Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Four or Five

1. My friend Natalie had a baby last week and boy is he cute!! I adore babies. It makes me kind of sad that Baby Girl is getting so big, so fast.

2. I love reading really good books, but there are two downsides to finishing one. First, I'm sad it's over. That's always a great sign, when I wish a book would just keep going. (And yet, I am racing for the end because I need to know what happens!) Second, I feel so inadequate as an author after. Thinking, man, I wish I could write a book like this. But hopefully reading great books helps me learn how to become a better writer. I've read a couple recently that were so well written, so engrossing, just wow. I love that, when a book exceeds expectations.

3. Summer is almost here. I looked at the calendar and realized there's only just under three weeks of school left. Whoa, how did that happen?? Since I missed most of the summer last year (on bed rest for a month, then having a newborn and not really being able to go out much), I am SO excited for the pools to open and to enjoy the sun and heat.

4. I only got about three hours of sleep last night, and I can't seem to think of anything else to write about this week. All I can think about is my empty inbox and how tired I am and how sore I am and that's all boring stuff. Oh, and now my kids are up, so I better go put on my Mommy-Hat.

What's on your mind this week? Happy Friday!

7 comments:

Cassidy Wadsworth said...

Can you name any of those awesome books you just referred to? :)

Matthew MacNish said...

I get that feeling after reading great books too. It's almost like bittersweet.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I feel the same way after reading awesome books.

Carolyn V said...

I just realized summer was almost here. Now I'm scrambling to get kid activities planned. Three weeks! Eck!

Elana Johnson said...

I feel the same after reading! Why is that? I mean, we write good books too, you know? One of those things, maybe.

Here's to summer!

Sara B. Larson said...

Cassidy - The ones I was talking about were BITTERBLUE and THE SCORPIO RACES. I also just finished INSURGENT. SO good.

Everyone else - I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling this way!

lizakane.me said...

I hope you've been able to catch up and rest! And thanks for the book recs...those are on my HUGE TBR pile in my kitchen O_o