Happy Sunday morning friends! Are we warmer yet? I missed another week of golfing because of the darned cold, but it has taken a turn for the better, and I do believe hubby and I will celebrate his birthday and MLK Day with a leisurely round tomorrow. And speaking of celebrating, we did a bit of that last night, raising a glass with a group of friends to toast the 50 years my husband has graced this planet. But seriously...FIFTY YEARS? I remember having a blow-out when he turned 30. Sheesh. I'M not fifty yet, but still, I don't feel old enough to be married to someone this age!
Most of my week was spent nursing my sick child, home for 3 1/2 days with a fever and an ugly cough. Poor baby. I also patiently hosted the delivery of round one of furniture, and the taking away of all old stuff by Salvation Army. But here is the deal. Their logistics people can't do better than "we'll be there between 8 and 5"???? They can't call me an hour before they arrive???? I was stuck home all day Friday waiting on them. Irritated me.
We had a great Heathrow Literary Society meeting, discussing the disappointment of Ape House. We also selected the next four months of books: Appointment in Samarra by John O' Hara (March), Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (April), The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (May), and Lit by Mary Karr (June). Next month we are discussing Freedom. Which, by the way, took me like three hours to review.
I continued to be distracted this week, so I didn't get a whole lot read. I did finish Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo on audio, and despite my lukewarm opinion on the previous book in the series, I think I am warming up. I really liked this one. The question is...how many serial murders can a little Amish community host until it becomes unrealistic? Now I am four discs into Angelology. No opinion yet, but I'm intrigued by the legend the author is building.
I said last week I would finish The Lake of Dreams if it killed me, and I did finish it, and I was glad I persevered. A good read. Now I am engrossed in The Cypress House by Michael Koryta, which releases next week. I enjoyed So Cold the River, and this one has a similar mysterious feel with something evil afoot, set in 1935 Florida! (I think this guy is following me around, first French Lick IN and now in my home state.)
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend...do you have Monday off? And please pray for healthy kids, warm weather and productive reading!