It's Baaaaaccccck! That Would Be Winter!
I have lived here all my life and I KNOW the weather is changeable but really? We have gone from summer to winter more times in the last six weeks than I can count. It is just a bit hard on the old joints and the allergies as well. So, today I am sitting here doing really almost nothing. I am marginally cold even though I am in jeans and a long sleeved shirt and SHOES! I never wear shoes! However, the stone floors are not being nice to my plantar fasciitis so I am trotting around in my croc flats which make my right foot swell up. Ain't being a grown up grand?
Anyway -- it hasn't been a very eventful week. My commute to babysitting is miserable because some brilliant city planner has decided to tear up every highway in the area all at the same time. I went a new way yesterday which wasn't good because I didn't know my way and, in the process, I almost killed a huge, HUGE, red pick up. The truck flew out of a convenience store driveway between cars and I couldn't see around the monster truck next to me and never saw the guy. I didn't hit him but it really shook me up and the seat belt hurt my chest. If I ever go that way again, I have to remember about that driveway.
I have discovered, on my journeys, that I can no longer listen to music on the radio -- it is too distracting nor can I listen to conservative talk radio -- it is too infuriating (and I am a conservative!). I can't sit in the car with nothing going on because that is too boring so I went to our neighborhood used book store the other night in search of an audio book to see if I could listen to that and not get distracted or angry.
I came across "Folly Beach" by Dorothea Benton Frank.
While I was at the used book store I managed to find a copy of The Bobbsey Twins at London Tower. I used to have this book and even remember when it was purchased. My mother was Christmas shopping at Toudouze Market and I found it and asked for it. She said yes but that I had to wait until Christmas for it. However, as I followed her around the huge store, I read most of it so she just gave it to me when I got home. I am not sure what happened to that book -- I will probably find it now that I have replaced it -- but I intend to read it for the children's book challenge I have joined and only read one book for. I am not good at challenges!
I also managed to score a very nice hard back copy of The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe. I enjoyed a previous novel that I read of hers -- The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and hope this one is just as good.
So, let's see, that is about all that has happened this week. The Hubs has killed the computer three times this week and can't seem to get it back into working order this time. I am protecting my little netbook from him -- he is dangerous. I also signed up for a one week free trial of Hulu.com. So far, it is looking good -- has a lot of stuff on it but we will see how much we watch it during our free trial. At only $7.98 a month, though, I think it is a better deal than Netflix streaming. Just saying.
Well, that is all my news. Think I will get back to my book before the urge to take yet another nap gets the better of me. I am so ready for summer!