Hi there ya’ll…
Sarah update: So, as some of you may know my birthday is tomorrow! Yup, Monday, I will be the big 2-5! Woo-hoo! I love birthdays, and I’m looking forward to having a nice, relaxing one this year. I have Monday through Wednesday off this week, so I should have lots of downtime.
Anyways, my sister’s birthday was last Monday, so this week we went out for our annual birthday dinner together. For the past few years we’ve gone out sometime around our birthdays, just the two of us, and we order drinks, food, desserts, etc. It’s SO MUCH FUN. And Heather totally WINS at birthday presents, because what she got me is AMAZING!!!
OH YES!!!! The 20th Anniversary edition of Outlander, signed by Diana Gabaldon herself, to me! Holy crap, it was totally unexpected and definitely the best birthday present. I mean, it’s not even my birthday yet, but what could top that??? And Heather also made me a bookmark to go with the book, with a charm that says “je suis prest” – Jamie’s clan motto.
And so then, when I tweeted about how awesome this gift was, THIS happened:
Can you believe it??? Diana herself TWEETED Happy Birthday to me!!! She is amazing. Seriously, signing up for Twitter is the best thing I’ve ever done online.
Okay, so enough gushing. But that was awesome. Ummm oh yeah, and the rest of the week before that happened, lol. I was super busy all week long, including taking a trip 1.5 hrs away to see my sister Amanda and baby L. It was a fun day, and I wish I could have stayed longer. Especially because at one point all three of up fell asleep and took a nap, lol. You can tell we’re family.
As for the work drama that’s been happening, it seems to be settled. The co-worker that’s been out because his car was messed up in an accident says he bought a new car and that he’ll be back to work on Monday. YAY! Which means I won’t have to deal with more crappy hours. I DO have to work 16 hours today, but whatever. Because it’s such a long day, I’m thinking about doing my own little readathon today. And I’ll be home early enough to catch up on last week’s episode of The Walking Dead before the new one comes on.
Also, we’ve decided not to move, so we’re re-signing our lease on Tuesday. This has been a long, super hectic month, but it looks like things are finally settling down. No move, work at my main job has settled, and I’ve decided that by this time next month I will quit at Second Job. March should be a much more enjoyable month.
Bookish update: Well, besides the Outlander-wonderfulness? I finished two books this week - Good Omens, and a re-read of The Other Boleyn Girl. Like I said above, I’m going to try to read A LOT at work today. But how successful that is really depends on how good the books are, because if I start to get bored or tired I’ll probably just watch more Charmed. I couldn’t really think of much that I wanted for my bday, so I gave the honeyman a list of books I’ve been wanting and I’m excited to see if he gets them or not.
Also, I found this quiz over on Wildly Read and it was super fun- Name the Titles Based on Their Covers. I got 22 out of 24 – I’m awesome! How many can you get?
Also, I’m sure many of you heard the Big News – J.K. Rowling is writing an adult novel. I’m not posting a link because really, all the news sites say the same thing. I’m absolutely looking forward to it – she’s a fantastic author, and I can’t imagine that her next novel won’t be fabulous. I heard some people say that she won’t be able make the transition from YA to adult fiction, but I think she proved with the Harry Potter series that she can absolutely handle serious topics and adult emotions – and above all, it just has to be a good story with good writing and I’m sure she’ll be able to deliver there. Can’t wait to learn more about it!
OK that’s it for me folks! Going to try to come up with a plan for my reading today.
L at 7 months now! What a cute, funny, little face