Good morning friends! Things are looking up...I'm writing my post before noon! We'll see if I finish before we leave for church. I doubt it, but at least I'm getting started.
I'm not really going to say much about the past week. It wasn't good, so I'm just going to block it out and regroup. If we want to count blessings, I will mention that the uber-trainer Andre just had a new baby, and after taking a handful of days off, was back in action this week. His workouts are good for the body, but are also nearly like therapy and I missed them!
I also forgot to mention last week that we went to see "Interstellar", which we enjoyed. I wouldn't say that there will be acting Oscars coming out of that movie, but the visuals were amazing! We're really starting to get into the season of good movies and serious Oscar contenders, and we've got our sights set on a few over the next few weeks. If we can motivate the kids to leave their rooms!
On the reading front, I've made some good progress on "Revival", and hope to finish that very soon. (Maybe today depending on whether it rains all day.) I'm still not totally sure where Uncle Stevie is going with his story, but I love the journey. I'm thinking of picking up "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy next, after reading that it was one of Uncle Stevie's favorite books ever.
On audio, I'm nearly done with the amazing Sarah Waters "The Paying Guests". I've actually gone back and forth between reading and listening on this one and am probably a couple of hours from finishing. She is wicked with the mind screw, and I'm just waiting for the poop to hit the fan on this one. I will concur that the book could have used some serious editing, and there is a huge amount of drama going on, but I'm still enjoying it. Up next is the highly-recommended "Wildlife" by Fiona Wood, which I just downloaded on audio from the library.
So the holidays. I've got Thanksgiving sort of figured out. But Xmas is not within reach right now. I've got some work to do on that front. I'm going to be looking for some motivation this week.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday, whether you are in rain or snow (what seems to be the theme all over the country). And yay! Got it done before church! Hee hee