Wasup Wednesdays?

So some of my fellow bloggers are doing “cool” regular blog posts each week, so I decided I could do that too.  Maybe I will stick with it, unlike the now defunct “Tuesday Tunes” of my blog’s ancient history.  Having “Wasup Wednesdays?” also does not limit my subject  matter.  This is good because it allows anything to be included in my post.  This is bad because it allows anything to be included in my post!

This Wednesday at Chez Horne:

School is on the agenda.  Hopefully, it will be a better day than Tuesday in terms of student motivation. The boys need to work on a demonstration presentation for their drama class tomorrow.  There is also a need to work on monologues for drama by all four.  They like drama–but it is less fun when there is actual work involved.

Football is also a part of the plan for today.  (I know, you think, isn’t it always on the agenda in some fashion or another?)  Only Calvin practices tonight, so we only need to go to one location.  It’s a relatively easy night on the football schedule.

Wednesday Update:

Last personal post (2 posts and practically a month ago), I reported my weight loss and exercise plan.  The dieting part has gone great.  I can’t report on poundage lost because, as you may or may not remember, I am not getting on the scale at this point.  But I can see a change in my face and feel a change in the waistline of my pants, so something is working.  I have stayed pretty close to the plan for most of the past 4+weeks, and I am finding it pretty doable.  I also really like keeping my bloodsugar level stable because I haven’t had one of those in hypoglycemic-like episodes since I started.  I am still struggling with the exercise bit, but I will make it work.  I am determined.


I finished a little contemporary novel called Jemima J.  I enjoyed it as brain candy.  I don’t recommend it because there are parts that weren’t very edifying.  But if you are someone who appreciates the humor of Bridget Jones’s Diary, you might enjoy this.  I bought it at the Salvation Army for 25 cents, so I can definitely say it was worth what I paid for it!

I, at long last, am nearly finished with the first Harry Potter book.  I restarted it about 3 weeks ago, and I would be finished if it weren’t for reading the above “mind candy” book and that pesky little school year having to start.  I love Harry Potter, and I have listened to almost all the books on cd over the years when the kids weren’t old enough to read the books.  I just hadn’t made time to read them myself.  Book 2 is waiting patiently on my bedstand for me to finish book 1, and that I shall do.

I also picked up something new to me at  the library–books by Alexander McCall Smith. One begins a series called the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, and the other begins a series called 44 Scotland Street.  I have just dipped into both of these, so I am curious is anyone else has read them or has an opinion about them.

Now I must forge ahead into my Wednesday, or nothing will happen . . .

9 thoughts on “Wasup Wednesdays?”

  1. The Wednesday blog idea/format is a great idea! I’m not familiar with AMcCS, but the name of the first series you mentioned reminds me of a very short-lived series, I think on NBC, this past season called something like The Ladies’ Murder Club. Hope you continue to enjoy reading HP. I sort of devoured them one after another once I started — which wasn’t until after they were all in print. When is Calvin’s first football game? Nevin says his team won theirs.

  2. Sounds like you have a great plan. And I like your idea of not weighing yourself until later. I must adopt this idea for myself. I’m like Ruth, I sort of swallowed the Harry Potter books in rapid succession, but not until about a year or so ago. Have you seen the most recent movie? Miracle of miracles, my HP-indifferent husband has said that he’d like to go with me to see it. He has not read nor seen any of the previous HP media. Maybe I should catch him up? Hmmm…

  3. Angie, how funny — John is HP-indifferent as well, but he has NOT offered to see any of the movies with me! And I doubt he ever will, though I’ve only watched the ones on TV.

  4. Angie,
    I have not watched any of the movies, although we own all of them. I want to read the books first–ha, ha. Yes. The not weighing myself relieves a lot of stress for me, and I am not thinking about the numbers all the time.

    Calvin’s first game is 9/12. I’ll let you know what I think of the McCall Smith books after I get into them. I really thought of you when I picked them up.

  5. First of all, I like that title: Wasup? I can hear you saying it.

    I’m taking the audio for HP#7 with me this weekend. I’m not coming back until it’s finished! This past May I started reading the series for the first time and was rolling along until I hit the last book. So, no more procrastinating!

    The Alexander McCall Smith’s series is delightful. A number of years ago I listened to the series on CD, and the narrator was great.

  6. Rhonda,
    Enjoy #7 this weekend. As it turns out, we are going out of town, too. So I am looking forward to finishing at least one book. We’re “camping” though, so I know I am supposed to do more outdoorsey things. 🙂 But the drive down and back might allow me some time for reading.

    Glad to hear a report on the McCall Smith series, too. I renewed them at the library yesterday, so I need to make some progress.

    Happy Labor Day!

  7. I also read the McCall Smith detective books and found them to be delightful too. I was going to use that word before I read Rhonda’s comment. Oh our great minds—are just so—great. My niece gave me the first detective book and it sat around the house for quite a long time. I wanted to read something lite and found the book–the rest is history. Checked the rest out at the library. Joanie

  8. Joanie,

    Thanks for visiting the ole blog. I am glad to know another person who has read McCall Smith. I didn’t get very far in the books I checked out of the library, and I decided to return them for now until more reading time avails itself. (I have managed to get through 2 Harry Potter books now though.) I’m reading Anne of Green Gables aloud to my girls, and I am enjoying it all over again!

    It may be that the McCall Smith books will be my Christmas break reading if I don’t get back to them before then.

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