I’m going to play a little catch up and ramble today, but I’m also going to pose a “what would you do” question at the end of the post.
Took the weekend off of blogging after the stress of posting all those reviews last week. I don’t know how Dear Author does it, posting reviews once, even twice a day. Too much pressure!
Jaci has her smilies back, but I had to put something in to replace the cow, so there wouldn’t be a bunch of ugly red x’s. I think my replacement is rather brilliant. You can take a peek at Friday’s post and see what’s now in the ugly cow’s place.
I had a horrible nightmare Friday night that I lost Brianna at the beach. It was one of those dreams where you know that you’re dreaming, struggle to wake up but every time you fall back asleep and enter back into the dream. The good news is, I could hear her talking to herself in her crib when I woke up finally, so I knew she wasn’t gone. But man, those dreams suck! Then, last night, I had another nightmare about someone close to me. I even woke up and remember thinking “What is with all these bad dreams?”, but now I can’t recall what that dream was about. I just know I don’t want to have any more!
This weekend I worked. I hate working on the weekend but I’m going to be out of town this week, from Thursday to Sunday, at EpiCon, so I needed to get some stuff done. Josh also worked on Saturday, a full workday, so it doesn’t feel as though we got much of a weekend.
I didn’t read anything “new” over the weekend, but instead re-read several old favorites. Ransom by Julie Garwood, Devil’s Bride by Stephanie Laurens and A Rake’s Vow by Stephanie Laurens. Sometimes I re-read to clear my head, because reading something new requires a little more attention than I have to give. Also, if I start a new book at night (when I do most of my reading) it’s harder to put it down to get some sleep. So I turn to re-reads, I know what happens so I’m not driven to stay awake and turn the next page.
The bad thing about re-reads is that it doesn’t decrease my TBR pile, which is generally steadily increasing every day. I need more hours in my day. Or to stop working entirely and just read my TBR pile!
Here’s my what would you do question. Tonight, I’m supposed to start a new belly dancing class. My mother-in-law has a friend in town and she called and asked if we could meet them for dinner tonight. Of course, the class starts at 6, dinner is at 6. Clearly, I’m not the main attraction in this meal (that would be Brianna) but I feel bad for skipping out on it, even though Josh has already told his mom that I probably won’t be there, since it’s the first class. I’m leaning towards skipping the class and going. Hey! Free meal at Outback 🙂 but it’s not as though I can’t catch up in belly dancing, no matter how much I’d like to go to the class. I still have one last Wednesday class this week, so I’d still get my “fix”. What would you do?
I’m off to meet with the accountant this morning and see what the damage is on my taxes. Hope you all have a great week!