Hello friends, and happy Sunday! I wasn't able to prepare my Sunday Salon in advance this week, so here I sit, slightly groggy and headachy early in the morning trying to remember my activities over the last seven days. Since Friday, actually, I've not even been home but to sleep, so I am hoping maybe I can get caught up with my blog-visiting today!
After a less than stellar week last week, I am back on my game. I was able to get caught up on yard duties. I was able to get my Christmas cards done (including picture and letter) and ready for shipping the day after Thanksgiving. I was able to hit my walking goal of 20 miles, bringing me just 4 miles short of the 100 mile goal. (I'm hoping to eventually hit 150 or 200 miles by year end!) I squeezed in some golf despite a little wind and rain. I had a book club meeting. I was a very productive girl!
My son has decided to play tackle football (versus flag) next year, so on Monday afternoon, at a local park, I had to go stand in line to get his name on the very coveted list for his weight class. I knew I might be sitting there for awhile, so I brought my current read "Run at Destruction", a true crime ARC that I am scheduled to review in a couple of weeks. I got distracted by attempting to keep my place in line from over-eager parents, however, and left my book at the park on a bench. When I realized what I had done a couple of hours later, and went back to find it, it was gone! The nerve! I was really into the book, so I was temporarily flustered. I'm hoping to get another copy from the author soon so I can continue my reading! This is only the second time in my life I have lost a book, and I don't like it! Does this ever happen to you?
Another fun little story (boy I am chatty for having a headache!) that I have to share is the fact that a sick raccoon wandered onto our property early this week and hid in our bushes outside our garage and DIED. Of course, we had no knowledge of his demise until we started to smell him. Neither my husband nor I really want to remove him now, with nature's activities in full swing (ugh), so we are resigned to keeping the windows closed on that side of the house, and not spending any quality time outside in our driveway. Lovely, huh?
Book club this week was pretty disappointing. Only three people, out of about fifteen, showed up. We were happy to get out of the house, have a glass of wine, and chat about the book, but with only three opinions, the discussion didn't last long. Not only that, but the girl in charge of selecting a book for December wasn't there, so we have no book to read, and no date scheduled for our next meeting. My friend Marianne and I, who only joined this club three months ago, are mulling over the idea of starting our own, but haven't made any decisions yet.
On the reading front, I'm very close to finishing The House at Riverton by Kate Morton on audio. It isn't a rip-roaring experience, but I've been well-entertained. The kids and I are still plugging through the Goblet of Fire on audio as well, but 17 discs takes awhile to get through when you only listen in the car. I just received Catching Fire on audio from the library after being on the wait list forever, so we are motivated to get to that! After I lost my ARC earlier this week, I decided to start reading my Shelf Discovery Challenge books. In fact, I think I'm going to have myself a Shelf Discovery-O-Rama or Rampage or something in December, and read all 10 on my list by the end of the year. So of course I read Are You There God, It's Me Margaret first. I really love that book. Then I turned to A Wrinkle in Time. Am I a bad person if I say I'm not liking it AT ALL? I just can't get through it quick enough. I need to move on, but I'm going on four days with a book that is only 200-ish pages long. Grrr.
I just received my Secret Santa Book Swap name yesterday, so I will soon be working on the perfect gift for them. My person lives in London, so I need to get it mailed soon! This is going to be so much fun!
I guess I'd better shut up and get on with it, huh? Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!