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?
I'm so glad your daughter is okay. What a stressful experience for everyone. Otherwise, it sounds like you had a nice weekend. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
It certainly was! I hope all our weekends are quieter from now on!Delete
I'm so glad that your daughter is doing okay and that she didn't get hurt too badly. What a scare! My youngest used to climb out of her crib and jump off the couch like a little monkey but thank goodness never got injured.ReplyDelete
Sounds like your Sunday music program and worship went well-- kudos to you.
I read Be Safe, I Love You and have a new book by her to read shortly. I'm putting all your other titles on my wishlist, so thanks for sharing them. Have a good week.
What did you think of Be Safe, I Love You? Which other books of hers are you planning to read?Delete
Have a great week, Rita!
I hadn't heard of "Be Safe, I Love You" but I'm off to look it up now! My husband is in the Air Force so military-related fiction is always on my radar. The other two books you read this week sound intriguing too!ReplyDelete
It took me a bit to get into it, but it was a really interesting and powerful story.Delete
I'm glad your daughter is okay! My youngest climbed out shortly before his first birthday. We invested in a crib tent because I just wasn't ready to give him his freedom. My oldest son didn't get himself out of bed until he was 4. Even when he slept in a big boy bed he insisted we come pick him up first thing in the morning! Kids are so funny.ReplyDelete
That's so funny! Kids are great. :)Delete
I think that's why I was taken so by surprise. My daughter really liked to stand in her crib and bellow for someone to come and fetch her. I didn't expect her to try to stage a jailbreak!
Your poor daughter! I'm glad she's fine. We started the weekend with a spider bite (?) that got infected. And it was right smack in the middle of Kid #1's stomach. I hope you enjoy Excellent Women. I'm around 20% and find it pretty interesting.ReplyDelete
Man, I hope your kid feels better! That sounds like a scary start to the weekend.Delete
We will have to compare notes when we both finish! I am looking forward to it.
Glad the little one is fine.ReplyDelete
I like the look and sound of Excellent Daughters. Haven't seen this one on any blogs.
Sorry your two year old looked like she had a concussion and you had to go to the hospital. I hope she is enjoying her new bed. Sounds like you got a lot of reading done despite such a busy weekend. Enjoy your new books.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your daughter. Has she recovered completely now? My 4 hour old managed to hurt his eyelid on granite and it bled for a bit; all okay now - but so stressful.ReplyDelete