- Holidays wreck all my work hard plans.
- I need to figure out a time management plan, and get better at self motivation for getting work done.
- This is a great, albeit long read, on the self in the age of the selfie.
- I'm seriously considering taking the twitter app off my phone. It might help me stop self distracting often.
- Reading with Keiden has doubled in length now that he keeps on wanting to point out all the letters. It means fewer bedtime stories though. Or is there some other way I should work with it?
Friday, 29 April 2016
Thursday, 28 April 2016
As some of you know, I write kid book reviews for Tums2Tots, where I rate them from Keiden's and my takes on it - Book Love with Cassey and Keiden. I'll be sharing some reviews that have been there, and others just for here. Book Thursday won't always be kid books, but for the next few posts it will be - I have a few to share :p Let me know what you think.
Poddy and Flora by Paula Metcalf
Poddy and Flora is about a dog, Poddy, and his best friend Flora. During summer they do all sorts of fun things together. Until one day Flora isn't there. Poor Poddy is so sad, he tries to do the usual fun things they do, but it's just not the same.
The story is charming, with sweet moments. The illustrations are in a style that both parents and the kids would enjoy. When we read this to Keiden he loves going woof-woof for Poddy, and enjoys spotting the butterflies and birds. The double pages before getting to the story and as you finish it is a collection of the cutest dance moves/poses that Poddy and Flora get up to. Because of it Keiden has now got some zombie/Thriller moves.
This is a great story to introduce your little to when they're about to sleep over away from home and a beloved pet for the first time. Or if they're going to stay home while you go away. It shows them that yes, we'll be sad without our special person, but she will come back.
On the scale of rereading it, Keiden gives it a 3/5. The parent rereading scale gives it 2/5.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
It had me wondering if I'm the only person who has something that needs to be just right? What is the one thing you need to be just right to feel good/comfortable out and about?
Monday, 25 April 2016
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Topping the list this week:
- having somewhere warm and dry to call home when it storms
- 7 years of marriage, tomorrow
- friends to game with
- friends who listen and chat
- a great space to work in
- being able to be enthusiastic about people's ideas and work
What's topping your list this week?
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Friday, 22 April 2016
Keiden has been spiking fevers this week. It's scary, and horrid. He seems better though.
Yesterday, the Honours group presented on their research projects for the year. There were so many great ideas. I am loving being back in an academic environment.
At the same time, I'm feeling academically illiterate. I really, really need to work on switching my fiction and non-fiction reading ratios.
I've been eating all the carbs again. *sigh* I really need to get my eating on track.
I've been busy, but not busy enough. Got to get my ass in gear.
What have you been up to?
Thursday, 21 April 2016
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