Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday Synopsis: November 27, 2011

What a week!  Yummy food, good reads, long weekend, and exciting family news!!  With all that this last week has had to offer, I really don't want to go back to work tomorrow!  I guess I will just revel in the details here . . .

Thanksgiving was a small affair this year that only included my husband, children, and myself.  It made for a very quiet and relaxing day, though we missed having family with us this year.  The good news is that we do have company coming to visit after Christmas, so we do have that to look forward to!

For those who missed my earlier post, I decided at the last minute to participate in the Thankfully Reading Weekend hosted by Jenn's Bookshelves.  I have had a number of graphic novels checked out from the library that I have been wanting to get to before their due date, and this provided me with ample opportunity.  The books that I was able to finish included the following:

  1. Persopolis by Marjane Satrapi
  2. Persopolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  3. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and interpreted by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
  4. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
I will be writing reviews of all of these eventually in the weeks to come, but I will share that I think my personal favorite was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!  I will be picking up another one tonight as I still have at least four more books to get through before next weekend, but have not yet decided which one.  

In addition to the above reading, I was also able to finally catch up on my Google Reader and blog commenting, wrote a couple of reviews, and worked on grading for my class that will come to an end tomorrow.  Overall, I would call this weekend quite a success!

And, of course, I cannot end my Sunday Synopsis without mentioning our family's most exciting news of the weekend that took place just hours ago ... my son lost his first tooth!!  It was only this morning that he discovered that it was loose and he could not take it any longer. He decided to just pull it out himself!  Crazy kid!  I can't wait to see what the tooth fairy brings him tonight!

That's it for my Thankfully Reading long weekend!  How was your's?  Did you get in a lot of reading?  What was your favorite of the weekend?  Did you have any other exciting events occur?


  1. We just had our little family for Thanksgiving this year too and it was nice and peaceful. It's not the same as a big family holiday but there's nothing wrong with it!

    Congrats to your son and his first lost tooth! That's always a fun time. :)

  2. Yay on the lost tooth! That is big! My son lost his first one about a month or so ago and it amazed me how teary I got! The big tooth is coming in now and suddenly his mouth seems so small!!

  3. Kristen M. ... They both have their pros and cons and it's nice to change things up a bit!

    Jenners ... I am so glad I'm not the only one who got a bit sentimental! I have been looking at him since then and immediately get a big smile on my face! Can't wait to see the big teeth coming in!


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