Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reading Irresponsibly

I stayed up until 3:30am last night reading, `The Hunger Games'. I started the book at 11pm and I meant to read until 1am (because I never fall asleep before 1am) but I couldn't stop! It's so good. It is the best book I've read in the last 6 months, although, I'm not done yet, so I can't make a final judgement on it! I have about 2 hours left of reading so I hope to finish it tonight! Normally I would make myself stop at 1am but I was pretty sure Gary would have a snow day, and he did! That allowed me to sleep in until 9am:) He still had to go into work though...good old basketball tourney today. I have to say that my favourite hobby growing up was reading. My dad used to let us stay up as late as we wanted, as long as we were reading. I would take out the maximum number of library books and read, read, read. This past year, I have not read as much and I have missed it way more than I realized. I've realized I need to make room for reading as it makes me so happy and helps me to relax.

Our neighbourhood is TERRIBLE in the snow. I am so thankful for snow tires. Driving Kai to preschool was a breeze. We had about 10cm last night and the kids and I had fun in it this morning!
(I think I need to do a photo session in the snow as colours just pop out. Hopefully there's another snow fall this winter!)

I had a photo session at the Christian school yesterday. All three campuses. Three and a half hours. 700+ photos. Two large, heavy cameras (battery packs, huge lenses, external flashes). I was TIRED. It was a lot of running around but I think I got some good images. Just being there made me realize again how much I love the school and the atmosphere it fosters. It is a very good place. I will be posting images later this week...
(Kai's third written word. First was his name, then `Opi', and now...Optimus. I should've known that if I wanted to practice his writing, we need to involve Transformers! Kai is getting so old so fast. He seems like he's 8 years old. I really love him and I love to see him develop and grow each and every day. He is a good kid.)
Well, better get Kai from preschool! It's skating lesson day and he's looking forward to it! Gary should be able to make it too which will be great.

Have a wonderful evening!


  1. I know what you mean about Hunger Games...I'm on the 3rd book of the trilogy and have been loving them! I am trying to slow down reading this last book cuz I don't want it to end!

  2. you are going to want to read the next book "Catching Fire" as soon as you're done.
    I'm waiting to borrow a copy of the Engber's

  3. wow - that is some serious reading.
    i have once done some casual photos in the snow but would love to do a 'real' session. so i'm hoping for another dump of snow this season.
    looking forward to seeing some of the school photos if you'll be posting them...?

  4. Yeah, try to get your hands on the 2nd and 3rd book as fast you can :)

  5. I'll have to check into those books, if they are THAT good! I love outdoor "snow" pictures especially when the people are wearing colourful clothing!

  6. Anonymous10:55 PM

    I just finished reading the 3rd book in the series and they also kept me awake way too late many a nights. The books are filled with twists and turns right up until the last pages of the third book so definitely read all three! Enjoy! -h mallie

  7. Nice to see Koen is smiling at the camera again ;).
    I remember reading 'till the wee hours as a child in bed, as well. And even still, once I start a book, I get into it pretty easily (if it's good) and finish it quite quickly.

  8. I'll have to check out the book. I just started reading again since the twins were born. I LOVE reading too! I stayed up late last night and actually woke up before the kids this morning to finish a book I was reading. I'm looking forward to starting another one tonight.

  9. Ha ha Louise - Mandeep and Terri already know this, but I just read that whole trilogy in four days! (It helps that I am bf'ing so have time to read and also have a backlit iPad so that I can read in bed without having the lights on). I raise my glass to reading irresponsibly!