Boy oh boy did I need to escape life this month. Amidst all the fun social things (2 weddings, Billy Joel & Elton John concert, RWA, romancelandia blogger get togethers) I have been unbeLIEVably stressed about real life stuff.
Hubby and I are serioulsy house hunting. This has caused some serious “discussions” (aka arguments) about what, where, when, how? What do we want, house or condo? Where do we want, vibrant night life, quiet residential, upscale neighborhood, “transitional” neighborhood? When can we move? We have more weddings and our own ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY coming up! And how.
Good lord, the how, how will we pay for it?
Also I think I may now have an ulcer just thinking that my savings account, future paychecks, life, body and soul are going to belong to a bank. They still take payments in the form of a pound of flesh, right? Cuz I have a few pounds I’d like to get rid of…
We recently found a fabulous place in our current neighborhood (Logan Circle for you DC peeps) but hubby was worried about lack of storage space. This is the insanity I have to deal with:
Him: I don’t think it’s the right place for us. There is nowhere to put the stroller.
Me: WHAT stroller?!
Him: For when we have a baby.
Me: We are not NOT buying a house because you don’t know where you would put the stroller for our potential future baby that we DON’T EVEN KNOW WHEN WE’RE GOING TO HAVE!!!
Followed by wailing and gnashing of teeth.
But the best way for me to relax? To read. And so I did. LOTS.
July 2009 Finished Reading List
- Gone, Michael Grant A
- The Mirror,Marlys Millhiser A
- Practice Makes Perfect, Julie James A-
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile,Eloise Jarvis McGraw re-read from a looong time ago A-
- Duke Most Wanted, Celeste Bradley A-
- What I did for Love, Susan Elizabeth Phillips B+
- This Lullaby,Sarah Dessen B+
- Hunger, Michael Grant B
- To Taste Temptation, Elizabeth Hoyt B
- To Seduce a Sinner, Elizabeth Hoyt B
- To Beguile a Beast, Elizabeth Hoyt B-
- The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith B-
- The Thirteenth Tale,Diane Setterfield B-
- Lord of Pleasure,Delilah Marvelle B-
- My Wicked Marquess,Gaelen Foley C+
- Every Breath You Take,Judith McNaught C