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23 October 2014 @ 01:05 pm
Thanks for the birthday wishes!  
My birthday on Sunday was quiet but very nice, with lots of good wishes here and from family and friends. Since my daughter was out of town on a school training event, we didn't go anywhere in particular, but it was a relaxing day apart from poking my Idol story forward (even when I know the ending, sometimes these things just drag their feet). I went for a bike ride in the nicest weather I'll probably see for awhile-- we're transitioning from "How is it still in the 90s?!?" to "So. Much. Wind." Spring is exactly like this, too, except in the reverse direction.

I read (as fast as possible) the non-renewable book due Saturday, which was actually turned in on Tuesday. It was Lucky Us, a novel about two sisters who run into several fairly unlucky circumstances... but acquire friends along the way who are better than family. Mostly set in the 40s. I'm also frantically reading The 5th Wave (a YA semi-apocalyptic novel about battling alien invasion), and then I need to get to Insurgent Allegiance and the second book in the Unwind series before my Kindle checkouts expire. Why do my on-hold books always finally become available in clusters?

I'd say that this weekend will involve a lot of yard cleanup, except that we're going to hope we get to most of it on Friday. Before Saturday's rain and wind storm. \o?

So, all the Winconners are back now, those of you who got to go. I'll bet you had fun!

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favoritebeanfavoritebean on October 23rd, 2014 11:03 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! Sorry I missed it. Glad it was nice though.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, it wasn't very exciting, but it was lovely. And was as close to 'fall' as we get in this climate, really. :D
alien_writings: Happinessalien_writings on October 24th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
Happy (belated) Birthday!!! *\o/*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2014 04:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Maz (or foxxy!): Long drinktuesdaeschild on October 24th, 2014 09:10 am (UTC)
Even if it was quite and kind of uneventful it still sounds like you had an enjoyable birthday. And you deserve it, sweetheart. ♥
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
It was nice, beautiful weather, and a great weekend over all.

Thanks so much for the v-balloons and all your good wishes, now and throughout the year. ♥
Sallyi_smell_apples on October 26th, 2014 02:04 am (UTC)
I like the sound of your reading and just added those two books to my to-read list :D Insurgent I quite liked also, though not nearly as much as Divergent.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 26th, 2014 07:05 am (UTC)
I'm actually on the 3rd Divergent book, but I can't remember the name. I'll finally start it tonight. :D

I liked Divergent much better than Insurgent, which became teen-romancy to the point of being gagworthy, and really undermined both the plot and the female character. Urgh. I'm hoping the last one is better!
mashimeromashimero on October 27th, 2014 08:56 am (UTC)
Happy belated birthday! \o/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 28th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!