Sunday, April 4, 2010
Happy happy Easter! My family decided to attend sunrise mass this morning (6am!), as there is really no better time to appreciate the presence of God than in a Florida sunrise, the smell of blooming orange blossoms, and birdsong. So I opted to do my chatting with you on Saturday evening, so I could fully focus on my Sunday priorities.
The end of March brought the end of the 100 Mile Fitness Challenge, hosted by Trish, which ran January 1st through March 31st. Thanks to the Game On Diet, I was required to exercise 6 days a week, so I kicked the challenge to the curb in January and February. Everything unraveled in March however. After we returned from Maui, I had to play catch-up on house "stuff" including the final stages of my bathroom renovation, shuttle my daughter to volleyball practice and games, and set up and run the Book Fair. All that aside, I still managed to exercise 249 miles, and lose almost 20 pounds! Woo hoo!
So after rising from the ashes of the Book Fair, I have reclaimed my life. I cleaned the house, exercised, and read like a fool! I finished "We Need to Talk About Kevin", as well as Jacqueline Woodson's "Behind You", the sequel to "If You Come Softly". (Keep the tissues at the ready for that one!) I'm also about halfway through the review copy of "Facebook Fairytales: Modern-Day Miracles to Inspire the Human Spirit". In my audio world, I finished "Their Eyes Are Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston (awesome), my next Book Club read "Look Again" by Lisa Scottoline (not all that awesome), and started "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann. The kids and I FINALLY finished the 5th Harry Potter and swiftly moved on to the 6th. It was reading gluttony!
On Friday, my husband and I purged our bookshelves, and made room for all of my lovelies that were double-shelved and piled on the floor. It is a beautiful thing - I feel so invigorated! As a result, I have a stack of books that I intend to give away to you over the next few months. Stay tuned!
Our spring break started this past Thursday and continues through next week, so I look forward to playing with the kids. We have already done some shopping and a movie (How to Train Your Dragon) and are planning more shopping and more movies, a day-trip to the beach, some sleepovers, a trip or two to Universal, and the 24-hour read-a-thon. It is going to be an awesome week!
I wish you all a beautiful, blessed Easter!!!!