Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Strangers In The Night . . .

My apologies for being absent for so long. The holidays were a bit harried at my house. Hubby was sick for several days at Christmas, but we still ran here, there and everywhere, which resulted in him being really sick right into the new year. Linny had it too, just not as bad. I was sick Saturday through Monday and spent most of my days stretched out under blankets. Now we're well up the road to recovery. Kelsey is the only one who wasn't affected, but seeing how everyone at her boyfriend's house was sick this past week, I'll be surprised if she doesn't get it. I only hope it happens before she goes back to school on the 18th.
I know I've talked and talked about the review books I have - I still have them. Have I read them? Nope. Not a single one. I'm "still" starting the Elizabeth Scott book. With the holidays, illness, packing up after the holidays, etc., I'm embarrassingly behind. To be honest, I simply haven't been much in the mood for reading; my attention span has been too short.
I purchased the seventh season DVDs of The Gilmore Girls before the holidays and hadn't had time to watch - the girls and I have had GG marathons the past two nights. I can't tell you how sweet it has been, just spending time relaxing with my girls doing absolutely nothing but laughing and enjoying each other's company, watching these final episodes.

These are the reviews I have coming up - very, very soon, I promise!
Elizabeth Scott's FREE PASS
Lisa Renee Jones' LONE STAR SURRENDER (with lots of great giveaway books)
Lori Foster's MY MAN MICHAEL (I'll be giving away my arc of this one)
Janice Maynard's HOT MAIL
Lacey Alexander's THE BIKINI DIARIES

I hope the new year is treating everyone right! Do any of you make resolutions? I don't. I usually always vow that I'll try to live healthier and this year I'm hopeful to eliminate some stress from my life, but I never make a true resolution. I'm determined to organize and de-clutter every inch of my home this year - I'm hearing that's a huge stress-reducer. I know it won't happen overnight, so I'm trying not to stress about it (lol), but I truly want to get it done. What do you hope to make happen this year?


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year. Hope everyone will be better soon.

Nice books you will be giving away. Some of my fav authors.

Pat L.

Stacy~ said...

I've been wondering about your girly. Hope everything has settled down and we get to "see" more of you :)

I've sporadially watched the GG. I might have to Netflix it and catch up. I liked the few episodes I did watch.

Karin said...

Laurie, I'm sorry your holidays were so full of illness. I hope you were able to enjoy them at least a little bit. I'm glad to hear everyone is on the mend there.

I don't usually do resolutions, but I did set three goals for myself that I'm actually hoping will be done by the end of this week. They're enrolling in a second Master's degree program, signing up for the general and subject specific GREs so I can start applying for PhD programs, and getting my name on the players' lists for volleyball so a team needed another player can pick me up and I can start playing more regularly again.

Barbara said...

Good to see you back around Laurie. Sorry to hear about your bout of sickness. Glad everyone is on the road to recovery.

New Year's resolutions usually fall by the wayside with me too...but I am going to try and eat healthier and exercise more. We'll see how it far so good. But then it's only been 7 days

flchen1 said...

Oh, Laurie, glad you're on the mend now--it's always a bummer when the family's down for the count! And decluttering's one of my goals this year, too, and I have to admit that it is already sometimes stressful, mostly because it's a real sore spot between me and my husband. *sigh* But slow and steady wins the race, right? I didn't acquire all this stuff overnight, so getting rid of it instantly is unrealistic, too. Keep at it, and best wishes to you and your family!!

Judy F said...

Sorry you and family have been sick. I swear I had a cold for most of december. Dec is a hard month to get much of anything besides christmas done. I am behind on my reviews too.
Sending you all lots of love.

Jane said...

Feel better soon, Laurie.