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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Record......4 books in 10 days!

O.K. so I have been waiting to read the Twilight series over the summer and a few weeks ago while we were vacationing in Cayucos, I realized that the 4th and final book was coming out on Friday and I needed to get started before the summer was over so........I drove into San Luis and picked up book 1. The next day I drove back into San Luis and picked up book 2. On the 3rd day I made another trip to San Luis for book 3. My family knows I love to read but they are like, "Are you kidding me?" We got home on Saturday and our neighborhood was having our annual "Hot August Nights". Our boys were playing in the band so after unloading, starting the wash, breaking down and setting the drum set up in the park then hanging out with the neighbors all night, it was time for bed and we had very few groceries in house. I was way too tired to go out and I needed to start reading again. We made it thru Sunday but by Monday morning, my cupboards were bare. At church, one of our friend's asked Gary, "is your wife reading that vampire book?" Gary shrugged and said, " yes" and I'm guessing they rolled their eyes at each other. Unga went on to say that all his wife does is read, "we don't have any groceries, she isn't cooking, she isn't cleaning, watching the kids, etc." Gary told me that all he did was laugh but I'm sure he had more to say than that. After church, Gary related the story to me and the boys and we all laughed...........knowingly. I promised I would get groceries on Monday. I went to bed around 2 that night breaking my "only read church books, scriptures, lesson manuals on Sunday rule" and got up around 6 and started reading again. Gary came up the stairs around 7:15 and said, "I'm going to work now. My house is a mess, there is about 8 loads of laundry left and I had the last morsel of food left in the house for breakfast." I asked what he had and he said, "A hamburger bun!". I died laughing. I yelled after him saying something like, "Why don't you call and ask Unga if he needs breakfast. He might appreciate a hamburger bun." I told my friend Chris the story and today when I got home there was this cute card with a note inside saying, "Since you are otherwise occupied, we thought you might need dinner tonight" I asked griffin what Sister Spencer had brought and he pulled out a bag of hamburger buns. Sooooo funny. Priscilla, if you read this, tell Unga that we have left overs. These books are the best! I gave the first book to one of my teachers and she is as obsessed as I am so we pour over the youtube videos and trailer teasers drooling in anticipation of the movie. I am starting back on book three so I can converse with Jenna (my teacher) about everything. If you haven't read them.....do it!

3 comments:

Priscilla said...

Oh My Goodness!!! That is the most hilarious thing I've ever heard!! lol! Of course it had to be MY hubby going around asking the other husbands if their wife is as obsessed as his! I beg to differ with Unga...their was noodles is the pantry he could've made for himself! Now you understand why everything around you goes to pot when you're reading these books. You just CAN'T put them down. We should stock up and prepare for the movie 'cause I don't think we'll be seeing it just the one time! Let's go get some hamburger buns :)

Becky said...

This is so funny! Glad you liked the books too.

Jackie said...

Barb, my mom and I were just talking about these books last night. Wow! I guess I'm going to have to look for them. Lookout Steve, you about to be single again..lol.

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