Good afternoon friends. Late again. Just plan on it from here on out! Had a good, busy week. My parents arrived from Indiana for the winter. The kids were in their last week of school before the break (the daughter had mid-terms - drama!). I finished the last bit of shopping and found an adorable local indie bookstore that just opened (our only one). We had a book club meeting discussing "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell. So much love for that book! We had an impromptu Christmas gathering at a friend's house last night. My daughter got two free tickets to this Ice exhibition down at the Gaylord Palms resort, which gave us a taste of winter and froze our noses.
The kids tell me I need to get a life, but the highlight of my week really is the update on the puppies. I know, call me lame. They are now two weeks old, their eyes are open, they are starting to play with each other and make noises, and their pigment is starting to come in on their little noses.
Oh, so this is a book blog I guess, except I'm not reading much. Still. I did actually finish "Empty Mansions" on audio this week. It was a fascinating piece of history about a lost fortune and a reclusive heiress. I'm now about halfway through "Detroit: An American Autopsy" by Charlie LeDuff. This is a grim, gritty sketch of a city gone to hell. I guess I've had the need for some non-fiction lately!
Speaking of non-fiction, I'm also reading "Monster" by Steve Jackson, a true crime story about a sadistic serial killer of women. I've been reading this one for awhile, but it IS good. I hope to have the time to finish it soon.
I cannot believe that Thursday is Christmas. It has totally snuck up on me! Tonight we will have to do some hard core planning of the meals, including our traditional Polish feast called Wygilia, on Christmas Eve. I wish all of you a wonderful week and look forward to seeing what Santa brought you all.