Thank you for your book and film recommendations! I have printed them out but you have plenty of time to add any comments (or send an e-mail) since I won't be able to start working on the new post until later in the week. I can do a cut and paste of new comments from Blogger to the Word document.
I will have time over next weekend as Hubby is flying out on Friday to pick up the New England Contingent's old mini van and driving it back to the Midwest. They offered it for him to use in his handy man business (they bought a used vehicle which will now hold five children and two adults) and he is thrilled. So... it will be Christopher and I here at home for a few days... just like it was when we homeschooled and Dad traveled a lot for his job.
While I was away from blogging last week, we had crazy weather. It's been a wet and wild spring but I don't remember the state being hit with so many tornadoes as it was last week... perhaps the Palm Sunday tornadoes or the Super Outbreak that hit the Midwest in 1974 (which I road out in a MALL!). The area was devastated by those twisters and for years and years (and years) afterward, I would start hyperventilating when the sirens went off... if not before.
We get tornado watches quite often this time of year and the occasional warning but last week when the radar showed the twister near us, the guys dragged a mattress to the hallway where three people and one kitty huddled underneath until the storm passed... about twenty-five minutes but it seemed like hours. Thankfully, we had no damage from hail or wind.
I'll post my Books Read in May list soon, it won't take long. With so much lawn and garden work (in between rain), I didn't get as much time to read. Perhaps I'll tell the guys today they are on their own... no food or laundry or conversation... I will be finishing that novel today!
Hmmm... I don't think that will work. Christopher is due home from work in an hour for lunch. That means I need to start thinking of food... not novels. Then I need to stake the cucumber plant before more rain is predicted this afternoon. Then I need to spray the front porch for spiders.
So much for reading in the daytime... ;)