Tuesday, November 24, 2009

First Day of Vacation.

Today was the official start of my vacation and I have to say I LOVED sleeping in this morning!!! However, once I was up it was a VERY busy morning. I folded 5 loads of laundry. I hate folding laundry so I usually let it get backed up. Today it was folded and put away. I am putting a new floor in my hallway. My beautiful cat, Munch age 14, has decided that the hallway is now her litterbox so the carpet was RUINED! We are putting in a vinyl floor. I will post pictures of it when finished.

Today was Mark's birthday!!! He turned 41 years old. We went to PF Changs to celebrate with friends. Talk about some good food...YUM!!! When we got home we built a fire in the fireplace. As soon as we did this our dog, Tusk, started acting NUTS. He was pacing, asking to go outside, coming back in, barking at us. This is not his usual behavior when there is a fire, ususally he likes to lay down and sleep in front of the fire. So we knew something must be wrong. We put the fire out and he then proceeded to take a nap. I have no idea why he was acting like this but animals usually know things. We listen to ours!! This is Tusk with Charlie the tiger. This is how Tusk is usually.

On the Reading Challenges:
Everything Austen Challenge:
1) Read Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - Completed!!!!
2) Stitch "The Daughters of Longbourn" by the Stitching Parlor - finished page 2 of 4
3) Re-Read Pride and Prejudice Completed!!!!
4) Watch the movie Lost in Austen - COMPLETED!!!!!
5) Read: Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange - COMPLETED!!!!
6) Read: Northanger Abbey - COMPLETED!!!!

10 book Challenge:
1) NorthAnger Abbey by Jane Austen -COMPLETED!!!
2) Mr. Darcy's Diaries by Amanda Grange- COMPLETED!!!
3) Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict - COMPLETED!!
4) Peppermint twisted by Sammi Carter - COMPLETED!!!!
5) Just take my Heart by Mary Higgins Clark -COMPLETED
6) Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer -COMPLETED!!!
7) What would Jane Austen do? by Laurie Brown- COMPLETED!!!
8) Unsolicited by Julie Kaewert
9) Duchess by Night by Eloisa James -COMPLETED!!
10) Murder at Astor Place by Victoira Thompson -COMPLETED!!


Rebecca said...

Hey girlfriend-you were one day ahead of me on the vacation!! Mine started today and I am so glad. What was up with Tusk? Glad you put out the fire. Don't wanna be reading no obits of you in the paper!! Are you shopping on Friday? Call me and let's meet and do something. Becki Oh tell Mark Happy Birthday.

Sarah Lindfield said...

Oh poor pooch something spooked him, hope he gets over this and you can have your lovely cozy fire again soon. So lovely you had a nice birthday celebration for Mark.