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Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things encountered during the week, etc.) Head over to her blog to link-up.

1. I finally finished my CE classes. I’m glad we only have to do them every couple of years. Granted, they’re not too much work, but, just to let you know, insurance is generally not very exciting, and neither is 4 hours on “insuring the home business.”

2. Friday we went to see the Wheeling Nailers hockey game. A friend of David’s won tickets but couldn’t use them, so he gave them to us. It was a fun game and we actually won. It was Marvel night, so our team had Captain America jerseys and the other guys had Iron Man, which was cool.

3 I go a new car Saturday. It’s just the new model of my old car, but it makes me happy. I think maybe I should name it Gerda.

My new car. #hondafit #newcar

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4. My birthday is this week, but my early present was opera tickets for today. We saw The Marriage of Figaro in Pittsburgh and really enjoyed it. One of my friends who sings in the chorus sometimes said it was a good first opera and she was right. None of the three of us have been to the opera before, but I’m sure we’ll go again.

5.. Our church is a collection point for Operation Christmas Child for the first time this year and David and I are working the Tuesday evening shift. I’m not sure how busy we’ll be or how hard it will be.

6. Amber got her first college application submitted and is working on finishing uploading her portfolio. I’m really hoping she gets in to her first choice, but we’ll see. Any of her top three picks would be good fits.

7. We didn’t get to see Thor or Murder on the Orient Express this weekend. Hopefully next weekend. If I can only go see one, which do you think it should be?

8. I’m really in the mood for Christmas reading but still need to finish my fall choices. I finished The Invisible Man yesterday, but am still working on The Woman in White. Of course, putting it aside for the HoHoHo Readathon doesn’t help. The first Christmas parade Amber’s band plays in is in Wheeling on Friday. I need to make sure I pick up some hand and foot warmers this weekend. I hate standing in the cold in the dark, even for a parade.

How was your week? Any plans for this week?

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things encountered during the week, etc.) Head over to her blog to link-up.

1. My co-worker’s daughter made cookies and sent some for me – Halloween sugar cookies and a chocolate chip cookie. Isn’t that sweet? Wish she would teach Amber how to make them. I’m not much of a baker myself.

2. We went to the high school football game Friday. Our team won, which was nice. I’m not sure what their record is now. Amber’s in the band, which is why we go, but I have to admit the games just seem to keep getting longer and more boring.

3. David and I are going to a wedding in Lancaster, PA in October and we just made our hotel reservation. Apparently we should have done it a while ago, because a lot of the hotels are already full. We’re guessing it’s people going to see leaves and fall festivals in Amish land.

4. I wish I had kept more of the classics I read in school. We had to buy a copy of Canterbury Tales for Amber on Saturday. I’m sure it’s one I owned at some point in time.

5. I DNF’ed Weycombe by G. M. Maillet. It wasn’t grabbing my attention and there are just too many other books I want to read this fall. I didn’t care about the murder victim or the amateur detective or any of the neighbors.

6. I’ve finished 4 books for RIP XII so far. I love fall reading. Right now I’m in the middle of Slade House by David Mitchell on audio and Death at Breakfast by Beth Gutcheon in paperback. So far I’m not in love with either, but we’ll see.

7. This week I’ve got a couple meetings and I really need to get cracking on my CE. My goal is to finish the “class” I’m working on now by Wednesday. It’s just so slow and boring.

How was your week? Any plans for this week?

Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

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Bookish and Not So Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things encountered during the week, etc.) Head over to her blog to link-up.

1. It was a busy week this week and the fact that David had a cold for most of it didn’t help. I may have given him the cold, but where it takes me 2-3 days to get over it, it takes him a full week.

2. David and I went bowling on Friday evening. The high school football game was away and I didn’t feel like making the drive. We each won two games, but I had the high score for the night, 147.

3. We participated in the AHN Catch for Cancer on Saturday morning. It was to raise awareness of the importance of prostate screenings. It was also an attempt to break the World Record for the largest game of catch, but we didn’t quite make the number we needed for that. It was fun though.

4. After catch, we headed over to the Natural History/Art Museum. It happened to be free Saturday as part of Pittsburgh’s RADical Days, so the was a happy coincidence. I’ll try to post some photos from our afternoon next Saturday.

5. I finished re-reading Murder on the Orient Express. I have to say that it looks like the movie is definitely changing it up a little, based on this trailer.

6. I’ve finished 3 books for RIP XII so far. I love fall reading.

How was your week? Any plans for this week?

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