07 December 2013

Ho Ho Ho'ing

Crazy how time flies. I reread my last post to make sure I don't repeat anything in this one. How could it go from Monday to Saturday in the blink of an eye? 

I've spent hours today reading my book club book, And The Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. It started off very slow. I spoke to a few people who read it who told me they didn't like how new characters were constantly introduced. How everything was tidily wrapped up in the end. It didn't encourage me to read. I finally devoted time with the book this week and was intrigued with the story. Now I'm frantically trying to finish it. I'm taking this break to write. The thing is that we have a winter advisory starting tomorrow morning (Sunday) and ending Monday morning. Snow, sleet and freezing rain. I doubt very, very much that our book club meeting will happen, at my house, but what if it does? I'm too far into the book to have the ending revealed without finishing. I still have 150 pages to go. Oh, what a dilemna. I'm tired of reading.

I have all the ingredients to make mushroom soup, and I bought good bread at Wegman's. If it turns out to be an alone day tomorrow I'll cook and read and catch up on my TV shows. I've even thought of making Christmas cards, if I can remember how. Making cards was a hobby I never thought I'd give up. I look at my old work and wonder how I ever did it. It's like it was another me. I might plagiarize myself! 

Sparky has been driving me crazy all night with his barking, and frankly, I haven't felt like getting up to chastise him. He's finally setttled down with his stuffed dog. Thankfully!

I think he's bored from being in his crate all day. When I get home from work I take him out, but I don't walk him because it's dark. I made an exception tonight and ran with him around the block. BTW, somthing startled him and he's barking by the front windows now. *&%#^!!!

The only decorations I have up this year are on my mantle. Me, who is known for her Christmas house. Part of it is Sparky, who gets into everything he can reach. Another part is the time involved. And my not having a Christmas party again. Maybe next year? I do have lights up outside.

My salon work party is next Saturday. It will be bittersweet without Mason. In our hearts, he will be there. I've been asked to bring my 'famous' bourbon meatballs (thanks for the recipe Kathy!). I'm going to Longwood Gardens on the 11th in Kennett Square, PA for their Christmas exhibition. I've always wanted to go. I'll be attending a performance of The Nutcracker on the 15th with friends from a Meetup group I belong to. I don't have plans for Christmas, yet. I'm going to an after-Christmas party on the 26th. I'm also going to a Christmas parade in Annapolis on the 27th including a get-together with friends afterward. Good times ahead. My house might not be decorated, but I think I'll be doing a lot of Ho Ho Ho'ing.

Life is Good!


Forsythia said...

Yes, life is good. So much to see, do and enjoy. Sounds like you have some great holiday plans.

Josie Two Shoes said...

It sounds like you've got some wonderful holiday plans lined up, things to look forward to, and that's important!

Lauralew said...

Mushroom soup--yum. I get the book club rush. I never finish until the day of--but for this month, I actually finished the book (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie) a week in advance! Good book, too!

DebsterC said...

Ahh soup and hearty bread...my all-time favorite meal...esp. in this kind of weather. Longwood Gardens must be beautiful this time of year...enjoy that.

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