Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I know that the greeting is a bit late considering I'm getting this thing posted only minutes away from Monday (at least on my time), but I just wanted to share my thoughts with all my fellow moms out there!

Now, on to the week in review . . . I had a bit of time off this past week, so instead of doing much writing here, I ended up spending some great (and much needed!) time with my husband and kids!  I also had a great book-ish week and cannot wait to share all of it with you via posts over the next couple of weeks!  In fact, here are a few highlights . . .

I have accumulated a number of books over the last couple of weeks, from contest winnings to Scholastic Book Fairs and much more!

I actually volunteered at my son's Scholastic Book Fair on one of my vacation days!  I had a blast seeing what the kids were buying and I even got a little bonus insight as my son's class had their library visit while I was there!  It was so much fun!!!

The biggest highlight of the week was yesterday . . . a bus cruise visiting local independent bookstores in my surrounding area!  I'm talking eight packed hours of book talk, surrounded by book lovers, author signings, and even a lunch, where I sat with the brain behind a new publishing company!  I came home with a stack of signed books and a ton of swag, filling two tote bags full!  And, most importantly, I found some true jewels that I will be returning to in the future!  Nothing beats supporting local indie bookstores!!

Now, I am staying up way too late and dreading the return to work tomorrow.  I had such a great time with my family with shopping trips, a trip to the movies with my hubby (we saw Thor!), a concert featuring my son, a picnic with my daughter, and finishing up with a family trip to the zoo!  I didn't get near enough done on the projects around the house, but I do not regret it!  I had some really precious time with the most important things in life!  I will be reminding myself of this all week long as I sit in my office and prepare for the onslaught of finals week and new student orientations!

How was your week?  Have I missed any big news during my absence this week?

9 comments:

  1. Hope you had an enjoyable Mothers Day (ours is in March) - and the 'book tour' sounded like fun - a whole stack of signed books! I'm jealous!

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  2. Tracy ... I did have a wonderful Mother's Day! Thank you! I had hope the same for you, despite being two months late!! :) The bus tour completely made my entire weekend combined with some great family time!

    carolsnotebook ... It was so awesome!! :)

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  3. Sounds like a fun and busy week.

    Found your name on the BEA Armchair list and wanted to stop by.

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  4. Elizabeth ... So glad you stopped by! I'm really looking forward to Armchair BEA and stopping by your site!

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  5. Tracy & carolsnotebook ... I thought I had responded to your comments earlier, but with blogger being down, they were lost! Book tour was a blast and Happy Mother's Day to you both (though it is VERY belated for Tracy!)!

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  6. No worries - the gremlins got one of my comments as well!

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  7. I've never heard of anything like that bus tour but it sounds so fun! Maybe I need to schedule a personal visit to some local indies that I haven't gotten into yet.

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  8. Tracy ... I've been wondering about these google gremlins! Glad to know that I'm not alone!

    Kristen M. ... The tour was so much fun and I even got to meet some local authors! They are going to do it again in the Fall with a new set of indies and I hope I get to go again!

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