Good morning sleepyheads. I've just checked off another rather unproductive week. Well, actually let me clarify. It was an unproductive BLOGGING week. I did get a few things accomplished.
After five weeks of visiting, I ushered my husband's Polish nephew and the nephew's girlfriend to the airport on Tuesday morning. It was wonderful to spend time with them, but their presence does alter the dynamics and agenda of our family. I painted all of my daughter's bedroom furniture in what has proven to be an ongoing summer kid room renovation project. We put more hours in at the Animal Shelter (the rats have been adopted - yay!). Five-day-a-week football practice has started, which involves not only round-the-clock feeding and hydration of the boy child, but psychological counseling and motivating.
I've also spent a chunk of my time on the fitness. Andre, spin class, and running. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on the subject of training for longer running events, and coming up with a weekly plan. (My accountant personality emerges.) Increasing my miles each week, with one long run a week, and some speed training as well. I'm really excited and encouraged with my progress, and am glad I've got seven months to prepare for this thing and kick it to the curb!
And the Olympics! Every night, I settle in and watch whatever is on. Joe Body, Destiny Hooker, the Fab Five, Ryan Lochte (yeah!), Missy Franklin, and now the runners! That look like body-builders! It is quite addicting.
But all of this distracts from the blog. And honestly, I'm finding that I just don't care so much. I get around to a few blogs each day, I write a review once in awhile, but it just isn't happening for me at the moment. Maybe once the kids get back into school? On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd rate my reading at about a 4. I finished my Alison Bechdel graphic novel, and am about halfway through Marybeth Whalen's new book "The Guest Book". It is a lovely, pleasant read! And while painting the furniture, I've been meandering through the audio of "The Discovery of Witches". At first it felt a little bit goofy, but it is growing on me. I am finding myself more than a little attracted to a vampire who likes fine wine, horseback riding and yoga!
When it comes to my audio lineup, I've noticed that I'm starting to accumulate them on my iPod like I accumulate books on the shelf. There are no less than a dozen audios I want to listen to right at this very second, with five dozen or more beyond that, and it is driving me mad! Audios used to be my fast track to getting a book read, but not anymore.
I've got a nice medium run facing me this morning, then some horse lessons for my daughter if it doesn't rain, then floating if it doesn't rain. What I need to do is sit my butt down and write about three or four reviews. We'll see how far I get with that. Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!