Wednesday, September 05, 2012

This is Life

I wasn't actually planning a blog vacation this week but this is how it's playing out.

#1 - We went out of town (to visit and hike around Mount St. Helens, which was fabulous).

#2 - It was my birthday yesterday. The big 3-4. (However big you want to make that, that is.)

I couldn't come up with anything clever for the blog in order to celebrate, but if you are new around here and want to catch up, you can see the list of 33 things about me that I posted last year.

#3 - We had a great vacation getaway but we all got sick! So now there are five people lounging about (more or less) with parents trying to grab naps whenever they can manage one.

#4 - Thankfully yesterday we made a birthday stop at Powell's Books and so I am blessed with plenty of reading material. I'll probably just keep on reading this week and resume my 5x a Week posting schedule next week . . . when my head is clear and life is back to some semblance of normalcy.

Currently, these two things are my best friends:

I think I highly recommend Storybound, by Marissa Burt. I'm currently devouring it. I decided to take a gamble on a new-to-me title with some birthday money and so far I think the gamble is turning out in my favor. I'll letcha know on Monday, how's that?

My other friend is nice, but I can't say that I recommend it very highly.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend and I'll be back next week.


Stephanie said...

Happy belated birthday! Sorry you are under-the-weather, but hope you are sneaking in some quality birthday reading time. : )

Annette W. said...

Will miss you...and can't wait for Monday's review. In the meantime feel lots better.

Happy day!

Cassandra said...

Happy birthday!!! What did you get at Powells? I LOVE that store!

Hope you feel better soon!

A Faithful Journey said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you all are feeling better soon!! :)

Barbara H. said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you! sounds like it was great fun. Hope everyone is on the mend soon.

Joyful Reader said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Sorry you all got sick! But looks like you have a great way to pass the time!

BerlinerinPoet said...

I won't go so far as to say I love being sick, but I DO love being sick if I'm well enough to lounge around and read. It's a luxury I don't get very often (I'm sure you understand).

Happy birthday! And I remember the 33 things post. That was one of the first blogs I read of yours. Ahhh nostalgia. :-)

Janet said...

Belated happy birthday wishes! I'm going to look for Storybound -- I'm ready for a new book.

Bluerose said...

A very belated Happy Birthday! I hope y'all are feeling better. The sickness seems to start in September around here, too. (We're not so anxiously awaiting it.)

A birthday trip to a bookstore sounds awesome! I'm glad you're enjoying "Storybound". I've had my eye on it for awhile.

Looking forward to your reviews next week!

Martha Eskuchen said...

Happy belated BD. Nice age! I hope you are all feeling better. Storybound looks good.

Katrina said...

Hope you all are starting to feel better... It's always good to have a good book to keep you company...

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