Happy Sunday everyone! If you participated in the readathon yesterday, you probably are sleeping off your book buzz. I'm almost never able to block off an entire day in the fall, but my thoughts are always with you guys. One of these years I swear I'm going to run away to the beach for one of these events.
The weather has cooled off again...low to mid 80's in the day and low 60's at night. Major cold front!!! It is a pleasure to go on our walks, or sit out at night with a cocktail. Here is a picture I took on a long walk yesterday, just around the corner from a neighborhood. I love that about Florida. There is nature everywhere.
It was a typical week for me this week. My son's first homecoming activities occurred daily (themed dress days, the parade and football game Friday, and the dance last night). My daughter threw out her back somehow, so she has been down for the count for a couple of days. I feel like I am the downtrodden servant! I took a treadmill stress test because I'd been having heart palpitations, and I passed with flying colors. It is nice to know I haven't lost my mojo! So my conclusion is heart palpitations = teenagers + menopause. Something for you young 'uns to look forward to.
The best day of the entire week seems to be, without a doubt, SUNDAY! Granted, it is a day full of the kids scrambling to get chores and homework done, but it also includes THE WALKING DEAD. The season opener last week was epic. My daughter and I have rewatched it three times. I have looked forward to today all week. I know, I'm obsessed. So sue me.
My reading, at least in print, has been dismal. I can't manage to propel my way through "Purge" by Sofi Oksanen. I have progressed a little but can't get interested. I'll keep trying for a little bit longer, but I'm really dying to read "House of Leaves" and "The Paying Guests", so I'm close to losing my patience. I did take a break yesterday and read "Relish" by Lucy Knisley, which is a short graphic novel. (I read "French Milk" a few years ago, a graphic memoir of her time in France.) Adorable.
Audio is the only way I get anything done these days. I finished "The Innocent Sleep" by Karen Perry. It is a domestic drama and mystery about a missing child, but has twists in it that made it a surprisingly intriguing listen. Plus the Irish-accented narrators were incredible. I also quickly got through "The Good Girl" by Mary Kubica which I rated four stars but easily could have been swayed to five. I'm still thinking about it even now...a kidnapping gone wrong, with much more emotion and character bonding than your normal read. Then I FINALLY got "World of Trouble" on audio from the library. I loaded it in about 30 minutes and plunged into the third and final installment of a story about the final days on earth before an asteroid takes it out, from the perspective an earnest police officer. Great stuff!
I'm not sure what is on the agenda today. Usually I don't have a whole lot of say in the matter. My son is putting in some community service hours with the Orlando Police Department, which is part of his Criminal Justice magnet program at school. Maybe a walk. Maybe some reading. Maybe a little Walking Dead!! Hope everyone has a nice relaxing day to rest up for another week!