Thoughts on the way home

It’s been a long day. I spent it 56 stories above Manhattan, and although I basically just sat down and made calls, I managed to order a sheet cake for a birthday surprise three hours before we were to unveil it. I feel like I accomplished a lot, but there’s more work to do tomorrow. The good thing is that the boss will be flying again on Wednesday so it should be quiet after that.

I had Angel stay home because of the freezing temperatures and the winds that were in the forecast. I was worried not only about Angel getting sick from the extreme cold and wind, but I was also worried about my mother-in-law who might have difficulty as well.

Days like this makes it prudent to just hop on the express bus home and relax before I get Angel ready for bed.

Motherhood — that’s my second job.

Trying to get on with my reading list

One of my goals for the new year is to read more.  January is practically gone and I haven’t quite made any progress in that department.   Before 2007 ended I had started two books.  I’m going to try to get on with Grisham’s BLEACHERS which should be an easy read.  I just haven’t had the time. 

I have always found great pleasure in reading in addition to whatever entertainment or knowledge I gather from whatever it is I read.  I try to get my hands on a wide range of books, not necessarily the best sellers of the day — but I have learned from previous experience that there are a lot of gems in the bargain racks as well.

So except for the Grishams, Clancys, Buscaglias, Bachs, and those by my other favorite writers whose books I try to grab, I try to keep an eye out for other interesting reads.  It may be something I had heard of or which had been recommended y a magazine — or perhaps it was mentioned in a bulletin from my favorite bookseller.  I have tried very hard to resist the urge to pick up any new ooks until I went through at least six of the dozen or so books on my shelf which I have yet to open — but there is just so much material out there.

Reminder to self: put Grisham’s book in my tote.  I’m already two books behind as I have yet to get my hands on THE INNOCENT MAN and this week he releases THE APPEAL.  All the more I have to get going on my reading list..

Just my boy and I

The weekend passed with us playing in and around a “clubhouse” we built in the living room.  I was able to do some scrapbook layouts even if he was constantly asking me to put the laptop down so he could sit on my lap.  And even if he insisted I stay awake even when I so desperately needed to take a nap after staying up late to watch a movie on DVD, and I had to wake up early at just around 7am when he woke up — it was all worth it.