD, and you go home: the happiest homemaker in town.
I got 10 meals for $70 in 3 hours. How great is that?!
So, maybe, between 5 and 6pm every night this week you will find me laying on my bed working my way through the previously pictured stack of books (and I am very aware that that stack does not even include Harry Potter!). So you, my faithful blog friends, might just get a book by book recap as I charge my way through. Wish me luck.

5 comments:

Celia Fae said...

A few questions: how can you possibly read all of those books when there are juicy BLOGS to read? If I bought a ticket to Washington and assembled the meals and brought them home, would I still save money? I THINK SO. Is that girl nuts?

Paige said...

I wanna be that girl's friend too. It's better than dream dinners. I'm glad all your books came in, I'm waiting for each review. My books that you recommended just came into the library too, and I'm loving Amangansett. Your husband looks real good in the naked picture.

Carie said...

As a fellow reader-holic, I see no issues with doing nothing but reading all day long, when you have such a great stack of books waiting for you! I have read about half of them and you will consider your time very well spent. I am going to put myself on the waiting list for the other half right now . . .

rubberbandgirl said...

Nothing like a big stack of books in your future! Have fun and tell us all about them!

RosarioReseks said...

I am too jealous to comment properly - about both the food and the books.