Good morning one and all. I had intended to write this post last night, but I fell asleep on my bed with my clothes on. That was the kind of day...WEEK...I had! It was ungodly hot this week, and my various activities (first golf league of the season, my son's football game, the high school football game, cross country meet, Andre workouts) caused me to sweat so much that I wondered if at some point I would just shatter and blow away in a cloud of dust. Seriously, I couldn't drink enough fluids to keep up. Thus the whole passing out thing last night.
So it was great to start up with golf again. It's not much fun to be teeing off with sweat dripping down your nose, but great to see the ladies again. Such a happy group. My son's football team, if you recall, has had a history of being pretty good, and they continue their performance with a win yesterday 39-0. Unfortunately my daughter did not have her best run yesterday after having the crud for a couple of weeks on top of what seems like an insane amount of homework. I honestly don't remember high school being THIS bad.
We continue to have problems with our Internet provider. It goes in and out (predictably it goes out as soon as the kids get home from school and desperately need the connectivity for their homework), and when I call technical support, they blame my router. Because they are idiots and don't know what they are doing. One day the kids just sat there, wide-eyed, as I screamed at one of them and hung up. It seems like having an Internet signal should be our right as human beings!!!
I was totally excited that Melissa (Avid Reader's Musings) and her husband were down here from Indiana on vacation at the beach, and decided to come over to Orlando to visit Islands of Adventure (primarily for Harry Potter World). We met at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville for lunch, right outside the park gate, for an air conditioning and food break. It was so nice catching up with them, they are good people. I try to see Melissa every time I'm in Indiana, so it was nice to have her down here.
Since making public my decision to turn off the blog in November, I have felt a wave of peace run over me. I DO have a few more reviews that I need to write to get me through that time, but that is OK. I have decided to join Goodreads as a way to keep track of what I'm reading, so PLEASE PLEASE if you have an account, friend me if we haven't connected yet (Sandy Nawrot is my full name). If you don't have an account, it is super easy to set up and you can get an app for your phone (I'm talking to you mom). I have also decided that I'll continue to write my Sunday Salons. They don't even really count as blogging in my mind, because they easy and fun to write.
So! Reading! What did I accomplish this week? I did finish "The Girl You Left Behind" by Jojo Moyes. I ended up liking this book, but it was very strange how I could not invest in the first plot thread. Once the second one kicked in, I was fine. I am now reading a memoir called "My Year With Eleanor" for my book club. It is OK, fairly easy reading but is kind of a knock-off from Julie & Julia, or Eat Love Pray, or whatever. I ordered a bunch of books from the library and they all showed up at once, so I'm anxious to dig into those. Must read faster.
On audio, I finished "Tell the Wolves I'm Home" by Carol Rifka Brunt...such a raw, vulnerable book about coming of age and AIDS in the 80's. I also listened to "The Never List" by Koethi Zan, an action-packed book about four girls held hostage in a basement, and their need for retribution years later. I've now just started "Kiss Me First" by Lottie Moggach, a thriller about a sheltered young woman who gets sucked into an online underworld.
So what does everyone have on their Sunday agendas? I think we are passing on the animal shelter today because of homework angst, so probably just church, grocery store, and a little bit of laying around before I have to take the hubby to the airport for a business trip. Have a great Sunday everyone!