Good morning dear friends. Hope this post finds everyone relaxing from a busy week. This week was a bit of an improvement from the last. My son still had some stomach issues early in the week, but we got a medication for nausea (apparently one used by chemo patients) and that got him through the week. He seems to be feeling much better now. He was back in the groove with football, and they absolutely creamed their opponents yesterday. My daughter had a decent run in cross country. All was well on that front.
I attended a book club meeting on Thursday night to discuss "And the Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini. Unfortunately, we spent about five minutes talking about the book and the remaining two and half hours talking about swollen feet, nausea and weak bladders as half of group is pregnant. (I stayed FAR away from their water glasses, thanks.) Oh well. One of these months we will get back to discussing books. Until then, I'll call it wine club and will still happily attend.
I started reading "Ender's Game" in preparation for the upcoming movie, but honestly, I had a very hard time concentrating because on Tuesday, Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to "The Shining" came out called "Doctor Sleep". (I actually woke up at 3:30 that morning to powder my nose and just went ahead and downloaded it to the Kindle. I almost stayed up and started it right then and there.) You know, thank God for Kindles. I love not having to wait, or rush out to get the book. So anyway, I dove into this baby and pretty much did THE MINIMUM this week. I just fed my family, cleaned the house, and cleaned the ceiling fans (lest my husband catch on) and the rest of the time I read. I'm somewhere around 85% so I am hoping to get very close to finishing the book today.
On audio, I spent most of the week listening to "The Doll" by Taylor Stevens, the third installment of the Vanessa Michael Munroe series. For the first third of the book, I almost stopped listening. I just couldn't care what was going on, and it made me weary. But then it picked up and I ended up really liking it. It is a very worthy addition to the series. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes strong female characters who are clever and very badass.
I finished up all the reviews I'm going to publish on the blog...at least for now. That felt weird, and a little bit wonderful.
I am still obsessed with Breaking Bad. We've watched two episodes of Season 5, and are closing in on the end (which will actually air this Sunday I think, but we won't be watching that until we are ready). I think I've probably said this before, but this is TV like I've never seen. It is something very special, and highly addictive.
So today we have church, my daughter and I have a four-hour dog adoption event at a Pet Smart, and then pray tell maybe I'll finish "Doctor Sleep". Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.