Saturday, December 20, 2008

Catch-up notes from a busy week...

Where has the week gone? Is is really Saturday? Ideas for various post topics or photos have been swirling around in my head, but nothing has made it to the page. I'll chalk it up to the busy holiday season and resolve to do better in the new year.

This is what I was going to post about this week:

  • A daily Christmas-y photo: wrapping gifts, baking, decorations, etc. This plan was thwarted by the sudden demise of my camera. Santa will hopefully rectify the situation and, in the meantime, I hope to use my daughter's camera today when we hunt for our 'perfect tree'.

  • My book group met this week. There was near-record attendance for our Christmas Tea. We discussed Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier and planned our January and February meetings.

  • You may have noticed that Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now has become a permanent fixture in my currently reading box. Initially this was to be read with an on-line group, but I failed to keep up with their schedule as several other shorter books captured my attention. I've had only limited success with reading multiple books simultaneously (although I continue to try), so I really want to focus on Trollope for the next week or so.

  • My oldest daughter completed her first semester of college. I picked her up Thursday evening, so we were home before yesterday's storm hit. Her teammates were not as fortunate. Most had finals scheduled for Friday morning and since all travel ceased yesterday, they are heading home today instead.

  • Twin A and I attended An Evening With David Sedaris last week. I figured I'd better just mention it here because, at this rate, it may not get a proper post at all. She enjoyed Me Talk Pretty One Day when she read it this fall for a creative writing class and I thought I'd surprise her with tickets. I listened to Dress Your Family In Corduroy and Denim, so I'd be prepared for the evening, too. We had an excellent time, but the surprise turned out to be that the evening coincided with the beginning of the monster ice storm that unloaded on the northeast.

There will be at least one more proper post as I wrap up the year's reading...and hopefully some shorter holiday posts, too.


  1. I love, love, love Rebecca. This puts me in the mood to read it for the 800th (so to speak) time. And, as your daughter finishes her first semester in college, we can all be in prayer (and I'm not kidding here), that my son finishes his last semester in High School. Because it's not at all certain. ;)

    Blessings on this holy week for you and your family.

  2. Bellezza,
    My group loved Rebecca! I was so glad, since it was my suggestion. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reread it this time...had to finish Twilight;-)

    Kids can be so different in their attitude and approach to learning.
    Two of mine just breeze through, while one struggles every step of the way. We do all we can to help and encourage but, sometimes it seems like one step forward and then two steps back. I sure hope your son's last semester is a success.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, too!

  3. I like your new blog look! It has a quiet simplicity I love. I never get to post all the stuff in my head. :<) I really must read or listen to Sedaris. I know of his sister, Amy, but haven't read him.

  4. Thanks, Nan. That's exactly the look I was going for! listeners give all of Sedaris' books very high ratings. I will listen to another one eventually.


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