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I'm getting an extremely late start to this post. After the long drive yesterday back home and then a late evening meetup with our neighbors, I was out of juice very fast and needed to crash. And what does Sunday morning mean after a busy week? Tis a day full of chores. Ugh.  Life We spent this past week in Boston with my brother-in-law and his wife. We all got the break we needed - we did some shopping, watched lots of TV, and enjoyed lots of family time. I started writing this post on our drive back but didn't get to schedule in advance. We opted to drive the 13-hour route so although it made for some very long days, it felt good to get out of the house and enjoy a road trip. The weather cooperated all the days in all the places we were in those days so that was a plus.  As always after a long vacation, we have come back to a lot to do. I have so much to catch up with and need to do some of that today as there's just as much to do on the work front from tomorrow.  Renovat

The Sunday Salon -- Jan 31, 2010

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Our first month of 2010 is already history!

It's been two days since I blogged, and as always, my weekends turn out more hectic than my weekdays! Probably has to do with the gazillion tasks I assign to the weekends, not meeting much of them in the end.

I've been playing with my blog layout and settings yet again, but finally had to stop that to get some other things done. I've two reviews scheduled over the next few days, plus one more to write, after I finish Say you're one of them. I hate to say this, but I've been struggling with that book. I wanted to enjoy it, but it's just not working for me. I'm not syncing well with the narration, and am finding it a bit dragging, a little too often. I'll however be finishing it tonight, and will review it this coming week.

Month-ends mean a lot of list-making, and a lot of planning for the coming month. I plan to take it a little lighter in February, to give myself more time to focus on my thesis. I have a couple of library books due in this week, Not my Daughter and Rainwater. Though I want to read both, I'm not able to decide which one to choose, in the event I don't get a chance to read the other one. I've had both books recommended to me, so there, it's not easy deciding!

Moving on to other exciting things, I wanted to mention these wonderful awards I got over the last week!


Jennifer G. @ The Introverted Award gave me the Dragon's Loyalty Award! Thanks, Jennifer!! :-) If you haven't visited her blog yet, you should!! She is a terrific reviewer and I've come across some wonderful books at her blog!

This award is for those followers who are the most loyal and give bloggers joy by commenting regularly and giving their support. Pass it on to 3 to 7 followers who are as loyal as dragons.

I'm passing this on to the following bloggers!! Though at this point, I want to extend my thanks to all you wonderful followers who have taken the time to visit my blog and read my posts, as well as comment on them! Yay!
  1. bermudaonion @ Bermudaonion's Weblog
  2. Juju @ Tales of Whimsy...
  3. Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
  4. MarceJ @ Tea Time with Marce
I also received the One Lovely Blog Award from MarceJ @ Tea Time with Marce and Vicki @ Reading at the Beach, both really wonderful blogs! Thank you MarceJ and Vicki for the awards!! Since I had just passed on this award a couple of weeks ago, I will not pass it on this time! But thanks all the same! Blog awards make me happy! :-)


Alright, back to cramming more work into less time! Happy reading everyone!

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Comments

bermudaonion said…
Congratulations on your awards and thanks so much for thinking of me! You made my day! Stay warm.
Athira said…
Kathy, I was just going to notify everyone! But you beat me to it! :) You're welcome!!
Thanks so much for thinking of me Aths, I appreciate the award.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oh thank you punkin! This rocks! *hugs*
Marce said…
Aths thank you, much appreciated. Followers and those that comment are the best aren't they.

Have a great weekend.
Athira said…
Diane, Juju, MarceJ, you're welcome! Thanks for following me!! :)