June Makes Three

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Tagged Again!

Ironic that I'd get tagged about books after I just finished talking about Marley & Me. As usual, I'm late to the party and everyone I want to tag already updated their blogs. Oh well! For those who are interested, here are the instructions:

1) Find the nearest book (please try to keep it PG rated)
2) Open to page 123
3) Type lines 6-8 of said book
4) Tag three others

As I haven't yet installed a new book on the coffee table for leisurely reading, M&M is the closest one. Here goes:

"Her skin was ashen. We sat alone on the pavement for what seemed like hours but was in actuality, the police report later showed, about three minutes. Only gradually did I think to check on what had become of Marley."

Sounds exciting, huh? Better go pick up a copy!

Thanks for the tag, Tracy!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Sophie & Me

For Christmas, Mike bought me the book Marley & Me, which I'd heard about on and off but never paid much mind to. Now that I have leapt so enthusiastically onto the dog-lover bandwagon, I embrace the many canine themed gifts I've gotten this year and dove into bed each night for the past week at 9pm (yes, 9pm) so I could continue reading this wonderful account of the life of a lovable, loopy family dog.

I finished it last night and after the cathartic sobfest that accompanies such books, I realized that I must remember to appreciate Sophie's puppy days, for they are short lived. She has already grown so much and we only snapped a few shots of her as a baby. Having loved and lost family pets over the years, I know full well how their lifetimes are so brief. Reading the book served as a reminder that I shouldn't hesitate to give her that extra hug, walk, etc., and cherish every moment with her.

If you've got pets, give 'em a little extra love tonight... they won't turn it down!

Monday, January 08, 2007


I was tagged by Tracy(Patiently Waiting for Emma)
A - available or taken: Taken
B- best friend: My husband
C- cake or pie: any of the cream pies at Perkins
D- drink of choice: Yuengling Lager, ice cold, bottle
E-essential item you use everyday: Devacurl Angell hair gel
F-favorite color: red
G-gummy bears or worms: gummy bears (but would trade 100 gummy bears for 10 sour patch kids)
H-hometown: suburban Phila
I-indulgence: really good artisan cheese from Whole Foods
J-January or February: February, it's closer to spring
K-kid's names: June (eventually)
L-life incomplete without: Family, Friends and my Baby (Tracy couldn't have said it better)
M-marriage date: 3/27/04
N-number of siblings: One, older sister Esther
O-oranges or apples: Apples
P-phobias or fears: bare feet (silly but so true, I'm getting anxious just typing about it)
Q-favorite quote: "The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects the wind to change. The realist adjusts the sails."
R-reason to smile: my great family and adorable puppy
S-season: Spring
T-tag 4 people: ugh, everyone I was going to tag has already been tagged. Readers, feel free to tag yourselves...
U-unknown fact about me: my hair used to be poker straight (and gorgeous! ah, the days...)
V-veggie - love vegetable soup but sort of have to make myself eat them otherwise
W-worst habit: per me: nail biting. per my husband: hair twirling, he hates that
X-xrays: chest x-ray when I was really sick once
Y-your favorite food: japanese tofu teriyaki, and vanilla ice cream for dessert
Z-zodiac: Aries (very impulsive!)