Sunday, February 28, 2010

Week in Review: Feb 21-27

Week in Review

How fast these weeks fly by it seems, huh?
We had a busy week with school for little one, my husband coming home from a weekend away, and me trying to put the house back in order. I bundled us up each day of this past week to get the heck out of the house. I am so tired of winter! DONE! I'm over it.
Bring on the sunshine and flip flops. Got it, universe?
The little one and I went to story time at the book store, took a walk outside and went to the zoo and conservatory. He made friends with a monkey and enjoyed smelling the flowers in the atrium. Delightful!
And then BAM! Friday he got sick. Boogers, fever, cough. General yuckiness.
Saturday brought us to 4 delightful (not) hours at Urgent Care. What special school do doctors go to to learn customer service and bedside manner for Urgent care? I think they leave that part of the education out because every single time I go, I have the shittiest (sorry) experience.
(shake fists at sky!)

But enough of that, we are hopefully on the mend and on to a good week. Cross your fingers.

My world in books has been surprisingly successful. I finished two books and wrote a review. I even managed to NOT sign up for anymore blog tours.

I have had to say no to many requests as of late too. I am tickled that there are people out there who want me to review but I am really having to be picky or else I could spend all my time reviewing what is sent to me. I just can't do that.
I set out to review what I read on this blog and that means I have to save time for all of the books that currently live with me (and have for years) and the ones that are still out there waiting to be discovered...that I want to discover.

My husband went to the thrift store, like he does every Tuesday after work, because it is 25% off and the books are already cheap, so it just makes them cheaper. He calls me and starts to rattle off some book titles asking me if we have them or not. It was awfully sweet of him to feed my addiction further. And he has been in the mood for old school horror lately.
He scored
Phantoms and Watchers by Dean Koontz
Desparation by Stephen King
The Accident by Danielle Steele (for my mom)
Killer Pancakes by Diane Mott Davidson

All for only $4.00. You can't beat that!

I finally started to compose my Award Love posts to give back to those that awarded me.

This week I plan on finishing up my current book and grabbing a few more mysteries on my pile before my blog tour reviews happen later this month. I also have to sneak in my book club pick too. I think I can, I think I can.

Lastly, I want to say Happy Anniversary to my parents. 39 years! Whoot!

Happy Reading.

red headed book child
(it's a little hard to feed my font addiction when blogger only has 8 choices...grr)


Anonymous said...

You are rockin' and rollin' and takin' no prisoners! LOL

I love that you say *shit* -- :)

I'm glad that you are going to do more reading and reviewing of your own books! Yay!!

I hope your little man is feeling better. Sick babies are so pitiful!

You go Michelle! I'll be your Pom Squad!! :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Soooo cool. Your husband's a reader? Mine likes reading but it takes him months to finish one.

Athira said...

Hope your son is feeling better! And yep, I get what you mean by limiting review books. At some point, we do want to read what has been piling up in our wishlist for years! Happy reading!

Jenny said...

LOL at the font comment. =)

I know what you mean about having to be picky about books and read what you want. It's important to stop sometimes and remember to read what you want to read!

Celticlady's Reviews said...

You have been busy... going places with little ones is so much fun...I do miss that. My three girls have been calling me every day because they are worried about their mom this week. But all is well, read and read some more:)

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Glad to hear that the little man is better. An urgent care visit is never fun. Its okay to picky over books.:)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks everyone for your delightful comments!

Cheryl said...

Phantoms and Watchers are, in my opinion, two of the best Dean Koontz!

Lisa said...

Killer Pancakes?? Love it!

Of course the little guy got sick--you took him out in public! But what are you going to do; you can't stay hidden away forever.

Christine said...

I LOVE your Week in Review posts, Michelle. It's a perfect balance of personal news and book talk in that great Mich blog voice that I enjoy so much! :)

You can use other fonts than those eight. You just need to know some very basic html. I'll email you. ;)

I see you updated your photo in the sidebar. You look great!!!