And it's a train. Laughing hysterically here, and sometimes silently and sometimes not so silently. Let's see--ant's attack through the kitchen window no less, an absessed tooth that thankfully doesn't hurt anymore not for going to see a professional but a handy dandy left over bottle of penicillin which will truly probably not hold off the infection for long, my husband's unemployment running out, a looming dentist bill that will probably set me back hundreds and um...gee is there anything else that could possibly go wrong this week? I'm doubtful.

"That which does not kill you makes you stronger."

Hell, if I had any insurance I think medication would be totally called for in this instance. Honestly, putting one foot in front of the other is becoming more and more of a challege.

I'd really like to go curl up in a corner and just forget about the world for a bit.

In fact I did a bit of that today. I read the first book of The "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead. (I hope I got that right, I'm frankly just too lazy to go look it up at the present time to make sure)I read it on my daughter's recommendation. Do you hear that, Janie? Her recommendation. Quite shocking. Almost as shocking as finding her reading poems by Byron and copying them in her neat little handwriting into her book of favorite poems.

I'm so proud.

But I digress. I really like the Vampire Academy and wasn't sure if I would. I tried reading some other Vampire YA fiction that left me feeling a little flat but I'm totally into Ms. Rose and her companions. And thankfully, Meg's has the other three books in the series. Yeah me!

So hmmm...what to do at 12:33 a.m. in the morning? I can't go snag the other books from the daughter as she's asleep and probably is sleeping with her arms around the book just so I can't have it as she's not finished with it yet. You know, I can't get ahead of her in the story because well...that just would be wrong. According to her anyway.

Guess I'll have to figure out something else.

Hope all my dear friends have had better weeks than I.


I love the vampire academy stories!! I can't wait until another comes out. I just caught up on Karen Chance's Paranormal world of Cassie Palmer.... LOVE LOVE those too. Karen Chance isn't YA though.

I have a recommedation for your daughter. If shes loves Vampire Academy... I really think she'd also love Cassandra Clare's mortal instruments series. Those are YA too.

Life is a struggle!