Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Salon: More Mo

 Happy Sunday everyone!  What a freaking week...I'm not even sure where it went.  My biggest bit of angst this week was that my son came home Monday mid-day and was home sick ALL WEEK.  At first we thought it was the flu, but it didn't go away.  After a visit to the doctor, it appears he has some more pervasive issues with his stomach and hopefully meds will fix.  Not only am I rattled because my boy doesn't feel well and is going crazy at home, but there is the missed sports practices and school that has to be made up.  It mucked up my state of mind all week, and I didn't get much done.

We were able (with much scrutiny of multiple schedules) to go out to dinner with our good friends the Lopuses (the ones that own the wine store) on Friday night, taking advantage of Magical Dining Month.  Saturday was full of kid events, but unfortunately my daughter didn't run well in her cross country meet, and my son's football team did not win (and he couldn't play because of being out all week).  Boo.

On audio this week, I finished "Kiss Me First" by Lottie Moggach.  What a great listen!  This was the author's debut novel, but it was twisted and thought-provoking and very tense from beginning to end.  It will also be my first official book not reviewed on the blog.  Starting with this book I will make a brief comment on my thoughts on Goodreads.  I'm not going to be putting a whole lot of energy into these comments (otherwise, why not keep blogging?) so keep your expectations low!  But for those of you who are interested, I'll give my two cents.  I then started Taylor Stevens' latest addition to the Vanessa Michael Munroe series "The Doll".

In print I wrapped up "My Year with Eleanor" for next month's book club.  It was a pleasant read...nothing earth-shattering but fairly upbeat and benign.  I then DOVE HEADFIRST WITH GREAT RELISH into the 3rd installment of the Jack Caffrey series by Mo Hayder called "Ritual".  The first two books in the series almost kept me up at night they were so disturbing.  This was not quite as severe, but was so so satisfying as a mystery thriller.  I am in love with this author.  I drug this book everywhere with me and actually finished it in less than a week...shocker for me.  I have so many books I want to read, but I'm on a roll here, and I'm sure I will be grabbing the 4th in the series soon.  I am now picking up "Ender's Game" in anticipation of the upcoming movie.  I'm not a sci-fi kind of girl, but it has been highly recommended so I'm going to give it a shot.

Today we are looking at church, animal shelter and hopefully a little rest and relaxation.  The kids actually have Monday off from school, so that should take a little edge off the Sunday night blues.  What does everyone have going on today?


14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm really not sure what I'll be doing except working for a little while. I SHOULD be coming home from SIBA today. :(

Vance hasn't been feeling well either but, so far, they haven't figured out what's going on with him. He's still plugging along though and being very careful about what he eats.

It seems it's taking me forever to finish a print book these days too.

JoAnn said...

Sorry to hear your son isn't feeling well... hope those meds fix things up soon!

I'm off for a morning walk (the hub is coming, too!) then we'll have a low key day before heading to my sister's for a b-day celebration for Mom and nephew.

James Chester said...

I'm staying in today. Do some reading, putter around the house, watch a little Walking Dead....

Molly said...

I am SO sorry to hear about your son! I hope the meds do the trick and make up work is not too stressful next week.

I plan to enjoy this first day of fall by doing very little except reading, blogging, and spending time with family this afternoon. It is MY kind of Sunday :) We are definitely enjoying these cooler temperatures.

Beth F said...

What a week!! Hoping they figure out what's bothering the boy.

Iliana said...

Sorry to hear your kiddo has been sick! Hope he feels much better soon so he can get back to his football and you can stop worrying :)

I'm with you, where did the weekend go? I feel like all I did was run errands and very little rest & relaxing. Not good. Here's hoping you have a great week ahead!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Let's hope the doctors can figure out what's wrong with your son.

Julie P. said...

I know what you mean about reading a book in one week. I can barely find the time to read at all anymore. Not boding well for regular book reviews, is it?

Jackie Bailey said...

Sorry to hear that your son hasn't ben well. It is so hard to see them suffering (and driving you nuts around the house!) Hope he gets better soon.

I'm so pleased that you loved Kiss Me First - it is one of my favourite books of the year.

Ti said...

The Teen came down with something on Friday and of course we had homecoming and all the stuff that goes with it. And now auditions are this week and he's way behind with just going home early on Friday.

What does the title of your post mean? More Mo?

Alyce said...

How frustrating for your son - stomach problems are so awful! I hope he feels better soon!

My husband and I keep seeing ads for concerts we would like to go to (John Mayer, Michael Franti, etc.) in town here, but we aren't quite ready to leave the kids with a babysitter yet. I don't know what this says about us, but we have a hard time leaving the kids with strange teenagers, even if they do come highly recommended. :) And as my husband says, we haven't figured out how to train the dog to take over those babysitting duties.

Darlene said...

Sorry your son isn't feeling well. Hope he feels better fast! I don't have much planned for this week other than to enjoy the las vestiges of the warm weather because it'll be gone soon.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Praying for your son to feel better! That's just no good. Woot for Ender's Game!

stacybuckeye said...

Sick sons are an awful stress. I'm taking mine in to a specialist tomorrow after almost a month of low grade fevers. It's always something.