Wednesday, January 24, 2007


My Other Addiction
I think I just might have an addictive personality. I love my marshmallow peeps. I am sad that Christmas is over because all of the Valentine peeps are flavored - blech. I will bide my time till Easter when I can feast once again on the sugar coated marshmallow-y goodness. But, I am addicted to other things. I love to paint. I miss being in my own home. I like my walls to be different colors. I find that when I can't paint walls, I turn to painting furniture. I just bought a little chair at a yard sale to paint hopefully tomorrow. I am also addicted to reading. Dh hates it when I start a new book. Especially if that book is part of a series... because I disappear. I bury myself in the book and am lost to the world till I finish. Well, on Sunday, I decided to reread the Harry Potter series this spring so that when the new book comes out, it will all be fresh in my mind. I started the first one Sunday evening and finished it Tuesday morning. Started the second one as soon as I finished the first one and I finished it early this morning. I started the third one today and I finished it just a few hours ago. Once I get started, I just can't stop. It's an addiction that I just can't help. I HAVE to read it! And I have read all these books before! The first 3 books I have read several times. But I just didn't want to put them down. I don't neglect my kids or anything, but when they are otherwise entertained, I will read. I'm starting the 4th one tonight. It is a lot bigger than the others. But, I will be surprised if I'm not done by Friday or Saturday. Actually, I should be able to read the whole series in about 2 weeks or less. Only because I can't put it down. Now, if I had a box of peeps in one hand and a book in the other... well, I'm afraid they'd have to put me in rehab!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you know what is funny? My entire family dresses up for Harry Potter premiers....both books and movies. My mom as talented as she is creates these amazingly intricate costumes and everyone puts them on. I have to hide my face and go to a theater out of town because if my police buddies ever knew I was doing that...I would be so made fun of! Oh, and by the way - I leave for the FBI academy in a week...wish me luck!
Rob Bohls

Melissa said...

Rob - TOO funny! I want to see PICTURES!! :) I'm sure if I could find your mom... she'd share! Where are you headed for your FBI training? That is so awesome - let me know where you'll be :)

Tam said...

I hear your pain. Just went thru the same addiction. Although not as quickly as you. I will probably re-re-read the 6th book in June so as to be very fresh when book 7 comes out.

Traci said...

Glad to hear some traits run in the family! I read these books for the first time this summer, and finished all 6 in a week and a half! And I would love a book in one hand and peeps in the other too!