Thursday, January 21, 2010

Notes in the Margin

Those of you who are regular readers know that I can be a little....neurotic.  Or "tightly wound" as they so delicately put it in the movie "Lone Star."  In fact, when I took my first knitting class, I had the problem of knitting too tightly. My teacher looked at me and said, "You seem to be...uh...really intense."

I have been struggling with irrational fears lately.  I'm doing better. I'm trying to work on my faith life and "hand it over" to God a lot more. I'm not always successful at this. I've been having some difficulties with headaches and abdominal pain so, of course, my mind automatically races to "aneurysm" and "cancer."  I have been to the doctor far so good. I'm sure I'm fine. Probably just stress and dehydration.  I think, however, that it is really time to get serious about exercise and better stress outlets.  I used to take yoga and really enjoyed it.  And I probably need more reading time.  That always fixes things, doesn't it?

These books arrived on my doorstep this past week:


THE RED DOOR by Charles Todd

And....drum roll please.....

SOLAR by Ian McEwan

So excited to get that one!  I am currently finishing up ETERNAL ON THE WATER and FIREWORKS OVER TOCCOA so I promise to add new reviews soon.  Both are love stories so the timing is perfect considering the holiday right around the corner.  I always try to get my ARCs done before the publication date so a few keep getting pushed down the pile. Namely....THE PASSAGE which I am dying to start!  We are being inundated with rain right now and I would love to just sit at home in front of the fire reading. If only work didn't get in the way!


Diane said...

Amy...hope u r feeling better too. I worry about the BIG "C" as well especially since it is a biggie on my mother's side of the family.

Hope u enjoy the Red Door; it held my interest!

Gary said...

That's awful to be struggling with stress and those fears. Yes, exercise and reading! That's a good combo. You have some good books to look forward to!

Marie said...

I'm sorry you're having a hard time. *hugs*
but I am sooo jealous you got the McEwan- I'm a ginormous fan of his and I hope you enjoy it!

Amy said...

Thank you for the good thoughts! I'm really okay. Just a little nuts! ;)

Marie--I'm so excited about the McEwan. Can't wait to start it!!!