Saturday, May 24, 2008

Murphy, Pillars and Releases, Oh My!

“There are only three certainties in this life. The laws of physics, the laws of Murphy and death.” - Unknown

My DH has been waiting for Memorial Day since last November (okay, I'm exaggerating a little, but not by much). He's dying to go boating. Guess what?

Remember Murphy? Yeah, he and I are getting to be close, personal friends.

DH has come down with a cold. That wouldn't be enough to stop him, but it's also extremely windy, and expected to be thus all weekend long. So, instead of having a happy DH and DD (who loves to go out on the boat), I will be stuck with a sick, frustrated DH and a bored DD for this lovely three day weekend.

*sigh*

At least I'll get my garden put in. And yesterday we saw a yellow swallowtail butterfly, so I figure it's safe to let our three black swallowtails hatch. If DH and DD stay home today, I'll do it today. If I happen to catch them when they hatch I'll take pictures. After all, I know you're all waiting on pins and needles for the next season of "Pillar Place". Aren't you?

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Have you ever had this happen: You pick up a book and begin to read. You recognize that it's a GOOD book, with the kind of voice you usually enjoy. You can see that you (and most people you know) would really enjoy this book. And, yet, you can't bring yourself to read it?

I have a book like that. I got it for review, and it's funny. It's well written. The voice is exactly what I usually LOVE to read. The few chapters I have read make me realize that, every other day of the week, I'd thoroughly enjoy this book. But... I can't seem to hunker down and read it. Every time I think about it, I'm filled with dread and find something else to do (scrub the toilets, scoop the litter box, mop the floor).

What is wrong with me? Bother.

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I can't believe I forgot to join in the celebration yesterday -- but my friend, Allie Boniface, had her first print release: "Lost in Paradise" is officially available in print!!! Woo!!

Incidentally, in case you didn't know, or had forgotten, "Lost in Paradise" is one of the books I'm giving away this month in my website contest.

It's a great book. You'll LOVE it. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.

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You Know Your States



You got 9/10 correct.



You've got a pretty good handle on US geography.

There's a good chance you've visited at least a dozen of the fifty states.



Yes... there are benefits to homeschooling. I even know which one I got wrong, LOL. You?

9 comments:

Michele said...

What's wrong? Burn out.. happens in cycles.
Thathappens to everyone.
And I refuse to take that quiz on the grounds it may incriminate my ignorance. ::shudder::

Have a happy Memorial Day... i promise to take pics!

Sarita Leone said...

Wanted to tell you I love the new hair length! It's short and sassy and I think it suits your personality well. Besides, those curls are so pretty.

Have a great weekend. Enjoy your gardening. That's what's on my agenda, too. :)

anno said...

Me, too! I love your new hair length, too... and those curls! sigh.

Sorry about your dashed expectations for the weekend, but hope you enjoy the chance to tend your gardening.

About the book... hmmmm.... maybe it's just that you'd rather be writing a book like that right now than reviewing one.

Dru said...

Sorry you're having a problem concentrating on the book. You mentioned that you tend to read the end of the book, did you do that?

re quiiz: I got 8/10 correct with the same message as you.

Have a good weekend gardening.

Tori Lennox said...

I got 9/10 states, too. I'd have had a perfect score if I hadn't second guessed myself about New Mexico/Utah. Oh well. Just reinforces that you should always go with your first instinct. :)

Dena said...

I think it would be hard to read a book after I read the end and since you do that maybe that's why you are not into the book. Just a thought. Maybe the weather will be good after all and your family will get to go out.

I got 8/10 on quiz

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope everyone is healthier soon and maybe they can go on Monday?

Brandy said...

Sorry to hear the hubs is sick and DD bored. I hope that things pick up for you. And I hope you are able to do the gardening you wish to do.
OOOH, Pillar Place. I really like that! *G*
As for books, I've done that. It's just not what you want to read right now.

Have a good day!

Amy said...

Sorry you're burnt out on reading. It will pass, but that's no help when you have to read for work.

LOL on the state quiz. The one year I taught at a home-school co-op, we did Mapping The World By Heart, and with my k-3 class, we did the US only....I got pretty good at the mapping stuff.