So, photos from our Yosemite vacation are coming - hopefully soon - but I wanted to do a quick post about a book I just finished. It has been freaking me out in thirty minute increments as I listen to it while driving to and from work. The book is called "Life As We Knew It" and it is by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
The main problem with this book is that it is really affecting my intentions to stick to a list or a budget when I go to the store. Instead, I end up throwing this and that into the cart and thinking "I must stock up, I must stock up" like a mantra repeated over and over in my head.
I even told Paul that I was okay with him buying a gun. And I am so not okay with that. But that is how much this book freaked me out. I did the same thing when I read "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy (which I do not recommend). I just started the second book in this series - "The Dead and the Gone" which is the story of a kid in New York City and his experiences going through the same event but in a different location. I just finished listening to the first few days of panic all over again and found myself wandering through Target tonight telling myself that our cupboards are full and our fridge is full and we don't need anything. It was sort of traumatic.