I've spent the past week getting caught up on home and work projects. Now, it's time to get caught up over here. It reminds me of one of those squishy liquid-filled tubes that the kids have. You squeeze one end, get a handle on it, only to have the other end baloon up and get all out of proportion until you eventually drop the whole thing on the floor.
First, I want to to thank a couple of fellow bloggers who were nice to tell me I make them smile:) Or, I guess, my blog makes them smile. Tonya, at Homeschooling Momma has a really nice place (and her Christmas ticker reminds me that there are only 86 days left until Christmas. Talk about getting my to-do lists squeezed out of shape. Yikes). And, I apologize 50 times over, but I cannot find the other person who was so kind to name me for this! I read it last week when I was buried under. So, thank you, whoever you are, from the bottom of my heart.
And, guess what? It's time for some new reading challenges. I was actually going to refrain from joining any reading challenges for a while. I belong to two book clubs and am in a family of readers. As much as I enjoy sharing reading as a hobby, I also love the thrill of coming upon a book spur of the moment at the library or a book store, and picking it up and reading it for the sheer joy of doing so. Not having a thought in the back of my mind that I will eventually be discussing it with a group, reporting back to the person who recommended it, or be held accountable because I put it on my list. From past experience, I'm not very good at sticking with lists anyway. But, having said all of this, there is a challenge that I can't resist. It's the In Their Shoes Reading Challenge and it runs from January to December 2008. You can read as many (or as few) memoirs, biographies and autobiographies as you want, and at your own pace. And you can use the books for cross-challenges and even do re-reads. How can I miss?
To re-cap the weekend, a funny thing happened when I set some goals for this week. I got started on getting my to-do list knocked off, and I just couldn't stop. The photos I ordered from Snapfish came in the mail Friday, so I spent Saturday cleaning bathrooms, stripping beds, then doing laundry and getting photos put in albums. Yeah!
In other news, how 'bout them Rockies? Friday's game was a bummer (but we did get to go down on the field to watch the fireworks display afterward, and that's always fun. Lying in the grass in the same spot where Brad Hawpe runs around catching fly balls. Watching the firewords light up the sky and listening to Lee Greenwood belt out "God Bless the USA.") But, last night's game and today's game. We're still in it! For those non-baseball fans and, just to irritate one of my readers (you know who you are, bro