This Week – First Sleepover

Gage had his first sleepover with a friend this last week. He’s spent nights away from us before, but always with family, so this was a big step. We all went over there for dinner and were visiting over dessert when Gage says, “I thought you guys were going home.” Needless to say he had a great time and the boys are already planning their next night of fun.

All of the Christmas decorations have been put away, gluten has been avoided, homeschool has resumed and Gage is testing for the next belt in tae kwon do this week, so all is well so far this new year.

Books read this week – 8

Reviewed On Tyranny here. Loved and highly recommend.

Finished The Honeys and will get the review up soon. What a trip!

I already have a 5 star kids picture book, nonfiction.

Just Being Dali was a fantastic book with excellent illustrations. The recurring theme was no matter what people said Salvador Dali just kept being himself. This was one of those quick reads when we studied Spain this week.

On the Screen

Both were fun. My favorite quote came from detective Benoit Blanc, “It’s a dangerous thing to mistake speaking without thought for speaking the truth.”

Puzzling

January is National Puzzle Month and we’ve finished two so far, totaling 2000 pieces. Not bad!

Plans for the weekend

Tomorrow is the Friends of the Library Board yearly audit for my tine as treasurer. I have so much to organize and finish for that today. I can’t wait to hand over this responsibility. Numbers and money are just not my thing and managing non profit status and taxes on top of making deposits, writing checks and presenting monthly reports has not been fun. This year I’m the VP and in charge of book sales, both of which are completely in my wheelhouse.

What are you up to this weekend?

8 thoughts on “This Week – First Sleepover

  1. Gofita says:

    That Dali book looks good. I’ll see if my library has it. Love the puzzles you guys get through. We got through one over winter break and have plans for a few more during the winter months!
    So happy Gage had his first sleepover with a friend! Looks like you are all starting off the new year on the right foot.

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I finished my term as a board member of the museum board in December. I can’t remember anything I have liked less than doing this, though, oddly, I love all the people who served with me. I am not sure what sorts of volunteer work I will do next, but I know I will think carefully about it before I say yes.

    I’ll look for Just Being Dali. I’ve decided to step back from the Cybils in 2023, too, and let someone else serve as chair for picture books and board books. I think I love nonfiction a little more than fiction, so maybe I’ll apply to be a nonfiction Cybils judge next time.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I love being on the Friends board. I’ve already been president, treasurer, and now VP while also being in charge of book sales the last few years. I love doing the book sale and board stuff, but that treasurer job just took too much time when I have so little to give. And, well, I hated it, lol.

      I am so glad that I made the switch to nonfiction judge this year. It’s totally where I’m at with homeschooling and I learned about so many interesting things! You would love nonfiction! And you breeze through so many books you’d be a real asset. Those high school books slowed me down.

  3. kaysreadinglife says:

    Stacy, I laughed about your Treasurer status coming to an end. I’m the Treasurer of our Friends of the Library too, but I don’t mind it quite as much as you, I think. I’m comfortable doing all you listed, but there have been several upheavals among board members that have not been fun. Like Deb, I will think very, very carefully before saying yes to more big responsibility volunteer things in the future. In the beginning, I was so amazed to get asked as a new-to-town person. What I found out is that they couldn’t get anyone to say ‘yes’ – silly me. Ha! I like the small town life we’ve found here – mostly – lots of grumpy people though. Not completely sure why. Ah well. Good luck tomorrow and it sounds like you’ll be doing some things with your group that will be more fun for you.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      It’s always a compliment to be asked to take on responsibility, but I have found over the years that so many people are unwilling to step up so there’s less competition for those of us willing to do so 🙂 We are ending the year with $93k. Being in charge of that much money with different CDs and accounts stressed me out. The position is much better suited for a more organized person like yourself 🙂

  4. gulfsidemusing says:

    I was also treasurer of our Friends of the Library for years… and haven’t picked up ANY new board positions since we moved. It’s been very liberating! On Tyranny looks excellent. So glad Gage’s first sleepover was a success!

  5. Literary Feline says:

    My limited experience as treasurer was with my daughter’s first Girl Scouts troop and I definitely was not cut out for it. Totally not the same as Friends of the Library so my hats off for you for doing it at all! I hope this new year will go well in your new role.

    I am glad your son enjoyed his first sleepover with a friend! Fun time with friends is the best. We had an advent calendar of jigsaw puzzles to put together up to Christmas and it was so much fun. I would really like to get a puzzle table or mat so we can do puzzles more regularly. It’s hard to do with cats who have free run of the house. We’ve gotten into playing escape card games. Their quite fun!

    The Glass Onion was a fun movie. I am glad you enjoyed it too.

    Have a great week, Stacy!

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