Very Strange Day
I have spent the last nine months caring for my youngest grandchild while her mother teachers high school English. Today is my first weekday at home and it feels very strange. I am very used to the routine that we have developed and I miss her but it is time for her to have Mommy time. So, what am I doing with my day, you might say. Well, the stock answer for everything is "laundry". Yes, I am doing laundry and, while it isn't my favorite chore, it does feel good to see the accomplishment of having the laundry pile dwindle.
I have also taken the time to blog my book reviews before I forgot what I read and now I have taken the time, between laundry loads, to watch a couple of old movies. I absolutely love vintage movies and watch them every time I get a chance.
Today I viewed "Not As A Stranger" starring Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum and Olivia de Havilland. It was the 1955 Stanley Kramer production based on the 1954 book by Morton Thompson. What can I say -- what is not to like about a youngish Sinatra and Mitchum.
So, what does my afternoon hold for me? Hmmm...I don't know, maybe a little Sprout or Disney Channel. I think this is going to be a bigger adjustment for me than it is for the munchkin!
Monday, June 10, 2013
Musing Monday - June 10, 2013
The questions of "what am I currently reading" and "what have I recently bought" sort of go together this week. I am currently reading "Sullivan's Island" by Dorothea Benton Frank. I originally purchased this for my Nook but, after getting aggravated about always needing to charge the thing, I opted to buy the book.
One of the problems I have with e-readers is, while you can see what page you are on, you can't "see" how far you have gotten in the book. I was surprised to see how far I had gotten on the Nook when I found my place in the physical book.
Yesterday, while at B&N, I also bought "The Secret of the Old Clock". This is the first in the Nancy Drew series and I decided this would be my next choice for the children's book challenge I am participating in. I didn't read much Nancy Drew when I was growing up -- just didn't like mysteries but I think now, as an adult, I am really going to enjoy it.
Last week I also learned how to check out books from the library using my Nook. The title I chose was "A Highland Christmas" by M. C. Beaton. The checkout time is fairly limited so I am not sure I will get this one finished before I have to return it but I am enjoying the Hamish Macbeth series so I will probably have check it out again.