A fair morning to you all. I feel like the past week was probably the closest thing to calm or normal as it could ever get. Not enough of those these days! And looking forward over the next couple of weeks, which will be filled with end-of-year tests, concerts, parties, and preparation for a summer of travel, blah blah blah, I am languishing in this brief moment of peace.
Some of the stress-free activities were lunch with an old friend, walking with my buddy Susan, some closet purging (where do all these clothes come from?), and year-end party for my golf league, and some meetings at school. I've signed on to be the Treasurer for the Home & School Association next year, so wish me luck with that! I took the kids to Universal on Saturday morning just for a couple of hours of roller coasters, then we went to see 3D IMAX Thor (woo doggy that Chris Hemsworth is some serious eye candy - I think I drooled a little). Saturday night my husband and I went to a dinner party, and today I shall participate in my first Skype book club discussion of "Amaryllis in Blueberry".
Things feel a little slow in the reading department, but I'm feeling pretty good about my blogging schedule. Right now I have read enough books to get me through the end of June (Ha! Now I just need to write the reviews!) which takes the pressure off when I'm away in June. In print this week, I did finish "Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy" by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, which tickled my funny bone. I am about a hundred pages into "Skinny" by Diana Spechler, which the author kindly sent me after I called her "cool" in a comment on Heather's blog.
On audio I finished "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" by Joshilyn Jackson, an author that I love and wish I could be friends with. She is so darned cool (there's that adjective again). I also finished "Unfamiliar Fishes" by Sarah Vowell, who is cool too. I did find that this audio was short on funny and long on fact, but I'll never stop loving her. Now I am about halfway through "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" by Kelly O'Connor McNees, and I'm so totally charmed. It is narrated by Emily Janice Card, who also narrated "Revolution", and is the main reason why I picked up this audio. She is wonderful.
For all of you preparing to attend BEA in New York, I will be there in spirit my friends! My hope is that someday I will be there with you. I'm putting it on my calendar for May 2018, when my kids no longer require my services (or sooner if we strike it rich and I hire a nanny).
Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. What are you up to today?