Yep, I'm feeling a little annoyed right now!
I was trying to start the New Year off right by updating my "books owned", Excel spreadsheet. Unfortunately, I somehow deleted the updated 2011 one, and saved an old 2010 version....grrrrrr. I was so ticked, as I really don't have lots of free time to create a new spreadsheet with 675 books, authors, genres, sources, comments etc. So I decided maybe someone was telling me, that I don't need 675 unread books, some that I know I will never read.
So my son (thanks B) created a new, slightly changed spreadsheet for me, and I have been taking my time, looking at EVERY book, checking book reviews and deciding whether to keep or donate. GUESS WHAT? I just finished authors whose last name begins in D and have pulled and prepared (3) bags / (55) books to donate! PLEASE don''t ask me about the titles as I don't want to second guess my decision when I hear one of you saying "I loved that book".
The truth is, I have had a lot on my mind lately.
I've been worried lately, and have been questioning (yet again) why bad things happen to good people? 30 years ago my sister-in-law, who is the sister I never had, got breast cancer (in her 30s). A mastectomy, a year of chemo, and 30 years later she is still with us...thank goodness.
She spent the last (2) years in a living hell, caring for my brother who had pancreatic cancer. She was his angel...with him for every test, every chemo and radiation treatment, every doctor visit, every blood transfusion, not once was he alone. He passed away a little over a year ago, and the past year, she has been so very sad; a cute dog has lessened her sadness, but not totally by any means. Her reward for all of this.....she just found out she has breast cancer in her other breast and is having another mastectomy tomorrow. How can this be? We are all angry.
They say "things happen for a reason, but I am not so sure".