Time: 9:25 p.m., Saturday evening. I am sitting here in the living room, completely exhausted. We had a surprise retirement party for Mom at church tonight. Do you know how hard it is to keep a secret like that from someone you live with? Not only was it a surprise, but it was a “This Is Your Life” theme party, and I had arranged for her best friend from high school to come be the mystery guest. It was amazing to me that the whole church knew about the party, and yet Mom still had no idea what was going on. It went perfectly, and I’m glad I don’t have to try to keep it secret anymore!
Eating: Nothing. We had a Mexican food potluck at the party. Needless to stay, I did not count Weight Watchers’ points.
Reading: Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett – yes, still. This book is huge! Also, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright – well-researched and very distrubing; The Lady’s Maid by Dilly Court – not exactly thrilled with this one, but will persevere because I’m reading it for a tour; and City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte – loving it.
Recently finished reading: The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison – loved it and was disturbed by my reaction to it.
Listening to: May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy – very good so far; and Death Cloud by Andrew Lane – loving this.
Recently finished listening to: Once by Morris Gleitzman – extremely well-written, but seemed like part one of a longer book, not a complete story
Blogging recently: Nothing! I took a mini-break this week without really intending to. I finished all my lesson planning, so I did a lot of reading this week, but just didn’t feel like blogging, I guess.
Thankful for: Secrets kept, two more weeks of summer break, and cooler weather – in the 80s instead of the 90s.
What are you reading, listening to, or thankful for today?