I'm trying to psych myself up to spend a week deep cleaning my house, while he's gone, but we'll just have to see what happens. I tend to only get so far and then either Fiona starts attacking my leg (her way of saying, "Play with me!") or I decide the concept of the siesta is way underrated and end up lying on top of a half-made bed, staring into space (Did I tell you it's too hot for me?). Blogging? It's just too much effort. Reading has been pretty much beyond me, too, although I did manage to finish Kindred by Octavia E. Butler and Bellwether by Connie Willis. Plus, 5 books that Sterling Kids sent me. More on those, later. I'll have a Children's Day and review them all, soon.
One week's blogging in review:
1. Last Sunday, I posted some random quotes and a recipe (for apple cake) because it's purging time. Sometimes, I can't bear to pass on a book until I've saved a quote or two.
2. On Wednesday, I managed to bash out a single review: The Passage by Justin Cronin. Well, one review is better than nothing.
3. On Friday, I posted a sneak peek chapter of In a Heartbeat by the Tuohys . . . you know, the folks who were made famous by the movie The Blind Side? Sadly, I have not been in a non-fiction mood and couldn't even talk myself into picking up the book to read a chapter, although I will get to it, eventually.
4. Later that evening (Friday), Miss Fiona made her weekly appearance. This time, I used phixr.com to have a little fun making her slightly cartoonish.
That's it. Wow. Kind of a pitiful blogging week. Hopefully, this coming week will be better. I actually had to zip over to the Big City three times, last week, which ate up many hours. I don't go to the Big City without taking the time to go to a store or two for supplies. There are a lot of things we simply cannot acquire in our little town.
Since the heat and fatigue and husbands leaving without me have been messing with my ability to read, I'm not even going to bother updating you on my reading, apart from the fact that I've added one more book but haven't put it in my sidebar. I'm a little under halfway through Doomsday Book by Connie Willis. I liked Bellwether so much that I decided to give another Willis book a go, even though it's 600 pages long. The next few weeks should be equally hectic and hot, so I anticipate a minimum of computer time and then I'll take some time off to ponder my empty nest after Kiddo leaves for college (muffled sob).
I leave you with yet another Colorado photo: A fox who stopped mid-scratch to wonder if that chick on the deck was a problem. Apparently not. He went right back to sleep.
I definitely need to do some wahooing on Wednesday. Happy Sunday!
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