Thursday, February 03, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Tomorrow will be the fourth day in a row that the schools have been closed due to ice/snow.  We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow and Sunday.  It's been nice having the kids home with me all day.  Youngest and I have slipped around on the ice, watched TV together while sitting by a warm fire, drank hot cocoa with marshmallows, and even cleaned out old junk from closets.  Oldest has had some friends over, brave souls who ventured out on foot in the freezing temperatures.

I also managed to finish my first book of the year yesterday.  It was The Burying Place by Brian Freeman.  Took me longer to read than usual.  Not because it wasn't good - his books are always good! - but just because finding enough quiet moments to get any real reading in is difficult at times.  Loved the book!  There were so many twists and turns that left me guessing right up until the very end.

For the reading challenge, the February book I chose to start with is The Trouble with Valentine's Day by Rachel Gibson.  My BFF read this one and another of Gibson's books, and after all the gushing she did, I had to check out the author myself.  Of course, I've had the book in my TBR pile for a while now, so it's about time I read it.

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