Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thank You!!

I have been extremely absent of late to both my blog and the internet. Every year we go to a beach house just north of St. Augustine, and while there I don't use the internet...not because I don't want to but the signal there is not very good. So instead of getting upset that the computer can't keep up with me or it won't load properly I just relax without using the internet. In truth it is very nice most of the time not using the computer and just enjoying my time with the family playing on the beach or strolling through St. Augustine (I do love that city!).
 kids on our deep sea fishing trip

When we got home we were busy running the kids to cheerleading and football camps/practices and having several of their friends running around the house. I felt it better not to get on the computer... once on it all else ceases to exist for a few hours. Besides I got totally engrossed in the Sookie Stackhouse books. I don't think I have read this many book in one month in over a year, and that was only because I was participating in a game/contest.

Once I got past the shock of how different the books are from the HBO series True Blood and got use to the first person POV I could not put these books down. I have succeeded in reading all 10 books plus one short story in an anthology. I will eventually get the book containing all the Sookie short stories, but for now I am content.  I absolutely loved the books and really started understanding Ms.M's sentiments on "Dull Bill" and her rooting for Eric, however I was extremely disappointed when things did not quite work as planned with Quinn. If I didn't think my husband would sneak into my closet and take my collection away I would already be rereading them.


Then we had the dreaded problems with our modem. I guess it just worked its little heart out for the last 5 or 6 years and couldn't continue any longer. We got the run around from AT&T...one person tells you one thing and another tells you something else, then they try and remedy to the problem only to screw it up  and have a total Jerk Off tell me something else entirely. So I said screw you and dropped AT&T completely and went with Comcast for telephone and high speed internet. So I was completely with out internet for almost 2 weeks here at the house. Everything seemed to going great until I went outside to mow my yard. The blasted cable guy left the box hanging wide open with all the wires exposed and when I try to log on after finding that mess my internet won't work. So here goes another day and a half without the internet. The new cable guys tells me that the problem with the internet has to do with the first guy not closing out the job properly. Yippee!! I am so done with all this at the moment. I am ready to chuck the computers out the window and say screw the internet. I did fine without it before I found it and I might be able to be fine without it again...

NO I won't I am addicted to my books and this is how I find new ones and share my thoughts about the ones I am reading!!


 So I want to send out a big

 
to all my followers, readers, and friends that I have made during my time on the blog. I know that sometimes life gets in the way of being as active as we would like to be with our blogs and commenting on our fellow blog posts, but I want you guys to know how much I really appreciate all of you!

5 comments:

Lea said...

WOOT Congratulations Heather!

That is awesome and you are very deserving. Welcome back and I hope you are having a great summer. Sounds like fun at the beach.

Tell me about trying to keep up, it is really hard sometimes.

Congrats again!

MsM (Elizabeth Jules Mason) said...

Hi Heather! Sorry to hear about the computer problems- they drive me crazy!
I am thrilled you are loving the Sookie Stackhouse books!! (Even "Dull Bill"- lol!).
When I watch the HBO "TrueBlood" version I have to get my mind around the fact that its so different from the books. If I watch the show and think about what really happens and who all the characters are it ticks me off because there is so much "wrong" with HBO's version. But when I watch TrueBlood as just another supernatural show it works for me - though often its a bit too graphic for me with the blood and gore.
Still Eric keeps me coming back for more!!

:o)

MsM

Heather D said...

Thanks Lea and Ms.M!! Yall are so sweet!

Ms. M I can now really appreciate a comment you left here in May about the Sookie books being your crack!! And I also agree with the whole looking at the HBO series as another series entirely. Once I got to book 3 I was completely and utterly addicted to the books and became disappointed with the tv series. So now that I am finished reading them I can appreciate both but I have come to love the books so much more than True Blood.

Cecile said...

Awwwwwwwww honey, you deserve it! Your place rocks! You know I love it here. I have since the first "day" we met!

And I love the pic of your kiddies! I am glad that you are able to spend time with them and relax. That is important in life!!!!!!

I hope all is well honey!!!
Hugs to yoU!

Heather D said...

Thanks Cecile! Relaxing around the kids is almost an impossibility but I always enjoy our time together! I am really excited about Cody's football season starting up...well practice is starting and Michaela is cheering this year so I am really looking forward to busy nights with both of them!

 
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