I hadn't intended on taking an almost week long break from blogging, but some how that's just what happened this week. I've been reading like crazy and trying to keep up to some extent with your blogs but I just haven't had the time or ability to focus on actually putting together a post.
My youngest headed back to school this week. Which means that I had to start getting up earlier in the morning and that's taking some getting used to! Theoretically that would mean I would get off work earlier but that didn't happen until Friday when I came home early, packed a van load of stuff and headed off to help my oldest move. In another week, Mini-me will head off to college. Well, not so much head off since he'll still be living at home and going to the university here but it still means getting books, back to campus activities and figuring out transportation (there's a great bus system to get him there). Needless to say, my house has been in a state of flux this week!
In bookish news, I'm getting excited about the news coming from Dreamworks Studios about the 2011 release of the movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's "The Help." A recent press release says that Allison Janney, of West Wing fame, has now been cast as Skeeter's mother, Charlotte Phelan. The website shows the official cast as:
Emma Stone - Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
Viola Davis - Aibileen
Octavia Spencer - Minnie
Bryce Dallas Howard - Hilly
Short notice but there's still time, through today, to register with iVillage to a chance to visit the set and meet the cast. Check it out at:
To Enter: http://the-help-ivillage-
For Official Rules: http://www.ivillage.com/
Buttery Books is a great site for book clubs that really like to celebrate the book they're talking about. The site offers suggestions for drinks, food and decor for quite a few different books, including The Help, The Art of Racing In The Rain, and Eat, Pray, Love. For The Help the ladies started with mint juleps and ended with, what else, chocolate pie!
I have no idea what those little boxes are that are appearing on the finished post--can't see them as I compose and can't seem to get rid of them.