Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011!

2011 is a BIG YEAR for us here in the Wilhelmsen camp.

First and foremost, the wonderful Erik and I will celebrate 10 years married on Thursday! We are going away for the weekend to the beautiful city of Tucson where we will sleep, go to at least two movies, and eat out. No Kids allowed! So glorious. The only thing that would be better is if I wasn't a million months pregnant for the second time in two years... I really want to see the new Harry Potter film and The King's Speech.

Secondly, I'm all set to have our fourth and final (Lord willing) child and also to tie up my tubes. The only resolution I'm making this year is that I'm resolved to not having any more children. Bud-dum-bum! (Or however you spell that onomatopoeia.) Honestly, if it weren't for the probability that I need the hormones, I would love to just take out the whole shebang...

Third, I have a new love and his name is Nook. I know, I know. How could it be? He's the complete antithesis to the debonair Erik... He's short. He's fits in the palm of my hand. But what he lacks in the physical he totally redeems himself in portability, convenience and sleekness. But to be more accurate, I should say that Nook has come between me and books, not me and Erik. E-books rule. I never thought I would say it, but I'm not sure I'm going to miss physical books. For one, the Nook doesn't have bookmarks that my crumb-crunchers can take out and lose my place. And for those of you who love the smell of books, which admittedly I do, the smell of my leather carrying case for the Nook makes up for that. I'm looking forward to reading a lot in 2011.

And that's about it. Reading and raising goals for 2011!


chandy said...

Isn't the nook the most wonderful thing in the world? I'm in love, and I don't care who knows it!!

I named mine Sassenach. It seemed fitting. And I sort of never want to read a paper book again. I've decided to use my paperback swap credits to get books for the kids.

I'm thinking of starting up some sort of nook users group (maybe on facebook or something) where friends and friends of friends can swap nook books.

Have fun in Tucson! I'm glad you decided to see Harry Potter.

Jessie said...

Love your idea, Chandy! Do it and I'll be your secretary! :)

Kristi said...

Maybe I'm crazy, but I get tired of always being attached to an electronic device--my work computer, my laptop, my Blackberry...I was just reading a REAL book the other day and was glad to not be attached to something with an on/off switch. Though maybe that's the way our society is moving and I'm just being a stick-in-the-mud.

Then again, I also had a very negative view towards the Blackberry, and then I got one and my life changed forever.

Have a great time on your anniversary trip!!!

Mrs. Miller said...

Love it!! Hope your time away with Erik is perfectly restful. We want to see the King's Speech too. If it's wonderful, post something so we know to go see it the theater!