A Not So Daily Dose of Daisy
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Every Thursday for the last two years Lily has met with a reading specialist that is a private tutor. She meets with her for one hour just a few miles from our house. It is only a few miles from our house but it takes us about 15 minutes to get there. At first I […]

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I finished reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King today. This book was an excellent read and I fully recommend it. I try listing all of the books that I read on the tab above named “What I Read“. I use a star system to show how much I liked it or didn’t like it.

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As you know JP and I are book lovers. We love to go to book stores and see what’s new. A few weeks go Stephen King put out a book named Doctor Sleep which is kinda the sequel to The Shining. It is about Danny as a grownup. Of course I had to get the […]

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Today I finished reading a book titled Cruising Altitude. It is written by a flight attendant named Heather who tells about her experiences working for an airline. I bought it at the Powell’s in the Portland International Airport last time I was flying so that I would have something to read on the plane. Her […]

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The other day when I was standing in Barnes and Noble I had two different Douglas Coupland books in my hand. I had Player One and The Gum Thief but I couldn’t decide which one to get. Both seemed like they would be a good read but I didn’t want to buy both. So I […]

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Remember when I told you guys about the subscription we have to Indiespensable? Every six weeks we get a package from a book store named Powell’s. Each package has a first edition author signed book and other goodies in it. I have talked about them a few other times on here and you can see […]

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I can’t believe I didn’t take a single picture today… hmmm. During the day Lily and I went for a walk down on the beach. We discovered that if you flip over rocks you can find lots and lots of baby crabs. Lily would pick them up and collect them in a bucket but don’t […]

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I’ve told you before that we are members of the Powell’s Indiespensable book club. If you don’t remember me talking about it you can click here or here. The other day we got a really cool package. It was Indiespensable #34 which included a signed first edition of The Age of Miracles in a custom […]

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Usually I try to play sports on nights that I don’t have Lily so that I am not stealing any of her time from me. A few months ago when I signed up to play softball with Beerific I told the captain that I want to play  but I can’t commit to every Friday night. […]

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When we were in the Boston airport this morning waiting for our flight I bought a book named Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson. The back of the book says “Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the […]

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Today I finished reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King it is by far best book I have read in a long time. At 849 pages it is also the longest book that I have ever read. It took me less than one week to read because I couldn’t put it down. Half way through I wondered […]

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Has anyone ever asked you what you are reading? I always think that is kind of an awkward question because as soon as you answer they will ask you what it is about. I think it is much easier to have them read the inside cover than to actually tell them what you think the book that you […]

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When I checked the mail today among the regular mail we had received two packages. The first one was from Powell’s Books. Awhile back JP signed up for their subscription club so they send us a package every 6 weeks with something new. The club is named Indiespensable. In ever package we get a signed […]

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A couple weeks ago I was almost all the way to Lily’s school when I realized that she had after school tutoring and I would be over an hour early picking her up. I have done this a few more times than I like to admit but that is not the point of this story. […]

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I was up by 4:30 this morning to catch my flight back to San Antonio. Even though I love traveling I also like to be home. Unfortunately I had to travel home alone. Right before we left the hotel I had JP take my picture on the patio. I flew from SFO to LAX then […]

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I told you about my adventures in Old Town Spring yesterday so today I am gonna tell you about what I bought! There is a store named Crossroads Collection that makes tea and aromatherapy. My first thought was to look for a tea that I have been wanted for quite a while now. I asked the store owner […]

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I have told you before that I like to read! On Saturday afternoon I wanted to go lay out at the pool and I needed something to read so I went upstairs to pick out a book. This is the one I choose. I was about half way through the book when JP told me […]

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I’m pretty sure that I have told you guys this before but I am gonna say it again - I totally think JP is the smartest person I know. He knows a lotta stuff about a lotta stuff. I am always asking him questions and in turn I am constantly learning from him. If you have […]

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Today we went to La Cantera and walked around. I checked out the new spring line of Coach purses. I drooled over the ridiculous amount of sundresses in stock (I need to start sundress season again soon). I tried on like a million different pairs of sunglasses. For the last month or so I have […]

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We went to the book store today and I told Lily she could pick out a book. What a decision! She walked up and down that shelf a lot of times. She finally made a decision and then we were able to leave the store!