How was your week? Once again, this one flew by and this week, and I suspect that the remaining weeks of 2010 will fly by just as fast. This week made me smile and smile as I accomplished a lot. I finished (5) books, but (2) were quick reads-- childrens books. I read: By Nightfall; Michael Cunningham; Dance, Dance, Dance; Murakami (if you like Murakami and audio books you MUST listen to this one). I liked it so much that I am now listening to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, also by this author (audio version as well). The reader is Rupert Degas and he is FABULOUS!
I also read, The Forgotten Garden; Kate Morton (last book for my Gothic Reading Challenge) - review coming. I liked it, but did not love it, and the kids books were: I Love Christmas; Anna Walker and Llama, Llama Holiday Drama; Dewdney....both kids books were very cute.
This week's reading plans---- I'm off Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. and Sunday, so I at least hope to read/finish (5) books this week. Bury Your Dead; Louise Penny; Moonflower Vine; Jetta Carlson; A Northern Light; Jennifer Donnelly and a few other really cute kids holiday books that I plan to blog about as well.
Do you have any specific reading plans for the coming week?
Thanksgiving is often a sad time for some people, so to those of you who find the holidays difficult, my thoughts are with you. I have been there.
I always use to host Thanksgiving for all my family when my children were small. There were usually about (15) of us. Things change though, and when my parents died, a year apart, I then began to dislike the holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas). Everything changed after that and soon, we my brothers and spouses began doing their own thing and we started a new tradition as well. You see, my parents were the glue, that seemed to keep us all close.
Change and new traditions are not always easy, but we all have to remember it's ALL about giving thanks--not only for what we have, but for what we had!
This Thanksgiving, not only are my parents gone, but both of my brothers have passed away as well. My nephews and niece have family of their own, with in-laws etc to consider, so this year at our holiday table there will be just (6) of us. It is also easier --my daughter-in law makes all the dessert, my daughter buys a birthday cake to celebrate my son's birthday, which is always around Thanksgiving, and I just have to cook the bird and side dishes. I am already thinking of the leftovers --often the best part! I lost 2 more lbs last week, so this Thanksgiving I don't plan to pig-out, but I will be eating whatever I want --just smaller portions.
May your week be perfect for ALL of you whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not!