Let me share with you my latest fantasy. (Don't worry, this isn't TMI.) The fantasy is that I lay burrowed in my bed, all day. No shower. No cleaning, cooking, shopping, acting as a psychiatrist, resolving disputes, arguing. I'm mentally and physically drained! I'm not sure that a day in bed would solve anything, but it sounds so good. But that's not going to happen. The best I can hope for is a quick afternoon nap. I also have occasional fantasies about living in an apartment, too, by the way.
How are all the holiday festivities going for everyone? I have probably 85% of my shopping done. The things left to do are primarily gift cards, which I can do online. I still have to sit down (probably today) and plan out various holiday meals and come up with a grocery list.
Next week is mid-term week for my daughter. What this means (besides stress, foul attitudes, tears and emotional outbursts) is that there is no day next week with a clear schedule. Tests are at 8:00 and 10:00, but not necessarily both times every day. So basically this is an on-call week. Plus we have my son's Christmas program (the SAME PROGRAM I've been watching for the last 12 years, Jesus give me strength), and another Confirmation class. I'm definitely not feeling the spirit yet. Maybe later.
We had a book club meeting this week, discussing "The Silent Wife". This was one of those books that we all read ravenously, but hated all the characters. We had a good discussion. At January's meeting we will be discussing "The Rosie Project". We will see who shows up...we have a lot of pregnant women coming due.
I saw in EW they had an online bracket game determining the best YA book ever. The winner of course was Harry Potter. But I was just as delighted with the runner ups...To Kill a Mockingbird, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. That is a damned fine lineup, and I'm feeling pretty self-satisfied that I've read them all!
All the "Best of" lists are starting to appear everywhere, and it is so much fun. It just makes me wish I could read faster. Or maybe it just makes me wish I could read, period. Anyway, even though I'm not officially blogging anymore, I will be doing my "Best of" lists this week. On Monday, my favorite audios. Tuesday will be my favorite Fiction reads, and Wednesday Young Adult. I've been working hard!
But not reading unfortunately. Still reading "Death of the Black-Haired Girl", and people, this is only a 280 page book. My library due date is coming up soon. I need to get cracking. I HAVE been listening to audio this week though..."Police" by Jo Nesbo to be exact. I need to take a moment and express my frustration with this man. He freaking messed me up with "Ghost", then came back with this installment and is manipulating me some more. I am nearly enraged. I won't go into details, but you can't trust a thing he says, and he kills people I love. Damn him.
Today my daughter and I will do a little kitten therapy at the animal shelter. Beyond that, maybe we will see a movie. Hobbit? Out of the Furnace? Dallas Buyers Club? Such choices! But first, a nap.