Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Don't read Late

Yesterday we went to Brands for a cook out. We had a good time. Brooke loved it. Of course she likes the outside anyway. She was a busy little girl. It was hard to keep up with her. I wish I had put her squeaky shoes on. Courtney had a great time. She did not want to leave.
When we got home Kevin told me about a book he had read. He wanted me to read it. I never have time to read anymore. I used to sit up late and read. That stopped several years ago. Kevin told me if I started this book that I would not be able to put it down. The book is called"Even Now" by Karen Kingsbury. I love this author. I started the Redemption serious that she wrote, but was not able to finish. Trying to homeschool and keep up with a baby made it really hard to read a book. KarenKingsbury is a wonderful writer. She makes you feel like you are part of the book. Kevin had to go to the hospital to get a Dr. to sign some papers. He really wanted me to read this book. I finally agreed. Kevin took Courtney with him and I kept Brooke. I started the book and I could not put it down. At 10:30 I was rocking Brooke and reading this book. When Kevin and Courtney got home I was still reading. I had to stop and to give Courtney kisses. I could not wait to start back reading. Kevin came to bed and I was crying. (I don't cry easy) Kevin started laughing at me. I started laughing and crying at the same time. I told Kevin that is was "Just a book, why was I crying?" Of course he still thinks it is funny that I am crying. He said that he got a little teary eyed through the whole book. Kevin would not tell me anything about the book. He fell asleep and I continued to read. My body was telling me to go to sleep, but I could not put this book down. 1:30 came and I knew I had to get some rest. I put the book down and went to sleep. I dreamed about the crazy book. I was dreaming about what was happening when I got woke up by Courtney. (It was 2:30) Courtney was like "mommy I feel like I am going to throw up" I got up and walked like a zombie into the living room. I was letting Courtney sleep on the couch. She has been sleeping in Brooke's room, but we figured out that was part of Brooke's problem on sleeping. I did not want Courtney to throw up on my couch so I put her in Brooke's room on a extra bed. Courtney has a very nice bed in her room, but she is scared to sleep in there. She thinks it is to far from us.
By this point Brooke is wide awake. Brooke don't want to go back to sleep in her bed. For two hours we are up with both girls. Courtney did not throw up. She was hungry. Hunger pains can make you feel like you are going to throw up. Finally at 5:30 we was back in bed. Brooke was in bed with me. Kevin was on the couch, and Courtney was in Brooke's room. We all slept until 10:00 this morning. We NEVER do that. I learned one thing.....I don't need to sit up and read late any more. I did not finish my book today. I might try tonight. Actually I better not read tonight. If I get started I will not be able to put it down. I have to babysit tomorrow, so I think I better go on to bed soon.

2 comments:

Alabamabrands said...

I love Karen Kingsbury books; every one of them make you cry out loud! I own quite a few of them, so let me know if you need another.

Matt & I read one to each other ("Ocean's Apart"); it is by far her best & saddest. We both sobbed!

Denna said...

I read that one also. Of all things I read it before we flew. I knew God was going to be with us, so I tried not to think about the book.
It was a good book. I think this one has it beat. "Even Now."
If you want to borrow it, let me know. I think it is her latest one.
You will not be able to put this one down.