Sunday, June 03, 2012

Pre-Armchair BEA and The Sunday Salon


I am not in New York City. This means I am not at BEA. However, I am stoked for the beginning of Armchair BEA tomorrow. I finally got off my readerly duff and recorded a video blog (vlog) for the occasion which will post tomorrow!

In other news, it's been a rocky week here at Casa de Estella's Revenge. I had a cold (or something) with fever on Monday. I crawled through Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday were ok, and then Greyson started running fever yesterday. Hmmphf. He also went to the ear, nose, and throat specialist on Friday. It's official. We--he--needs tubes in his ears. I'm prayerful that the tubes will assuage some of this illness that keeps befalling my sweet lil boy. He's curled up on a pillow in the living room floor right now where he spent most of yesterday, and I suspect we'll be making a visit to the pediatrician tomorrow. Poor thing. We're keeping a hefty stock of children's Tylenol flowin'.

In other news, I kinda put a deposit down on a house yesterday. A rental home, that is. Shortly afterward I came home and started a spasm of Pinning that lasted through G's two-hour nap. It's been about 10 years since I've had my very own place. Between then and now I've lived with others, been through grad school and a few stints at home with my mom. So I'm excited, but nervous-excited. Since G's gotten older, I can no longer share a room with him. My spidey sense of hearing is still acute, so I wake up every time he rolls over, snorts, talks in his sleep. Which is a lot, so I don't sleep much. I've been sleeping on the couch almost exclusively for two weeks, walking through my days like a zombie. When a suitable house came quickly onto our small town rental market, I SNAPPED. It. Up. The owners have known me my entire life, they feel good about having me there, and I trust them not to screw me over in any way. Pictures to come soon. It's mine to move in on the 15th, so I have plenty of calls to make and deposits to pay this week.

Oh, and you wanted to know something about books? Right-o!

I finished up Drums of Autumn earlier in the week and it was kick-ass. No surprise there. I am itching to read The Fiery Cross, but as usual, I'm going to make some attempt to read something else between. Before I fail miserably and cave mid-week.

Thanks to Heather, I'm currently reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. I'm really glad that Heather warned me that the first 50 pages or so are slow because I'd dare say they are booo-ring. Another character just came into the mix, and then there was a development, and now I think it's going to pick up. I hope. Please?

So, between nursing a toddler and the overwhelming urge to buy housewares, it's a pretty normal Sunday here.

What's shakin' at your place? 

14 comments:

  1. Hooray for finding a home!! Must be something in the air, 'cause you're the third person I know to move in the past month. And have fun with kitting out the new place...it's always fun to make a place yours.

    Hope you both are feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! It is a blast thinking about all the "making it my own" things I can do. Then it gets overwhelming and I go to bed. :D

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  2. Congrats on the new house! I love the feeling of a new home, new home decor, and a fresh start - just not the moving part! Now that I'm in my permanent home (at least for another 10 years or so), I try to re-create that 'new' feeling by buying new home stuff every spring. Pinterest helps this a lot! Enjoy this exciting and busy time.

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    1. Thanks, Brooke! Fresh starts are the way to go. And I like recreating the new feeling by switching up the decor. Good stuff!

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  3. Poor little G. I hope the tubes do the trick and wish you both well. Congrats on the house! We're looking for a place for Kiddo to stay in Oxford and I'm looking forward to dumping some home furnishings on him. We're totally squoze into this house. I'm ready to move on, too, but first the Kiddo. I'm glad you found something so quickly!!!

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  4. Sorry to hear that the little one is sick! It is never fun..for him or for you :/ My youngest has come pretty close to having tubes but is starting to grow out of them (fingers crossed that I'm not jinxing myself by saying that). And where have I been that I didn't realize that BEA and Armchair BEA are already here? I'm so behind lately! Hope you have a great week Andi!

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  5. I'm also moving on the 15th! It's exciting, but stressful.

    Hope the little guy feels better soon!

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  6. Yay for a new place! I hope the baby feels better soon.

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  7. Congratulations on the new house!

    We have been all germy here for the last week too. Hopefully we are passed it now though because being sick sucks, especially for little ones!

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  8. Very exciting news about the new casa! I remember sharing a room with my kiddo until she was 2. Not fun!

    I hope the tubes help reduce the amount of colds G gets in the coming months. I came down with a nasty cold just in time to fly to Nashville for my niece's wedding. Definitely NOT fun and I'm hoping my ears don't hurt nearly as much on my return flights today!

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  9. We looked at a rental house this weekend too. I completely feel your pain at sharing a bedroom. SO ready for a third bedroom.

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  10. know i'm hopping in late on this but congrats on the house. hope the move went well!

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  11. Know i'm behind on this but congrats on the house. Hope the move went well!

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  12. Congratulations on your house! Sorry to hear about your son's ears. My son went through all of the ear infections and ended up with tubes too. I'm happy to report that once he had the surgery he was very rarely sick again and only one more time with an infection which drained on its own and didn't require antibiotics. I hope your situation will end as positively.

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