Catching Up

The reading for school slowed my regular reading down. Luckily, I received a free children’s book and it got me started on a rabbit’s hole of children’s book that were related. I am now only 7 books behind on my goal. 50 books completed this year. I still have a few to review. Several are scheduled for future postings, so you’ll be seeing them pop up soon.

I have several books that are not children’s books with good chunks started. I have deadlines for several of them, but I don’t think I’ll meet the deadlines. I will, however, be able to finish them at some point soon.

I am a tad ahead on my school assignments, so at least I am not completely behind. I don’t think this semester will have a 4.0 GPA attached, but passing is the goal, not straight A’s. Aim for excellence, not perfection!

Out in the Open again

I am still training for my 1.5 mile swim in early October. Until this week, all of my training has been in the pool.

I grabbed a friend and we set off to get me back into the open water. I had a little trouble with the swim watch, but my friend had hers going. We actually did .66 miles. It was a slow pace, but we were out there!

I plan on getting out there again soon.

Losing the car

I had an unexpected day off, so I decided to be productive about it. Molly and I had a long list to do.

We started by taking her mom to work in her mom’s car. Molly alerted us by whining whenever a dog was visible. Then I had to go to the ATM. She cried a little when I got out, but stopped soon.

I came back and there was a car that looked like mine near my daughter’s. I knew I didn’t have my car, so I walked past the little red one to a Toyota SUV. My daughter doesn’t have a Toyota. I couldn’t find her car, so I honked the door lock a few times. Couldn’t find it. Then I see miss Molly looking at me from four cars away wondering what the heck I was doing and why I didn’t get in the car.

It’s one thing to do stupid things like that, but another to have a witness. At least Molly won’t tell on me.

The Good Egg by Jory John

The Good Egg

The Good Egg by Jory John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this on a search for a different book, and I thought it looked cute. The story is about an egg who takes care of everyone but himself. It’s a lesson in self-care.

It was a quick read and I think its theme is a little advanced for the age group that it was written for.

I am not sure who I would recommend the book to, since its not really a book for young kids, but it’s not advanced enough for an adult. It was a cute read with a good lesson, though. It just aimed too high.

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I picked it up after many people recommended it to me.

It reads like a YA book, but it really isn’t, since the main characters are adults.

I want to have a Chauncey in my life. I adored him, and the other children in the story. I think that this might be a read again type of book. I highly recommend it.

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I didn’t recognize you!

I went to a surprise party for a friend. One of her friends showed up and I just knew I hadn’t seen her before. She introduced herself, and I recognized her name. Wait a minute! I know you!

We had been swimming together. Neither of us had seen the other in anything but our swim gear. We look very different when we’re dry, not wearing a swim cap and goggles, and we’re wearing real clothes. I had flip flops on, and I suspect she may have been wearing them also, but, otherwise, totally unrecognizable.