Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Well aside from the snow we got last week-sick of seeing it still. I've been introduced to a new website and it has taken all of my time except for when I've been on facebook and reading. Just got finished-literally like 5 minutes ago with my first book for the 2011 Book Challenge. I'm quite proud of myself for getting it done in January. I think I've picked out my next read and will need to add it to my nook-since I don't want to be holding the huge thing in person!

Plus I need to get back to Eat Pray and Love!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Eat Pray Love Bead #5

The emotional wreckage of her marriage ending, 9/11 existing, and love on the rebound-well to put it honest is a big emotional train wreck of a mess.

What was she thinking I do not know, but I know one thing is very clear in this chapter, the woman didn't know how to love herself. I don't care how much you put into a relationship, if you are not comfortable with yourself, no one else is going to be.

I can be a sassy mouth person, sometimes doing it without knowing it. A true Southern girl that will snap that sweetness right out of your tea. And yet on rainy days I can curl up with my cat (at this point he's my cat) and go to sleep. I will listen to your every thought and give advice when needed whether you want it or not-that's just me. And I'm ok with it. I have to be, b/c ultimately I'm living with myself, I share my space with my family but only I can hear my own thoughts, thank the good Lord for that. Some things I have thought would curl your toes.

At any rate I am stopping at bead #5 tonight and will pick up later.

Eat Pray Love Bead #4

Go back to bed, Liz.

Don't think it's a phenomenal sentence, b/c it's not. What's phenomenal at least to me is that she listened. I'll try not to get too religious here-I am a Christian don't forget-but I think the hardest time we have in our conversations with God is listening to what he says. He just told her to go back to bed. Something simple and yet we make the most complex issues out of little ant hills. I think we would be better off if we listened to that simple word or phrase he is trying to tell us.

Eat Pray Love Bead #3

I don't think it's ironic that in bead #3 she talks about God. What her definition of her God is and what she believes, I don't care who you are, when you share your religion you always end up offending someone. We are not perfect and only He is.

Yep I believe in God, proud to say that I am. I don't exactly believe the same way she does, but then it's not a perfect world either. We should be ok to state what we believe and not be persecuted for it.

Bead #4

Eat Pray Love Bead #2

So she takes you back a little in time about why she was crying on the floor about her marriage.

At a point she is discussing why at 30 she was supposed to be excited about trying to have a baby b/c for some strange reason at that age you're supposed to have one. I feel like she does about a baby and I'm already 37. We have decided not to have one (my husband and I) and we're ok with it.

I love the comment from her sister that having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face-you do have to be serious to commit to something like that. My joy is rather to be a great Aunt and someday I'll get to have that chance.

Anyhoo as a go back to bead #2. I feel sad for her knowing that she hated her marriage and proud that she feels she doesn't have to discuss with us-the reader-why things happened for her the way it did, it's not any of our business how she got there, it's the story of where she went to from there. The learning experience is what we are reading here.

On to Bead #3

Eat Pray Love

So I've started Eat Pray Love and have decided like Elizabeth Gilbert who wrote her story as 108 beads, I would review each bead.

Chapter One:

I like how she writes her story as if she's sitting right there with you, with your preferable drink enlightening you on all her thoughts and feelings. Mind you I've only read the first "bead" but she makes you comfortable in her story and you too wish the young Italian will kiss her, but alas this isn't a fairytale at all and about real life.

Off to Chapter Two!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My New Year

My New Year came in with a bang. I had a migraine all day yesterday-did a little bit of reading last night. Today is the first day on the computer for 2011. I still had a left over headache this morning but finally knocked it out with a Tylenol pm.

Alas I go back to work tomorrow-YUCK. I like my job, don't get me wrong but this week off has gotten me spoiled. Staying up to read knowing I can sleep late. Yeah, so my thoughts are to start on Jimmy for the TBR challenge tomorrow night.

I'm pretty close to being done with Outlander!