Good Sunday morning! It's good to be back, establish a sense of normal again. This week has been anything but normal. Coming off the Half-Marathon on Sunday, my body was sore and creaky and I found myself really favoring my right foot, more than ever before. It was pretty clear to me that I won't be running any time soon...this puppy is going to need some time to heal. I have an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist in a week to get some help/advice/transplant (ha!).
I also spent a majority of the week at a buttload of doctor's visits, attempting to resolve my son's ongoing back issues. We ended up getting an MRI, so in another week or so, we should have a better idea of what we are dealing with. We all are dragging under the strain of this one. It is hard to tell an active 13-year-old boy that he can't do anything physical.
I DID throw myself a bone and golf with my league for the first time in, like...six months. It felt good, getting out there and whacking that ball around, seeing the ladies.
We also celebrated my daughter's 15th birthday and my dad's birthday last night at our favorite Italian restaurant, Enzo's on the Lake. It is mind-blowing to me that I have a child that is 15. For all of you with little ones, cherish every second because time goes by so fast. Yesterday she was learning how to walk, and now she is learning how to drive. OMG!
I've been working on a game plan to cover some books whose authors will be attending this year's University of Central Florida Book Festival, which is in mid-April. You all know I am the world's slowest reader in print, so I'm hoping for best that I'll be able to maybe start reviewing a book each Friday beginning in a couple of weeks, until the start of the festival. I'm going to give it my best college try. We have some amazing authors coming this year! (All the while, my MUST READ NOW stack just grows and grows.)
So this week, I have been reading Peter Geye's "The Lighthouse Road", one of the UCF Book Festival features, and I'm really enjoying it. I'm hoping to have it finished today. I also listened to Hank Crumpton's "The Art of Intelligence" on audio, and it was fascinating. Spies, chasing terrorists, and cool stuff like that. I have now just started Erica Bauermeister's "The Lost Art of Mixing", the sequel to "The School of Essential Ingredients" that I fell in love with a few years ago. Cassandra Campbell narrates this book as well, so I am sure it is going to be very enjoyable.
Looking forward to an average Sunday with church, animal shelter and a nap! Ha! What are you all up to today?