Happy Sunday morning friends! So we are all still here after warnings of Armageddon? I felt reconciled with God, so I wasn't worried much. I'd like to thank that wacko, though, for freaking out my kids. Priorities in place though, as we were at my buddy's wine store at 6:00pm, sipping Cabernet.
So a little busier this week. We start the parade of the "lasts". Last walk with my friend Susan for the summer. Last day (ever) of gifted class for my son. The spring "Glee" concert. The last day of play for my golf league (thank God, since I don't particularly like sweat dripping off my nose when I putt).
We had Books, Babes and Bordeaux book club this week, and not only discussed Lori Roy's "Bent Road", but also had the privilege of talking to her via Skype (and phone after some technical difficulties). We all found this to be a very dark read, definitely character-driven, some loving it more than others. This was definitely one instance of a narrator mucking up an otherwise respectable book. We all appreciated Lori's explanation of certain aspects of the plot though, and look forward to her next book.
I pretty much have tunnel vision at this point, as we are ten days and counting before our trip. Thus my focus has been on the preparation for our leaving. My husband and I have made the trip to Poland something like seven times, so you'd think I'd have this down cold. But there is always a ton of things to line up. Appropriate clothes, gifts for the family, packing strategy, arrangement of house sitter, payment of bills, wrapping up end-of-school stuff, blah blah blah. But between you and me? My big focus is making sure I've got my blog where it needs to be. I'd like to get all my reviews done. I came up with three weeks worth of Monday Movie Meme themes for Molly and Andy so I could pre-post. The week of June 6th is Audiobook Week, and of course I want to participate so I have those posts to do. I'm getting there, slowly. So. I will try to be my sociable self for the next ten days, but no promises.
As a result of my distractions, my reading has been off. I did finish "The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott" by Kelly O'Connor McNees on audio, and I am just besotted. I LOVED that audio. Prepare for gushing when that review comes your way. I am now almost through "The House Of Tomorrow" by Peter Bognanni, and again, I am overwhelmed with love for this story. Definitely a good week for audio.
In print, I finished "Skinny" by Diana Spechler and enjoyed it. I had some issue niggles, but I'm still working through them before I write my review. Rhapsody Jill and I will be posting our thoughts on the same day for this one. After hearing thirty million times how awesome Jo Nesbo is, I did start "The Redbreast", but am only about 50 pages in. I'm hoping I can finish it this week, but with the way things are going, I'm not holding my breath.
We have no big plans today, except for church. My goal is to get another review or two written, maybe get a pedicure, do a little reading, and possibly finish "The House of Tomorrow". What is on your agenda?