Thankful for: Being debt free! I made the last payment on our van last week, and then, thanks to our income tax refund, I paid off the dentist and Les Schwab yesterday. It’s a very good feeling. And, of course, that’s not the only thing I’m thankful for. I won’t gloat, because I know there are a lot of Broncos fans out there, but I will say that I enjoyed last Sunday afternoon very much. Oh, and I’m thankful that today, the temperature is supposed to be in the 20s. That may sound odd, but let me explain: On Wednesday morning, it was minus 17 at our house. That is SEVENTEEN DEGREES BELOW FREAKING ZERO.
Reading: All the same things I was reading last week. I have about three-and-a-half stories left to finish the O’Connor, after which I will breathe a big sigh of relief. On the flip side, I am LOVING this month’s challenge pick, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. I fully expect to finish it after church. I’m also loving Nancy Horan’s The Wide and Starry Sky and Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen, which I’m also close to finishing. It’s been a good reading week.
Listening to: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier and The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
Recently finished listening to: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Absolutely fantastic. I’ve already downloaded the sequel, The Dream Thieves.
Watching: No movie night last Sunday, because we watched the Super Bowl. Today, Mom and Dad and I and Jonathan went down to Spokane and saw The Monuments Men, which I thought was really, really good. I loved the fact that it had the sensibility of some of the older World War II movies, like The Great Escape. Jonathan, my 14-year-old, was entertained through the whole thing, even though it didn’t have all the battle scenes he is used to seeing in a war movie. Mom and Dad loved it, too. I thought it was perfectly cast and wonderfully acted. Then I got home and looked up the online reviews, and discovered that I apparently have no idea what makes a good film. The majority of critics seem to dislike it very much. Oh, well, it’s not the first time I’ve disagreed with the “majority of critics.”
Blogging recently: Not much. It’s been busy at our house! I did manage to get my review of A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith posted in time. I wrote it at around 11:30 the night before, but it was up in time for my tour date.
What are you doing today? Are you staying warm enough? Reading anything good? Seen any good movies lately?