So...how's the post-election week settling in at your place? For me, it's meant a 75% reduction in the amount of news I watch and read. I don't need to hear Rahm Emanuel's bio and I don't want to hear any more about how many executive orders O plans to overturn in his first hours in office, especially ones that will cost babies' lives here and abroad. It's now done, and while I wait with eagerness to see what God will do, I'm sick of the media's take and all the fawning and chills up the leg and Messiah talk.
I'm not liking papaya withdrawal. And I'm not sure, but I THINK that the fruit Eve succumbed to was papaya. I mean really, would an apple tempt you if there was papaya? The only thing is, she would have to have had the help of a very tall man to get it down so never mind.
HOW is it just two and a half weeks until Thanksgiving? I need to get busy! I haven't even bought the turkeys yet!
Yes, I had to return to the MouseTales at Granny's House. So far, one mouse down and we don't know how many to go. Monday the exterminator will be called, and this week I will probably have to break my pledge of never having another cat again in my life. Felines are definitely less undesirable than rodents. But only by a sliver.
Laundry. Lots all at once. That's what happens when two people come home from two weeks away and haven't washed a thing. I don't like doing laundry. I'm so glad that The Papa helps :-)
I'm 4/5 of the way through The Brothers Karamazov. It's meaty, complex, confusing at times, and captivating. It's certainly slowed down my reading pace, but it's worth it. I'll have to pick a few short ones after this!
This weekend Lyric and I watched The Other Boleyn Girl. I am intensely interested in the history of that era in England, and even though this particular novel and movie are partly fictional, there's enough real history there to make it more than just a good story. After the movie we went online and looked up some of the controversies and disputed bits about Anne Boleyn, her siblings, and their place in the court of Henry VIII. Despite some rather wide liberties being taken with the characters and events, it's a moving and sobering look at court life and at how young women were used as means to the desired political and economic ends of their fathers, brothers, uncles, husbands...and sovereigns. Shelley tells me that there are major differences between the book and the movie, and I may put the book on my list for next year. Ah...so much to read.
I'm in the mood to make a pumpkin pie. If I weren't suffering the effects of jet lag I'd probably get in the kitchen and do that right now. But I can see one in my immediate future.
I left in October, and returned in November to see the perfect new calendar page after my visit with Lyric. Yes, our food was great, but...
I love it.
Hopefully my jet lag fog will cleared in the next few hours and I'll be able to post something more interesting than papaya and laundry. Until then, get a great start to your new week!