One problem with being a book blogger is that when you’re not reading much, you don’t have much to write about. Sometimes my life is like an overfull cup–just as soon as I drink some off the top, the tap opens and pours more water inside. I just need to learn to drink faster.

On Friday, my husband deemed that I needed a laptop. Who was I to argue? I had gotten my edits back from Carina, along with a very tight deadline. So off we went, and he examined the specs of laptops in four stores before he found one that met his expectations and my price demands. The store was HHGregg, and the laptop is a Sony Vaio. It’s red and shiny and I’m all comfy as I sit here and type this.

Last week, my youngest sister turned 40. Therefore, we of course had to have a bash on Saturday. My laptop and Ihad not even had a chance to get acquainted. I loaded up a zip drive with essential files, installed Office 2003 and Oblivion, and off we went. (No, I haven’t had a chance to play Oblivion yet, but I did get some edits done.)

At the party, our daughter spent 90 percent of the time either in the pool, or asking to go in the pool. Who needs to eat? Not her. I saw cousins aplenty, and my husband discovered that no, he has not yet met all my cousins. After 20+ years of marriage.

In order to fully enjoy the weekend, we decided we absolutely had to have a beachfront hotel room. We definitely don’t do this every time we go visit family, but we were due. We ended up getting a lovely room with a wraparound balcony. We both did time with my daughter in the ocean and in the swimming pool, but my husband took the greater share this time. He discovered that yes, the ocean can bite. Not a creature in the ocean, but the ocean himself as he got keel-hauled back and forth across a hidden rock in the midst of some brutal waves. My daughter too.

As for posting this week, it’s going to be anything goes!