Wednesday, April 09, 2008

busy, and uninspired

It's been a while since I've posted anything. Partly because I just haven't had anything of interest to say. But mostly because I've been crazy busy...with trying to finish up the third quarter of school, with starting the dreaded quarterly report, with getting ready for company, with having company for the weekend, with getting ready for Annie's birthday, with celebrating Annie's birthday. Not much time for reading, and that includes blogs...I'm woefully behind.


Anyway, Annie had a fabulous birthday...which was actually yesterday, but she started celebrating over the weekend. She chose to have a "girls day out" instead of a party...which meant we gave her the money we would have spent on a party and she went out shopping instead. She had a ball! Probably won't choose to spend her day shopping with her mom and grammy for much longer, so I made sure to soak up every bit of enjoyment I could get from the experience! How did my little girl get to be 11-years-old already anyway?!!

Last night, as is her "right" on her birthday, she set the agenda...dinner at the China Buffet and a trip to Barnes & Noble. This, combined with the books she bought on Saturday and the ones she received as gifts, netted her quite a hefty haul overall. More than a few of which are borrow-worthy ;)

I somehow managed to come home with four new books of my own. Hmmm...wonder how that happened. But with the buy 2, get one free table plus a gift card, I only ended up spending $2! Can't beat that, huh? And if I want to throw a little bit of rationalization in there, I needed one of these books (The Looming Tower) for Joy's Non-Fiction Five Challenge anyway, and I bought another (Snow Flower and the Secret Fan) for Lynne's Heard It Through the Grapevine Challenge. (The other two (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and The Boys in the Trees)...total impulse buys.)

Anyway, hopefully things will slow down a bit around here (but probably not, as I'm scrambling like crazy trying to get things ready for next quarter) and I can get my review written for 100 Cupboards. Loved that book! And hopefully I can get caught up on my blog reading as well!

15 comments:

gail@more than a song said...

That sounds like a fun birthday indeed! That cake looks good too.
It never fails that when you're busy, your bloglines or google reader really gets full!
I need to figure out what books I might do for Lynne's challenge.

Lis Garrett said...

Happy birthday to Annie!!! Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate!

Jean said...

Glad to hear it was a good weekend and a good birthday for Miss Annie. And I can't wait to hear what you think of Curious Incident... I thought it was fascinating, but I've talked with other people who couldn't warm up to it.

Good luck with the quarterly reports!

kreed said...

So I have Annie's birthday on my calendar on the 11th...don't know how that happened and her present would have been late anyway (I sent it yesterday), but tell her happy late birthday for us! Sounds like y'all had a fun day out and that you all had a good haul! You'll have to let me know what you think of Snow Flower...I just loved it.

Nymeth said...

Happy birthday Annie! It sounds like she had a great birthday! And I bet I'm not the only one thinking that she should post about her haul :P

DesLily said...

and what books did the Birthday girl get?? huh? huh? Inquiring minds want to know!

marianne said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! Sounds like you had a great day! :)

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Annie! Sounds like a great day to me! I'm thinking the same thing as Nymeth ;) We want a post from Annie!!

Carl V. said...

Annie's birthday? She had a party? Where was my invite? I'm sure it just got lost in the mail, eh?

Happiest of birthdays to you dear Annie. I had forgotten it was in April but will soon remedy my forgetfulness. That's what old age does to you, just so you know.

~**Dawn**~ said...

Take heart, Debi! I never stopped loving to shop with my Gram. =) (Mom wasn't an active role in my life but you get my point.)

Eva said...

I shopped with my mom all the way through high school, and in fact we're celebrating my birthday on Friday with a shopping trip. :D (and go you for buying The Looming Tower! can't wait until I find out what you think about it)

Melody said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! Sounds like everyone had a wonderful time!!! I definitely would like to know about the books she bought. ;)

Kim L said...

It looks like a fun birthday was had by all. Glad to hear ya'll had a good time. Don't feel bad about being busy. Everyone's been there at some point, right? :-)

Somer said...

Happy birthday, Annie! Annie is exactly 6 months younger than my daughter, Laura (born 10/9/96), and she thought that was pretty cool. Annie also shares a birthday with our dog, Pearl. :-)

Dawn said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Annie. I'm glad to hear it was such a good day. When she reaches the age when the shopping with Mom ends be sure that it will start over again when she's bridged that age gap. Britt loves to go shopping with me now...especially if I'm buying LOL!

take care,
Dawn