Good morning my bloggy friends. I write today with a slightly heavier heart than usual. No fewer than a half dozen people I consider good friends are having some major troubles going on right now, if not to them, then to people they love. Everything from illness, surgeries, cancer, troubled teenagers, children taken into protective custody...it is like everyone was drinking from the same tainted water, man. So before I begin blathering about silly things, please let me send out my heartfelt prayers to those who are suffering. I'm thinking about you, and you know who you are.
Now as far as hangovers. You all know I love my wine, but I'm not talking about THAT kind of hangover. I'm talking about what happens when you immerse yourself in something, become addicted to it, then suddenly it is gone from your life. The first hangover I had was when I finished the last episode of Breaking Bad last Sunday night. EPIC ENDING. But it was over! I'll never be able to watch it again for the first time, never be amazed at the stunning writing from week to week. I'll probably never see anything this close to perfection on TV ever again. I'm not exaggerating. And no more Jesse! I cried for over an hour. My family thought I was nuts.
I also finished the 21-disc audio of "Insomnia", a re-read from my earlier days. That is a long book. So much that when I finished (especially after the incredible ending), I was sort of at odds with what to do with myself. The only solution was more Mo Hayder. My last in the Jack Caffrey series. Once I finish this installment, I'll have to wait for her to write another one. Yet another hangover in the making.
I've also started reading "Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein. This is a sort-of sequel to "Code Named Verity", which I read about a year ago and really liked. I'm about 40% of the way through, and it is excellent. She writes such strong, young female characters!
We saw Gravity yesterday in 3D IMAX. It felt pretty Hollywood-y and there wasn't much in the way of character development beyond the surface, but the effects were stunning. Definitely worth paying a little extra for 3D IMAX for this one.
So the week I'm facing is going to be a humdinger. It is football playoff time, and my son is facing three or four games this week plus two practices. My daughter has Cross Country Districts this week. And my husband is out of town. Methinks I'll be living in my car for the week. Thank God for audios, is all I have to say.
Hope you all have a restful, peaceful Sunday!