Good morning everyone! Hopefully you are starting to melt and dig out of your ice and drifts of snow. We had frigid temps for about...two days. Yesterday it was close to 80 with stifling humidity. Obnoxious. I've given up on wearing a jacket.
This was a crazy week, getting back to our normal schedule. I feel like I didn't sit down at all, ever. My son had mid-terms all week, plus we served the homeless at a shelter one night, I had book club, there were a couple of doctor appointments, and of course the never-ending confirmation classes. And today is my husband's birthday!! We had a particularly yummy dinner last night but we will celebrate at one of the nicer Disney restaurants in a couple of weeks (it is close to impossible to get into these places when you want).
My parents, my son and I went yesterday to see "Her" directed by Spike Jonze. I was pretty excited about this one, having loved "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation". It is possible this one will get some recognition at the Oscars, but it isn't for everyone (some people walked out of our theater - ha!). We enjoyed it though...it was pretty clever.
I wanted to share this picture with you because I think it is cool. (I shared it on Facebook yesterday.) My trainer Andre loved the idea of "One Little Word" that I talked about last Sunday. So he encouraged all of his ladies in his morning class to find their own word and write it on his wall in hand chalk. Here are a few:
I sort of got back in saddle this week with reading, now that the kids are back in school. On audio, I finished "Native Son" by Richard Wright. So powerful! There were some courtroom scenes that would rival anything you've ever read. I also listened to "Schroder" by Amity Gaige, an interesting and wandering adventure that was excellently narrated by Will Collyer (thanks for the recommendation Jennifer at Literate Housewife!). I'm now several discs into "Songs of Willow Frost" by Jamie Ford. I'm not blown away at this point, but he tends to be slow-building.
In print I finished "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery" by Robert Kolker. This is exactly why I love a true crime novel. I love to be able to Google the characters, and I love the dynamics and the drama of a real case. This one was terrifying and complicated, and has yet to be solved. I'm now reading a graphic novel by Joe Sacco called "Palestine" which is fascinating. I'd seen this GN mentioned as being one of the best ones out there, and so far it is living up to that reputation.
I'm not sure what is up for today yet. I'm definitely going to hit the shower for early Mass here in a second. We will see if my daughter wants to work the shelter today. I think my husband is itching to play golf...we will see if we can squeeze it in. Or maybe another movie. So many good ones. Hope everyone has a great Sunday and great week!