I'm an elementary teacher librarian in northeast Iowa where I spend my days surrounded by children and books. I enjoy reading anything and everything in my free time, as well as spending time with my family.
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This weekend has felt rather relaxing with no real schedule we must adhere to. However, on Friday and Saturday of this coming week we are holding a garage sale. Garage sales always seem like a great idea until we look at the state our garage is in. What a mess! We have been thinking about putting up a shed this spring that would house our lawn mower, bikes, and other "extra" items that don't fit in our barely-two-car garage. Doing that would help a great deal. Underneath our garage stairs is our only real storage space as well, and there are things under there we certainly don't need or want just taking up precious storage space. So we have been sifting through items, filling trash bags, sweeping the garage floor, and basically trying to make it presentable for our sale. The girls are getting older so their toy kitchen, small picnic table, jogging stroller and other toy items are being sold.
This past week I stayed home sick on Thursday. I knew I was sick on Wednesday, but had too many work commitments and went to work that day knowing that I had to make it through my meeting that ended at 6 PM. After that, I happily rested on the couch in between blowing my nose. I slept a lot on Thursday, but while I wasn't sleeping I did manage to read John Feinstein's new kids book, Rush for the Gold, a great tween sports mystery.
Books Read This Week: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani, How to Eat a Cupcake by Meg Donohue, Rush for the Gold by John Feinstein, The Starboard Sea by Andrea Dermont, The Woman Who Wasn't There by Robin Gaby Fisher and I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
Exercise: Ran 21 miles, but only exercised 2 mornings because of being sick
I've got lots of reviews to write this week since last week's reading was amazing for me. Hopefully I'll find time to do that in between getting ready for the garage sale, soccer games, softball practices and work.