Good morning readers - sitting here with my second cup of coffee thinking about my Thanksgiving menu and shopping list (just 11 days away). This year Thanksgiving falls the day before my son's birthday (38), so it's yet another reason to be thankful. He is a terrific son: smart, kind, caring and sensitive, the kind of son that would make any mother proud. I still worry about him a lot as he has a lot on his plate between job and family life and he never seems to take enough time for himself. Do we ever stop worrying about our children? Sometimes I wondered how got so lucky in having (2) wonderful kids who never gave me any trouble, given the fact I was far from a perfect mother. Much of the formative years, was spent as a single parent, just the 3 of us. Do you think how children turn out is the luck of the draw?
This past week has been busy. We went to a flower show and saw a movie: Bridge of Spies (I didn't think I'd like this one, but loved it. But, then, anything Tom Hanks is in is usually fantastic. Have you seen this movie? I've also been trying to catch up on reviews and have a few more to post over the next week. I've been reading as well and just finished, Being Mortal and Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories; A. Niffenegger I loved. I've been struggling with Avenue of Mysteries, John Irving and not sure if I'll be finishing this one. I also started, Drew Barrymore's memoir, Wildflower. I've always liked this actress and know she had a difficult childhood so I'm curious.
I've received some new books in the mail over the last few weeks, take a look.
- The Time Chamber; Daria Song (adult coloring book)
- The Wishbone Wish;Megan McDonald (Candlewick)
- Perfect Days; Raphael Montes (Penguin)
- Beatlebone; Kevin Barry (Doubleday)
- After the Crash; Michael Bussi (Machete)
Plans for today - a short walk, browsing through cookbooks for holiday recipes, reading and well then the dreaded meal of the day:) Enjoy your week everyone.