Saturday, August 21, 2010

Finding time to Read…

Something other than Good Night Moon, I love you Stinky Face, and our household favorite Guess How Much I Love You!

I love to read!  Before Kids, one of my favorite places to hang out was at Barnes and Nobel.  Mike and I have even spent many a date nights browsing through our favorite book store. 

I used to stock up on the latest Jennifer Weiner books and head to the beach!  Ahhh…. I remember those days sitting on the beach, in a CHAIR! sipping my iced coffee and reading, uninterrupted reading.  Those beach days are gone… now my time at the beach is spent chasing around the babes…. splashing, building sand castles, applying sun block.  Not much time for reading. 

My “free” time is limited than it once was and is often spent editing pictures of said beach trip, knitting, or sleeping!  

So, that hasn’t left a lot of reading time available.  I still like to buy the books… I just find it harder to find time to read them…. that is until now.

One of my pet peeves about Mike is that like a lot of men when he heads in to the bathroom he is there for 15-20 minutes.  So annoying when you live in a ONE bathroom house.  Well I finally figured out that my husband didn’t suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome….nope!! He was taking his break, he was escaping and hiding in the bathroom to read!  (So that’s the secret to his ability to finish his books) 

His secret is out and I have started to do the same thing!! I can read a chapter for each potty break!! Love it! I have finished two books and have started in on the third…since this revelation. 

Thanks Babe! For the great idea, and helping me find time to pursue my love of reading!

5 comments:

The Poker Time said...

Its really a nice blog..Keep posting in future as well.....

Anonymous said...

Hey I just came across your blog and I really think you are onto something with Mckmamma. She is really pimping out her life to support her family. I still am trying to figure out how she walked away from her house and got another one. I wonder if she even pays taxes on all of her free giveaways and all the money people donate to her. I think she should be exposed on Oprah or Dr. Phil becasue she is a fraud. I hope you can keep uncovering stuff on her. Its too bad she does not donate money to the hospital that cured her son and try to help other families. Her husband is also a huge lose. I have left his blog a few comments and he never posts them. Keep up the good work your family is darling.

josh healy said...

hi, hope it's ok to contact you here. we would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: giveaway scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, josh

McKay Family said...

Only 15-20! You're so lucky. Mine retreats to the library 2X per day for 45 minutes minimum each day! LOL!

SpoiledMama said...

Oh Amiee lol I love to read and used to read a book a night myself. After i had Joyce I got into the twilight series but never had the time to get into the books and read the way I wanted, so I hid the books under the sink in the bathroom and started having really long bathroom visits. I was on a lot of meds from the c-section and also a lot of iron because of my anemia so Tony just assummed that I was having some issues and too embarrassed to talk about it. This worked well until he caught me lol, he still gives me reading time but now I can retreat to the bedroom and don't have to sit on cold porcelin =)