Hello everyone from icy-cold Florida! Well, maybe not icy but we had a "cold front" run through there this week and we are now enjoying frigid temps of 80 degrees during the day and lows around 60. Woo hoo! It cracks me up how the TV stations go nuts when this happens. Bundle up the kids! Wind chill! Haha! They need to go visit New York or Colorado or Canada.
So this was the week from hell, I'm not afraid to admit, and I am so glad it is over. Hubby was gone all week, so I was solo. Over a 7 day period my son had four football games and two practices. My daughter had afternoon practices everyday (versus the mornings which are much more convenient) and a Districts meet. Plus a few other incidents. So when my husband flew in late yesterday I told him not to expect ANYTHING out of me today. Maybe not even church. I want to lay in bed and do nothing.
And if we are going to look at the glass half full, my son lost his playoff game yesterday, HANDILY. I was really sad to see them end their season this way, but at least now they have a small break before they start another sport. By the time you get to the end of this football season (which started August 1st) you are ready for it to end.
My daughter and I worked an adoption event last Sunday and I fell in love with another dog. This one was only 6 months old and was a love muffin. She was so good, and so affectionate. I was sternly told NO by my other half. We have too many cats. But you can see that I have serious dog sadness. I go through these phases.
I've been making progress on the reading. I finished my last Jack Caffrey book by Mo Hayder on audio, and now I am left wanting. She does have three stand-alone books (one I've already read) so I guess I have to move on to those. I then moved on to the audio of "The Woman Upstairs" by Claire Massud. I was a little hesitant on this one...people either love it or hate it. I have to admit that the narrator/protagonist is annoying me. She is quite whiny and pathetic. We will see if my mind changes.
In print I finished "Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein and I LOVED it. It was even better than "Code Name Verity". Wow that woman can write, and has proved to me that I can still be blown away by a WWII book. Then I read "The Silent Wife" by A.S.A. Harrison for my book club. I freaking blew through that one in two days. Almost a record for me I think. I liked it obviously, but the ending was not satisfying for me. There is definitely plenty to talk about and look forward to that discussion. I am now digging into "Eleanor & Park", the much-beloved.
I want to take a special moment here to let you know that my baby boy will be turning 14 tomorrow! I know everybody says this, but it is true...I can remember the day he was born. Those first steps, first words (or in his case sentences), his grade school years, all those teacher conferences (ha), all those hugs and kisses and tears...they just fly by. Gone - poof! Now he is looming over me in height, deciding where to go to high school and giving me life advice. It is scary. We celebrated last night at our favorite steak house.
So we will see if I am left to decompress in peace today or not. Hope you all have a great day!