Filling Up The Minutes And Hours. Tick Tock.

I’m looking out my kitchen window which frames our backyard and I am not kidding, a ROADRUNNER just ran across the lawn and up the steps to the back part of the property. A ROADRUNNER! I know we’re in SoCal, but this is not the Anza-Borrego desert, this is a neighborhood full of houses. Wow, I just ran outside to try and snap a pic, but he ran under some sagebrush and I didn’t want to scare him. How. Cool. Is. That. Seriously.

What do I do besides going to the gym and shopping? I do an awful lot of reading. I read books the old school way. I like the feel of paper between my fingers. I like to dog ear the page corners.  I love chick lit; Emily Giffin, Sophie Kinsella, Plum Sykes, Diana Gabaldon, Elin Hilderbrand, Lauren Weisberger, and even a tiny amount of LC (Lauren Conrad). Giffen is wonderful, Hilderbrand is an enigma to me; I wish I liked her writing more than I do-I always feel a little unsatisfied, a little unfulfilled by the end of the story. Of course, you can’t be healthy with a diet full of sweets, so I do read more conventional lit too, like Faulkner and Lawrence and O’Conner and Welty. In fact, I named my Border Collie Stella Rondo, in honor of a character in her short story, Why I Live at the P.O.  Right now I’m adding a little protein to the menu ‘cos I’m re-reading Jane Austen’s Emma.  Confession: I am guilty of reading-and liking-the Gossip Girl series. Actually, I admire anyone who can get their words published!
So sad to hear about the death of Maeve Binchy. I think I have read just about every book she wrote. Although they don’t really fit the category of chick lit per se, her character development draws me in every single time.

I have another DIY Chanel creation-check out the hat!
Just my opinion:I just heard that my local Kamay store is closing which is too bad ‘cos I drive right by Ulta to go there. I have noticed that for some reason, I am invisible when I go to Ulta. No one wants to help or answer a question. It’s happened more than once, so it wasn’t just an off day. It’s like my being there is an imposition or I don’t fit in with their target demographics. So, I always go to Kamay because they have great customer service.  I was wondering how to make my OPI Pink-ing of You opaque and the really helpful sales associate showed me how to use a coat of white underneath to make the pink stand out better. Plus, she told me about Hoof Lacquer as a top coat, which is awesome.

5 thoughts on “Filling Up The Minutes And Hours. Tick Tock.

  1. Hi! I just found your blog and it echoes so many things in my life! I’m also a merchant marines wife, he’s a master who travels far and wide(and long) and no one gets it! I was toying with the idea of starting up a blog myself because I thought I was all alone in this crazy lifestyle. Great job, from a new, soon-to-be faithful reader!


    • Thank you so much for reading my blog! I really hope to create a community of MM wives to share our unique stories and perspectives. If there is enough interest in my area (San Diego-ish) I’ll start a meet-up group.


      • We are an east coast family, so wouldn’t be able to physically join the group. I’m just so glad to know you’re out there! Keep writing about this life!


Now it's your turn to share your pearls with me. Cheers!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s