Hello, friends! Hope you're enjoying a peaceful New Year's weekend. It's sunny and a little warmer than usual here in southwest Florida, but we're expecting a cold front by tomorrow. Today we're cleaning, putting away Christmas decorations, and getting organized for the week ahead.
Our Manhattan daughters were here for several weeks in December. Fortunately they were able to quarantine at out recently-vacated condo before eventually joining us at the house. We all kept a very low profile (numbers are way too high in FL) and they have both tested negative (again) since their return to the City. Now we are back to three... one adult daughter lives with us.
Within the past week I've discovered a renewed energy for reading and, hopefully, blogging. My ankle seems to have healed well enough to allow me to walk 2.5 miles with minimal pain. Last week I was able to walk five days. The time on the beach with an audiobook in my ears has done wonders for my mood! I'll maintain this pace/distance for a few weeks and see how it goes.
Finished last week//
I've been an Elinor Lipman fan for years, but hadn't heard about her latest until Audrey mentioned it. This is the first novel featuring Covid and the Trump presidency (in an unfavorable light, in case you're wondering) I've come across, but many more are sure to follow. Lipman's witty prose and quirky characters made for a light, fun reading experience.
Last week Audrey and I attended a virtual event sponsored by Belmont Books featuring Lipman in conversation with fellow author and friend Caroline Leavitt - a delightful evening! I hope events like this continue post-pandemic.