Good morning...finally! Seems like I've not been getting my posts in early lately. It's not easy when you get up and go to 7:30 Mass.
This week was definitely one to put behind me. We got over 6 inches of rain (wish we could send some over to our friends in California!). We got no definitive answers from the doctor on my son's weight loss (more blood tests to come). My daughter got her driver's license, and immediately began traipsing around on the busiest and most dangerous highway in the area, therefore I feel sick to my stomach all the time. (Still no parking at the school, but I've found a local business that is willing to let her park in their lot...for now.) And my best friend lost her father yesterday to cancer. It was one of those weeks where you just focus on a distant point of reference and keep walking.
But we've got Ryder Cup today. Gone Girl comes out next week in theaters. The new season of American Horror Story and The Walking Dead are coming soon. I've started taking Polish classes on Wednesday nights. An indie bookstore is coming to town soon. And I've been reading some great books.
In print I finished "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. It truly is an incredible book, and there is no question in my mind why she's been nominated for the National Book Award this year. I'm now about 50 pages into "All I Love and Know" by Judith Frank, insistently recommended by Heather at Book Addiction. You would think this was some story about a middle-aged woman having drama, right? But it is most definitely NOT. I'm really hoping to dig in more today.
On audio I finished "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves" by Karen Joy Fowler which was...unique. Very readable, and covers a topic you don't often see (no spoilers). I also blew through Jojo Moyes' "One Plus One" which couldn't be more precious, and an excellent audio production. I'm now a couple discs into "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little. I've been seeing some buzz on this one, and was on the Must list in EW a few weeks ago. It's intriguing, snappy, and the narrator/protagonist is bratty but I think that is the point.
For the first time, my daughter is driving herself clear across town for her SAT class, so we lost our excuse for our Winter Park brunches! Guess I'll sit here and worry instead - LOL! Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and please let me know what you're up to and what you're reading!