I am SO glad today is (mostly) over. Curious J was an absolute crying mess this afternoon who ONLY wanted her momma and wasn’t even necessarily happy when she WAS with me. She took perhaps an hour nap in the late morning when we returned home from our pediatrician visit and store stop. It was not a good, restorative nap, but it turned out to be the only nap she got all day, despite spending almost two hours in her crib this afternoon, most of that time wailing her tired lungs away.
(I wouldn’t have let her cry so much if I hadn’t A) been told by the pediatrician that her wheezing was much better B) have checked her periodically for poopy diapers and replacing of nuks and an extra nursing and C) been almost sure many times that NOW she was going to drop off to sleep. She even had a few 5 minutes stretches of quiet, where I was sure she had fallen asleep. But, no, she’d start wailing again.)
Anyway, suffice to say, she was in bed by 7pm tonight, and is still sound asleep at 8:40, as I type this. I guess every mom has days like that. And, knowing myself, I will forget about this day, too.
What I REALLY wanted to say was that I’ve decided to create a separate blog for the book club. However, this book club needs a name! I need suggestions! What should we call the book club?
So far, the people who said they would be interested in the book club are:
- Ruth W. (westendorf7)
- KT S. (granolablonde)
- Jackie H. (tiredmama)
- Kirsten Z. (lordsservant)
- Sara C.
- Carly S.
- Barb D.
- April M.
- Jayne M.
As far as characteristics in common, all of us are married, all of us are moms (except for Carly, who will begin her journey into motherhood sometime around February 11), and all of us are Christians. We’re not all Lutheran, but we all have Lutheran connections. Except for KT and Sara C. and me, everyone else lives in Wisconsin. I know there are other similarities, but I’ll stop there. I’m trying to think of some way to bring those commonalities together in a catchy title, but so far I’m having only marginal luck. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far. They’re all lousy. Feel free to change them to something better.
- thinking Christian woman’s book club
- discerning Christian woman’s book club
- thought-full Christian woman’s book club (see the rut I’m stuck in?)
- tired, unfinished mothers who like to read … book club
So, as you see, I am in dire need of help naming this book club.
Also, I need to know if you ladies want to read fiction or non-fiction. I had originally envisioned non-fiction, but fiction would be okay, too. Or perhaps a mix of both! But if we decide to do fiction, I want to read some modern works, not just classics. It’s not that I don’t like classics – I do! But I want a mixture of classics and modern.
What I’m most hoping for with this book club is good discussion. I want people to be honest about their feelings for a book, and I want us to have lively discussions about topics raised in the books.
I’m going to choose the first book in the next week or so for us to read, and we’ll start discussing sometime mid-January-ish.
Please comment with your thoughts on a title for the book club, whether you’re interested in reading more fiction or more non-fiction, and please suggest books that you would be interested in reading, too. Thanks!