Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday Round-up

(biking image courtesy of Robert F. Balazik)
     I am supposed to be off during a biathalon with my family but we had some bike problems this morning so my stepdaughter is riding my bike.  My poor husband is really disappointed that I'm not with them but I'm only a tiny bit sad-personally I love it when they go off on adventures (sometimes) with out me.  This is one of those days.  I have a wedding shower to get ready for and dinner to prepare for my stepmother who will be at my house right after the wedding shower so the bike race was just adding to much to the mix.  I owe him a bike ride, just the two of us, later in the week.  Like he can talk-he's been in a play recently and every night he's been gone-thankfully tonight is the last performance and he'll be back home in the evenings.

This free time allows me to shower for the shower, prep for dinner, read a litte and blog...can't beat getting all that done while the family is off biking.

    I finished Three Wishes by Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones and Pam Ferdinand a week or so ago and even though I'm not a big fan of bio's or memoirs, I enjoyed this book.  The women are strong and their stories, told in alternating chapters, are touching.  All three women were very successful in careers but had not found love.  All three came to a turning point where, while they wanted a partner in life, they knew they wanted to be mothers.  They all go about it from different angles and they don't all even know each other yet but, through vials of sperm purchased by Beth, they eventually meet and form supportive friendships.  The story of how the spearm vials work as a catalyst for many goals is often humourous and reflective.  I loved reading their individual thoughts on love and what it feels like to want to be a mother as well as what it was like as they become mothers.

 Two things that struck me was  the option of adoption never entered the conversation,and  money was never an issue for them (at different times they are constantly heading to tropical islands, secluded cabins or climbing destinations) and most people during times of stress don't get this carefree option.  I myself am an advocate of the natural birthing process so there were some birthing choices made that bothered me but this is, of course, an individual choice.  All three experience tons of genetic testing, which I  wasn't aware of all the possibilites and ramifications late-age births would create.  I liked this book but I didn't love it; if any of these topics interest you though-give it a try!  The cover drew me in and the women's stories made me finish it.
Pam's Personal Reflections review (thumbs up)
Beth's Book Review Blog's review (thumbs down)

I still need to share my Dalai Lama experience and review Brandon Mull's Fablehaven.  Right now I'm reading The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice.  How can I not love a book with a main character named "Groovy"?

Have you played a round of pac-man on google yet?  Gotta try it!!

Happy blissful Saturday...

1 comment:

Jenners said...

So this was a non-fiction book? Sounds really interesting ... I'd be curious to read that. Funny that adoption didn't come up though ... like you said.