Sunday, August 22, 2010
Dzien dobry my fine friends! I come to you today slightly tired, and a little off-kilter. It has been one of those weeks. The kids started school on Tuesday, so it's all good, but I've been flying around here like a nutcase. There is a trade-off for having my days back, and I really don't want to bore you with my whining, but it will take a week or two for me to adjust to my new schedule. I'm also kind of freaking out my oldest is going into 7th grade. How did that happen? We are also immersed in a nice, healthy sports schedule, with my son's first football game yesterday, and my daughter's basketball season starting tomorrow. It is always encouraging to get them off the couch.
I had my initial meeting on the Heathrow Literary Society this week with the Director of Membership from Heathrow and a gentleman named David who will officially chair the group. I knew everything would be OK when David and I immediately began to gush all over each other about the brilliance of Middlesex, and had to shut ourselves down when we realized our third lunch partner was being excluded (although I think she found our enthusiasm amusing). Our intention is to try to keep our reading selections on the literary end of the spectrum, which has really got me pumped. Our first official meeting is in mid-September, so I will keep you updated!
One of the perks of a new school year is my ability to return to my walking (in the 95 degree, but who cares about a little sweat). So I've been productive with my audios. I finished "Gods in Alabama" by Joshilyn Jackson, and I'm wondering why it has taken me 44 years to read her! May I digress here for just a moment, and mention how totally cool it was that the two of the main characters in the story played a game called "What do I have in my pocketses?", which is a nod to Gollum in The Hobbit? That tickled me to no end. After I finished that little bundle of fun, I started the latest Jack Reacher novel "61 Hours" and I have less than a disc away from finishing that. The kids and I are also very close to finishing the latest Carlos Ruiz Zafon audio "The Prince of Mist".
I also read "The Gendarme" by Mark T. Mustian, the latest Amy Einhorn imprint. After that, my sitting and reading came to a complete halt, and I'm about two pages into "In the Woods" by the most wonderful Tana French. I need to get some pool time today to put a dent on that one.
I would also like to raise a toast to my husband, who has put up with me for 18 years. Our anniversary was yesterday, and we celebrated by not only sitting and sweating all day at a football game, and going wine shopping, but attending a birthday party for a friend last night, then slipping away for a nice dinner. 18 years is a really long time to live with someone, but it really seems like only yesterday that we just met.
So as you can probably tell, the week has been hectic, and yesterday we spent probably a whole two hours at home. I didn't even touch my computer or visit any of you, so please forgive me. I predict most of my Saturdays from now on will be traveling the same path.
So what plans to you have today? I am hoping to write a couple of reviews (which I am behind on AGAIN), and maybe read a few chapters of my current book.