I like how Real Simple treats me as if I have done something wrong by not renewing my subscription. Like it's such a huge hassle for them to have to keep reminding me, and I'm this "problem child" who won't renew the first time, so they have to show me tough love with these ultimatums.
Um, do I care if it's my fourth renewal notice? (Obviously I took that photo awhile back.)
At Christmas there was a special where I could get a year of Real Simple for $5. It's always seemed like a cool magazine, and my friend D seems to like it. When I was a teenager I used to subscribe to at least four magazines (Seventeen, Teen, YM and Sassy) and read them cover to cover when I got home from school to find they had arrived.
(Those were the days before the Internet.)
Now my nostalgic side wants to enjoy magazines, so I subscribe to something once in awhile and this is what happens:
I think I've probably looked through maybe two of those magazines. I have kept them, thinking I'd go through them someday, but in the meantime they are just testing the strength of the lower shelf on my Ikea coffee table. I think it's now bowing in the middle.
In other reading news, I got an Amazon package today with some items I ordered with a birthday gift certificate.
More-with-Less is a cookbook I had heard about from a stranger commenting on someone else's blog, and it looked like one I might enjoy. I get most of my recipes from online and then print them off to use in the kitchen, so I thought it might be nice to do things the old-fashioned way and have an actual book. I hope to give you a review on it eventually.
Then the other two are books on prayer that I chose based on Amazon reviews (so hopefully they are reliable!). I have been wanting to learn more about prayer and make it more of an emphasis in my life.
And finally, though it doesn't relate, here's my dinner tonight. I just thought it was so pretty and yummy that it deserved a photo!
Pasta with clam sauce and roasted broccoli.
If I don't talk to you before, have a great weekend! Don't forget to change your clocks.