Saturday morning, we woke up to a crash and hysterical crying as a certain two year old decided to try to exit her crib by herself. Long story short, she was showing some signs of a concussion so we went to our pediatrician and then on to the ER so they could observe her for a while. When we finally got home, we converted little girl's crib to a bed and the kids slept really well that night. Then the husband and I got to cleaning because we were having company on Sunday.
Sunday morning was the usual blur of practicing music for the service, getting kids ready and out the door, and making sure everything went well during worship. The kids in our church performed a song they had been working on where they memorized all the books of the Bible. They did a great job, and a certain child of mine may have added a dance component. Then it was back home to prep lunch. We had two families over and it was a lot of fun, even for this introvert. The funniest part was that we spent a lot of time cleaning out house but it was so beautiful out that everyone spent the afternoon outside!
Fear not, there was still reading this week. I visited the 19th century with Hanging Mary and then imagined an impending apocalypse with Countdown City. I snuck in Be Safe, I Love You somewhere amid the craziness of the weekend and finished it Sunday night when I was too tired to do anything other than read in bed. It's a novel about a woman coming home after serving in Iraq.
I wrote reviews for Night Driving and The Bluest Eye. I also talked about the difficulty of DNFing a book by an author you love.
Next up is Excellent Daughters, a nonfiction book about the lives of women in the Middle Easter today.The readathon is on Saturday, so I'm not sure I will start another book this week. I guess we will have to see how long it takes me to read this one!
What are you reading this week?