Okay, okay, I need catch up this week since day 30 is fast approaching. I am one book behind. Not panicking yet, but I’m close. I made use of shorter books these past few days so that’s helped my sense of accomplishment. Maybe next year I’ll do a graphic novel a day.
G read Fly High, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold. This was to be read for school and he read it to his Grandma.
Last week when I took my mom vacation day I visited a new independent bookstore and found these two books featuring the Women’s March in January. I wasn’t sure which one I wanted so I bought both. Between the two, Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope by Artisan Press and Why I March: Images from the Woman’s March Around the World edited by Samantha Weiner and Emma Jacobs, I preferred the former (on the bottom in the picture). It had quotes from the march in Washington DC that the other didn’t. Both were great and took me back to one of the most inspiring days of my life. This country needs a little more protesting and a little less sitting on our butts and complaining about people who don’t agree with us. We need more of what I felt that day, hope. And belief that there are enough good, decent people who are willing to take time out their days to fight for a kinder and smarter country with leaders we can actually be proud of. There were marches on every continent – even Antarctica – and no arrests. I will always support a peaceful protest. I was inspired all over again. Here are a few of my favorite signs.
G read Have You Seen My Cat by Eric Carle. At first he complained about all the words and how long it was and then he realize it was basically the same to sentences on every page. Win for him.
I read The Writing Life by Annie Dillard. I admit that I picked this up at a book sale last week because it was short and a memoir. I’m so glad that I made the impulsive choice. I’ve never read Annie Dillard before, but found her writing beautiful. She doesn’t make the writing life sound like very much fun, but I loved the honesty and the insight into how a mind can go a little nutty while writing. If you are a writer I think this slim book is worth reading.
G read Maisy Goes to Bed by Lucy Cousins. This was pretty easy and it had stuff to move and open so that was fun. So much fun I think he even liked reading it.
I read Candida Albicans: Could Yeast Be Your Problem by Leon Chaitow. Last year a friend gave me this book when I told her I’d always suspected that G had a yeast problem. I kept it, unread, until a Thursday doctor appointment confirming my suspicions (among many other things). So, this book was helpful for me to get and overview and firmer grasp on treatment. A treatment I need to start for G this week which means changing about 75-80% of his diet. Fun times.