Remember my little desk top postcard jungle, previously inhabited by a hippo and a birdy? (Of course you do, if not just scroll down.) Now it's a sunny desktop jungle! Thank you Deb!
I've been reading lately. Books, even. Not just magazines. I read gods in Alabama, which has been oft recommended on this blog ring. The author of gods has an superfunny and insightful blog which I really get a kick out of -- even though it rarely has any pictures. She sometimes recommends books, so I recently took her advice and read The Solace of Leaving Early and The Rock Orchard. I just loved The Rock Orchard. If you're looking for a bawdy, interesting, surprising, thoughtful, funny story about love and relationships and how people are so different and yet so alike, I'd totally recommend it. A dear friend sent it to me right off my amazon wish list. How great is that!?
We went to a Japanese hibachi steak house this weekend.
Claire wore her kimono style PINK outfit that Jeff brought her from Japan. It was so fun. How can you beat a volcano made out of an onion shooting flames four feet in the air?! And the food was delish! It was a perfect evening except for the stranger sitting next to me who wanted to tell me her life story. Ah, excuse me, I'm all for friendliness, but I am out with MY family for dinner and I need to stop my son from seeing how many grains of rice he can stick on his nose.