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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Monday

Weekly report of last week's activities, reading and new books in the house....

(don't forget to check out my giveaway in honor of Banned Books Week)

Last week:
To late to make it yesterday....M was quoted in the newspaper, in a story about the big project he was working on this weekend. AND there was an online story that was more about him :D (link)

Monday - went to a friends house at 10 a.m. to learn how to make lace. (way fun!) There were three of us, one teacher, two students, all friends. We took a break for lunch and started working again. Even after we stopped lacing, we didn't stop talking until one of saw the time....6 p.m.! Didn't get much done the rest of the day which means I missed my run. Wonder if I can do two tomorrow?

I can finally use my arm without pain twinges, finally. I'm still bruised up and want to heal before donating blood so I don't think that will happen this week.

Tuesday - Reminder about FrightFall RaT, also Season of the Witch started yesterday. Chiropractor and gym with Daughter this afternoon/evening. I received a new review book yesterday that I'm itching to get started that I started today. Worked a little on my lace.

Wednesday - added "walk with Kathy and Maridel" to my weekly schedule and today is our first one. I don't think I'll like the park we picked, too small... Well, we changed parks and decided to start next week, it's just too hot still. Volleyball was fabulous. Worked a little on my lace.

Thursday - strange day. woke up late, ate well, killed way too much time online... dinner out, trip to the library :-) and made it to the gym. um, grocery store too. Found out our library will be closed Monday for Columbus Day, so glad I went today! FYI: It is 1.9 miles from our house to the library's door. Uphill there.

Friday - the only thing on my schedule is the gym. M is home, wonder where we'll go? Where ever we go, better include buying birthday cards! .... My car was pulling so we went to the auto repair place. :p Bulge? Yikes! Off the tire center! FYI: It is a mile to the gym.

Saturday - Finished Heartache Falls, trip to the library (drop off 2, pick up 1), out to dinner and shopping for birthday cards. Didn't do much else... 3 episodes of Bones and finished Run! except some of that was on Sunday {blush}

Sunday - Birthday(s) Party! Most of M's family is still pretty local and there have been about six birthdays over the last couple of months that we're celebrating. Next week is my Mom's so we'll have another party ;-)


This week?
No trainer Monday, eye doc then workout with daughter Tuesday, walk with Kathy and Maridel plus Volleyball Wednesday. Three more trips to the gym, a Library trip and a dinner out somewhere in there. Mom's birthday party on Saturday which requires a trip to Costco...on a Saturday!

Hope everyone has a great week planned!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home; print, electronic and audio. Started by Marcia of The Printed Page, the mailbox is currently on tour. Check it out so you know where to go next month.

Thank you to Kristen at BookNAround for hosting in September.

October's host is Marcia at Mailbox Monday.



Received for Review:
'Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries


Giveaway/Contest/Gift:



from Author:



Purchased/delivered:
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
Dial C for For Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
Honey, Do You Need a Ride: Confessions of a Fat Runner by Jennifer Graham

added to my ereader: (kindle app, html, etc.)
Wool by Hugh Howey (1-5 omnibus)
...went shopping through the free section, added a bunch then clicked Pin It
(still not finished pinning all of them)



Current Library books at the house:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running returned unfinished
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea by Joel Archenbach returned unread
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop returned unfinished
50/50 by Dean Karnazes Read, making notes
Age is Just a Number  by Dara Torres
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes Read and returned
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
Heartache Falls by Emily March Read and returned
Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes Read
The Waterless Sea by Kate Constable (saw when I went to get The Chocolate War...thought I'd grab an extra since the library is closed Monday)
The Barefoot Running Book by Jason Robillard (ended up going again on Saturday)






What are you Reading?


A weekly Monday meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Post what you read last week and what you're planning to read this week then link to Shelia's post. Then visit, visit,visit! She has a comment contest going on each week tied to the meme.


Finished:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
'Twas the Night After Christmas by Sabrina Jeffries
Heartache Falls by Emily March
Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes
Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson

Books stacked by my reading chair (some most not actively reading but I haven't given up on them, yet):
Code Blood by Kurt Kamm
Noah by Jacquelyn Frank ~ ebook
Seduced by the Wolf by Terry Spear ~ ebook 
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck ~ returned
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Cut, Crop and Die by Joanna Campbell Slan ~ ebook
The Bro-Magnet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted ~ ebook
Circle of Seven by Bryan Davis
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle ~ ebook
Big Kitty by Claire Donally
When the Cookie Crumbles by Virginia Lowell
The Last Patriot by Brad Thor
Power Down by Ben Coes
Double the Heat, anthology
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Barefoot Running Step by Step by Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton and Roy M. Wallack
Age is Just a Number  by Dara Torres
Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead by Jason Henderson
Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes



Next up:
got to finish up my still reading list!
all of my library check-outs

Reviewed:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Did Not Finish, may try again later:
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea by Joel Archenbach didn't even open :-(
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop maybe later
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running sigh, didn't finish but will check it out again later when I'm running more
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck I've had this long enough....time to send it home


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3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

It's hard to believe it's time for Christmas books already, but it is. Enjoy your new books!

readingdate said...

The Wool omnibus is a great deal and the reviews make it sound very good. Enjoy all your new reads!

Elizabeth said...

Nice post...enjoy your books.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/10/mailbox-monday-1082012.html

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