Well, this may be my worst month since the 2008 campaign. Yep. Two books. One print. One audio. And I haven’t reviewed either of them yet. Go me.
I also reviewed The Coldest Girl in Coldtown; Enthusiasm; and a couple Family Reads (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Little Prince). I will try to be a better blogger next month.
I’ve been dancing a bit and running a bit. I’m still dealing with a shoulder injury so the dancing is a bit limited (you have no idea how good your muscle memory is until you try to do routine ballet steps without your arms). I did attend a master class this month with a University of South Florida professor, which was a nice change of pace.
Way back at the beginning of the month, Ben, Evan, and I ran the Blue Moon 5k in Ozona. I finished in just about 34 minutes, which isn’t a personal record by any means but made me pretty happy.
I shared a few photos this month: E is Ready for Some Football and A Couple of Photos, but I definitely lost some of my photography mojo, too. We just got back from Boston and I barely broke out the camera. Hopefully the holiday spirit (and some camera toys under the tree?) will bring some inspiration.
Evan is 18 months old and is in full toddler-mode now (he is throwing a ball at the Christmas tree as I type this). He is running and talking and whining and still a total joy…90% of the time.
How did November treat you?
Sorry for being MIA this week. My job has the ability to go from 0 to 60 in no time and this, compounded other life circumstances meant that every moment not devoted to sleeping or parenting was spent working this week. Thankfully, this is rare for me and the coming week should be a lot easier. I am once again reassured that the universe did me right by leading me away from a Big Law job. I like seeing my kid.
Anyway, I read nothing this week. And didn’t even think about blogging. So here we are, November 17 and I’ve posted one review this month.
I am technically reading Night Film, though I seem to be focusing on a photography book I got at the library instead when I have a few minutes to spare. I am also reading Inferno on audio but even that is slow-going since Evan has firmly decided the car is not the place for audiobooks.
I am feeling a little burnt out and I am seriously considering whether this book blogging thing is really for me anymore. Sigh. Maybe it’s time for a change.
I meant to post last Sunday. And then I thought it was scheduled for Wednesday. And now (Saturday) I am realizing that it never actually posted. So, here you go. My October Recap. Just a little late.
In October, I read:
I also reviewed Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
I was forced to take a little break due to a shoulder injury (muscle memory is a killer when you’re trying to keep an arm still). But I’m back now and my shoulder is definitely starting to get better with physcial therapy.
So, with the shoulder injury, I was pretty much forced to run if I wanted to exercise. I’ve been going somewhat regularly and ran a 5k on Sunday (but that was November so I can’t talk about it until next month). The weather is nice and running has been a good way to enjoy it.
Still taking pictures. Still learning. Still lusting after new lenses, etc. I posted a bunch of photos this month: Discovery Park; Autumn in Michigan; My Little Pumpkin; City Walk; Delicious Crayons.
Evan is 17 months old. He’s just starting to talk and sign and it is amazing to be able to communicate with him better. He’s also getting up early and really starting to cry when he doesn’t get his way. But I love him anyway.
Good morning! How are you all doing today? The weather finally broke down here (through who knows if it is for good) and I am absolutely loving these cool mornings. I went for a run for the first time in two months yesterday and we went to a local pumpkin patch as well (pics on Wednesday I think). It almost feels like fall.
Although I wasn’t able to participate in Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon yesterday (I think it will be MANY years before I am able to participate again), I did manage to read over 100 pages yesterday and I finished TWO books on Thursday. Crazy. Maybe this reading things hasn’t completely abandoned me. I hope the rest of you had fun reading all day.
And now I have a small creature pulling on my leg asking “up?” so I am off to enjoy my Sunday. And maybe even read a little more.
Once again, I had a week with no reading and little blogging. But here are some cute photos of my kid getting his first hair cut.
Here is your before/during/after:
I was a bit emotional before I made the appointment, but I did okay while we were there. Evan cried enough for both of us. And I love the little boy haircut. I loved the curls, but the mullet was starting to become a bit much. If only the top of his hair would grow out, too, I’d let him keep the curls.
Everyone is pretty much healthy again in my house. On Wednesday, we all actually spent the day exactly where we were supposed to be for the first time in a week. I think we should be given an illness reprieve until AT LEAST 2014.
We went to the Florida Aquarium yesterday to celebrate being well.
And ate ice cream.
In other, less exciting news, I finished Grey’s Anatomy just in time for the season premiere. I watched 4 seasons in about 2.5 months. Which means I sacrificed sleep to do that. It was a real problem. So now maybe I will actually read a book or two. Or just get sucked into a new show. Television is so much EASIER than reading.
In theory, I am reading The Preservationist by Justin Kramon and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. We’ll see if I can make that more of a reality this week.
This has been a ROUGH week in my house. Out of the last 8 days, I have called the pediatrician’s office on 7 of them. And we had our first trip to the emergency room. Evan went from just having a rash at a vaccine injection site to a stomach bug to croup to feeling better to feeling worse again with a cold. He’s back to running a decent fever, but the doctor we saw today says it’s just back to back viruses and we can’t do much about it but wait. I haven’t been to work since Tuesday and it does not look like I will be going in to the office tomorrow. And on top of all of that, Ben and I are both sick. Hoping for a better week this week.
So now you know why there has been radio silence on the blog.
As for reading, I really haven’t done much at all. I have read a bit of A Farewell to Arms for our chat over at Rory’s Book Club and I am almost done listening to Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. But a lot of my “free” time has just been lost this week.
So, readers, tell me one awesome thing you did this week so I can live vicariously through you.
Just a quick note to say hello. Hi!
Are you guys reading much these days? I’m trying. I finished Trish Doller’s Something Like Normal this week and started Justin Kramon’s The Preservationist. But then I remembered I was supposed to be re-reading A Farewell to Arms for Rory’s Book Club. So now I am doing that. On audio I just started Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.
Life is busy otherwise. Work is busy. Evan is busy. I’m working out every day so that’s busy. I see no end to all the busy.
How’s life treating you?
PS – Don’t forget to link up your Bloggers Recommend reviews.
Well it seems I disappeared this week. And I have to keep it short today as I have a toddler alternating between pulling on my leg, smashing my keyboard, and attempting feats of gymnastics on the couch. Also, he’s teething and has been up since 5:30. As Evan would say, “uh-oh!”
Evan and I are happy to have Ben home. One more summer apart and then I think we’ll act like a proper family and live together for awhile.
Evan and I also had a lovely visit with my mom last weekend:
I am currently reading The Age of Ice. I’ve been reading it for a few weeks, but somehow I keep watching Grey’s Anatomy instead of reading. Why is this show so addicting?
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday. I hope to be around with a few reviews this week.
This was not my best blogging week. But it wasn’t my best anything week really. Life just seems to busy these days. I’m hoping it settles down soon. Although I’ve not had time to read more than a few pages in print this week, I did finish Kate Atkinson’s Life after Life on audio yesterday. I think I need to discuss this with someone. Takers?
I am busy getting ready for my little baby to turn ONE next weekend, but I am still in disbelief that it has actually been a year since he was born.
But then again, he is walking every where these days…
…which has led to much more baby-proofing.
We even had to start putting shoes on our Florida baby (remember when it took us months to even put him in pants?).
But we do get a few moments of calm. Every once in awhile.
And now I am off to paint some more honey pots. Have a wonderful Sunday, readers.