I'm trying to get back to posting semi-regularly but I think my blog will be quite different than it was before. More on that in the coming weeks, as I try to work out a new routine.
For now I wanted to give you a few updates on what's been going on around here. I also want some input from you, so check out the very end of this post to see what I'm asking.
On the work situation
My husband and I are currently trying to see if we can live on just his salary since I got laid off. Things are tight but they are good. We've got some pretty exciting plans (I'm not ready to post them on the internet just yet) in the works though, and I'm really happy about the way things could be going for us.
On Kiddo's health
Over the past few months Kiddo has been doing a trial of bison meat (the only other meat that is safe so far is shellfish, and of that he only likes crab and scallop). His last endoscopy showed that the bison caused no ill effects - wahoo!!! That means he can continue eating bison burgers, steaks, roasts, and whatever else we want to make from the very delicious buffalo. Because of the good test results his doctors now have him doing a trial of beef (which is supposed to be chemically very similar to bison). Kiddo had shown a skin reaction to beef years ago, and it showed up in his blood allergy test as well, but the doctors are hoping that maybe those were false positives. Needless to say we are are super excited about adding beef in - it makes shopping for food so much easier and less expensive. We realize that the next test may show that beef needs to go out of his diet again but we're just going to enjoy the next few months regardless.
(For previous post on Kiddo's health check out these links: article, ulcer, surgery, and allergy testing.)
Books? You mean I'm supposed to be blogging about books?
Since I lost my job I have been in an enormous reading slump. All the books on my shelves that I've wanted to read just don't appeal to me at all. For a long while I didn't even listen to audio books - oh the horror! I'm getting back into things now but I've found that I really need to read some lighthearted, fun, and even funny books (which are SO not my norm).
Here's a list of what I've read and listened to (but haven't reviewed) since November:
- Towers of Midnight
- The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow
- New York Regional Mormon Singles Dance
- The Blessings of the Animals
- Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
- Twelve Angry Men
- The Botany of Desire
- Les Miserables
- Dancing in the Streets
- The Postmistress
- The Tiger
- Tom Sawyer
- The Tortilla Curtain
- Robinson Crusoe
I'd like to do some mini reviews of these books because there's no way I'll go back and do full reviews on all of them.
My question to you is: Which book(s) are you most interested in hearing about? Let me know in the comments and I'll start with those reviews first.
I know that I won't be blogging every day like I used to but I do hope to have new posts up several times a week. We'll see how that pans out, but in the meantime I look forward to hearing from all of you.