My older son has pulled some muscles in his back. He was out of school for two days last week, and yesterday I had to pick him up early because the gym teacher wouldn't let him sit out, and when he was throwing a frisbee, he pulled it again! So today we were back at the doctor, and now he is upstairs resting with the A/C on and a movie.
While I was at the doctor with the older one, the school nurse for the younger one called my cell phone and said she had him there with a stomach ache, like he was going to throw up! Ugh! So when we finished with Boy #1, we went to pick up Boy #2! The nurse said "we have a stomach bug going around." I told her, "we HAD the stomach bug last week! I don't WANT it again!". So he is upstairs resting with the A/C on and a movie in his room! The only difference is that Boy #2 has the puke-bucket next to him.
When it rains, it pours. What'cha gonn' do?
On a lighter note, yesterday I went to a Scholastic Book Fair warehouse sale! Jackpot! I got such great stuff, but of course who has time to take a picture of my loot and post it? I admire all of you IMM'ers who take pics of their stuff every week.
I got a lot of Jewish Holocaust young adult books. We have a very large Hasidic community here where I live, so I guess they figured they'd be big sellers. The Holocaust and WWII are very interesting subjects to me, and both of my boys like to read about it as well. Here are some titles I got:
I Am A Star: Child of the Holocaust by Inge Averbacher
the cage by Ruth Minsky Sender
The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
If I Should Die Before I Wake by Han Nolan
Behind The Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Some non-Holocaust books:
Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix (which I've read before, but I just had to own it... about the Triangle Shirt-Waist fire in New York City! EXCELLENT book!)
The Season by Sarah MacLean
living on impulse by Cara Haycak
Lily Dale: Awakening by Wendy Corsi Staub
So, I'm excited to get to all these awesome reads... I can't wait for summer to officially start and school to be done so I can while away my time reading and not have to worry about homework, signing papers, lunchboxes, field trips, etc.! (It's hard being a mom!) :)
I also went to the library yesterday because a book I've been waiting for had finally come in:
Stuff by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee (it's about hoarders and their hoarding problems... fascinating stuff! Ah, no pun intended!! LOL... I made a funny.
So, I'm going to be a very busy bee for the next few weeks trying to get some reading done. I totally did not need to add to my TBR pile, but what the hay... you only live once.
Here's what I need to do:
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic for whatever reason! (in no particular order…)
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award
Thanks so much Kayven.... you are a wonderful, versatile blogger yourself!
My seven things:
- When I was little, I wanted to be a "bookkeeper" when I grew up because I thought it meant someone who "keeps a lot of books"!
- I love playing Nancy Drew computer games (dork!)
- I wish I had a big screened in porch so I could read and read and read out there, without getting bit by bugs, or especially when it's raining, and I can't sit outside!
- I make my own bookmarks and book-thongs and sell them at craft fairs and such.
- I am a HUGE NY Yankees fan. Andy Pettitte is my fave.
- When I was young, I used to spend every weekend at my Grandma's house because she and I would sit and watch The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Dallas together.
- I could eat pizza and/or spaghetti 24/7. Love, love, love it!
Whew!!! If you read through this whole post (boy, you have a lot of patience), thanks for sticking with me!