Thankful for: Gorgeous weather! It’s been sunny and in the 70s here all week. So beautiful. It is going to cool back down and maybe rain a bit this week, but that’s okay – this little bit of spring-like weather will tide me over. I know our area really needs the moisture, since we had very little snow this winter, so I’m going to try not to complain.
Looking forward to: Kevin coming home. He’s been gone all weekend with some guys from church at a men’s retreat. Only they don’t call it that – it’s an “Advance,” because real men don’t retreat.
What’s keeping me busy: Getting ready for camp this summer. I’ve had a few casting changes on my drama team, and am hoping all the switching around is over. We have practice today after church, and it would be nice if this group is the final one! Also, I went through all the boys’ t-shirts and shorts and purged outgrown and worn out stuff – my twice yearly ritual. Fortunately, they all have plenty of t-shirts. I need to buy Noah and Jon each some shorts, but they’re mostly set. And, I took Noah out driving this afternoon. He did great, but I’m a little flabbergasted at the idea that I’ll soon have two teenage drivers in the family.
Reading: The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp; Fallout by Sadie Jones; In the Blood by Lisa Unger; and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Recently finished reading: Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
Watching: Josiah chose Grudge Match for last week’s movie night. It was very funny, and we all enjoyed it, although my mom could have done without some of the crude humor. It is Noah’s turn to pick tonight, so we will be watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It will be a re-watch for most of us; Kevin is the only one who hasn’t seen it yet.
~ Reminder: The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge – May read-along
~ The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book” Challenge: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
~ Mini-reviews: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater; Sailor Twain: Or, the Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel; and Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
What are you doing this first Sunday in May? Are you enjoying spring weather where you are?
Books completed in April:
Circle of Flight by John Marsden – 4 stars
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson – 5 stars – my review
Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom – 4 stars – my review
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (audiobook) – 5 stars – my review
Sailor Twain: Or, The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel – 3 stars – my review
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett – 4 stars – my review
Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci – 4 stars – my review
The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood – 2 stars – my review
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl – 4 stars – my review