I’m loving summer right now. Everything feels so laid back and relaxed. Thursday we took the kids to the drive-in to see Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University. Both of the movies were really good. Despicable Me 2 was hilarious and Monsters University, while not quite as funny, was a cute story with the usual amazing Pixar animation.
Friday evening I started watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix and I have to say it’s really good. It’s about a women who spends a year in prison after getting wrapped up with some drug dealer. If you have a Netflix membership all 13 episodes are available to watch. I guess it’s a Netflix original series and heads up – it’s NOT for kids.
Then I decided to finally take the plunge and download Entwined with You on my iPad. It’s the third book of what was supposed to be a Trilogy, but now is a series of at least 2 more books. I was nervous reading it because I didn’t want to be disappointed because a lot of people were giving it bad reviews. I’m thinking many of the negative reviews came from people who were angry that the trilogy is now a series. But come one, that is like being told Twilight is now going to have 2 more books as part of their series. That would be AMAZING! Anyways, Entwined with You was very good. I finished it in two days and I couldn’t put it down. BUT I do have a couple of complaints. Without spoiling the story for anyone I will say that I didn’t feel like there was much substance to the actual storyline. When I was done reading it I didn’t feel like a whole lot happened. There was very little character development and it felt like the story ended too abruptly. It just didn’t stop at a good place. Like possibly the author wrote too long of a book and someone just picked random chapter to cut it and make it into two books. At any rate, I’m not going to hesitate to read the next book whenever it’s released. I’m hooked!
Saturday Karli and I went to a few garage sales and while we didn’t find much (she was looking for Monster High dolls mostly), Karli was thrilled to have found this mom and baby Artic White Fox set. Her favorite animal of all time! At least until she changes her mind again.
Sunday we went to a Polish Festival for lunch and then chilled the rest of the day. I had to rerecord my “What’s on my iPhone” video because the first one was not in focus. This darn Canon T3i! While I love it dearly, the video camera isn’t as easy to use as a regular camcorder. You have to manually focus the camera when recording video, which is fine, but someway somehow I think it is in focus when looking at it through the view finder, but then when I upload it to my camera it’s not focused enough. Even this recording could have been a little bit more in focus. Oh well, I’m doing my best and hopefully I will get better as time goes on :)