It’s just been one exciting thing after another around here lately. I read a book. Or several. I joined a tea club. Really. I painted. Poorly. I played flag football. Kind of. You know, all very interesting stuff.
Where should I even begin?
I guess since it was over a week ago now, I’ll tell you about the Touch of Football fundraiser that Emily and I did at my sister’s request. You might remember that my sister was diagnosed with Crohns a couple of years ago. She was invited to participate in the Crohns and Colitis Foundation’s flag football tournament on the field at Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots play, and asked us to be on her team. It was a great experience and I’m grateful for the good that will be accomplished with what we were able to raise. It is predicted that there will be a cure for Crohns and Colitis in the next ten years because of the money and support raised by people like us.
Us with Patriots Player, “Hoo man”
My favorite book of the moment is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. It is a lighter read but still has a hint of heavy. And lucky for me, Netgalley approved me to read the sequel, The Rosie Effect, before its official release. I’m trying to resist hiding away somewhere to finish that one.
From Goodreads: An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.
Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a “wonderful” husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical—most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.
Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent—and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don’s Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.
The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
What else did I want to share with you?
The tea club.
I have tried a monthly beauty box but decided it was a waste because I’m not into makeup products enough. I tried a healthy snack box but wasn’t that impressed. So, when I saw the tea box, I wasn’t sure what I would think. However, I am new tea convert and thought it was worth a shot. I decided to give Steepster Select a chance (that is a referral link). The first month was a hit but I wanted to wait to share it with you until I was happy with the second box too. That arrived last week and I was happily surprised a second time, so I feel okay sharing now.
Basically, you get five different teas to try each month. They are delivered to your door in a cute bag with special surprises like filters and coupons. And if you use this link, you get $10 off. Take it from someone who hasn’t been too thrilled with monthly box deliveries in the past, this one is worth it.
That’s all I’ve got for you now.
Oh yah… I did go to another paint bar. I’m seriously hooked. This was my third time- it is hard to resist going every week. Don’t be surprised if I’m there again within the month.
What’s new with you?