Monday, May 9, 2011

Another Day...

This morning my oldest daughter reminded me that I have not blogged in two days. Time does fly, I guess. I have been in a bit of a reading funk this past week. Not because I don't have tons of awesome books waiting for me, but mostly because this time of year is busy. I am finishing up my classes at school and will begin inventory soon. My daughters will be getting out of school before I do and have had soccer, a spring concert, Girl Scout activities, and various other things taking up our evenings. The new puppy is fun but time consuming. I would love to look ahead to summer and plan a fun trip or two, but I'm just not there yet.
I had a great Mother's Day yesterday. Both of my younger daughters had already given me their gifts on Saturday. My oldest daughter surprised me with a plant in a pot she decorated. My husband took my oldest daughter on an errand on Saturday and the two of them also picked out a beautiful bracelet for me. Usually I am not so lucky on Mother's Day. At church all of my daughters played in a bell choir. Afterwards we had lunch at my mom and dad's house and even took a walk to our creek - or crick- as we have always called it. (My oldest daughter seems confused by how we would ever get "crick" out of creek. I agree). The weather was nice. We saw the sun.

Last night we finished (finally!) the tenth and last book of the Phyllis Reynolds Naylor The Boys Start the War series. All of us enjoyed every single installment in this group of books, and since I often read in the living room, I noticed my husband listening in often. I am on the hunt for more good read alouds for our family over the summer. Tonight we are starting The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. After that we will begin Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. If you have suggestions, please share. I would hate to run out of books!

And, I will have new reviews to post shortly. I have a couple books I am working on and just got back from a lunchtime trip to the library where I acquired another huge stack!

1 comment:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Tina, I totally understand reading funks. I'm reading, but I just can't get motivated to write the reviews....sighhhh