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I'm happy to report that our travels were uneventful. Traffic was even less than usual so we made good time. J's 13th birthday was celebrated with appropriate elan and I had fun catching up with my siblings and my parents. I even got a few early birthday gifts as well. :)

I also managed to get a few more books read.

#79 was a book my mother wanted me to read. It's called Past Lives, Future Healing: A Psychic Reveals the Secrets to Good Health and Great Relationships by Sylvia Browne. I'd never heard of the woman, but my mother finds her fascinating. I certainly don't buy into all the theories presented, but the case studies were interesting reading.

#80 was Deerskin by Robin McKinley. A loosely based retelling of an obscure Perrault fairytale. It was a fairly engrossing read that straddles the line between fantasy and reality. It also dealt with some fairly harrowing subject matter. I stayed up late reading it if that's any indication of my enjoyment level.

#81 was Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris. This was the latest Sookie Stackhouse book which I'd had on hold forever at the library. It finally came in and I stayed up way too late last night reading it. I know that other people were meh about it, but I liked it. Perhaps it's because I don't expect too much from them going in and much as I love Eric, I like the new guy. I do think that I may have missed the book prior to this one though so I may have to rectify that oversight.

100 should definitely be doable by the end of the year. Anyone care to guess how many they think I'll end up with by 12/31?

In other news, the kids went back to school today. I think that this is the first time in my life that I haven't been excited for school to begin. Part of it is my anxiety about E starting high school, but I think that it's also that I'm not looking forward to being back in the routine of early rising and driving everyone all over creation. *sigh* Of course, wicked PMS might be influencing my attitude just a little. ;)

Now, to bed I go. I'll be 41 tomorrow. Hard to believe I tell you. Those old truisms are right. Time does fly. lol
angela_o: (10th Doctor from FlameStone)
I'm happy to report that our travels were uneventful. Traffic was even less than usual so we made good time. J's 13th birthday was celebrated with appropriate elan and I had fun catching up with my siblings and my parents. I even got a few early birthday gifts as well. :)

I also managed to get a few more books read.

#79 was a book my mother wanted me to read. It's called Past Lives, Future Healing: A Psychic Reveals the Secrets to Good Health and Great Relationships by Sylvia Browne. I'd never heard of the woman, but my mother finds her fascinating. I certainly don't buy into all the theories presented, but the case studies were interesting reading.

#80 was Deerskin by Robin McKinley. A loosely based retelling of an obscure Perrault fairytale. It was a fairly engrossing read that straddles the line between fantasy and reality. It also dealt with some fairly harrowing subject matter. I stayed up late reading it if that's any indication of my enjoyment level.

#81 was Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris. This was the latest Sookie Stackhouse book which I'd had on hold forever at the library. It finally came in and I stayed up way too late last night reading it. I know that other people were meh about it, but I liked it. Perhaps it's because I don't expect too much from them going in and much as I love Eric, I like the new guy. I do think that I may have missed the book prior to this one though so I may have to rectify that oversight.

100 should definitely be doable by the end of the year. Anyone care to guess how many they think I'll end up with by 12/31?

In other news, the kids went back to school today. I think that this is the first time in my life that I haven't been excited for school to begin. Part of it is my anxiety about E starting high school, but I think that it's also that I'm not looking forward to being back in the routine of early rising and driving everyone all over creation. *sigh* Of course, wicked PMS might be influencing my attitude just a little. ;)

Now, to bed I go. I'll be 41 tomorrow. Hard to believe I tell you. Those old truisms are right. Time does fly. lol
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Well, today I turned 40. It was fairly anticlimactic for such an iconic number. When I was a child I thought that 40 year olds would have life figured out. I've come to realize that as soon as you think you have life figured out, the questions change. I'll be interested to see what this decade brings. I've been told that it's the most productive of your life. Time will tell I suppose. I did get some cool gifts though. gift talk )

The kids also started school today. Yes, the universe was giving me a gift as well. :) Everyone seemed to have a good day. N was very nervous about starting first grade. So much so that she was still awake at 11 last night, but the day went smoothly. It helps that her best friend is also in her class. M likes his 3rd grade class and E and J are 8th and 7th graders respectively. J was particularly happy about returning to school. I remember being bored by the end of summer and anxious for school to start as well. Fortunately the kids are all on the same campus this year. That should cut my driving time in half and with gas prices skyrocketing, that's definitely a good thing.

How did my birthday treat the rest of you? :)
angela_o: (Default)
Well, today I turned 40. It was fairly anticlimactic for such an iconic number. When I was a child I thought that 40 year olds would have life figured out. I've come to realize that as soon as you think you have life figured out, the questions change. I'll be interested to see what this decade brings. I've been told that it's the most productive of your life. Time will tell I suppose. I did get some cool gifts though. gift talk )

The kids also started school today. Yes, the universe was giving me a gift as well. :) Everyone seemed to have a good day. N was very nervous about starting first grade. So much so that she was still awake at 11 last night, but the day went smoothly. It helps that her best friend is also in her class. M likes his 3rd grade class and E and J are 8th and 7th graders respectively. J was particularly happy about returning to school. I remember being bored by the end of summer and anxious for school to start as well. Fortunately the kids are all on the same campus this year. That should cut my driving time in half and with gas prices skyrocketing, that's definitely a good thing.

How did my birthday treat the rest of you? :)

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