Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday Five

1. My kids have become better than an alarm clock. They both get up at 7 am every day. SonA helps SonB get out of his crib, and then they come in our room. It's a pretty cute wakeup call... but I do wish there was some way to get them to sleep in, at least on Saturday. Oh well!

2. There are certain books that maybe aren't the best to read when you're pregnant, emotional, and already having really weird dreams every night. Though it was really good, all the zombies and death and hopelessness and zombies was a little much for me right now. Lesson learned. Wait to read Carrie Ryan's books until I'm NOT pregnant. And when I'm not going to cry at the part where Catcher talks about the little boy he couldn't save...

3. Isn't it amazing how a book can completely change your mood? I knew I needed something to read that was a little bit... um, less horrorifying after the way The Dark and Hollow Places affected me. I picked up Hex Hall, and so far it was just what I needed. A snarky, fun protag and no zombies in sight. At least, not yet. My dreams were noticeably less filled with half-destroyed bodies of the dead coming after me and my children and my unborn baby.

4. Writing is like eating. You think you're full, and couldn't ever eat again after you stuff yourself (or do a writing marathon); but without fail, you always get hungry again. In the same way, I always want to write again, no matter how burned out I may feel one day. By the next, I am craving it again.

5. Is anyone else a little bit freaked out by how expensive gas is? And that they're predicting it's going to go even higher... and no one seems to be that bothered about it? Wasn't everyone freaking out about gas being this expensive a couple years ago? Why is it okay now? I'm nervous it's going to stay this price forever now. Ugh.

So those are my thoughts today. What's on your mind this Friday? Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Cheyanne said...

Oh man, I agree with you on number four. Luckily, unlike eating, you can't get fat from over-writing ;) and you'll always improve your craft by writing more so it's a great thing.

And yes, I'm freaked about gas. I have a 45minute commute to work every day, and I remember when I cost $23 bucks to fill my gas tank.. now it's $40. The rise in gas has taken a huge chunk out of my budget, so much that it cuts my food budget in half. Guess all we can do is hold on and hope it gets better!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I was just complaining to some friends about the rising cost of gas and groceries! Definitely don't like the price increases.

salarsenッ said...

Haha...I loved it when the kids were the alarm clock. I know that sounds odd, but trust me. When yours get older and you can't drag them out of bed for school in the morning...grr...

And gas! I know. Everything is so expensive now. Food is horrendous. We have four kiddos. I'm constantly at the grocery store.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm still a basket case when I read emotional novels. Pregnancy really did a number on me. Fortunately my husband is now used to me crying while reading. ;)

I hear you with # 4. I've learned to write in smaller portions throughout the day. :D

Russo said...

Loved every single one of these Friday Fives. Especially number 4, well said.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Gas is sooo expensive! Makes me not want to go anywhere I can't walk to.

Totally agree with your #3. Books totally affect my mood! Right now I'm in a dark and broody place so I'm reading something a bit more light.

Kristi said...

I totally "get" not reading Carrie Ryan while preggers! I could barely handle it as is...love, love, love her books, don't get me wrong, but they have me freaked out for days afterward. I like to space them out. LOL.

And as for the gas? My husband said this word for word the other night! He's like, remember when this started and everyone was freaked out about gas prices? Why isn't anyone saying anything now? This is insane! I tend to agree...fingers crossed it doesn't last forever! ;)