Good morning all! How are we doing this morning? Earlier this week, we had a blast of cold but now it is back to gorgeous weather in the mid-70's. Winter schminter. This is why people migrate down here.
It seems when I am dieting, that is all I can focus on. I love food, so when I am deprived of it, life takes on a different meaning. It is literally ALL I CAN THINK OF!!!! Not to mention my three-times-a-week with the uber-trainer Andre, who seems to desire only to make me feel pain. I hope it pays off. But this entire week, I've been walking like I've been riding a horse, and have floppy useless arms.
On Thursday, the kids went back to school, which was a very good thing. They were getting bored and whiny, and on my last nerve. I was able to fully clean my house in peace. Then on Friday, my sister Kathie came to visit from Minnesota. She brings with her fun, off-beat movies, and hardcore pot sticker-making skillz. I'll be dragging her to Andre on Monday morning so someone else can feel my pain, and maybe even to my two book club meetings next week. It is great to have her here.
Last night we all went out to one of our favorite restaurants these days called "Enzo's" to celebrate my husband's birthday. Happy birthday honey! I had to restrain myself from completely pigging out, but boy was it tasty.
As far as reading, I'm going to just lay it out. I'm a loser. I am the world's slowest reader, and I am getting frustrated. If my life ever calms down (ha) then maybe I'll build up some momentum. As it is, I have to be trapped on a plane to experience any productivity. Anyway, I did finish "Unsaid" by Neil Abramson, and it was just a beautiful book. I cried, but nobody is shocked by that one. And I've just started "The History of History" by Ida Hattemer-Higgins, which has come highly recommended by Jackie. I'm three pages into it (loser, loser).
I'm still working my way through the audio of Uncle Stevie's "11/22/63". When the kids are home, I am very rarely plugged in, so this was my issue. Now I should be able to finish it up by mid-next week. I am on disc 24 of 30, and I think it is safe to say that this is going to be one of my top reads of the year. Holy moly I love this book. Stevie has my number.
Today we are scheduled for church, horseback riding lessons, a movie perhaps, and steaks on the grill. It doesn't get any better! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!