Saturday, 12 July 2008

WEEKLY QUESTION 7


Teacher Julie started with, "In this busy world we live in, we do two or three things simultaneously. We cut back on our sleep. We clean the house while the food is simmering in the stove. We rush here and there. There never seem enough time to do all the things that have to be done. We never seem to have enough time."

Teacher Julie's 7th Question from Greenbucks:

If we set aside an extra hour each day to do what we would rather do and not what we should be doing, what would you choose to do?

Apart from spending quiet time with the kids and being alone with my husband, I'll choose to retreat with my books.

Before the computer was introduced into our household (hehehe), reading books consumes most of my spare time. Now that I'm loaded with my daily routines and taking care of my husband and kids, it takes almost a month for me to finish one. I used to read them in days and my record for a novel is 6 hours on the bed(lol). I remember that was of John Grisham's - The Testament. Gone were those days.

Speaking of books, I recently finished The Secret Life Of A Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill. The author has a column in The Times Magazine - Slummy Mummy.

Its a very funny and entertaining book about a stay at home mother. Quoting from the above link:

"A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took Bridget Jones to heart a decade ago-and now has kids"...

..."Slummy Mummy: The Secret Life of Lucy Sweeney is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who never discovered their inner domestic goddess. Pitch-perfect and satisfyingly smart, it does for the stay-at-home mother what Allison Pearson's blockbuster bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It did for the working mom: It offers a lovable, flawed character who resonates, entertains, and undoubtedly has it worse than you do".

4 comments:

julie

I love reading books too :) The HP book 7, I read the almost the whole night, slept for a few hours and read again when I woke up :D I am currently reading "Love in the Time of Cholera" right now.

Thanks for doing the WQ :)

Have a great week!

By the way, I love that sweet photo about your anniversary :)

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TruBlue

I've always set aside an hour daily for my exercise, part of my normal daily routine. Who knows, I might live longer, like the 96 y/o lady I've just met.

Didn't know "Love in the Time of Cholera" was in paperback. Watched the movie version several months back, thought it was hilarious but it did epitomized one man's truest love for someone. Can I do it, maybe not, hehe....Cheers to you all.

lovelyn

Ciao TruBlue,

The MAYBE made the NOT acceptable hehehe...

Haven't watched it yet but knew some who've been talking about the book.

Hope to do my exercise regularly too. What me and husband are doing now is strictly more veggies and a little of meat. No carbs too.

Since we don't exercise religiously, might as well compensate with the diet. Its working so far, we're losing weight - at least.

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