Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekend Reads

Wow this week went by fast.  And this weekend was....a blur.  It started out Friday night by a phone call from my darling Gramma, asking if I could spend the night with her.  She hurt her hand somehow and it was all puffy and red and she was in excruciating pain.  So I went over to help her out because she could not move it.  Around 12:15 she woke up and couldn't take the pain anymore, so we called 911.  I followed her to the ER and spent ALL NIGHT sitting with her, waiting for test results.  Tests were inconclusive, but they did give her pain medication and an anti-inflammatory so her hand is much better now.  And she didn't break it or anything, we're wondering if it's a pinched nerve.  So we got out of the hospital at 7 am and went to her apartment to get her ready for dialysis.  Picked up her meds from the pharmacy on the way and then I finally got home and slept for 3 hours around 11.  I hate all-nighers!

A lot of people have been asking me lately how I'm liking The Time Traveler's Wife.  I have less than a hundred pages to go and I LOVE it!  I can't believe I didn't read it sooner!  I am, however, sobbing as I read, even though nothing particularly sad has happened yet.  I know something is going to happen though, and the love between Clare and Henry is so beautiful that I am bawling my eyes out because I don't want them to be torn apart!  Lol, I am SO emotional this weekend (probably from the lack of sleep!).  I'll be finishing that book this week.

So much going on in school this week it's ridiculous, and I'm so stressed out!  I have 4 tests (and it's not even midterm week!) and a paper and a phone conversation with a French person for my business French class to practice being a French receptionist!  I'm so nervous about that..

To make things a bit harder, tomorrow starts the beginning of two weeks that are probably always going to be hard for me and my family.  Two years ago tomorrow, my dad had a heart attack which put him in a coma in the hospital.  October 7th would be his birthday.  And October 15th is the day we were finally able to take him off of life support and donate his organs and tissue to other people who needed them more than him.  I miss him everyday but these two weeks I know are going to be really tough.  Boyfriend is going away for a few days at the end of this week too, so he won't be here with me.  So if I'm not posting a lot, it might just be because I'm not in the mood.

And on a happier note, I just saw that the author of Shutter Island is doing a reading and signing in Buffalo on Thursday.  I might go, if I'm up to it.

I hope everyone has a great week, and I honestly cannot wait for this week and next week to be over with.


  1. Hi Kelly, sweet of you to be there for your grandma. I hope you and your family bear the coming weeks with courage and love.

  2. Hope your Grandma recovers soon and wishing the next two weeks will not be too, too hard for you and your family.

    I love Time Traveler's wife too!! Glad you are loving it. Most people did not care for the movie, but I loved that one too!!

  3. Dear Kelly, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sorry it's taken me a few days to come back to you. Listen, this probably won't mean much coming from a total stranger but you seem to have so much going on at the moment and I just wanted to wish you all the best for the next few weeks. And I look forward to get to know you a bit better when you are feeling up to it.
    Best, Lyndsey
    PS (I am in a tiny minority of people who much preferred Niffenger's second book!)

  4. Thank you all for the very sweet comments :) It means a lot to me.

    Lyndsey-I'm actually reading Her Fearful Symmetry right now, but in French! I really like it so far ;)

  5. hi thanks for the comment you left on my blog i hope the next few days won't be too bad for you.
    I was in shock after reading Time Travellers.
    I love your eiffel tower photo