So, today is Monday, July 2nd, and I am going to try and update my blog more starting today. We will see how that works out.
Anyways, today was an interesting day! I went to a baby shower. One of my friends is due to have her baby on July 22nd, and this was actually her second baby shower and I was invited to both of them! The first shower I bought her usesful stuff: baby shampoo, soap, towels, etc and put it in a basket. (Compared to everyone else, I bought her a lot.) Then today came, and I decided to go to this one as well because she lives in New Brunswick now and I hardly see her.
This showers present was a baby blanket that my mother made in Harry Potter colours (red and gold). She did not take a picture, though, so I do not have one to share. She is making another one, but in different colours, so I will take a picture of that so that people can have a general idea. Why Harry Potter colours? Because the baby is due on the 22nd, the day after the new book comes out. She LOVES Harry Potter, so it seemed a fitting combination. Even though I do not think the father of the baby appreciates Harry Potter very much.
The shower was sad in a way, but I have felt this at other ways too. We are drifting apart. She is getting married in August, and I strongly feel I will go to the wedding and we will go our separate ways. Geography started it, but then she got back with her ex-boyfriend last summer, got engaged to him a month later, and somewhere in October became pregnant. She only has a small guest list for the wedding, and I am going, but I wondered one of the times we were talking about it if she really wanted to. It might be because so much changed in such a short time, but anyways.
I have to say, I could not imagine having a baby, well, ever, but least of all right now. I know people do it, and I applaud you for it, but there are so many things that I want to do before I settle down. I think the 50's are the new 30's because women are doing all the things later in life that they did not get to do when they were younger because they were wives and mothers. I am not ready for that chapter in my life. And, I would rather not hear "you will change your mind." I hear that enough in person, and I honestly do not understand why people are so against the idea of me not wanting children, but they are!
Kind of reminds me about talking to people about my degree. Everyone just assumes I am going to be a teacher, and they look at me like I have six heads when I say that I am not really sure I want to be a teacher. I know lots of people that are going into education next year, but it never really interested me. Mind you, I have no idea what I want to do next, but I find that people are pestering me a great deal to find out. I think that if you do not know, people can be a lot more benefical if they did not pester and suggest constantly. That's just me!
In other news, I am reading my beloved fantasy again. I found I did not read enough last month and I missed it. I am also trying to catch up on reviews, posting both on here and Twisted Kingdom. I posted a review of Roger Zelazny's The Guns of Avalon on Twisted Kingdom today. A great series, and good timing too because it is BAFAB week again. I a,m not sure if I am going to buy a book this time around or not, I have considered it. If I do it will be mid week before I announce it. Last time I gave away The Birth House to a lucky reader. Anyways, this week I am looking forward to receiving some new Gaiman books. Canada Day is a great holiday, but it made me have to wait for my mail! Also, we just got Sunday Shopping, so this was the first year that everything was open on Canada Day. It was weird! Some things were closed today (government things, and some of the smaller businesses), but a lot of things were open today as well. So, I went to the bookstore... and came out EMPTY-HANDED! Go me!
One thing I find myself contemplating at this point in my life is what the hell I am going to do with all my books when I figure out what I want to do and have to move! I get rid of the books I do not like, but I still have a lot of books... In other news, Barnes and Noble FINALLY has a decent book description for the new Susan Carroll book coming out in July:
Fun, intricately plotted and with lots of derring-do, Carroll's latest should be popular with fans of historical romance. With a temper to match her fiery hair, Catriona O'Hanlon leaves her liege, Ariane, the Lady of the Fair Isle, to locate a sorceress's daughter and bring her to the Faire Isle, where she can be protected from the Dark Queen and the coven of the Silver Rose. The girl's father, Martin Le Loup, is living incognito with his daughter in London as dapper Englishman Martin Wolfe. Martin's an agent for Queen Elizabeth's spymaster and is conflicted about his job to ferret out Catholic threats to her majesty. As Cat and Martin spar with and fall for one another, danger lurks in the forms of the coven and the Medici. Carroll strikes a balance between froth and craftsmanship.How exciting! I roughly counted... and of the 110 books I have read as of June 30, 2007... 48 of them I owned prior to 2007. The rest I bought, received from publishers and authors, or got with credit at the second hand store in 2007. There are also books that I read for classes. I am actually impressed. I wish it was a bit higher, but it is about half. Credit at the second hand store has killed me this year as to amount of books coming in... I take books out of my house, and bring more in with the credit. Less than what I take out, but I have had about 2-300 dollars worth of credit over the last six months....