Good morning friends. I've been looking at all the pictures from those of you in the Midwest and Northeast and was a leeetle bit jealous of being snowed in. You know, having God tell you "No, you can't go running. No the kids can't go to school or sports. No scurrying around Miss Sandy. Sit your ass at home for two days and read, sleep and watch movies." Wouldn't that be nice just for a couple of days? The weather down here is gorgeous, so I shouldn't complain. But I'd love to wear a pair of jeans and a sweater, and be forced to go dormant for a wee bit.
This was one of those weeks where I had to relinquish myself to the schedule. Forget about getting anything else done, forget about blogging or reading or taking naps. I stomped my feet and demanded I be allowed my three days of Andre and three days of running. That's mine, don't touch it. But beyond that it was all doctor appointments. Two for me (annual checkup, fixing a cracked crown), and three for my son (all related to his back issues). I also had my carpets cleaned, which is a day-long event. Whatever. These things had to happen.
I'm getting my head around a couple of book events coming up this spring...the UCF Book Festival on April 13 (great authors and Orlando bloggers!), and the Adult Literacy League Reading Between the Wines fundraiser on April 11. It is going to be one busy week for me! Stay tuned for updates on both.
On the reading front, I finished "Catherine the Great" on audio, which was REALLY a phenomenal piece of work. I also listened to our very own Lenore Appelhans' "Level 2" on audio as well. I have just started listening to "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe. I'm just preparing myself for tears, which can sometimes be a very good thing.
In print, I did finish Uncle Stevie's classic collection of short stories "Night Shift", and am wrapping up a wonderful, insightful book called "Wild at Heart", which is about understanding a man's soul. I'm reading this book primarily to better parent my 13 year-old son, but provides insight to my husband and myself as well.
So we have early Mass and Animal Shelter in store for today, plus management of homework. Yeah. That is always fun. I'm giving up alcohol for Lent again this year, and that day starts Wednesday, so I shall be making hay while the sun shines (says the farmers). Hope you all have a wonderful, restful WARM Sunday!