Monday, January 28, 2013
Monday Musing: The Return to "Normal"
We've been home for a week. The suitcases are back in the attic, the laundry is finally done, the mail has been sorted, and my google reader is empty. Twin B started second semester classes on Wednesday and Twin A returned to college yesterday. Today the house is a little quieter, a little emptier, and we are re-adjusting to "normal".
Thank you for all of the thoughtful comments on my Moving Forward post. I will continue to respond (on the blog) to those comments requiring an answer, but otherwise give myself permission to be inconsistent and respond to comments as time permits.
The weekend was a lot of fun. After watching Syracuse basketball's heartbreaking OT loss Saturday afternoon, several members of my book club attended a tasting and book signing event with "The Fabulous Beekman Boys" at a local restaurant. We read Josh's memoir, The Bucolic Plague, last fall and were thrilled at the prospect of meeting him. I purchased a copy of The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook and had both Josh and Brent sign it. More details coming on Saturday for Weekend Cooking.
On Sunday, we saw The Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence was amazing!) and had my family over for dinner. The day ended with Downton Abbey and the saddest hour of television... ever. No spoilers, but I'm still devastated.
As far as reading goes, there hasn't been much time, so I'm still on vacation books. Fall of Giants by Ken Follett is 1000 pages long, but a quick read. With just over one hundred pages to go, I hope to finish any day.
I'm listening to In the Woods by Tana French on my new iPhone (an early Christmas present to myself) and am enthralled! Why have I waited so long to read Tana French? The only problem is that I can't figure out how to get my iPhone to play through the car speakers, so I may have to burn the book to CD if I want to listen in the car.
I hope your week is off to a good start.