It's been almost a week since I posted anything. My week was NUTS! We had this big huge reception on Capitol Hill on Thursday evening followed by a Board of Directors meeting on Friday and Saturday. Our reception on the Hill was my baby, and it was attended by our newest Board member, Ashley Judd. She's a lovely, lovely woman, although, to be a bit catty, not as tiny as I thought she'd be. Now granted, she hasn't been doing a movie lately, but I thought she'd be practically emaciated. Instead, she's just a regular sized person. Probably a size 6, in no way fat, or anything, just not as teeny, tiny as I thought she'd be. Her skin is luminous. I've never seen anything like it. Anyway, she did her appearance with us on Thursday, but then had to catch a flight out that night to get to Venice for "a friend's" wedding. Turns out that friend was Salma Hayek. Wow, huh?
Anyway, with all the crazy going on, I didn't have much time to blog. Sorry 'bout that.
So, I'm reading Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn. She's a new to me author, and I picked up the book after I read somewhere that JenB liked it. Since she's been on quite a historical kick lately, I though, hey why not? So far I'm enjoying it. There's nothing shocking or different about it, but the writing is very capable, and I quite like the heroine, who is smart and feisty, but so far not stupid in any way. And the hero is shaping up to be a type that I love, that whole "I'm totally honorable, and yet have a major grudge against your family" type. We'll see. But I'm about six chapters in and have found the book quite entertaining.
I ordered a bunch of books from Amazon, which arrived last week, so this is one. I also ordered Ann Aguirre's Blue Diablo, which has been quite positively reviewed by Katiebabs and CJ. Kmont was a little less enamored, but it's enough for me to pick it up. But I'll need to be in the right mindset for it, I think. I also picked up Dragonbound by Jade Lee, which got a good review from AAR. I've never read anything by Lee before, but I checked with Katiebabs, and she's liked stuff from Jade Lee before, so that's good enough for me. The last book I ordered was False Colors by Alex Beecroft, which I'm SO excited about. It got an almost gushy review from Sarah at Dear Author, and I love those sweeping, epic love stories. It's M/M, but the review was so glowing, I couldn't do anything but pick it up. I've got about six books coming from RNTV for review this week too, so looks like I'm set for a while. And just in time for it to get really hot here in DC. It's about time to start clocking some pool time! Woohoo!
I was all set to go yesterday to see The Soloist in the theater, but I just...wasn't in the mood. So I skipped it. This Saturday I'm going to have a Brazillian Keratin Treatment done on my hair, which should relax and defrizz it. I'm SO excited. The treatment lasts about 3-4 months on color treated hair, which should get me through most of the summer, woohoo! I can't wait! I'm sort of nervous, because it does use some strong ingredients, but if it will defrizz my hair for the summer, I'm all in!
Also, it's dawned on me that in a little less than two months I'll be on the beach for a week. Thus, I got back on the diet bandwagon yesterday by joining Weight Watchers again. I've put on about 10 pounds since I hit my goal weight. I'm quite sure I can't lose all 10 pounds before I go to the beach, but I can do 5-7, and that's what I'm going to do. I'd kind of blocked out how freaking hungry one gets on WW for the first couple of weeks until your stomach adjusts to having much less food in it. So, I'm both PMS-ing AND hungry. I should probably come with a warning label today.
Did you do anything good this weekend? What are you reading? What's up in your life?