I thought being greeted by this might start out your reading experience here today on a high note! I don't remember how I got this or when it arrived but I loved it enough to stick it in my files and just stumbled across it again this morning. I guess I should go thru my files more often, eh? I dunno half the stuff I've got tucked away, I'm sure.
Well, thank you all for the good wishes concerning my upcoming vacation! My daughter has been after me to take a few days to go off by myself somewhere...no interruptions, peace and solitude. Only trouble is, I don't do all that much driving any more except for grocery shopping and errands around the city -- and even those are few and far between since I began caring for the grandboys. It used to be, since I worked part time in those days, that everyone seemed to depend on me to get oil changed in vehicles, pick up this, take away that. My eyesight isn't all that great as time goes on, either, especially if I get caught in any of our monsoon downpours. I guess at this time of year I don't really have that to worry about since we're in the midst of one of the driest and hottest summers we've had in years. But anyway...
So I'll just stay around here. I'll have at least 8 hours of solitude here at home during the work day. I've always loved my 'alone' time but I have so little of it now I get almost giddy thinking about it. I have a ton of books on hold at the library so I'm hoping at least a few of them will arrive this week so I have something new to read. Lately I've been doing some re-reading of old favorites since I've been having a lot of difficulty finding anything worth reading in the newly published books out on the market. My daughter is really into 'urban fantasy', I think she calls it. And vampire books? For some reason neither one of those even begin to appeal to me. But she doesn't necessarily like what I read. Every now and then we stumble across books we both love, tho:
"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee
"Ride the Wind" by Lucia St. Clair Robson
"Years" by LaVyrle Spencer
"Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane
There are more but at 4:20 in the morning I'm not thinking too clearly. She has stacks and stacks and stacks of books in her bedroom. Just think what a treasure trove that'd be for me if we only shared the same taste! How depressing!