I can't believe it's Friday again - where did the week go?
1.) I got a double dose of great TV last night with the return of BONES and FRINGE. It's been a long summer of re-runs, so I was very happy to settle in with my hubby and watch these great shows. On BONES, Booth is readjusting to life after a coma and trying to sort out his feelings towards Brennan, and she is her normal, analytical shelf. On FRINGE, we are lead to believe Olivia is dead, but things aren't always what they seem. Must see TV indeed!
2.) Finished a great book this week by Karen McElmurray, THE MOTEL OF THE STARS. It is a heartwarming tale of overwhelming grief and the path two different individuals as they embark on the road to understanding. This book was the 2007 winner of the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature through Sarabande Publishing. McElmurray has a unique voice and writing style and I think we will be hearing more about her in the future.
3.) I've been fighting some kind of creeping crud all week long - overall aches and pains in addition to congestion and shortness of breath. How can the human body produce so much snot? I thought it was just normal seasonal allergies or sinus problems, but then other people made me start worrying about inhalation problems due to the fire and cleaning. Called the doctor on Wednesday and he said if I wasn't running a fever and my drainage was a normal color, it was probably just allergies. Hopefully I'll feel better this weekend.
4.) I finished up my first book review for KENTUCKY MONTHLY magazine this week and I'm looking forward to doing more. Currently, my local public library is closed so they can move to their temporary location. Having the KENTUCKY MONTHLY gig will keep my book reviewing skills sharp until the library reopens.
5.) Looking forward to going to Silas House's book launch next week for ELI THE GOOD. It's scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm at the Carnegie Center in Lexington. Several members from my writing group are planning to attend.
6.) I'm working on a historical essay about French fashion in Harrodsburg for my local Habitat for Humanity. The big fundraiser for HFH will be October 30th and world renown fashion designer, Alexander Jullian will be the guest. He is going to present a workshop and project runway thru the local schools for young fashion designers. Later that night a dinner will be held at the Anderson Circle Cow Palace. So much to do, so little time.
7.) I've sent off 2 separate submissions this week for 2 writing contests - KENTUCKY MONTHLY and NEW SOUTHERNER magazines. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. I also have 2 more submissions almost ready to go, but these are both for poetry contests. I have never entered a poetry contest, so this will be interesting.
8.) Cleanup from the fire is still moving slow, but at least it's moving. A big thank you to our friend, Will Ed, for helping to get our new dryer up and running. Hopefully we will be ready to start painting next week - I am not looking forward to that.
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