Happy Sunday everyone! What a freaking week...I'm not even sure where it went. My biggest bit of angst this week was that my son came home Monday mid-day and was home sick ALL WEEK. At first we thought it was the flu, but it didn't go away. After a visit to the doctor, it appears he has some more pervasive issues with his stomach and hopefully meds will fix. Not only am I rattled because my boy doesn't feel well and is going crazy at home, but there is the missed sports practices and school that has to be made up. It mucked up my state of mind all week, and I didn't get much done.
We were able (with much scrutiny of multiple schedules) to go out to dinner with our good friends the Lopuses (the ones that own the wine store) on Friday night, taking advantage of Magical Dining Month. Saturday was full of kid events, but unfortunately my daughter didn't run well in her cross country meet, and my son's football team did not win (and he couldn't play because of being out all week). Boo.
On audio this week, I finished "Kiss Me First" by Lottie Moggach. What a great listen! This was the author's debut novel, but it was twisted and thought-provoking and very tense from beginning to end. It will also be my first official book not reviewed on the blog. Starting with this book I will make a brief comment on my thoughts on Goodreads. I'm not going to be putting a whole lot of energy into these comments (otherwise, why not keep blogging?) so keep your expectations low! But for those of you who are interested, I'll give my two cents. I then started Taylor Stevens' latest addition to the Vanessa Michael Munroe series "The Doll".
In print I wrapped up "My Year with Eleanor" for next month's book club. It was a pleasant read...nothing earth-shattering but fairly upbeat and benign. I then DOVE HEADFIRST WITH GREAT RELISH into the 3rd installment of the Jack Caffrey series by Mo Hayder called "Ritual". The first two books in the series almost kept me up at night they were so disturbing. This was not quite as severe, but was so so satisfying as a mystery thriller. I am in love with this author. I drug this book everywhere with me and actually finished it in less than a week...shocker for me. I have so many books I want to read, but I'm on a roll here, and I'm sure I will be grabbing the 4th in the series soon. I am now picking up "Ender's Game" in anticipation of the upcoming movie. I'm not a sci-fi kind of girl, but it has been highly recommended so I'm going to give it a shot.
Today we are looking at church, animal shelter and hopefully a little rest and relaxation. The kids actually have Monday off from school, so that should take a little edge off the Sunday night blues. What does everyone have going on today?