This is really just a continuation of my blatherings from earlier in the week.
I am all recovered, but I passed on my cold to Hamburger. The germs took no mercy on him and he’s been sick since Wednesday. He’s over it, and I’m over it. He is NOT a pleasant sicko. He’s of the attitude that the world is conspiring against him.
Oh well. At least we’ll be well for Hawaii! Some of you asked where we’re going. We’ll be on the North Shore of Oahu for 2 weeks, watching the pro surfers surf Pipeline. We also have plans to do some hiking (nothing hardcore), ride the bike path on the beach cruisers that come with the little studio we rented, and just relax. This will be our fourth trip to the North Shore (and 6th trip to the Hawaiian islands).
As much as I like rain, I’m ready for some warmth and relaxation. Although it didn’t rain like hell while I was home sick, it has managed to sprinkle and drizzle and rain off and on throughout the week. Usually when I’m out running errands. Or, best yet, yesterday morning when I went for a walk. More rain in today’s forecast, which is a bit of a bummer as I really need to do some grocery shopping and I hate getting soggy while doing this chore.
As for the holidays, we’re VERY low-key. Both sides of the family have eliminated presents this year (to which I say hallelujah), so the only shopping I did was for my Secret Santa exchange at work and a few friends. And most of the cards have already been mailed. No tree, no decorations. In fact, this is as festive as I get…
When it comes to Monte Cristo sandwiches, it seems there are two distinct camps…the lovers, and the rest of us who won’t touch them with a ten-foot pole. It’s been kinda interesting to see who likes an excuse to eat jelly with their ham and cheese sandwiches.
I am also still buying books. Jenners and Sandy somehow talked me into Bag of Bones and Rose Madder, and Michelle conned me into listening to Year Zero. And I’m dithering over Daughter of Smoke and Bone. So many books, people!!
I’ve made no progress on Bleak House or The Count this week. Well, I did read a few chapters of The Count, but with that beast you have to read 100 pages in order to feel like you’ve made any progress!
And finally, I’ll leave with one last link: Tasha wrote a fabulous Ode to DNFs. You should go read it.