July 17, 2012

All is Quiet

It's eerily quiet here this week with the girls off to camp. When Gary got home from work last night we sat on the couch and watched an annoying show on TV because we couldn't figure out what to do with ourselves. Where was all the commotion – the girls and their friends crashing the kitchen for snacks, clamoring out the back door to go jump on the trampoline or blasting Justin Bieber in their rooms? 

We discussed the option of finally looking over our life insurance plan, which has been on our "to do" list for something like an entire year, but then we thought that sounded boring. So we watched the dumb show and then went to bed. It was hotter than heck in our room. I crocheted a bit on a blanket I'm making for Emma until it finally cooled off enough to sleep, sometime close to 1 a.m.

I popped into a local bookstore today, browsed a bit and ended up bringing home this book. Have you read it? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts. It's a more modern take on Jane Eyre, which is on my list of favorite books, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the author does with the story.

Speaking of Jane, this simple, beautiful painting of Jane Eyre is available here on Etsy. I'm in love with it!


  1. Jenny..is the name of the book NOT FOUND? Because if it is, great; but if not, the link for the book's title isn't working! (I am curious!)

  2. I know how you feel being alone-without kids-we are so boring, and soon our youngest will leave (20 days) for college and then what will we do? She is the zip and zippity of this household! We just sit at the dinner table and chew, look out the window at the hummingbirds-sigh-watch some TV, water the flowers-sigh.
    The book link is not working and now you have me wondering!

    1. We sit and chew too . . . and it's only day 2 without them. I think I'm going to need A LOT of hobbies when they leave for college.

      Link should be fixed :)

  3. The link worked - I have not read it but it sounds intriguing. I need to re-read Jane Eyre, it's probably been nearly twenty years since i read it. Now there's a sobering thought.

  4. I'm reading it now (the new version) and I'm not convinced I'm liking it. I'll post a review when I'm done.


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