Monday, April 1, 2013


After all the craziness of the past month-Matthew on track break all month, house projects, new carpet, spring break and all the rest of it-it felt really nice to wake up this morning in a clean and organized house and send everyone back to school and work this morning. It felt very quiet here today with just me and Clarissa!

We had an awesome Easter yesterday. My plan was to get all the projects done so that we could enjoy Easter in a project-free house and we managed to pull it off. It was peaceful and nice here yesterday. We even ate Easter dinner in the newly decorated formal dining room! We never eat in there, so it was quite an event. :) We are absolutely loving the house now that the projects are done. I couldn't be happier with the results. There were a few days there that I didn't think we were going to survive the mess and chaos of the whole project, but we survived and all the work and mess was worth it.

So now that Matthews track break is over, the house projects are over, spending my days trying to get people to vote for Josh's video contest is over (we won't find out the results until next week, by the way) and spring break is over, I'm ready to get back to some things I have neglected.

We're back to reading, which is great. I finished my last book in two days and now I've moved on to another one. I'm starting a book by Elizabeth Berg called Once Upon A Time There Was You, which sounds kind of cheesy but I have liked Elizabeth Berg in the past so I'll give it a try.

One thing that I just discovered is checking out e-books from the public library! I've been vaguely aware that checking out e-books was an option for a while but I had never really looked into how to do it. Now that I have done it I can't believe how dumb I was not to have done it a long time ago! It's the easiest thing ever. If you haven't tried it yet, you definitely should! For our library all you have to do is go to the website, search for the book you want in their e-book section, type in your library card number and it has you select which format you want it in. I clicked on Kindle and it sent me to Amazon to download it to my IPad, just like the books I buy from Amazon. The whole thing took two minutes and now I'm reading a Kindle book that I didn't have to pay $10 for. I'm generally fairly tech savvy and usually not easily impressed by this kind of stuff, but I swear I feel like an 80 year old who just learned how e-mail works. I read books on my iPad all the time, I just didn't realize how easy it is to check them out for free. A whole world just opened up to me now that I don't have to pay for books or keep going back and forth to the library. Awesome.

And on that note, I am now off to read for a bit! :)

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