Can you believe it’s the last Sunday of January already? We’ve had another busy week:
~ Back to Spokane for Josiah’s follow-up appointment with the oral surgeon. Three hours on the road for a 3 minute appointment in which a nurse looked in his mouth and said, “Looks good!” Seems a bit like just an excuse to charge the insurance company for another office visit, but at least I got to take Josiah out to lunch.
~ A busy homeschool week that was nice for the lack of enrichment classes to drive to – the 1st semester ended, and new classes don’t start up until next week. We finished up our unit on World War II, which I am very glad of – not an easy period of history to study.
~ Yesterday, we took the kids and some friends to the indoor aquatic center in Usk and had an absolute blast. After driving home over the mountain through fog, we found out that Nan’s best friend is in the hospital for pneumonia so Natalie and I went to visit her, then I got stuck with a flat tire in the Safeway parking lot. I was so very glad the flat had waited until then – it would not have been fun on top of the foggy mountain.
~ Today will be spent getting some homeshool stuff ready for this coming week and doing laundry. And, hopefully, getting some blog posts written.
As far as reading goes, it’s been a good week. I finished Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays by Zadie Smith, which I found very hit or miss, though I liked enough to warrant a 3-out-of-5-star rating; Certain Women by Madeleine L’Engle, which I LOVED; Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce – a fantastic read-aloud; and Life Mask by Emma Donoghue, which couldn’t have been more different than Room, but still very good.
If I get a chance to read today, I will be finishing Starter for Ten by David Nicholls and making some headway in The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. While doing laundry, I have three audiobooks in progress that will help me handle the mindless chores: The Lost City of Z by David Grann; Angelology by Danielle Trussoni; and Possession by A.S. Byatt.
What are you reading as this first month of 2011 draws to a close?