You know the best part about the kids being gone? The silence. The utter and complete silence that prevails now that I do not have to nag and scold and yell for them to do their chores or stop fighting. I have been taking advantage of the silence by reading and playing online – okay, mostly playing online and my husband and I did go out and see a movie, but today I’ve been reading. And it’s been wonderful!
This week, I did achieve my goal of finishing one of my self-help books from FSB Associates. I also started and finished The Rapture by Liz Jensen and just need to write the review now. This was another ARC and was fabulous! I went right from that to another one of the Sookie Stackhouse books in an effort to cleanse my palate a bit. I’m hoping to finish that up tonight as well.
This week’s Booking through Thursday asked us to count or list the unread books we have on hand. I ended up at 26, read one of those and added six more over the weekend. I like having so many possibilities available to me, depending on my mood at the time I pick up a book. There are some books I’m just dying to read but I’m trying to savor the anticipation by not diving in right away. Sometimes, that anticipation is half the enjoyment from a book!
Next week, I hope to continue to focus on reading as I enjoy my last week without the kids. Of course, I have to take some time out to watch the latest Harry Potter film. We opted not to go on opening day, since my husband will just be coming off a ten-day-straight work schedule, but we will be seeing it at 6:40 PM on Thursday. I can’t wait to see what they do with the horcrux and Harry and Ginny’s blossoming romance! Have a great week, everyone!
Thanks, ladies! I was able to finish two books and start a third thanks to the quiet yesterday. It definitely makes me think I need to take more mental health days when the kids are in school!
Enjoy that quiet!! My kids are teens now, but it still can get pretty noisy and crazy around here.
Enjoy the quiet. Our kids have (pretty much) been on their own for about a year and it has been paradise here.