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A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Hello Peeps!! I am having a difficult time with post read-a-thon-ness. I was so “go go go” and now I am so “no no no.” I am still reading, that will never stop but my body is not cooperating and I’ve been a tad blue.

It didn’t help that the kids and I got into an accident yesterday on my glorious furlough day. It wasn’t our fault but I have never been in an accident and today I am all sore and crabby and really don’t want to be at work. Everyone if fine though. However, some of you know that I have Lupus and I think the added stress triggered some sort of flare.

In addition to that, the Boy has been having some trouble in school so I have been doing 6th grade math with him and can I just say for the record how much I hate math? I hate it! I paid my dues and yet here I am having to sit through it again. Doesn’t seem quite fair. Oh, and there was that issue with his cell phone where he inadvertently subscribed to some questionable social networking sites. It took an hour and a half of me on the phone trying to get it all straightened out. What a mess!

With all this going on, my brain is a tad foggy. Spongy I guess you could say. I could blame the #IHeartTheSpark Twitter event because reading The Last Song turned my brain to mush and it hasn’t quite recovered but to be fair, I’ll just chalk it up to these other events.


On a happier note, yesterday I received Sunflowers as part of Book Club Girl’s Blog Talk Show. I also received the lovely bookmark that I won from Thomas over at My Porch. Let me tell you, getting these things in the mail after being in a car accident was like a sign from above telling me, “Don’t despair Ti! All will be okay!” 

Tomorrow I am the last TLC tour stop for The Return. I am looking forward to it and by then I am really hoping this wave of blueness passes.

Sunday Salon: The Day After Edition

Sunday Salon

It’s the day after read-a-thon and here I am! It’s Sunday night already and I am just now getting to my Sunday Salon post. I had a really good time yesterday. I spent a total of 19.5 hours reading, although I didn’t post my last update. I was wide awake, but I got bored and I didn’t want to pick up another book so late in the game, so I did some blog hopping and then hit the sack. Thanks to all that stopped by. I really appreciate it. Those of you that made it through the entire 24 hours… I am in AWE of you! Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to organize the event. You did a great job!

Today was a lazy day. I browsed the bookstore and bought a copy of Moby Dick. I’ll have more to say about that in another post (possibly).

For dinner we made pancakes. I had to make pancakes because I watched Man vs. Food and Adam Richman was eating a whole lot of pancakes. He made me hungry! I am totally blaming him for my carb overload. Oh, and can I just say how good they were? They were goooooood.

Later this week I plan to post my review of The Girl Who Played with Fire. It reminded me of a movie. Can anyone guess which one? Think late 70’s.

I am also participating in a TLC book tour for The Return on Wednesday, 10/28. I really enjoyed that one.

Other than that, my week is open. I have a furlough day on Monday so I plan to do a bit more reading. I must finish In the Time of the Butterflies for book club which meets next week but during read-a-thon I forgot about Her Fearful Symmetry. I know!! I moved it and I forgot about it!! I was so looking forward to reading it so I may read some of that on Monday too.

What about The Last Song? Well, I read over half of it but it was so hard to keep going with it. Miley Cyrus is slated to play the lead in the movie version and frankly, I had her in my head when I read it and just could not get her OUT of my head. We watch a lot of Hannah Montana in this house and even saw her in person once, but the voice and eye-rolling would not leave my brain while I was reading.

Hope you all had a nice Sunday!