1. Last night the weirdest thing happened. Em was in the tub and I was doing a puzzle on the floor (our bathroom is the cleanest and brightest place in the house right now). I was bent over the puzzle for about 45 minutes, and I stood up to get something from the bedroom. I stood up, immediately felt REALLY hot and dizzy, and then I felt myself falling, all I saw was bright light, and I knew I was fainting. Luckily, since I felt myself going down, I was able to half catch myself and landed on the basket that holds our towels. I opened my eyes to Em repeating my name and patting my cheeks and to water dripping all over me. Apparently I was only out for like 30 seconds, and I felt much better after Em forced me to drink a whole glass of water and eat some frosted mini-wheats.
2. Last night we went to Target- we both had gift cards from Christmas. We thought about combining them to buy a sewing machine (they have a really nice Singer that's not too expensive) but we wanted to look into them a little more before we buy one. So instead we bought things we didn't necessarily need, just things we wanted. While wandering the book aisles, I I found The Giver by Lois Lowry for $8.01 ... I read the book when I was in 8th grade at Hanby in Ms. Geesaman's language arts class. I remember it so well, because the book was so strange to me. I had enjoyed reading it, but it seemed weird and unrealistic. While standing in Target last night, I read the back of it and decided to buy it. Last night I stayed up until 2:30 reading it!! I couldn't put it down. It's so different to read it as an adult..I understand so much more and interpret it completely differently. I would recommend the book to anyone of any age, and I'm glad that I own it now :-)
3. Em and I didn't really have any definitive plans for Spring Break because we're going to Arizona in April and really wanted to save our money for that trip (and for when we go to California in May/June). Em's dad is going to Utah with her brother, so I think we're going to do something fun with her mom. Maybe go to Florida and visit Em's aunt and uncle (we stopped there last year on our FL tour), or maybe do something fun like get a cabin in the woods. Who knows.. details to come.. Spring Break is only 9 days away!