Hey, it's the afternoon! How about that. But I'm here. The entire week has been one of low-key sluggishness. No Polish classes, no doctor appointments, kids were home most of the week. I did move a little. I got the tree up, got my Christmas cards done and sent (despite the fact that my kids refused to take a formal picture), and cooked a small Thanksgiving dinner for the four of us. We went over to friends' house for dessert. It was a good day. I was dragged out early on Black Friday by my daughter, which was not optimal. Massive crowds, rude people, listening to "All I want for Christmas is you" at least two dozen times. I did a good deal of online shopping, my preferred method of spending money. I'm slowly getting my ass in gear.
My daughter's high school played football Friday night and won by one point in a triple overtime to become the Regional 5A champs. If they win next week they will go to the Citrus Bowl to become state champs. Very exciting stuff! They haven't had a season like this since 1970.
My husband is slowly coming around on the idea of a dog. I'm not sure if it is because my kids are older and aren't very lovable, or maybe the hormones, but I really NEED a dog. We will see if he talks himself out of it. I'm holding my breath. I need to mother something.
My husband and I maintained a long-standing tradition and went to the International Car Show yesterday to scope out my next car. Realistically, I may never get another new one, with all the musical cars we are playing with our driving age children, but it is fun to look.
Mid-season finale of The Walking Dead tonight! OMG! I can barely think of anything else.
Oh yeah, I guess this is a BOOK BLOG! Huh, you'd never know it. I did finish "Wildlife" by Fiona Wood on audio this week. I have yet to write it up on Goodreads, but what a wonderful YA book. It really captured the essence of friendship, grief, and dealing with sexual pressure from the perspective of the 16-17 year old. It is refreshing when an author takes this topic seriously and is responsible with the messages. I have yet to start another audio yet...I needed to listen to music for awhile. I'm thinking I'll start the latest Jack Reacher today when I'm finishing the decorating.
In print, I'm so freaking pathetic. I'm still reading Stephen King's "Revival" and while it isn't horror like I thought it would be, his storytelling is good. I just am disengaged in general with the idea of sitting down quietly and finishing it. I'm close though.
I also have to say this about "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters, which I talked about last week. While it didn't blow me away like some other of her books, I am STILL thinking about it. The characters and the plot keep bouncing around in my head. So you all really should read it. That is the magic of her writing.
I'm not totally looking forward to this week, but it must be done. Back to the doctor appointments, Polish classes, a book club, and two Christmas parties. In my heart, I am a homebody. Too much running around makes me irritable even if individually these events are fun. But I'm just going to put my head down and plod through it, and I'm sure I will have a good time.
As for the rest of the day, I'll finish decorating, maybe wrap some gifts. Finish Revival? Nap? Yes all around. Hope everyone has an awesome Sunday and upcoming week.