The Book: The Art of Fielding. I think this is going to be my favorite book this year. Cutting for Stone was my last favorite book. I started the book on Friday and finished it this afternoon.
The characters will stay with me for awhile. The author reminds me a bit of John Irving, Jonathan Franzen and maybe even Richard Russo. Some of my favorite authors.
Great writing. Great characters. And yes, it's about baseball. But it's also more than that.The worst thing about finishing a book this good is knowing that i will never be with these folks again.
Product endorsement: I am done buying super expensive mascaras. I used to spend over $30 on Chanel or Lancome products that were just clumpy messes and they never seemed to last very long. My last mascara was about five bucks and it's the best by far. It's Define a Lash by Mabelline. If you go looking for it Target or Walgreens, it's in a bright green neon tube.
Milestone: I had 51 page views today, it hasn't been that many in awhile. (Maybe because some folks have gotten used to me changing this thing on Sunday?) The milestone is that i'm nearly at the 30,000 page views all time. (Right now it says 29,954).
Running: I'm still running longer on the weekends. 45-50 minutes during the weekdays and nearly an hour on the weekends. It's been nice and easy. I'm going to try and keep it up. My friend Karie and i are going to start running the park together on Mondays. She's a good runner and likes to go an hour. I like that kind of motivation.
What's Scary: My doctor just took me off birth control pills. I only take them for night sweats and to keep my moods in line. (Some folks might say they aren't working!) I didn't really want to because i think i'm going to feel the effects. I think I already feel more cranky and i made Brian feel my t-shirt this morning that i had to change. It was still solidly wet hours later. It's only been 5 days.
She wants me to see if i can go without because of the risks of HRTs. I told her it wouldn't matter if i dodge getting breast cancer because i forgo the hormones, i am very likely to be murdered without my estrogen.
We shall see. If you don't see me posting for awhile.... haha.
What I'm procrastinating about: I have a nice bottle of wine and a card for one of our pool friends Cas, whose husband recently died. I haven't seen her regularly since Dorothy died, but she's still someone i care about. I keep saying i'm going to bring it over and then i don't. I don't even know why i'm putting it off.
My husband's soup: He's at band practice right now and he put another one of his soups on before he left. It's actually a soup i like, but it's stinking up the whole house. You know how old towels smell? That's how it smells.
What i would like to be doing: It's 68 degrees outside and sunny and i would like to go over to the pool but i think those screamie meemies are back. They are so loud over there. So i think i'll go sit outside on the patio instead with my iPod.
It seemed like i had something else, but i can't remember. So this is it for now.