Good morning friends! It has been another busy week. Which is pretty standard fare in the fall. My parents were visiting this week in order to attend my son's last Grandparents' Day at school on Friday. Both kids had the crud, one who missed her first official Cross Country meet Friday night. On the bright side of health, despite the crud, my son was released to play football after gimping around with a torn hip flexor for three weeks. His team killed their opponents on Saturday 32-8. Yeah! I'm really looking forward to another ball-busting year, personally.
We also had our season-opening brunch with my golf league, and commencement of whacking little white balls with sticks starts next week.
I know pretty much everybody in the blogging world is aware of the RIP Reading Challenge hosted by Carl...where you read scary books in September and October. This is pretty much a no-brainer for me normally, because I LOVE scary stuff (I even have a list of books I'd read if I could). But I'm a little nervous to even sign up for this, because lately I've been feeling that my time is not my own. I can't seem to get traction in print, and I have all these books I MUST READ. I'm sure they are great books, but it isn't necessarily what I want to read right at this moment. It is starting to piss me off. In addition, I've noticed that blog traffic has dropped off into la-la land. Nobody seems very engaged these days. So I've been pondering, and have arrived at a decision. I think I'm turning off the blog starting November 1st. I'm not sure if it will be for a couple of months, or for forever. We will see how I feel once I remove myself from the fray. You all know that things are not what they used to be. So many old-school bloggers have quit and moved on. I have my online friends, and that will not change...I'm always in touch with these folks regardless. I'll talk about it a little more when the time comes, but it helps just getting my thoughts out on "paper" now.
On the reading front, I've been having fun on audio. I finished "The Boys in the Boat" about the working class group of boys who ended up winning the gold in crew in the 1936 Olympics...such an amazing story. Now I'm about halfway through the second book in recent weeks dealing with AIDS in the '80's called "Tell the Wolves I'm Home", and I'm really enjoying it. In print I'm STILL reading "The Girl You Left Behind", and have only recently, with a switch in plot and time period, have picked up the pace. THIS is the Jojo Moyes I love.
Hope you all have a relaxing Sunday, worthy of your best book. See you all during the week!