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!
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?