Monday, February 25, 2013

Wheel of Time

I don't like to read series before they're done. Especially long series. I can make an exception if I trust the author to meet deadlines, and I really like them, general, I wait for a series to be finished before I start reading.

For those of you who don't know, the Wheel of Time series, by Robert Jordan, is a set of books I've been resisting for years. See, my husband loves them, and rereads them every other year or so. I'm impatient and horrible, though, so I refused to read them--until now, because Brandon Sanderson just finished the last one! (Robert Jordan died before he could complete the final book, so Brandon Sanderson completed the series).

Anyway, my point is this: I am enjoying the books. I'm also glad I can go grab the next one as soon as I finish the one I'm on. And I think that your favorite character in Wheel of Time says a lot about you.

For those who've read the books, here is a quiz that allows you to see which character you are. This one is just for female characters, and this one is for male characters. Who you are in the quizzes doesn't matter as much as who you like, though. Maybe. I'm working on a theory.

By the way, my favorite art for the series is by Seamus Gallagher. And my favorite character? Well, here's Gallagher's illustration of her...

Friday, February 15, 2013

A shooting star...

Here is a video for you! It seems appropriate, given recent astronomical happenings...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

How to sleep like the parent of a seven-week-old baby

Feed baby at 6:30. Hold baby until he falls asleep on your chest.

Put baby down in his bassinet (maybe).

Feed baby again at 9 or 9:30. Sink into your bed when you finish around 10.

Wake up again at 1 or 2 a.m. Feed for a half hour as your head droops and your eyes keep shutting. Put him back into his bassinet.

Get up at 4 or 5 a.m. Stagger over. Pick up baby. Repeat the twenty-minute feeding thing. BE VERY CAREFUL. If you are not soothing enough at this point, he will start to hiccup. Then you will not get to climb back in bed, and you will be sad.

7 is the end-time when five-year-olds leave their rooms. There is no sleep after then.

Aw! So cute--although those eyes can look more than ominous in the middle of the night...