Saturday, December 17, 2011

Snow, reading, and TV specials


It looks like Christmas here with snow falling on the trees and the red barn across the road.  Snow is a rare sight this year, it has been a rather muddy Season.  Christopher reminded me that last year we had heavy snow and ice the week of finals.

I'd planned to run a couple errands today but instead I'm staying home where it is warm and cozy.  There is nothing which needed to be done today that can't wait until Monday.  After the busy-ness of last week, a day of reading and watching a little TV sounds lovely.

There are some very good Christmas specials on various channels, including The Pioneer Woman's Christmas special on The Food Network (I just love Ree!) and the NRB Channel is showing the Christmas episodes of The Joy of Music.  I'm not a big fan of organ music, however, I have enjoyed that show through the years.  My favorites being the two Christmas episodes and the one they taped at L'Abri in Switzerland a few years ago.

But there are also books still to read!  Last night I perused through one of my favorite "books about books", Honey for a Woman's Heart by Gladys Hunt.  Since it first came out, this book has introduce me to some authors who would have otherwise been off my radar... like Barbara Pym ( a few have asked me if I have read her books, yes... very good!).

Anyway, when I read through it again last night, I kept thinking of that saying, "So many books... so little time".  Sigh...  But before I can read or watch or anything else, there are dishes soaking in the kitchen sink, and a load of laundry waiting for the washer, not to mention humans and a kitty needing to eat.  Such necessary gotta do's continue even this time of year.

5 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lots to do here today too. I may have to go get Lindsay from work, she is not feeling well, dishes, sewing...I am thankful for my little helpers around here!

I haven't seen Ree's show yet...I may have to check it out!

Deanna

Anonymous said...

The stores would probably be mobbed on Saturday before Christmas anyway. Good day to stay home and take it easy.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas ! Saw the link to your blog on Susan Branch's comments and so happy to find you. You put it perfectly....so much to do along with the holiday stuff, but it is fun. Just finished a huge batch of cookies from my mother's recipe...memories and holidays just go together. Will enjoy exploring your blog...thanks for sharing.

Rosemary said...

Just stopping by to let you know how much I enjoy your lovely blog. You and I share the same interests in books, music, and enjoying life's simple pleasures of home and family. I always feel more serene after reading your posts.

Elizabeth said...

Love your post! There is so much to do, but I am taking time to visit my favorite blogs!