Did you have a good week? I'm feeling spring getting closer around these parts. We had a few inches of snow earlier this week, but it is nearly gone as it has been around 40 degrees most of the week. I can't wait for spring, resuming daily walks and other outdoor activities.
This was a very busy end of the week for me. On Thursday, I met one of my best friends from high school for lunch. The last time we think that we saw each other was (27) years ago, when her oldest daughter Jessica (now married - was 3 years old and we all went to the beach. Then full-time jobs, evening college classes, and husbands, childrens activities, and all that stuff happened, and we stopped getting together. Now we each have one married child and one unmarried one, both of us have divorced (I remarried,she did not), and I was shocked to hear her former husband passed away (3) years ago at age 54 from the BIG-C. We had a wonderful afternoon together, never an awkward moment or were we at a loss for words. Yes, we've gotten older, gained some weight, and colored our hair, but it still seemed like in some ways we were 18 years old again. Our other two friends perhaps can join us the next time. One thing is for sure, we are reunited and this will be, at-least a monthly gathering of lovely 50 something women :)
Friday, the husband and I went to the movies again, to see the release of Shutter Island. We both liked the movie a lot. You need to pay attention, but the movie follows the book closely, and it was easier to understand the entire story with the movie, than with the book IMO. It's not really creepy, but the setting, (an asylum for the criminally insane located on an island during a hurricane just set the mood so well). RECOMMENDED!
Yesterday, my SIL, her sister and I drove to Petco in Torrington, CT to pick up Mica, her rescued, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is (4) years old. Mica took a 16 hour journey on Friday from Georgia along with about 16 other rescues. He had been fostered at a home in GA for 6 weeks, and is just so sweet. I think Mica will be the perfect companion for my SIL who lost her husband (my brother) 3 months ago.
Isn't he adorable?
Books Completed This Week
- Unfinished Business; Van Praagh ( no review yet)
- The Girl Who Chased the Moon; Addison Allen
- Unfinished Desires; Gail Godwin
This Weeks Tentative Reading Plans
- The Solitude of Prime Numbers; Giordano (finish - this book is excellent)
- Brazzaville Beach; William Boyd
- The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag; Bradley
Special Thanks Goes To:
Alayne @ The Crowded Leaf and Cheryl at C. Mash Loves to Read for passing along these generous awards tome this week. Many Thanks to both of you.
Have a fabulous Week Everyone!