Good morning my lovelies. I know that the day of calm and peace is coming, but it hasn't found me yet. While my daughter was out of school this week (which meant she was able to work out with me in the mornings, as well as nurturing her fetish for baking goodies to offset all the working out, thank you very much) my son still had school through Thursday. So we were wrapping that up, getting my daughter ready for summer school and the start of summer cross country training next week, and whatever else. Husband was out of town all week as well. So I was on the run from morning until night, same old story, blah blah!
I think once we get the daughter's routine of summer school and 6:00am running down, we will find our rhythm. Change particularly high school, is scary and exciting. For not only her but me as well. I tend to take on my kids' anxieties, being a worrier and an over-thinker. I don't tell them that, but these challenges are always in the back of my mind. I will relax once I see her figure everything out.
My parents were still in town this week, so we took the opportunity to see some movies, a favorite family activity. We (finally) saw The Avengers, as well as Snow White and the Huntsman. Hee hee. What is the common denominator here? Chris Hemsworth, that's what. Any week is a little brighter if I get to see his little face on the big screen. We also watched Alien at home, preparing for the sort-of-but-not-quite prequel Prometheus that is coming out next weekend. We are pretty damned excited about seeing this one.
We also did some more geo-caching, went to Dave & Busters so they could get a cheapo toy for $50 worth of tokens, and took in some mall action for shopping. I even squeezed in a lunch with the Heathers (Raging Bibliomania and Book Addiction).
So. You know what is coming next. I didn't get SQUAT done when it came to visiting blogs, reading, or writing reviews. I did finish Karen White's "Sea Change" which was lovely as you might imagine. And I started "Darkness All Around" by Doug Magee for a tour.
I also finally finished "The Lifeboat" and "The Informationist" on audio. I really liked the latter, but not sure I fully appreciated the former as much as if I would have read it. I still need to digest it and figure out how I feel. I just started one of my series favorites featuring Lucas Davenport, "Stolen Prey" by John Sandford, which Penguin Audio was kind enough to send me.
I know many of you will be taking off for BEA in New York this week. I wish you all safe travel and good times! Take lots of pictures and share when you get home.