Good morning my sweet friends. I am back to fight another day and another week. Barely. This past week was not pretty, and it took a big chunk out of my brain. Husband was out of town (again) and thought it would be fun to text me pictures of his frivolities in Chicago, while I was up at 4:30 in the morning, ran to and from practices, attended two parent meetings that got me home between 9 and 10 at night, and dealing with some other unpleasant issues I'd rather not talk about. I was not real happy. Tears were pretty close at hand actually, just from exhaustion and frustration.
But! We didn't get blown away by Isaac so that was good. We had a blustery day or two with a lot of rain, but nothing too terrible. We had our first pasta dinner on Friday night with the other cross country team families, and had our first meet on Saturday morning. It was the first time my daughter had ever competed in a long distance race (she is normally a sprinter) and she did so well. The whole team did well. I was proud, and the coaches were thrilled with her. And my son's team absolutely annihilated the other team in football on Saturday as well. So in the sports category, it was a great week.
Like I said last Sunday, I am spending an unholy amount of time in the car, so audios have been my friend. I finished "The Orphan Master's Son" early in the week, then plowed through an audio I am reviewing for AudioGo called "The Boy in the Suitcase", and now have started.....
BROKEN HARBOR BY TANA FRENCH! OMG these accents of the narrators that they have for her books. They are truly amazing. With every one I've listened to, I swear I start to talk with an Irish accent. Shite! Morder! Bugger off! It really IS worth the wait to get her books on audio. It is quite a long read (17 discs), but I'm actually happy for this because I savor every minute.
In print? Well, yeah, good luck to me on that front. I am almost half-way through the true crime novel "Wilderness of Error" and it is good, but I'm having a hard time getting a moment to sit and read. And I night I fall asleep. Who knows, maybe I'll get some pool floating time at some point this long weekend and make a dent.
I'm pretty excited to be leaving later this coming week to attend SIBA in Naples Florida. I've actually not given it more than a brief thought here lately, but once I'm in the car and on my way, I'll be very excited. Just getting away, for a few days of managing only my OWN schedule and not three others' as well? Glorious. In fact, my next Salon should come from there, so I'll have an update for you then.
Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful extra long weekend. Do you have any special plans? Any great reading ahead of you?