Monday, October 18, 2010

It's Monday!!!

This has been a crazy week this past week!  I had progress reports due, plus parent-teacher interviews, and then a workshop on Friday.  Somewhere in there, I still had to be a parent and drive my kiddies to their dentist appointment and to their karate classes.  I sometimes wonder how I manage to get everything accomplished every day (oh, yeah, I don't!!!).  I feel like some days I am living by the skin of my teeth (has anyone else noticed what a weird expressions that really is?), but it's so true.  Any other parents feeling the same way right now?

Don't get me wrong, as I absolutely love my life right now and I really wouldn't change a thing (except for winning the lottery!!)  And I am very blessed with two amazing kids, and a loving husband who usually understands where I am coming from.  I just wish some days I could just let go and do nothing, you know?  No worrying about the dishes in the sink, the lunches that need to be made, the four loads of laundry that need to be folded, the floor that needs to be swept, and the list goes on.  I had this discussion at work with a couple of girlfriends the other day, and sometimes we have a hard time just letting things go and RELAXING! 

I was looking at condos today just for fun, and I had this fantasy of living in a small place that I could clean in less than one hour.  It seemed like heaven, until one of the people I was chatting with reminded me that there was nowhere to put the kids.  Back to earth I came and I realized that despite everything, I could always kick the kids outside with dad, and go have a hot bath, read a good book, have a cup of tea, and relax.  That's where I'm heading now!  Heaven!!!

It's Monday!  What Are You Reading? is hosted by the amazing Sheila over at Book Journey.  It's a great place to connect with other readers and bloggers, and to check out what everyone is currently reading, has read, or is planning on reading.  Head on over to Sheila's blog and check it out.  You may even win a prize if you play along!

What I read last week:

DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon by J. "NeonDragon" Peffer - All of us were fascinated by this book that teaches you how to draw dragons properly.  The drawings were interesting and easy to follow.

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston - I loved, loved, loved this book. I really hope there will be a sequel.

Nevermore by Kelly Creagh - I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe, which is one of things that attracted me to this interesting tale.  I enjoyed it tremendously and can't wait for book 2 in this supposed trilogy.

What I am currently reading:

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - I am close to finishing.  This one took quite a while, but I love it.

The Jumbee by Pamela Keyes - An interesting twist on The Fantom of the Opera.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - Love this book already. I was on the waiting list at the library and did not expect to get it this soon. 

The Outlaw Demon Wails (Book 6) by Kim Harrison (Audiobook) - I don't usually enjoy audiobooks, but am thoroughly enjoying this one.  I have been listening to this in the car on the way to work and find myself actually looking forward to it every day.  Weird!

What I am planning to read next:

Eon by Alison Goodman -  I snuck in a few chapters already, so I know I am going to enjoy this one.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly - I can't wait to read this one as I really love books that jump back and forth through time. 


  1. I am enjoying The Historian as well and looking forward to Revolution. Have a great reading week.

  2. I need to pick up and finish The Historian. Last week was a nice mixture of research, picture books and reading for fun. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  3. The size of The Historian frightens me but someday i want to read it! :)

  4. I should look into DragonArt Evolution: How to Draw Everything Dragon. My sister and BIL just bought a house, and my 3yo nephews room is done in dragons and castles. It'd be nice to contribute.

    I'm glad you're enjoying The Historian. I did, but I heard such mixed reactions from others.