Good morning friends! Don't you just LOVE it when you lose an hour of your life to the time change? Bah. The only upside is that you can squeeze in a late golf game on Sunday afternoon. Other than that, it sucks.
It also sucks that for the third year in a row, I've given up alcohol for Lent (which started Wednesday). Yes, I could give up Diet Coke or sweets or cursing. But I have found that it is truly good for my soul and my diet to dry myself out for 40 days. A real test of the will. Having two teenagers in the house doesn't really lend itself to an easy journey however. Ask my BFF, who after two years of accompanying me in this sacrifice, hung her head this year and said "I just can't do it. I'm giving up sweets". 36 more days to go.
On to things that do not suck. Did everyone catch the Oscars last Sunday night? I think Ellen should have a lifetime job of hosting. I loved her selfies, the pizza delivery, and her little fluffy Glenda the Good Witch outfit. I was not at all surprised or disappointed by any of those winners. Everyone that won should have.
The weather down here doesn't suck. Gorgeous, 70's and 80's and sunshine.
House of Cards and Game of Thrones don't suck. I am THOROUGHLY addicted to both. I have not watched a proper movie in ages. This is how we spend our evenings, quickly snarfing down whatever I make for dinner so we can immerse ourselves in scandal, murder and treachery. And more than our share of naked boobs.
In the reading department, I finished "This House is Haunted" by John Boyne for book club. Eh. There was plenty of good there...creepy characters and house, gothic time period...but the haunting was just a little too overt. Too much 'splaining, and not enough left to the imagination. It came across as a little silly and predictable to me. I just started "The Wicked Girls" by Alex Marwood on my Kindle. This was a recommendation from Stephen King at some point last year in EW. I couldn't resist.
On audio, I finally caught up on all my Jack Reacher novels by finishing "Never Go Back", the 18th and latest installment. I REALLY thought Lee Child was going to change things up in this one, as Jack finally tracks down Ms. Sexy Voice from a few books ago. But, well, I guess the jury is out. I also listened to "American Assassin" by Vince Flynn, another badass bit of manfiction that was recommended to me by a badass friend. It had some corny, predictable moments but I love clever men who are good at hand-to-hand combat. I have now just started "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan, which is charming so far.
Our Sunday is going to fly by, with church, four hours at the animal shelter, and my daughter's birthday dinner at Disney. I vote that weekends be three days long.