Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Busy Week in Review

     I've been trying to spruce up my blog the last few weeks by changing colors and backgrounds but nothing seemed to fit.  While jogging from one blog to another one day I discovered The Eagle's Aerial Perspective blog and my eye caught a little blurb about button-making and viola, after lots of magic wand waving, she created a beautiful banner for me!  Doesn't it look lovely!  Beyond that I'm pretty happy with my white background and varied color scheme as I'm not a fancy girl.  Tell me what you think!

    I finished Shiver last night and loved it-it made me ache for young love and for all those moments I see my husband doing his quirky things that make me so giddy.  For instance recently he's been needing cheater glasses to read-he hates this-but I ADORE it as he reads next to me at night.  Something about those glasses makes me happy and Shiver brought out tons of good raw emotion.  More on that later when I review it and now I need to find me a copy of Linger-second in the Mercy Falls series.  I still need to write about One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, which was really good, and several new picture books burning a hole in my library bag. 

    I am reading hippie chick by Joseph Monninger while I wait for teenage son to finish Mockingjay-but I agree with JuJu of Tales of Whimsy who left me a comment acknowledging that starting it means ending it so I'm not racing to read it but am aware of its presence in the bedroom next door, right on the nightstand, sitting closed.  It will call to me soon enough.

    I did make the Cheeca Sauce I posted about yesterday but otherwise did not cook much this weekend.  We had a wedding reception to attend and I had a ton of homework to do after my first week of school.  I've finished my lesson plans for the week and some charts for positive behavior-I'm ready to  roll for my second full week of teaching.

     What about you...what made your week exciting?   Mine is having that new banner to enjoy!  Thank you to The Golden Eagle at Eagle's Aerial Perspective.  Happy Monday everyone...


Anonymous said...

I like your new banner. It's very nostalgic and simple. Good job!

Tif Sweeney said...

It's been so long since I commented!! I've been so far behind in my blog reading and I am finally catching up!! I LOVE your new banner!! A LOT!! Now, I'm going to get back to reading what I've missed over here!!