Morning Meanderings… Burning the Candle at both ends (and a giveaway!)
Why why why did BBAW have to fall on such a busy busy busy week?
Uhhh…. I mean….
Really though, I had to laugh last night when I finally was able to sit down with New Laptop (Asus) and do a little Twitter, and a read the comments on my post about Community. How funny that I put the fun and importance of commenting, when I was way too tired to do it myself.
I dont even know how to explain this craziness but thought it might be fun to try…. I will start with Tuesday:
Tuesday 6:00 am up
have coffee, write a morning post
work by 7:30
work like crazy getting ready for a weekend group fair
leave work at 2:45 to return cotton candy machine from this past weekend event
at 3:15 stop in to Best Buy just to “look” at flat screen wall mount tvs as a possible gift for hubbys birthday (which was Wednesday)
3:45 leave Best Buy with (you guessed it!) flat screen tv and mount and an appointment with a dud to come out to house on Wednesday afternoon and hang it on wall for me. (YAY!!!) (BEST Wife ever award I am sure! :razz:)
4:00 make stop at grocery store for a few items I need for book club
4:20 home, tv unloaded and hidden in spare bedroom, now vac house for book club
4:50 start cooking my 1940′s style food for review of Postmistress ( post will be up for this event yet this week)
5:30 downstairs setting up chairs, now looking for my review notes… which I do not find until the next day and they were in my car the whole time
6:10 first Bookie arrives and helps cut up oranges and lemon for the water.
6:20 second Bookie arrives and helps me cut rye bread into squares for finger sandwiches
6:30 – 6:45 the rest of the Bookies arrive with food and books as it is our annual book sale for charity
6:45 – 7:00 we drool over books, “shop”, grab food and head downstairs
7:00 – 9:00 have an awesome discussion about the book and WWII
9:10 pm the last Bookie leaves
9:10 – 10 Try to read posts, try to leave comments….. TIRED.
10 – BED
5:15 am – (Now it is Wednesday) I went to bed earlier than I usually do so now I am up early. Start coffee, write morning post after checking out BBAW topic
6:30 am – pull myself away from laptop and get ready for work
7:30 am I am at work and start my day
work consisted of two meetings, creating check ins for evening event, phone calls, prepping paperwork for students, copies, more class schedules…
at 2:40 pm the tv dude calls and I hurry home to let him in and so he can put the tv on the wall (it is Al’s birthday!!!)
3:00 – 4:30 pm the dude hangs the tv, relocates the cable, while I rearrange the room by stitching out the couch for the recliner, a little table for Al to put his work magazines and relax in style.
4:45 – on my way back to work to finish up what I was working on and prep for a meeting at 6:30 the same time I am due to help the students check in, then I need to pop back upstairs to talk about an upcoming Honduras opportunity.
7:30 pm – I am still at meeting when hubby Al texts me and says he is home… GAH! He beat me home! Friend Wendy offers to take Chance home for me at 8 so I can go now…. thank you Wendy!!!
7:40 arrive home, thankfully he is still going through mail and has not seen said “AWESOME BIRTHDAY GIFT!”
Now I show him the living room which in my typical husband fashion, comments on how he likes how I arranged the room…. does not notice tv. I assist in the observation.
Wala!!!! He sees it. Hubby happy – he watches TV until 9 and then goes to bed.
I again try to read posts and blog. Not happening.
Bed by 10 pm.
Today will be much the same… work (soon actually) until 3:30, grab hubby something for dinner and at 5:30 I have dinner with friends for Sandi’s birthday. *Note to self – do not forget gift!*
Briefly – I know have to pick a winner yet for yesterdays giveaway and I will post that tomorrow morning as I have run myself out of time… in the meantime… NEW giveaway starts right now for today in honor of BBAW.
This one is a book yet to be released – but it is one that is creating BUZZ:
Serious…. cover crush here… this book is released on September 27th and II will have this shipped to you directly from Amazon. SO – anyone who access to an Amazon delivery is welcome to enter for this one.
Here is how…
Respond in a few sentences an answer to todays BBAW topic…
Book bloggers blog because we love reading. Has book blogging changed the way you read? Have you discovered books you never would have apart from book blogging? How has book blogging affected your book acquisition habits? Have you made new connections with other readers because of book blogging? Choose any one of these and share your thoughts today!
Winner will be announced tomorrow along with the winner from yesterdays giveaway as well. :D