The Slow Life

I have found myself relaxing a lot this week.  I haven’t made any new recipes (just a favorite–Roast Salmon with Lentils). I’ve been reading snippets of books I got part-way through ages ago (Seabiscuit and Brat Farrar).  Did you know that to calm Seabiscuit down, they got him an older, wiser horse stall-mate?  And a…

Reason 2,948 Why I Love My Job

I love my job for lots of reasons–for the sheer insanity that happens sometimes when you’re working with the general public.  For the random information I learn every day.  For the chance to help people with small things like using a website that can impact the big things like getting a job.  It’s great. But…

Reading Break

I’m going to write less today so that you and I can both go and read something else, preferably something on paper.  This is the selfish reason for that: I have three books checked out from the library, all due between one day and three weeks from now.  I want to read them all very…

The Book Boxes

Today was book unpacking day.  I admitted defeat with three or four boxes left, which seemed inevitable since we moved from a 5-bookshelf home to a 3-bookshelf home.  Our new house has more of just about everything, but definitely no built-in bookshelves.  We’ll have to improvise. I couldn’t believe what a difference it made in…

Reading Time: Three Bags Full

One of the things that changed during the first several months of marriage was the reading pace I used to keep up.  Reading together isn’t something that Scott and I do very often, and thus my reading time decreased pretty significantly in the past several months.  Not a big deal, just true. But… I was glad…

New Year’s Declarations

I’m not normally one for New Year’s resolutions.  Only a very small group of people actually stick to resolutions, and I’m not in that group.  Knowing that about myself makes resolutions kind of pointless.  There are things I’d like to remember in 2011, however. The key thing on that list is to look at the…

Reading When There’s No Time

I started this great book a few months ago.  It’s called The Experts’ Guide to Doing Things Faster: 100 ways to make life more efficient.  Really, what’s not to like about that?! Lots of people who are experts in their field have written a few pages about how to do something quickly and well.  It’s…