Happy happy morning my friends! I'm pleased to announce that life has calmed down to a dull roar this week, and was able to get myself a little more in order. Only one doctor appointment, one meeting and two worker guy appointments...not bad.
The kids had Monday off from school so the three of us went to Andre the Angel of Death (formerly known as the uber-trainer) for our dose of pain. Then once my husband returned home early from work, we went to the movies...the boys going to see "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and my daughter and I seeing "The Devil Inside".
Speaking of the Angel of Death, (a name which Andre has acquired since he told me I shouldn't drink wine or eat cheese) he has been doing his job three days a week in getting me in shape. I have a long way to go, but have already lost 9 pounds and I feel great. I'd feel a whole lot greater if I I could have a glass of wine or two, though.
I got some other exciting news this week. I was contacted by a local author who is the chairperson for this year's Sleuthfest, a conference for mystery writers, which will be held in Orlando on March 1 - 4, 2012. She has invited me to sit on a panel called "Reviewing the Reviewers". I'm a little nervous about it, but at the same time, what other genre is closer to my heart than mystery? Totally cool.
I've really been in a mucky, sludgy place with my reading and blogging lately. You know I love to have a little bit of cushion in prescheduled posts, and those are dwindling away while I run around not reading. I'm going to try to pull myself out of this mess, but if things don't pick up soon, I will be forced to take a blogging break in order to get myself back on track. I refuse to chase posts everyday.
On that note, what have I been up to with my reading? I've been floundering in print, but this week was able to finish Taylor Polites' "The Rebel Wife" (Taylor rocks) and the hilarious graphic novel "What I Hate from A to Z" by Roz Chast (a recommendation from Jenners). Now I'm getting somewhere! I will be starting "The Baker's Wife" by Sarah McCoy today.
On audio, I was able to finish "Lunatics" by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel. It was officially the goofiest, most insane thing I've ever listened to. Probably best consumed in small doses. Then I started "The Zookeeper's Wife" by Diane Ackerman for the Heathrow Literary Society, and should have it wrapped up in the next couple of days. Fascinating story, not so exciting narrator. Also, because I could only find it on MP3, I am listening to "The Dovekeepers" by Alice Hoffman in the car. I'm loving the narrator and the story, but I fear that I will not finish the 19 hour journey before my Skype book club meets. But I'll do my best.
Today we will be churching and horsing, and other than that, probably nothing of consequence. I love days like this. Hope you all have a good one. For those of you in 75% of the country with foul weather, I am sorry. 75 degrees in January is sort of getting old too (hee hee).