Hey, here we are, another Sunday in front of us. We are falling back with our time, which is never a bad thing. This was the first week when my son had NOTHING GOING ON (except homework) and it was wonderful. My daughter on the other hand is still running Cross Country. Her team placed in the top five teams for Regionals this weekend, which means they are going to States. Which means another week of practices, and a trip to Tallahassee in the near future. Once everyone is free and clear of extracurriculars, I think we may be visiting the Angel of Death, Andre, in the evenings for some "enjoyable, voluntary" workouts. But that is at least a week away.
My husband was back in town, which was a nice change. Hey, I'm happy to make dinner in exchange for another set of wheels to get the kids where they need to go. And someone to make me a concoction when I have a bad day.
So, I didn't say much about it at the time but I wrote my last bloggy book review this past week. From here on out, it is my plan to write informal bookish thoughts on Goodreads (which get pulled into Facebook). I hope this works out but so far is giving me the freedom to spend the time I need with my family. I love blogging, but requires a huge amount of time for NO money and little benefit. I fully intend to visit blogs and stay in touch with those I love. I'm just hoping this gives me the balance I've been looking for.
One horrible thing that happened this week was that a woman who was messing with her cell phone inadvertently swerved across a country road, and t-boned my father in his truck. Although both cars were totaled, everyone walked away, which was a miracle. But it just reinforces how freaking INSANE IT IS TO DRIVE WHILE DISTRACTED BY A CELLPHONE. Put it away people. And if someone is trying to get in touch, pull over. A blogger friend (who is no longer blogging today) lost her granddaughter in an automobile accident caused by a texter. This is really serious stuff. If this woman, her little boy, and my dad hadn't been in big safe vehicles, someone would have died. So.
On the reading front, I finished "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Massud on audio. And I did not like it. It had a jarring little ending, but I hated the protagonist and felt like she got what she deserved. I shant be reading any more of her novels, thank you. I now am about halfway through Kent Haruf's "Benediction" which is quiet but powerful stuff.
In print, I finished "Eleanor and Park" on the Kindle, and I AM IN LOVE WITH RAINBOW ROWELL. What a perfect book. So much that it is hard to move on. Seriously, if you have not read any of her books, you need to. I am now about halfway through "The Shining Girls" by Lauren Beukes, a story about a time-traveling serial killer (YES!) that is really provocative. I recently have received a Mo Hayder stand-alone novel in print and a whole mess of audios, all from the library, so I am really excited about the short-term reading future!
I have no idea what we are going to do today besides church. My daughter has to work at the animal shelter from 9 to 3, so I will have to attend to that. There is a Renaissance Festival going on, as well as some great movies out, but the boy has got the crud this weekend so we will see. The great news is that neither of the kids has school on Monday, so we will be getting an extra day off.
Hope you are all having a wonderful, restful Sunday!