Friday, May 26, 2006

I Should Be Getting Ready For Our Trip

So why am I blogging?!
I have to pack.
I also have to clean up! I hate coming home to a messy house. And my place is a wreck. It's really astonishing how a two year old can destroy their habitat. Even worse, they can be so clingy that it's impossible to clean up. Oh well, I have tonight to prepare.
Am getting very excited about trip. Tomorrow night, will be sleeping in old haunted inn in Salem! Cool! Laptop is coming along, so expect lots of pics throughout the week.

Mountain Of Laundry To Be Folded And Put Away

And there's more in the dryer.

Mountain Of Dishes

Book Journal

I started keeping lists of what I read in a year in January of 2000. It's fun to look back at the lists. I can remember what was going on in my life book by book. For instance, book number 32 in 2000 was Peter Straub's Floating Dragon...I very distinctly remember lying in bed in the old apartment on Cameron Street in the middle of the night, reading and gritting my teeth because the horrible tenant below me was blasting her equally horrible dance music.
I read 65 books in 2000, 71 in 2001, 61 in 2002. In 2004, the first full year with the Boy... 24.

What I Read In 2000

- Silver Wedding Maeve Binchy
- Firefly Summer Maeve Binchy
- The Water Is Wide Pat Conroy
- The Prince Of Tides Pat Conroy
- Losing Eddy Deborah Joy Corey
- She's Come Undone Wally Lamb
- Barney's Version Mordecai Richler
- Sleeping With The Enemy Nancy Price
- Rose Madder Stephen King
- The Kitchen God's Wife Amy Tan
- The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence
- Lives Of The Saints Nino Ricci
- Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason Helen Fielding
- One Indian Summer Wayne Curtis
- American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis
- Alias Grace Margaret Atwood
- Where Has She Gone Nino Ricci
- The Piano Man's Daughter Timothy Findley
- Pet Semetary Stephen King
- Where The Heart Is Billie Letts
- Deadly Innocence Cairns & Burns
- Circle of Friends Maeve Binchy
- Mind Hunter John Douglas
- Journey Into Darkness John Douglas
- Needful Things Stephen King
- The Witching Hour Ann Rice
- Incubus Ann Arenberg
- Tara Road Mave Binchy
- How To Make An American Quilt Whitney Otto
- Pride And Prejudice Jane Austen
- LA Connections Jackie Collins
- Floating Dragon Peter Straub
- A Bird In The House Margaret Laurence
- The Hellfire Club Peter Straub
- The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger
- The Englishman's Boy Guy Vanderhaeghe
- Anne Of Ingleside LM Montgomery
- From Stone Orchard Timothy Findley
- Rilla Of Ingleside LM Montgomery
- Bridget Jones's Diary Helen Fielding
- Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason (again)
- Anne Of Windy Poplars LM Montgomery
- Anne's House Of Dreams LM Montgomery
- Lovers And Gamblers Jackie Collins
- Fifth Business Robertson Davies
- Mary Poppins PL Travers
- Mary Poppins Comes Back PL Travers
- Mary Poppins Opens The Door
- New Brunswick's Haunted Houses Dorothy Dearborn
- Mary Poppins In The Park PL Travers
- River Stories Wayne Curtis
- What To Do When You're Dating A Jew Vikki Weiss
- The Alienist Caleb Carr
- A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
- I Know This Much Is True Wally Lamb
- Scarlet Feather Maeve Binchy
- Evening Class Maeve Binchy
- Bag Of Bones Stephen King
- From Stone Orchard (again) Timothy Findley
- Roughing It In The Bush Susanna Moodie
- The Backwoods Of Canada Catharine Parr Traill
- A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
- On Writing Stephen King
- The Vinyl Cafe Unplugged Stuart McLean