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I have just spent a bulk of my past 24 waking hours racing through the book Big Little Lies. Gosh, it feels amazing to be so consumed by a book that all you want to do is read it at every small or big opportunity. It was hard putting the book down or not thinking about Madeline, Jane, Celeste, or their terribly convoluted lives when I was supposed to be doing something else.


Last Week We drove back from Nashville on Monday morning after two full fun days at the Gaylord resort and one morning at the Hermitage, President Jackson's house. The house itself was glorious (and huge!) - we all enjoyed a good amount of history that day. The resort was a feast for the eyes - all those trees and gardens inside the massive building!

On our drive back home, we had couple of hours to kill so we took the kids to the Dinosaur World in Kentucky. That turned out to be a good decision as the kids had a blast and the adults also had fun learning something new.

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The Sunday Salon (Yawn, can someone do my taxes please?) -- February 27, 2011


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Wherever did this month disappear off to?

I feel this Sunday came too soon. It's been a really crazy hectic week, and I'm surprised that I still managed to blog every day of this week. I'm really behind on my reviews, so I did want to put out as many reviews as possible. It doesn't help that I've been reading a lot of graphic novels. They finish too soon and are still so well-done as any other full-length novel that when you start reviewing them, you give them a full-length post.

Still, it's been a good week, even with the busy days. I've been reading more - in boring lines, at work when I need a brief perk-up, and even while watching some movie or TV show. I never used to read like that earlier, because I always did get a dedicated block of time to read, but now that's not so easily available. There's always something or the other to do at home.

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Oh yeah, something or the other for sure. Let's say, taxes? ::groan:: I still haven't done that. I'm pretty notorious for starting them when the deadline looms too close. But I'm hoping to break free of that tradition and get it done today. What a boring chore! I know I could just ask any of those free tax-preparers to do them for me, but the last person who did that for me cheated me and a friend out of some 200 bucks due to her laziness to peruse our W2 forms. So, I had to learn a nasty lesson the nasty way. I did get all that money back eventually, but that's not the point, is it? The point is, I had to do all that sordid stuff all on my own in the end, which was precisely what I was hoping to avoid. I have to do my brother's too, and he doesn't have a worry in the world about it because he knows I'll do that nasty stuff for him too! Ugh! So much for being a sister.

On the plus side, I love times when the whole family reads. I've always relished that I grew up reading most of the time, and that even my mother and brother would do the same. My brother lost that habit at some point, when he went to TV and games, but I cured him within a week of his landing here. Yay, *pat on my back*.

So while I yawn my way through taxes, what's everyone else doing?


Comments

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said…
Booo taxes.

Thank goodness Mr. Whimsy does them for us.

Good luck. Happy week.
I hate taxes. We've done ours, but need to review them, so we can file them.
Harvee said…
Haven't thought about taxes yet. Waiting for better weather :)
Medeia Sharif said…
I'll be doing mine soon. In the meantime, I'm getting in plenty of reading and writing.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
Sundays are always somewhat sad for me, as Monday and a week of work comes way to fast. I spent Sunday working on taxes too....sighhhhh

Have a great week Aths.
Athira / Aths said…
You sure are lucky, girl!! :)
Athira / Aths said…
I did mine too, but still have them to file, shucks!
Athira / Aths said…
:D That's a good enough excuse!
Athira / Aths said…
I tried my hand at Turbotax for the first time this year and it really seemed so easy! I didn't have to think too much at all!
Athira / Aths said…
I still have mine to file, shucks, yawn!
Athira / Aths said…
At least you have completed them? I did them but still have to file them. :(
Athira / Aths said…
Boy, I can imagine how hard it is for you. I feel so bad about complaining! It's actually an easy process for me, but just boring. It's all very straightforward otherwise. I have done them but still have to file them.

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