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The Boy Turned TwoThe little guy turned two this week. He sort of understood that it was a special day and that he was the star of the show. He took a lot of pleasure in all the birthday songs that his family sang to him - he also added some of his own tunes to the mix. Honestly, some days it feels so hard to believe that he is not a baby anymore. With my daughter, I felt the passing of each day and her birthdays appeared to be following the Martian calendar - they felt very far apart. But this guy has blazed through the past two years, I almost feel that I've missed months in between. I'm worried that if I pinch myself and blink twice, I may catch him packing for college. Yikes! 
Happy birthday, little guy! May you continue to have fun breaking apart things - whether that's your take-apart truck or your sister's carefully built Leg…

The Sunday Salon -- July 18, 2010

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It's been a week since I did any reading or blogging, and that sure makes me one grumpy ole lady right now. I didn't log on to twitter or even glance at my two-weeks untouched Google Reader. shudder .. the numbers..

The good news is that the one week hiatus was worth it. I finally finished my thesis and can now get back to books, since my defense and hence graduation is still a good 3 weeks away! My two-week race to finish this mammoth report on my two-year discoveries in my lab was beginning to nauseate me thanks to my minimal sleep, but luckily I was finally able to sleep well last night, didn't bother with alarms, and just woke up as I pleased.

Yesterday, I met Kathy of Bermudaonion's Weblog, Jennifer of The Literate Housewife, and Jaime of Confessions of a Bibliophile at El Rodeo in Blacksburg! It was an amazing lunch get-together, and we had much fun joking, sharing juicy tidbits and talking about books! They were such wonderful ladies and I'm so glad I got to meet them! This was also my first meeting with any book blogger and it was the first time I was in the physical company of more than one person who loved, ate and breathed books! I sure can't wait to meet them again. Kathy was also generous enough to give each one of us a book, of which she had an extra copy, (I chose A Fierce Radiance) and you know how any of us feel of surprise books. I don't have any pictures yet of our meeting, but Kathy had taken some, so I will post them soon as possible.

Comments

Doesn't matter if you have not read much. You are doing other productive work!

Here is my Sunday Salon post!
Tales of Whimsy said…
FUN! I want to meet bloggers :)
Nothing as fun as meeting up with book bloggers!
3 more weeks?! That is SO close! Good luck with it all
bermudaonion said…
I had a great time at lunch yesterday too - only book bloggers can lunch for 3 hours! I'll get the pictures to you in the next few days.
Congratulations on accomplishing so much this past week! There is truly a light at the end of this tunnel :)

I am somewhat jealous of the day you got to spend with blogging friends. I do not think there is anyone who lives close enough to me, which is why I hope I can attend BEA next year.
Marce said…
You finished your thesis and met bloggers, now that is just super.
Lisa said…
What a great reward for your hard work! Congrats on getting the thesis finished up. What a massive chore to have behind you.
Amused said…
Sounds like it was a needed break and it always makes you that much more invigorated to come back! How fun to get to meet other bloggers too!
Wow, congrats on finishing your thesis!!! Woohoo! I am so happy for you!

Also, that is so awesome that you got to meet some bloggers. Wish I could meet you and some others someday too!
Ash said…
I had my first in-person blogger meeting this weekend as well! I have a few friends at school who blog along with me but I hadn't met one I "met" after blogging yet. Hopefully I can meet more in the future!