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Wow, I've been in a blogging blackout for quite a bit. Honestly, it feels extremely unmooring being out of it for this long. The good news is, I have a few posts planned out and am hoping to spend some time today and tomorrow trying to get caught up. At least that's the plan, we'll see what tries to come in the way of that. Renovation updates Not a whole lot to report here. The work in the kitchen had to be paused while we wait for new island cabinets and granite to come along. I am hoping for some progress on the granite this week - if that happens, we will be able to start using everything except the island and that will be a huge win for me. At this point, I am trying to get the house as ready as it can be before my parents travel from India. It will be extremely tight.  Most of the recent work has been in the master bathroom. It's coming along nicely, albeit a little slower than we hoped.  Life We were expecting to have visitors over the Thanksgiving week as our ren

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.

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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.
Molly said…
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!