I know I haven't been blogging much lately-- I haven't been sewing or scrapping much either! I try to take time for myself every day, but I only have time for one thing-- either scrapping OR sewing OR blogging OR something else. The girls are getting more independant and it feels so luxurious to take those few extra minutes to do some of things I used to do pre-kids.
This past week was about reading. I used to read so much. I used to fly through books and practically live at the bookstore. Sadly, I can probably count on one hand the number of books I've read since Audrey was born. (Okay, maybe I'd need both hands. Still.) When I was out with my Mom last week we went to the bookstore and I was drawn to this book:
"The Midwife of Venice" by Roberta Rich
It's about a Jewish midwife in 16th century Venice who is called on in the middle of the night to attend the birth of a Christian child-- which was illegal in the day. In the meantime, her husband is being held as a slave in Malta and the money she would earn from this one birth could pay the ransom to bring him home. I flew through this book in two days. What a page turner! However, I read it so fast that I kind of regretted buying it! So a few days later I went to the library to search out a few other books I had almost bought.
Yesterday I finished this one:
"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
This was excellent. It's a story about the relationship between black maids/caregivers and the white families they work for. It's written in the voice of three women, and it is so evocative of the time and place-- Mississippi in the 60's. This book is so popular it was only available for a 7 day loan, and I had to read a lot during the week to get it finished. A wonderful read, though. Highly recommended.
I'm going to yoga today, then back to the library this afternoon with Lily, then scrapping tonight!
(I guess that's more than one thing for myself. Decadent!)