I'm finishing my last book of the year, the audio version of The Poisonwood Bible. I can't really recommend it, due to reasons I don't have time to detail today, but it does possess some luscious morsels of writing that I turn over and over in my mind.
The Papa and I have resumed the indulging of our love for The #1 Ladies Detective Agency series, reading aloud together The Full Cupboard of Life on the drive to and from Fort Worth last week. The contrast between this book and Poisonwood is startling in the different ways they portray life on the African continent.
The week between Christmas and New Year's has to be my favorite time of the whole year.
I think I've overdosed on Peppermint Bark, courtesy of several friends who generously shared their handiwork this Christmas season. There are few things better with a cup of hot coffee.
Today, the task is the annual cleaning out of the closet and year-end donation of the overflow to the Salvation Army or another local charity. It's one of the reasons I love this week.
A friend called this morning to ask me about curriculum for a third-grader and it struck me that I'm already out of touch with much of what's now available for that age range...I'm going to have to study up if I don't want my usefulness to homeschoolers to fall off the cliff as my youngest students enter high school!
Yes, I might actually make some New Year's resolutions this year for a change. For change. Change I can believe in :-)
My kitty is sleeping beside me this morning, tempting me to re-enter Napland with her, but there is much to do before 2009 knocks, so I'm off to the closet...I have miles to go before I sleep!