I felt so bad for not posting over the last three weeks I wanted to make it up to my followers. My pal, Thomas Yang from 100 Copies has offered to give one lucky person a limited edition print of Ride Your Love. All you have to do is reblog this post and on Friday August 5th we will randomly choose a winner.
This is an awesome design but check out some of his others at 100 Copies.
Now with two kids around, I have begun the mental game or reorganizing and rearranging our entire home as our lives change (for the better). While son # is going nowhere for now - we “got” him an awesome race car bed - son #2 will soon leave the co-sleeper and move to another room. Say goodbye to our guest room. Sorry Bubby :(
What now? Well, we have been thinking about upgrading our basement/playroom for a while. Priorities are important since if I had my way (and could fund it) we would place the ridiculously enormous new TV on one wall and surround the room in awesome sound. Being as it may, the first thing on the list is something more like this:
A comfortable sleeper couch. While this may seem like a shameless plus (yes, I have the chance of winning a gift card by even mentioning the Brighton Sofa by Klaussner Furniture on sale at Wholesale Furniture Brokers - link), money doesn’t grow on the trees in our backyard and Ill take all the help I can get…
This couch looks so comfy. I am now running on so little sleep, I keep drifting off randomly while typing this blog post. Maybe I should also invest in an espresso machine.
How did you rearrange? What did you need to buy or move around? Comment in my Facebook post and we can commiserate ;)
Our local library has a basement bookstore where used and out of print books can be readily had for a dollar or two. This is one of my secret pleasures… In fact, when my wife and I still lived in an apartment, I was forbidden from buying any more books. I definitely get that trait from my father, who would spend his sundays, as a young man, going to various sales and off the beaten track places to buy old books. I grew up in a house filled with books - our basement was built and organized like a library.
So, what book am I reading now? I just picked up Carl Sandburg’s “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE WAR YEARS.” Having picked it up at the library book store, its a fine old edition from the 1954. Cost: $2 :)
This magnum opus delves into the early life of Lincoln in such a way as to better humanize this great President. There are no myths and tall tales - just detailed accounts of a tough early life lived in the pioneered midwest.
One striking thing, so far, to me was Lincoln’s own thirst for reading. He used to work in the fields a full day and then read whatever he could find (books were extremely rare then and there) until midnight, then pass out from exhaustion; something I have done many many times myself.
Lincoln is one of my favorite Presidents and as such I have already added various biographies to my own library - I can’t wait to get through this one!