Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Sunday Salon - Why I've Been MIA

I've been MIA pretty much all week this week and I apologize.  It's that time of year, and I didn't want this to happen, but I wasn't prepared.  That is a problem I'm going to remedy for the upcoming week.

This past week was a busy one for me personally, but not a very productive reading week.  Our 4th graders took the TAKS Writing test on Tuesday, so the first part of my week was spent focused on that.  I had to do all the prep work on Monday, test all day Tuesday, and then pack up and turn in tests on Wednesday.  It takes a lot of focus and the actual testing day tired me out; it's exhausting to prepare for a state test.  The students are glad it's behind us, and now we start to prepare for Math and Reading that will be given at the end of April.

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo started this past week as well.  If you've followed my blog for awhile, you know that I volunteer for this 3 week long event.  My work days are scattered throughout the show and during the week are at night, so I'm up late and don't get much sleep on these nights.  I enjoy it though.  It's so fun to see all the people coming off the buses to enjoy the show and then hear about their experiences as they load the bus to go back home.  I'm on a committee called Rodeo Express, and we are in charge of the buses that take patrons back and forth from specific park and rides to the stadium.  This is my 11th year and I'm so glad to be a part of this yearly event in Houston.  It does take a lot of my time though, so there goes my evening reading.

Oh well, the Read-A-Thon is coming up, so I will be able to catch up then.  Have you signed up yet?  You really should.  The Read-A-Thon is so much fun whether you participate as a reader or a cheerleader.  I'm anxiously awaiting this event so that I can catch up on my reading.  Won't you join us?  There are already 102 readers signed up.

So, what did I read this week?  It's sad to say that I am still working on Adventures in Nowhere.  I've been 2 weeks on this one, and I should have been finished by now.  It seems like when I finish a really good book, I have a hard time completing my next one.  It's very frustrating!  Exposed is what I read before this; you can read my review here.  My goal is to finish it this week so that I can start on the mounting TBR pile that is developing.  I'm hoping this week is better than last.


bermudaonion said...

As a parent, I hated those tests too. I wonder why we put kids through them since no one likes them.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You have been busy! Wish you could have joined us in our Houston Book Blogger Brunch yesterday. I need to add your name to the list of Houston Book Bloggers.

Julie said...

Thanks for the read-a-thon reminder! Sometimes there's just too much going on to get a lot of reading done, isn't there? But as long as we're having fun doing something, that's a good thing!

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