Long time no see! Sorry about that. Hubby, Rocky and I have been back in the good ‘ole U.S. of A. for almost three weeks and have been very busy, as you can imagine. We’ve been buying a car, getting phones, reconnecting with old friends, getting familiar with the area again and house hunting. We found a house but have to wait for it to be built so we will be staying with my in-laws through the end of the summer till the house is ready. It will be lovely though and so worth the wait.
Of course with all the distractions and things-to-do my reading and blogging have fallen to the way side. I have missed blogging and decided that a Sunday Salon post was the best way to get back on the blogging wagon and start June the right way. I just started reading the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Olive Kitteridge last night on my Kindle and though I’ve only read a few screens worth of it, I like it and am reminded of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County.
This Wednesday evening Hubby and I will be attending a reading/book signing event with George Pelecanos at a local Borders Books. Hubby is a big fan of Pelecanos and he is resides in my hometown of Silver Spring, MD. It should be a great evening. We missed Michael Connelly’s event at the same Borders last Tuesday but Hubby had just started his new gig that day and going out for the evening would have been a little much.
I’m also excited about two new releases this week. Dave Matthews Band will be releasing their latest studio album Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King this Tuesday and I plan on driving around with the volume all the way up and listening to it from beginning to end that day. (UPDATE: I just got our tix to see DMB at Nissan Pavilion on August 8th!!!)
The second thing that I will be picking up this week is Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes. I can’t wait to be in our new gourmet kitchen so I can make cupcakes and cookies till my heart and stomach’s content.