- Blah, blah, blah. Really cold over here. Ice, snow, power outages, school cancelled all week. I have this sense of impending doom about a week of work that I have had to put on the back burner- you know that Sunday afternoon feeling when you think about all the homework you have put off all weekend.
- I have thrown screen time restrictions out the window. Another Paw Patrol? Sure, honey. What the hell. We are in survival mode.
The kids did like sledding. I raced them- DH had the weight advantage and usually won.
- Thank goodness we went to Walmart and loaded up on mittens, hats, etc. (much to Deeds' dismay. Boy does not like a hat or gloves). I have discovered the joys of Walmart, thanks to a new one near us. It is small and always empty. These prices? Glorious! Hats and mittens for the kiddos were marked down to 50 cents! I picked up a ton of stuff right before the storm was due to come in- mainly in an attempt to get us out of the house before we were stuck for days. . .
- Okay, I promised myself I wouldn't rant on about the WINTER WEATHER, and here I am moaning away. Instead, here's what I have read lately-
The Smart One by Jennifer Close: Loved it- have you read Girls in White Dresses? Like it, this was excellent- a twinge depressing, but a nuanced study of the adult children and their mother.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins: Um, I think I'm in the minority here but I did not like this book. Depressing, unlikable characters, and I thought it was predictable. Eh.
Charleston by Margaret Thornton: I liked this- also a little depressing (maybe it's not the books, but the weather that's making me depressed?). The description of Charleston were beautiful, I was engaged in the characters, and intrigued by the author. Google research definitely happened on Ms. Thornton's background.
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin: Good- entertaining, interesting to know his background, although a bit stilted, I felt.
Gray Mountain by John Grisham: Not our typical Grisham, but several things made me predisposed to enjoy this novel- lady lawyer who practices real estate law (and is relieved when she gets out of it), and an Appalachian setting. The ending was a little lame (abrupt), but I was into the majority of the novel.
Thanks for the link up, ladies!