The Sunday Salon -Tan Lines and Lemonade Stands

The Sunday

For some reason, I feel this week has been very unproductive. I’ve really only read one book this week, Tan Lines. I finished Sana Krasikov’s One More Year, and I’m about halfway through The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deavers.

I did receive a nomination for the Brilliante Weblog Premio 2008 award, finished my interview with Nam Le, author of The Boat. Technocrati set spiders loose, LT recommendations were discussed and favorite lines from books were shared.  But I still only read one book. 😦

Part of the reason for only reading one book is I can’t seem to keep away from the computer.  If I would just keep my happy butt off of it I could get some things done.  That problem will be remedied this week since Sammi, my 15-year-old, has come back from her dad’s and she’ll be taking over the ‘puter.  A second impediment to reading this week is people won’t leave me alone!  I no sooner than crack the spine and the phone rings or there’s a knock at the door.  Someone selling Amway products came by this week… Amway?!  I thought they were run out of the country back in the 80’s. 

Friday and Saturday I got nothing read… at all.  No, correct that, I got the same paragraph read… over and over… of Julius Caesar’s The Conquest of Gaul.  Mags had Vacation Bible School this week and Friday was the program for their families.  Then she was invited to go to Indiana Beach, so she had a Fresh Baked Cookies and Lemonade stand yesterday.

Okay, when did a child showing inititive and motivation become the equivelent to begging? My stinky-head neighbors (the ones I don’t like) treated her like a leper because she was hawking her wares. She gave up on the stand after an hour and took her products door to door (just on our block where I could see her). She made enough to go, but her friend never came and picked her up to go. What the heck happened to decency? If her mom had decided she couldn’t take a friend, or if she’d picked a different friend as her plus one, she could’ve called to let Mags know. People!


Mags and Sam with their blue tongues 🙂

Then, of course, Sam came home and wanted to get her 3-weeks-attention last night. Mags missed her, as did their friend across the street, and they played until 10:30 to 11 o’clock last night.

So, here I am… nothing much in the way of bookish things to report. Last week was the fair, this week… not much excuse. Next week I’m gonna make it up and get three books done. I swear!! 😀

Oh, I almost forgot! My First Ever Giveaway!! has 691 entries. Prizes are now the $20 Borders gift card, plus two $10, and a $5 gift card. Another 9 entries, and I’m throwing in another $5, which makes the total prizes add up to $50. But, I’m thinking 700 entries is pretty monumental, so I’m giving the grand prize winner a mystery prize to boot. So don’t forget to enter!


7 Responses

  1. Yes, life getting in the way of reading-something must be done!

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  2. You’re not in a contest to read, remember that…if you’re having fun with your family and with lemonade stands and cookies, it sure sounds like it, I think that would be more important than reading books anyway (GASP). Don’t tell some of these book bloggers out there. It might kill them.

  3. I think you did great spending time with your family. Yesterday I too spent time playing with my nephew. We did have fun creating slides to look under the microscope!

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  4. I’ve made a concerted effort to stay away from the computer more this month and I think it’s helped my reading some. I am not a fast reader as compared to many people online. One book a week is about my average–but I’m content with that.

    How awful that Mags was stood up like that! I agree with you, the mother should have at least called to explain that they weren’t going to be taking Mags.

    Wow! Your giveaway has taken on a life of itself!

    I hope you have a good week and are able to get in your three books like you want. I’m going to be pushing for two.

  5. 691 Entries!!! Congratulations. I’ve not come anywhere near that with my giveaways. Alas.

    Your children are adorable with their blue tongues.

  6. Money talks, baby!! That’s awesome you got so many entries on your giveaway. I think my biggest giveaway had something like 46 entries, whoop de doo.

  7. PS LOVE the blue tongues!!

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