Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snowing and reading and staying warm

I'm enjoying these days of staying inside while the sting of cold and snow combine to make everything "outside" uncomfortable. Not that there isn't a beauty to Winter as we look at it from the inside out... it's just the feeling of bitter cold is not one I appreciate these days. No matter how lovely snow can appear.

So, I'm taking advantage of the inside days to continue the little projects I've wanted to do for ages. Not only in organizing areas of the house but also working on my scrapbook journal again (I let it go these past couple of months) as well as catching up on reading.

I finished The Unseen on Sunday so I could post a belated review. It was due before Christmas but I had a heard time "getting into" the book. It's not bad, it is just a genre I find hard to appreciate. I have another book to review, this time sent by the author and I hope to get to it later this week.

However, I couldn't help myself when the library sent me an e-mail that The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was waiting for me. I've read so much about it and the book sounds like the type of story I would love... so it went to the head of the class. I've started reading it and as someone commented, I expect I won't be able to put it down today.

To help my hubby as he is working another week, I've taken over his household "chores". Which, unfortunately, included cleaning out Sasha's litter box yesterday. I'll have to remember how much I appreciate the unpleasant chores he does around here.

On a brighter (and much more pleasant aroma) note... both the guys came home early Monday evening. The store was very slow so hubby could leave a little early (working nine hours instead of eleven) and Christopher's instructor became ill during class so they finished early. Thankfully, I had a yummy pasta and green veggies for them as well as cookies in the cookie jar.

That will bring them in from the cold. :)

2 comments:

scrappy quilter said...

You've been busy. It's great you are getting in some reading time. I love books too.

Kim Stewart said...

Brenda,
Your blog is such a blessing to me, as well as so many others. My husband is a manager for Panera Bread here in Maryland. I wanted you to know that tomorrow, 1/28, all Panera Breads are giving away free coffee because they have changed their coffee provider and want everyone to try the new coffee. They actually changed it over a week ago but this is the "grand opening" of the coffee. They will also be giving away samples of some of the breakfast items. I figured if I posted it in your comments you, as well as your readers would know. I hope you get to go and have some good coffee along with a good book!
Bright blessings,
Kim