Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ramblings, Hunger Games, Vacation

It's been very quiet here because our family was one of the many hit by strep throat and the flu.  I was sick for almost two weeks and as much as I may have wanted to blog, it wasn't happening.  Nothing much was happening except I couldn't sleep so I did manage to read five books.  I need to go and add those to my reading challenges list! 

I finally read the Hunger Games trilogy.  These were excellent.  Don't let the young adult fiction label fool you, adults will enjoy these as well.  Very well written and very thought provoking.  The violence (especially in the last book) can be rather graphic (but not gratuitous), so I would personally give them a PG-13 label but I now consider them must-reads for my kids.  I finished reading them on my Nook and promptly ordered the hardcover set for my teenagers to read now and my younger ones when they get a little older.  Highly recommended.  I hear they are turning them into movies and I really hope they do them justice and it isn't another Percy Jackson debacle. 

It's too quiet in my house.  In our area of the country it is February Vacation week for the public schools.  We were planning on working through this week as usual but my mom wanted to take the four youngest for a couple of days.  They are on their way home now and it should go back to noisy as usual status.  Somehow I function better with that.  It's my norm.  I gave up on the school idea for this week though. They have sleepover invitations and I just can't say no.  I love spending time with my friends and I know they love spending time with their friends.  School will resume Monday!

Today is my oldest daughter's birthday.  It's hard to believe I have two adult children, seems like I should have my life figured out by now.  If you're not an adult yet and you're reading this, I'll let you in on a little secret- Adults don't know what they're doing either.  Don't be fooled, we're all figuring it out as we go.

Hopefully we are finished with the winter ickies and this blog should return to it's regularly scheduled programming.  Er...it's irregularly unscheduled programming.  May as well be honest. It's who I am.

5 comments:

Debra said...

irregularly unscheduled programming... LOL. Thanks, I needed that.

And now it's my turn, I think. I don't have time to be sick.

Julie said...

Sorry you've been sick...seems like it's just everywhere these days. I can so relate to you, my oldest turns 21 on Friday and I too wonder why I don't have it all figured out yet like my parents seemed to.

Lizzie said...

I knew you'd love the Hunger Games. :)
So glad you are on the mend.

momma24 said...

I read the Hunger Games from the library and had to promptly go out and buy the entire series! My dd read them and now my dh is, they are great books.

MeritK said...

We agree on the Hunger Games :) Get well soon!

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