Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Sunday Salon

We had a busy and productive week last week, which is great because I feel that I actually accomplished something. On Tuesday we found out that my son H., 5, will be requiring dental surgery (involving being put under) for two teeth that need removing. I'm not exactly happy about that, but I am happy that it will be dealt with soon- his one tooth has been giving him problems lately and it will be nice that it won't be bothering him anymore. On Thursday my youngest son, J., 3, and I helped out in H.'s senior kindergarten class on "apple day". We had a lot of fun helping the little ones taste different apples, and all of the kids helped to make the applesauce that they got to eat at the end of the day. Yesterday was gorgeous here in Ontario. The sun was shining and it wasn't windy, so I got my fall yard clean-up done before the snow flies. It's a first for that, so I'm rather proud. Usually I procrastinate until it's snowing, and then wait until spring to clean everything up. Heehee! I got the last of the leaves raked, removed all of my dead plants from the garden, and turned over the soil. Okay, winter, I'm ready! Today is a rainy and gloomy day, but hubby, the kids and I went and picked out our new couch and loveseat this morning. We'll have it by the weekend! Hubby and I have very different tastes when it comes to furniture so when we found this set months ago and both loved it, we knew that it was the one for us. I'm particularly excited about the fact that they have dual recliners built right in. You know what my new favourite reading spot will be!

This coming Friday is my 29th birthday, and although I don't expect fanfare on Valentine's Day or our wedding anniversary, I do like to celebrate my birthday! Hubby is on the afternoon shift this week (3-11 pm), and he's working mandatory Saturday overtime, so we won't be going out together which is our tradition BUT I will be celebrating! On Saturday I have an hour long massage booked at the spa (my birthday gift from my parents) and they will watch the boys while I'm getting pampered. Afterwards I'll join them at their house and we'll visit and have dinner together. It's nice to have something to look forward to! Am I the only one who expects a little pampering on her birthday? I figure that I spend the other 364 days of the year dedicated to my family and their needs so it's nice to have one day that's all about me.

Don't forget that this month is giveaway month at The Book Chick. What better way to celebrate my birthday than by giving you the presents? I have six fantastic giveaways going on, and more to come, so if you haven't entered them yet, make sure that you do! This is what's up for grabs right now:

FALLING HOME by Karen White (11/17, US/Can addresses only)
PERFECTION by Julie Metz (11/22, US/Can addresses only)
WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW by Alice Eve Cohen (11/24, US/Can addresses only)
GIVE THANKS FOR GREAT BOOKS GIVEAWAY (11/24, US/Can addresses only, no PO boxes)
MOONLIGHT IN ODESSA by Janet Skeslien Charles (11/26, Int'l)
$75 CSN STORES GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY (11/26, US/Can addresses only)

Finally, on to book talk. I finished Allison Winn Scotch's Time of My Life last week and I really enjoyed it. My review will be posted this week. Right now I'm deep into Gabriele Will's Elusive Dawn, the second book in her Muskoka series. I started it on Remembrance Day, which is fitting because Elusive Dawn is a fictional account of the time during World War II. I wish that I could tell you what's up next, but I honestly have no clue. I start books based on my mood at the time, and once I start a book I have to finish it- my own silly rule!

Have a great week!