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Friday: What Not

Friday What Not

This entire week flew by in an instant! I took Monday and Tuesday off to work on The Girl’s room. I finished all of the components late Tuesday but man it wiped me out! I just need to put the headboard up and then I will share pics.

On Wednesday, since it was The Girl’s birthday and we were nursing some wounds over the cast list for Peter Pan (take a guess) we went out for a nice dinner but man, I was dying. I ate some canned tuna for lunch and had a horrible allergic reaction! My lymph nodes are still swollen. I may need to carry around an EpiPen from here on out because the reaction hit me incredibly fast.

Needless to say, I’ve been a little bit of a mess. BUT, I’ve been reading Salem’s Lot and Neverwhere and just need to get to The Quick in order to keep all my read-along commitments on the up and up.

Speaking of Stephen King, book 3 of the Mr. Mercedes series was announced yesterday.  You can read a little bit about it, here.  I love the cover.

End of Watch

This weekend, I will be spending a good chunk of Saturday trying to find housing for my mother and sister. It’s a long story but since my father’s death, they’ve not been able to make ends meet and the cost of living in the immediate Los Angeles area is just too high. It’s been stressing me out. There are lots of complicated details that make this a very sticky situation but I am praying for a miracle.

At some point this weekend, I also have to sit down with The Teen to plan the Theatre Halloween party he is having at our house. I love a good party but it does take planning and right now he is flying by the seat of his pants.

Anyway, I just wanted to pop-in since I haven’t been around much this week. It’s still hot here!! Not in the mood to decorate for Halloween but I suppose I will have to at some point.

Have you decorated yet?

Fall Reading List

Fall Reading List

For two weeks now, I’ve been checking out everyone’s reading lists and it’s been driving me crazy because I’ve not had the chance to come up with my own! This is by far my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, except this pesky heat. Tsk tsk.

To make things right in the world, here’s my list of what I hope/plan to read between now and say…December. No particular order because hey, I never know what mood I’ll be in until I am living in it.

  1. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (re-read, read-along)
  2. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (Gah!! love Irving)
  3. All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
  4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (October read-along hosted by Bookfoolery)
  5. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (re-reading with a friend because it’s Murakami and that’s what you do)
  6. The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (book club)
  7. The Quick by Lauren Owen (read-along)
  8. Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
  9. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
  10. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  11. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  12. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
  14. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Considering at least three of these are chunksters, this is an ambitious list and may spill over into Christmas break.  So. Be. It. I am taking a lot of time off over the holidays and cannot wait!