Playing Hookie + Almondina Winner!

Have you ever wondered why they say sick as a dog?

If you think about it, dogs are hardly ever sick. In fact, I’ve never even heard of a dog having a cold or the flu.

But that phrase has certainly been true in this household over the past few weeks. On Sunday, I woke up with a tickle in by throat. To make myself feel better, I headed to the gym for a tougher-than-usual Total Body Toning class. I felt terrible when I got home. And as I write this on Saturday (7 days later!), I still have this nasty cold. Except now I can’t talk. B has been making fun of me all day because all I can do is whisper.

So this week has been filled with a lot of reading and movie watching. I finished Nicholas Sparks’s novel, Dear John, a few days ago and we watched the movie last night. I don’t know about you, but it irks me to no end when the movie version doesn’t follow the ending in the book.

In the book ending, John and Savannah don’t end up together but in the movie they do, which completely changes the overall theme of the book. As much as I wanted them to have a happy ending, I feel like I can’t trust the movie when I know what is really supposed to happen.

On another note, I’m becoming completely obsessed with Emily Giffin’s books (she’s the author of Something Borrowed, which they also turned into a movie last year). Now I’m reading her fifth book.

So until I get better, I see much more reading in my future.

Almondina Winner!

And the winner of two boxes of healthy Almondina cookies are…

Carol, email your address to me at, and your cookies will soon be on their way!

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