I woke up this morning to temperatures in the 50's and went for a long walk with my husband. There is nothing like that first whisper of fall to turn that attitude around and remind yourself that this is a new day.
Again, the past week was not one I'm sorry to see go. We buried my best friend's father on Thursday. These folks are extended family to us, and I worry about them.
Amidst the nearly foot of rain we got last week, the UPS man decided it would be fun to turn his massive truck around in my yard, leaving deep ruts, mud, and broken irrigation pipes in his wake. (Shockingly, this type of thing has happened before.) So now I'm dealing with their insurance company, quotes and repairs on that. The upstairs air conditioner blew up Saturday morning...always on a weekend, right? Gotta get that guy out here tomorrow morning. (Have I mentioned lately that I REALLY want to move to a condo? At the beach?)
Polish classes have been going well. I can't really tell you whether I'm going to learn anything, but we have a real mixed bag of people in there, and it's a hoot. This week we spent a good deal of time talking about Polish food. That was something that ALL of us could get excited about. We all had contributions on that subject! LOL
I really REALLY want to see Gone Girl, but our weekends are so busy. My son is the hugest David Fincher fan, but he is always knee-deep in homework and I hate to tempt him away from it. If I have to, I'll go by myself.
I've been slightly off my game lately, so my reading has taken a hit. In print, I'm still reading "All I Love and Know" by Judith Frank, and it is really good. I hope I can gain some ground with it next week. On audio, I finished "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little, a book that had been getting quite a bit of buzz. But honestly, I just don't get it. The book seemed very amateur to me, a lot of Nancy Drew clue-finding by a very obnoxious character. I wasn't feeling the love like a lot of people.
Now I'm close to halfway through "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury, which is a readalong that Ti and I are hosting in the month of October. Here are my initial thoughts...I'm not thrilled with the narrator. The atmosphere is very creepy and there are some freaky things happening, but the style of prose is getting on my nerves. If any of you are reading it, what do you think?
I am getting revved up for the new fall TV season starting this week, particularly American Horror Story Wednesday night, and The Walking Dead next Sunday night. For that reason alone this has got to be a good week right?