Thursday, December 17, 2009

last minute gift idea

things at the coleman household (and inside of my head) are a bit crazed at the moment.

new and noteable:

new ipod touch, which led to:

new imac, which led to:

new airport extreme router. finally the internet is *mostly* working after 3 weeks.

and now my computer is being filled up with 80's metal band music, courtesy of mr. coleman.

i got my hair cut. really short. boy short. i cried and now i like it.

i am sewing, teaching piano, designing, writing, watching my nephew, buying gifts, all on the same days.

(someone please teach me the art of telling yourself no. i can't seem to let go of any of these things, but i know deep down no sane person has time to do all these things well AND mother 4 children.)

my lemon tree is covered in blossoms and filling my house with the most delicious scent.

and, I ORDERED A NEW CAMERA. best news of 2009. period.

now on to the actual point of this post. a great last minute gift a idea: a book.

here are my top picks:

for the youngest readers: Good Egg by Barney Saltzberg

for your reluctant boy middle reader: Guinness World Records 2010

for your tween girl who loves to read: The Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L'Engle

for your adult brother: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

for your sister-in-law: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

for your best friend or sister: Fire by Kristin Cashore or Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

for your mother: Abigail Adams by Woody Holton

for everyone else: The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

say your prayers that i can figure out how to work my scanner with our new internet/network set up because boy howdy do i have a treat in store for you if i do.


  1. Sounds like you need a break. See you tonight and I'm looking forward to seeing your new hair cut.

  2. Oooh! I can't wait to see your new do. You are going to look so cute with short hair. It's going to make me want to cut mine again. *refrains from getting a pair of scissors right now*

    Great book ideas. I've only read three of them, but a lot of the others are on my to read list.

    I think you could do all those things if you spread them out a little bit instead of doing them all on the same day.

  3. Those are really good ideas! You do need a break! I hope you get one for Christmas! :)
    I am looking forward to seeing your hair also!

  4. boy howdy? since when did that enter your vocabulary? and since when is it okay to say that you cut your hair boy short and not put a picture up? learn to say no to yourself and answer all my questions, please.

  5. Boy Howdy I can't wait for the treat. I've got to see the hair, and how about your kid/and or kids come over when it would help you the most. I'll call you Monday morning.