Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins

1. He was a schmuck.

2. That Halloween/fall feeling is what I look forward to most this time of year.

3. My best friend is too far away too much of the time.

4. I try my best to be honest with you.

5. Appearances can be deceiving, but they can be instructional, too.

6. The last person I gave a hug to was my husband.

7. And as for the weekend, Friday night I'm looking forward to SLEEP, today my plans include relaxing and Sunday, I want to FINALLY finish unpacking the house!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Well, it's once again time to list our new arrivals for the week. I haven't participated in a while, what with the move and everything being so crazy around here, but I'm trying to get back to regular posting.

I received three books this week. One I've already posted about, an advanced readers' edition of Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same by Mattox Roesch, received from Unbridled Books by way of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program. I'm going to be part of a blog tour for the book in September, so stay tuned!

From BookMooch, I received the first two Mrs. Murphy mysteries. A cat solving mysteries with her owner's help...sounds perfect for me!!! I thought it was a tad cute for my tastes at first, but I've seen multiple reviews posted around the internet that seem to indicate that I needn't worry. Ah well, I got a good deal (um, free) on the books, so if I decide I don't like them, they can always be re-Mooched.

That's it for me this Mailbox Monday. What did you get in your mailbox this week?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins for the Last Month or So

1. This crappy economy is not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I feel nice and cozy in my warm, dry house.

3. Chocolate tastes so good!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is tough to do.

5. The Florida coast is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is some good in people, after all.


1. It's time for school supplies and books.

2. Work; it's not a bad place for making friends.

3. I must be crazy.

4. My husband's love for me is the best thing I have ever known.

5. My chair is simply uncomfortable.

6. The last time I laughed really loudly was talking to a friend on the phone last night.


1. Ice cream is my favorite summertime treat.

2. My favorite John Hughes movies is Sixteen Candles.

3. My cats' fur is something I love to touch.

4. The full moon shines down on us all.

5. I'm waiting on Ricky to get home from work right now.

6. When daylight fades I turn on the porchlight and close the blinds.


1. When will I get to see my sisters again?

2. Magnum P.I. was the last good book I read or movie I saw or tv show I watched.

3. Everything has its beauty but I don't know what anyone sees in a cockroach.

4. McDonald's is what I had for dinner.

5. I'd like your books...all of them...right now.

6. Right here is where I want to be right now.


1. I remember, I remember the day I first met my love.

2. Dear Ricky, I want you to know how very much I love you.

3. Is that my weight!!???

4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of chocolate...good thing we don't have any.

5. I'm saving a new book review just for you!

6. If I made a birthday list BOOKS would definitely be on it!!!

7. And as for the weekend, Friday night I was looking forward to drinks with co-workers, today my plans included relaxing and Sunday, I want to unpack the rest of the house and get it cleaned up!

My First Blog Tour!

I'm excited to be a part of my very first (and hopefully not last) blog tour, starting in September. I received Mattox Roesch's Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same from LibraryThing and Rachel at Unbridled Books. You may have seen some of their other titles around the blogosphere: In Hovering Flight, Shimmer, and Last Night in Montreal are a few titles I recognized. ANYWAY...I agreed to do a special blog tour review of the book for publication on my blog in September. Which means I need to get off my duff and start reading!!! This is very exciting for me, as I've never participated (or even been ASKED to participate) in a blog tour before. I am looking forward to reading Roesch's story of a transplanted Los Angeles gangbanger and his adventures in what sounds like a Northern Exposure-esque small Alaskan town. I hope the book lives up to what sounds like a promising premise!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Haven't Read a Thing in Weeks

Well. My first week in the new office is behind me. I'm a bit homesick, when I have time, but am starting to get a handle on things, I think. Ricky and I are still unpacking the house. I just finished the kitchen today, so we can get back to cooking, instead of getting take-out all the time! We still have work to do on the house, but it's coming along, slowly but surely.

I have had ZERO time, or inclination, really, to read in the last few weeks. I can't find my book in this mess, anyway, so it's not a big deal. I've been catching up on about three weeks' worth of blog-reading that I didn't do (over 400 entries in my feed reader!), so that's keeping me busy. Usually, I'm simply too tired after work and the commute and unpacking to much more than rot on the couch. We're watching a lot of Food Network and Golden Girls reruns, since the summer is winding down. Hopefully, things will get back to normal soon (and I'll find my book). I just got a new BookMarks magazine and a new Glamour to peruse, so maybe that will kick me out of my funk! But college football season is starting soon, so I'll have another distraction to battle...always something.

How is your reading coming?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back in the Saddle

Well, we're moved into our new house, and loving it! It's perfect. The neighborhood is friendly and quiet, there's enough room for all of our STUFF (you never know how much STUFF you have until you move), and the cats like it. We're still living out of boxes, but we're going to try to unpack a LOT this weekend. Internet was non-existant here till this past Wednesday. Since then, I've been trying to catch up on everything I've missed thus far, but I've stayed away from my Google Reader. I'm not ready for that yet!

I start my new position on Monday. I'm a little trepidatious (did I spell that right?), but also excited.

Okay, off to catch up some more while the Husband is sleeping...