Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Salon: One more week of August

 And I'm very excited about that fact.  One more week, then my rose-colored brain tells me that things will be better.  The new routine will get easier, the hectic schedule will seem normal, and things will fall into place.  The "parent meetings" associated with school and sports will be done, my husband will have sashayed on up to Chicago without me and returned, and hopefully I will have emerged from the other side without a call from the teacher/principal/guidance counselor.  Crossing my fingers this is actually what happens.

I had some meetings this week.  I have agreed to be in charge of the 8th grade finances this year.  8th grade has a long list of activities, as it is the last year at our school, and must be funded.  Those of us in charge have changed up a few things but have kept it simple.  However, spectator parents have made it their mission to be contrary and combative, so that was an annoyance.  Why do I volunteer for this craziness?  I swear, once they are both in high school I will be ghost mom.  I drop off, pick up, and that is IT.

On the good side of things, my husband and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary and went out for a lovely dinner on Friday night.  All by our lonesome.  That was wonderful.

On the reading front, I finished "The Perfume Collector" for the She Reads Book Club, as well as a short novella from K.B. Dixon called "Novel Ideas".   I then started my TLC Tour book "Bait", which is a thriller set in Florida.

On audio, I finished Mo Hayder's first book in the Jack Caffrey series called "Birdman" and with momentum in my favor, just plowed right through her second installment called "The Treatment".  She is one dark, disturbed author, but I am loving this series.  Wow.  To take an edge off things, I started "Tapestry of Fortunes" by Elizabeth Berg, and very nice woman's novel.  I needed something soft and this is it.

Nothing remarkable going on today besides the usual.  My son did demand a commitment from me yesterday that we go see a movie, provided chores and homework are done, so perhaps that is in the cards for the afternoon.  Hope you all have a great week!
 


15 comments:

JoAnn said...

I haven't read Mo Hayder, but it sure sounds like the polar opposite of Elizabeth Berg!

"Spectator Parents" is a perfect term. I know exactly what you're going through there...so frustrating.

Heather @ Book Addiction said...

Happy anniversary!! I very much hope that when I've been married 21 years Bob and I are as happy as you and Robert seem to be.

And happy Sunday. :)

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you got to celebrate by yourselves.

On another note, it's funny that you mention Mo Hayder's first book, as it is one that is lingering on my Nook. One of these days...

Anita said...

Happy Anniversary!! We have HS open house Tuesday night and a sophomore parent meeting about homecoming. Next weekend we're headed to the Atlanta area for Decatur Book Festival.
I am trying to,read 2 and listen to one book...crazy!!

Alyce said...

Happy Anniversary!

Wow, doing the finances sounds like a lot of work!

We had our first full week of school last week, and the informational meetings, open house, music lessons and a dentist appointment were more than enough for me. I'm looking forward to getting into a groove where I'm used to the schedule and it's not so much chaos.

Julie P. said...

We start school tomorrow too -- just a different type of busy and dysfunction! LOL!

Rita_h said...

I am sending good vibes your way to have a calm and soothing beginning of school year :)
I have The Tapestry of Fortune on my kindle, but not yet read. Will check back to catch your take on it.

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Are you listening to the Berg on audio? I've tried her on audio, and can't stand her voice. I really wish she didn't narrate her own books.

Marybeth Whalen said...

I just loved Tapestry Of Fortune. I will be interested to hear what you think.

I'm scared of Hayder.

Wish you were coming to Decatur! Would love to see you!!

Molly said...

Congratulations on 21 wonderful years!!

Ti said...

I hear ya. Tonight, cross country meeting, tomorrow night, ASB retreat meeting, Wednesday, Choir "get to know you" meeting and somewhere in there I have a hair appt.

It's not a big deal but these meetings back to back are a pain.

Literary Feline said...

Happy Anniversary, Sandy! Twenty-one years is awesome.

I really enjoyed the one Mo Hayder book I read years ago. I need to try her series.

I feel like I'm regaining some of my reading mojo. It's been a bit off the last few weeks. Work has been crazy, which hasn't helped my blogging. It just goes along with my more relaxed blog schedule, right? :-)

Have a great week, Sandy!

Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

My boss has two kids and listening to her talk about dealing with other parents at things... it's enough to make me want to avoid kids :) I'm glad it's almost September too. Things feel more settled in the fall and I like that.

stacybuckeye said...

Gage is going to be going to preschool this year and already I've been asked to participate in things. I'm trying to decide how involved I want to be, but like you it seems, can rarely stop myself from jumping in.

stacybuckeye said...

Oh, and happy anniversary :)