A fine morning to you all, my lovely friends. I am so pleased to tell you that on this fine morning, I only have two solid plans for the day...running and church. Amazing right? My brain is whizzing all over the place, imagining what I might do. Catch up on my review writing? Take my daughter to see Paranormal Activity 4? Finish reading my book? Oh the possibilities!
It is has been a normal, busy week. No rest for the crazy. The daughter had her cross country practices, PSAT and half day of school on Wednesday (then four hours at the animal shelter), a retreat on Thursday, then promptly fell over in her tracks with the flu. So no school on Friday, and no Cross Country meet on Saturday. She was sad, I was sad, but it happens. My son's football season is still going strong, having played in the 2nd round of playoffs last night and won handily. I swear, I was nauseous for most of the day, and was tempted to just put my head in my lap while the game was going on. My son has always been on winning teams in football, but if there was ever a year for him to go farther than he has ever gone before, this would be it. Our next game is on Wednesday night. If they win there, they go to the Citrus Bowl like last year. My poor little nervous heart.
My son also had no school on Friday, so after a long run with my running buddy (long runs are still at 9 miles), I got a pedicure for my aching feet, then he and I went to lunch and to see Argo. (Review tomorrow.) My husband and I went to the high school football game Friday night. Because there was no CC meet to attend, I was able to spin with my BFF Saturday morning. Lot of naps in there in between. I've discovered I love naps. Just little ones. They are rejuvenating.
I've been drifting in and out of this blogging malaise. One day I love it, the next day I'm tired of it. But sometimes things happen to make it all worthwhile. That happened on Thursday, when I posted my review for "The Bucolic Plague" by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Josh actually came by and commented, and invited me to come visit he and Brent in Sharon Springs, NY. So now I am having a fantasy about a road trip, picking up all my interested friends along the way and hanging out with his chickens and goats. Speak up if you want to come along, and if you live somewhere generally near the path between Florida and New York.
I did a little reading this week, but all I have to say is thank God for audios. I finished up Amanda Kyle Williams' "Stranger in the Room", and am over halfway through "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" by Rachel Joyce. Which is really a sweet, gentle book and I love it so far. In print I finished "The House Next Door" by Anne Rivers Siddons, and it was the perfect read for October creepiness. I wrote my review quick-like, to get it in before Halloween. I'm now over halfway through "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter. Can I just say that I love this guy? This book is incredible, just incredible.
So I'm off to enjoy my carefree Sunday. I predict reading, blogging, napping and maybe a movie.