I LOVE audio books. I’ve never been a reader, I always fall asleep. Before I started listening to audio books, I had maybe ten books under my belt. Now I’ve read almost 150 books. I can’t believe how much information I deprived myself of. There is so much knowledge and entertainment in an audio book. The best part is that I get everything from libraries (FREE). Anyone who knows me, knows that I wouldn’t have it any other way! To make it even easier, they’re not just CD’s anymore. It is so easy to download an audio file right to my mp3 player. Most libraries give you free access to sites like Recorded Books/NetLibrary and Overdrive.
Being at home with my daughter is a lot of fun but sometimes I feel like I’m in a pretend world where everyone uses limited adjectives and pronouns. I’ll be the first to admit that I get bored and need something to stimulate my mind besides a three year old. Audio books are perfect to use at the park, coloring, laying down with her at nap time, or during a major ear blistering tantrum. Insert earbuds, problem solved! I even use it when I clean the house. Sometimes, I FIND things to clean just so I can listen.
Anyways, I feel like a completely different person and wanted to share my find with everyone who cares to read this. It would be nice to chat about books with anyone who wants to join in on the fun or learn how to do it. If you already read, you can also be my friend on Goodreads.com. It’s a lot of fun.
Last night, I was thinking about my pre-child days. I knew I worked in a box all day long but didn't realize how much of my life was actually spent in a box. I live in a box, I would drive to work in a bow, park in a parking garage (box), ride up the elevator (box), sit in my cubicle and stare at a box. I would go back to my home box the same way and either stare at my computer box or my tv box. Finally, I would go sleep on a box. I didn't spend ALL my life in a box, but this was the "normal" day.
What is with our love for boxes?
Now that I have a toddler, I don't know if all that much has even changed. She wants me to get out, go to parks, go for walks and play outside but usually I resist. It's not quite as bad as when I worked, but I'm getting the feeling that I must like the comfort of a box. Sometimes, I'll go outside and bring my laptop (box) and be perfectly happy like I've ventured out of my comfort zone or something. It seems like somethings wrong with this, but I don't know. Do I need to spend more time outside or should I just do what makes me comfortable?
AGGGHH, 2 1/2 years down the drain! I have been patiently waiting for Audrey's bangs to grow long enough for a cute hair cut. We were almost there and what did she do??? She cut her bangs! I knew I shouldn't have been too excited for her hair to grow out! AGGH. Well here she is, so proud of herself!
Here are my latest pictures in my iStock que. I was going for the idea that a newborn is dependent on his mother when he is brought into the big cold world. I played on the warm and cool colors to show the city as big and cool and then gelled the mother and newborn to give it that cozy loving feel. I'm pretty happy with them. The model is my friend and I think her and her new baby are just beautiful. She is a great model, she should get paid for it with her perfect cheek bones and all!
This one was a complete accident. I like how it turned out, even though it's a little creepy. At the time I didn't notice that she was reflecting in the window. I darkened it a little to see her face.