We busted out The Long Winter the other night so I could revive our nightly out loud reading tradition and you guys. This book is really well written. I mean, this probably shouldn't come as such a surprise to me, but what I remember from reading them as a middle schooler is the story line. But now I'm reading them (it) as an adult and am just really impressed with Wilder's ability to paint such vivid pictures with her words.
And guess what? We have running water in OUR claim shanty! Yay!
My mom works at a high-end kitchen supply store back in SoCal so she sends us the greatest Christmas and birthday presents. A few months ago she sent us a set of these wood/cotton cleaning rags and I. Am. In. Love. You know how most rags eventually become impervious to water somehow and just start moving the gross from one place to another? And then you just can't stand it anymore and you grab a paper towel and solve all the world's problems? These rags are not like that. I wash 'em right in the machine and air dry them. They are stiff and weird once they're dry, but you get 'em wet again and they are like magic. MAGIC I TELL YOU! Magic cleaning supplies. Who knew?
p.s. Even if you aren't interested in these, click to read the first review by Seth. Hilarious.
When this came in the mail, y'all, I was a little irritated. It just seemed so TINY. Like...what is this, 2 months worth of make-up? (I'm a cheapskate, so a year is the minimum time I expect to keep each item I purchase, just in case you're wondering about my perspective here. Super rational.) But lemme tell ya that it arrived last March and it is still going strong because the amount you need is miniscule. I cannot believe that such a tiny little drop can cover my entire face. I just....it is weird. Defying of the physics and all that.
Also, this is real Japanese BB cream, so everything is written in Japanese on the back of the tube. Like, you know, in case you need instructions or something, well, you won't have any. Fair warning.
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My two big girls and the book reviews that they posted today.
Here is Katy's review of A Little Princess and here is Lizzy's review of The Black Stallion, which they shared over at Jessica's What We're Reading Wednesday. They will both make you laugh, honest. Enjoy!