I finished Washington Square on Sunday night. Wow. A pretty short book, but thick on language. A wonderful character study of a father, daughter, aunt, and the daughter's suitor. I can't wait to discuss it at our next book club. Have been reading The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn Dixie, Tale of Despereaux) aloud to the kiddos. Love her stuff.
Yesterday was one of those days with a lot of motion and nothing to show for it. I prepped some dinner for later this week, scrapped, read some, straightened up a little, cleaned out some of my closet. I wasted a good couple of hours at the library trying to find the remaining books on KWB's reading list. I only found 2 of the 12 I was looking for, not good library mojo.
This morning, our cleaning lady came - I love Tuesday afternoons. The house is totally clean for about 15 minutes and it smells nice and fresh. Then my imaginary bubble get burst by sweaty kids and their crumbly snacks. But for that 15 minutes, my house looks AWESOME!
Our usual pace of life is pretty low key. I say no to a lot of stuff. I don't take the boys out of the house for errands - they don' t enjoy shopping and I don't enjoy shopping with them. So, additional activities get me all keyed up. About one week every few months it all hits at once. This is that week: it's Miji's birthday later this week, her twin girls have a birthday on Friday, I have a lil scrappin road trip on Saturday, and all the normal stuff. Add in some school supply shopping, the a/c is still broken, the window guy didn't show up and tomorrow is August. So I feel busy, or whatever. (Not a fan of the word busy).
I'm off to thesaurus.com to find some alternative words for busy. (how about involved or bustling?) Hope everyone gets to read a little something this week. I'll be finishing up Rainbow's End in the next couple of days. Then I'm going to rest my mind with a children's book - The Higher Power of Lucky which won the Newberry this year or last? And yes, I'm still reading Dancing Girls of Lahore. One of Miji's birthday gifts will be my finishing that book...