Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day:)

I think Alabama summed it up quite nicely with their 40 Hour Week song. And since I can't locate my tape (it's in storage), here's the only verse I remember.

This is for the ones who drive the big rigs
Up and down the roads
Or the one out in the warehouse
Bringin' in the loads
Or the waitress,
The mechanic
The policeman on patrol
For everyone who works behind the scenes
With a spirit you can't replace
With no machine...

In America...
We thank you for your time.

Ha ha...Anny told me to sleep late. Okay, I did...sort of. Woke up at 7, because I wasn't sure if our trash was going to be picked up today or tomorrow. Apparently it's tomorrow, because no one else had theirs out either! So I went back to bed...for 5 minutes. Another hot flash happened, so I got up, fed the dog, cooled off...and decided to stay up. I actually like it early in the morning when everyone is still asleep. I can drink my coffee, blog, check my email, and watch the news before everyone demands my attention.

I updated my website last night, but before I could switch pages and update another one, my PC locked up. So I'll get back to it later.

I also took a look at my TBB list, and good news Ms Katie Blu! I'll be reading Hot Under the Collar next week:) I know; it's ABOUT TIME! Also in the coming weeks, I'll finally be reading Tempting Tess by Regina Carlisle, and for some odd reason, I've left Anny Cook's Daffodil off the list. A severe oversight; don't know how the hell THAT happened! I'll have to squeeze it in there somewhere! And Ms Ashley Ladd...The Perfect Gift will be bought in the next month also. See? I'm finally getting around to everyone! In fact...let me do this:

Sept 8th: Hot Under the Collar-Katie Blu (Yes, I know it's really titled Jewels of the Nile! That's why I can only buy one book this week!)
Sept 15: Isabella's Diary-Anita Birt
Seeing Me-Elyssa Edwards
Crude Oil-Desiree Holt
Sept 22: Cast a Lover's Spell-Claire Thompson
Teach Me-Cindy Spencer Pape
Measure of Healing-Jacquie Roth
Sept 29: Isabella's Story-Anita Birt
Surprised by Desire-Katie Blu
The Perfect Gift-Ashley Ladd

So there's my September schedule of books I'll be reading. And I may switch Cindy and Ashley's books...the Novel Sisterhood has a challenge the last week of every month, and in August I decided to be a reader instead of a writer. No one else was doing mini-reviews. So depending on when the challenge in September is, I'll 'review' Cindy's book. Or Desiree's. Who knows? See? I'm flexible when it comes to my list:)

What's on everyone else's reading list for this week, or even this month? I know...I should get cracking on my next project. But when Life smacks you upside the head with a baseball bat, the characters hole up inside your head and don't want to come out to play. Maybe the stress will be better in a week or so. I hope so. I hate sitting at the computer, my hands on the keyboard, but my mind is blank. I've been able to type a few words here and there, but that's about it. No one wants to talk to me.

So on that note, I'm going to stop rambling and check in with my friends. And when the family wakes up, it will Laundry Goddess time, and doing a few minor housecleaning chores. Hubby will most likely be watching the Star Trek TNG marathon. And frankly, they are showing a couple of my favorite episodes too:) Even on Labor Day, moms don't get the day off...but I'm going to steal some time for myself!


Phoenix said...

Happy Labor Day!!! I thought I sent you Jewels of the Nile??!? Is that one that you lost or did you forget? I'm glad you're reading it though. You'll have to tell me what you think.

Hey, did mom enjoy More Than Words?

Unknown said...

I hope you're having a Happy Labor Day. My version of sleeping late was 10 am. I really don't do mornings unless I absolutely have to. Of course, my kids are older so I don't have to get up as early anymore on non work days.

Molly Daniels said...

No; you sent me MM. And no word yet if Mom's read it. I'll have to ask her. Will order Jewels next week; I've already bought this week's books:)

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Happy Labor day, Molly!

Anonymous said...

Happy Labor Day, Molly! My version of sleepiong late was 7 AM when the cats woke me. But it gave me a chancec to get some writing done before the dh woke up. My reading list is so long I don't even know where to begin. Just finished cindy's Heart of the Bear and Anny's Kama Sutra. Reread Kelly Kirsch's Marriage Mart because I like it so much, and Regina's Tempting Tess. Took a turn in another direction and read the two new susan Mallery books, which are delightful. Oh, lordy, now where di I put that list with the rest of them?

Sandra Cox said...

Mornings with quiet and coffee are wondrous. Happy Labor Day.

Molly Daniels said...

Desiree:) Oh I'm so excited you visited me!! I'm soooo looking forward to Crude Oil:)

Happy Labor Day, everyone:)

JacquƩline Roth said...

My TBR list is growing too. Right now I'm starting Sherrilyn Kenyon's epic Acheron. The thing is almost 900 pages long! I don't know if I have the fortitude to get through the first part of the book. I've heard some pretty off-putting things.

Anny and Cindy are on my list and I just finished a really good historical called Mail Order Bride by Diana Bold.

JacquƩline Roth said...

Oops. Forgot to say that I hope you like Mating Stone.

Molly Daniels said...

I'm up to chapter 2 Jae, and the only reason I stopped was because dinner was ready!