Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday Maunder: Bringing Out The Boxes
The time has begun. The boxes have been brought out and I have begun the process of packing yet again. Which means that my list of things to do has increased exponentially as I prepare to change my address with all the different people that need it, prepare my kids' records to be transferred (both medical and school), and ensure that all is ready to go to move to a new home in a new state AGAIN.
This move is the fifth one in nine years. Each time, I have moved to a different state, sometimes many states away. I am tired of moving and am keeping my fingers crossed that this is the last big move in a very, very long time. I want to set down roots and actually bring my books out of all those boxes.
One of the things that I am determined to do better this time around is keeping my blog active during the time that I am on the road and getting settled. Last year, I only posted a handful of times while we moved and then hit the road. In previous moves, it was similar. This time, I'm aiming to be more organized and schedule reviews, discussions, and guest articles ahead of time.
Amidst all the cardboard chaos, I am still reading! I need the time to relax after all the physical work of lifting and packing boxes! I finished reading The 13-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths this last week. I am also in the middle of What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and listening to The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker as well as in the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling with my kids. I don't have as much time to read, but I will take what I can get these days! I need the escape!
What books have you escaped into this last week? Do you have any big plans this summer?