Hi everyone, my apologies for abandoning my blog for the last week or so.  I didn’t plan on this happening but allow me to explain where I’ve been!

As many of you know, my younger brother Alex is in the US Marine Corps.  He is getting deployed (Afghanistan) in a few weeks and before he left I wanted to make sure I got a chance to see him, as I haven’t spent any time with him in over a year.  My mom and I flew to North Carolina where he’s stationed to visit him for this past weekend.  We were supposed to leave Monday morning, however due to the weather issues in Charlotte, they shut down the airport.  Tuesday morning, we got up super early (like, 3 am early) to catch our rescheduled flights home, only to find out that the airport in Charlotte was closed Tuesday too.  Now here it is Wednesday, we have new flights scheduled for this evening, and if all goes according to plan I should be home around midnight tonight!

I had planned on coming home on Monday afternoon, writing up a few posts this week, and therefore being pretty set on the blog for a few days.  As this didn’t happen, the blog will probably be dead again until next week.  I just don’t have any time this week to write, as I need to get back to work pronto as soon as I get back.

It has been a crazy journey these last few days (we literally sat at the airport for 9 hours yesterday… and it was the tiniest airport I’d ever been to… NOT fun), but I’m still overjoyed that I was able to spend this time with my mom and brother before he leaves to go overseas.

So that’s where I’ve been!  Sadly, I haven’t been reading much as I’ve been spending so much time with my fam, but I did finish a book at the airport yesterday and hope to finish one more throughout my travels this evening.  Plus I still have books from 2010 left to review, so I’m thinking there won’t be a shortage of posts I can write, if I can find the time to write them that is!

Anyway, how has your week/weekend been?