Good morning, dah-lings! This week tested our faith in humanity, didn’t it? From the tragedy in Boston bookending the entire work week to the massive flooding in the Midwest to the explosion in Texas to the massive earthquakes in Asia, it was enough to make people give serious consideration to the apocalypse or at least want to bury their head in the sand. That being said, the way the first responders handled the entire situation in Boston was awe-inspiring, and any faith that was lost by the bombing was quickly restored by their dedication and professionalism.
I don’t know about you but I think I’m beginning to grow gills. We have had so much rain that we are in one of the areas experiencing flooding. Our house looks like it is on high ground, and there is no standing water anywhere near us, but the rivers in the area have definitely expanded upon their banks, and the farmers’ fields are completely submerged. If that wasn’t enough, we saw snow flurries on Thursday and Friday. Now, I’m beginning to take the weather personally. Enough already!
The readathon is coming! The readathon is coming! Next Saturday to be exact. I’m getting together with two other bloggers and making it a girls’ readathon weekend. I can’t decide if I’m more excited about the readathon or about the girls’ weekend.
Armchair BEA registration is open and waiting for you! I may have stepped down from the planning committee but that doesn’t mean I’m not going to promote this great event. Make sure you stop by the site and sign up for this year’s goodies!
I am happy to report that everyone is finally injury- and sickness-free. The weather is wreaking havoc on everyone’s sinuses but no colds, broken bones, pulled muscles, or anything else that has seemed to have plagued us in recent weeks.
Reviewed this week:
- The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
- The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
- The Fever Tree by Jennifer McVeigh
- The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller
- The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
Have a great Sunday and even better week!
I'm not sure when our next storm will be (I am assuming there will be another one though, lol) We got just under 12" of snow. Ack!
Yes, showing a house in rainy weather is tough. I'm sure you'll get that offer any day though!
A week-long readathon? Oh, sign me up and find me a way to get out of work while still being paid!
I think the last time I participated, I didn't post anything except for before and after. I didn't want to lose key reading time, but I know exactly what you mean about it being stressful to find time to do it all.
It seems like it's been a while since we have all been healthy. I hope the consistently crappy weather won't make things worse again.
Oh, I don't think our heat has ever turned off. I still need coats and long-sleeved shirts/sweaters too. This spring is seriously insane.
That sucks that you can't participate but a performance sounds wonderful.
Thanks, Monika! Have a great week!
Oh no! Maybe next fall.
Alas, more rain today and snow tomorrow. This more than sucks.
Blogger get-togethers are so much fun, and when an entire weekend is devoted to reading – it is even better.
How much snow did you get yesterday? And how much are you supposed to get tomorrow? This really is the winter that will never end.
Boo to missing the readathon. Hopefully, you can have one on your next day off.
We saw snow flurries again today and are supposed to get more tomorrow. I don't think it will ever end.
This weather has been messing with our allergies these days, too! Just warm up already and dry out!! It makes it more difficult when showing a house anyways!! 🙂
I'm participating in a week-long read-a-thon this week thanks to Seasons of Reading. I do so much better with those than the day ones. I still haven't decided if I will participate in Dewey's, but I'm still considering it!
And, yeah for Armchair BEA!!!! 🙂
Ah, the read-a-thon. I love it but I also stress over it so I haven't participated in a while. I just always feel too pressured to post while I am reading and takes away from the reading. I guess I haven't figured out a way to do it well.
Well except for the rain and flurries, sounds like things are going well in your neck of the woods. Finally no one sick or hurting!!!
It is cold today. We had the heat on last night, and I had to bust out a wool cardigan for work today. Really? on April 23? Oh well. Have a great week Michelle!
No readathon for me, I have symphony rehearsal and performance that day.
Totally going to do the Armchair BEA, though! 🙂
Glad everyone's well in your house!
No readathon for me, either – alas, family commitments. I'm jealous!
Glad you're all feeling better, and I hope you dry out soon!
A weekend of readathoning with the gals sounds like SO MUCH FUN! I'll be looking forward to your updates that day 🙂
I'm very much looking forward to my first Armchair BEA. I don't know what to expect but it sounds like a great time.
Weather. Ugh. It's snowing as I type this.
Readathon: No, since I'll be working.
Armchair BEA: probably.
Snow flurries: yep, had them yesterday, but sun was out too. Unfortunately, still cold.