It began with bacon and pancakes and blueberry sauce:
And it ended with the kids engrossed in Uncle Stevie's presentation of "Twinkle, Twinkle" on his iPod:
And then Uncle Stevie showed me the fun goodies that Aunt Marsha sent for the kids which included the following kit from Trader Joe's:
Randomness all day. Nothing remarkable in itself. But all memories for another day.
And speaking of memories:
This is my "book journal". I started it back in 1999 when I spent a summer on Cape Cod. I had a lot of time to read and decided that I wanted to remember what I was reading and somehow remind myself if I even enjoyed the book. It is sort of a tacky little sunflower design on a sprial-bound journal that I picked up at a yard sale for 50 cents. In 2007, I read 32 books. I was trying to get pregnant and then was carrying triplets and books were my means of escape (as was "Will & Grace" and every bringing-baby-home show offered on TV). During 2008 (when the kids were born), I read ONE book that I documented. Anything else (which I seriously doubt) never made it into the journal. At the time, I think I spent any time reading on the internet about diapers, developmental milestones, feeding issues, sleeping patterns, etc.
Recently I thought I would make the transition from a written journal to something on my laptop. A file that could be manipulated and sorted at my discretion seemed like it would be a great resource for me. I could sort by author or my incredibly subjective ranking system. My idea was that it would help me find other books I might want to read and I could even create a list to keep up with that information as well.
And then I found Shelfari http://www.shelfari.com/ (no, I'm not paid to suggest this site to my readers). I just think this is a super-cool place to maintain my book list. I can look up other titles by the same author or books that are similar (subject, genre, etc). I can indicate which books I have read, am reading or intend to read. I can place tags for my book listing (and they offer some suggestions) so that I can look up specific subjects, etc. It also allows the user to write a review and even publish that review for others to read.
Right now I am working to move my information from my written journal and my Excel spreadsheet to Shelfari. What I find interesting is that I just haven't been able to retire my written journal. I know right where I keep it and it's handy. I don't have to turn on the laptop and find a file or login to a website. It's there for me with it's archaic charm. I've had it for eleven years and it's comfortable. I love the ease of typing rather than writing at times, but I really am struggling to let go of my little handy-dandy book journal.
I guess that is all of my randomness for today. I'm looking forward to whatever random moments will become my tomorrow and will then become the following day's memories.