Well good morning all you peoples! Good to see you up and moving around. I have just finished what I would consider to be "SIBA Recovery Week". Yes, Naples was one of those extremely rare times when I get away sans husband and children. The goal during these times is to have as much relaxation and/or as much fun as possible. For the most part, this was achieved. But all good things must come to an end, and for me that was Monday afternoon. Back in the saddle. Back to the 4:45 mornings, sick kids, football practices, homework battles, the dirty house, the hungry mouths, etc.
In the scrambling around, it did dawn on me that it WAS Book Blogger Appreciation Week! And with the exception of an interview swap, and announcing a giveaway that was a couple weeks overdue, it just blew right by me. So let me just take a moment here and acknowledge all of you who take a moment out of your day to come here and read my blatherings, those who regularly comment, those of you who are reading and blogging like nobody's business (and whom I so enjoy), and those who I consider my friends online and off. If it weren't for you all, I would not still be doing this. Seriously there are days!!! Weeks!!!
One pretty awesome thing that I discovered at SIBA is that Orlando has a used bookstore (and a member of SIBA) on the south side of town called Dog-Eared Books. I scooted down to visit Brooke, the owner, on Friday. I'll have to do a separate post about her store, but it is not your average used book store. It is amazing, and it comes with a sweet little puppy to greet you.
I'm still going hard and heavy with my half-marathon training. My running partner and I have upped our runs during the week to 5 miles, and are running 8 miles on the weekend. Yesterday, however, was not the best long run I've had. It must have been that glass of wine Friday night or something, but it just about killed me. I was able to drag myself to my son's football game (another shut-out...25-0...woo hoo!) but that was basically it for the day! Lord I feel old. I am old.
On the reading front, I'm like a stick in the mud with the print. I'm making my way through "Code Name Verity" for book club (which is next Tuesday - eek - not sure I'll finish in time). I've been listening to "The Bucolic Plague" on audio in the car. If you haven't heard of this one, it is about two gay Manhattanites who buy a mansion and farm in the country and attempt to be gentlemen farmers. OMG, this is the funniest and most fantasy-inspiring thing I've read in ages. Love. I'm also listening to Johnathan Tropper's latest "One Last Thing Before I Go" and I'm enjoying that immensely as well.
So, the only thing on the agenda today is church and petting kittens at the shelter. Relatively low-key stuff. Maybe I'll even finish Verity. Hope you all have a great Sunday and upcoming week.