Update December 11, 2019

Hi all! I didn’t update you last Friday because I just didn’t feel like it. 🙂 But now I feel like it. It’s been a good week. D had her first big concert of the season (they have two big ones and several minor ones in which they’re singing with the women’s choir). Here she is:


IL had his first birthday, and we have a lovely video of him NOT smashing his smash cake. 🙂

I’ve been using my new membership at a gym once per day to go swimming and sit in the sauna as a way to heat my painful hip. Either it’s helping, or the hip was just meant to feel better, because it’s not as bad as it was. I might even cancel the physical therapy (which doesn’t start till December 30th) if it continues to improve.

Both kids and I are now in three separate book clubs that meet every other month starting in January. M is reading BFG, by Roald Dahl, and enjoying it immensely. D finished The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate in two days. I am reading Simon vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli. I’m hoping the kids will enjoy the book clubs. It took a bit of setting up to do for me.

I’ve gotten back into my reading groove, but have not finished any books this week. Currently working on:

Currently Reading

Listening to The Age of Henry VIII as preparation for my read of the Wolf Hall trilogy next year. Buddy reading The New Jim Crow with a friend on LibraryThing. Wives and Daughters is my Serial Reader book. The Unspeakable Mind was an Edelweiss book a while back that I STILL haven’t finished (though I plan on catching up on my Netgalley and Edelweiss books next year).Maelstrom is a book by a friend of mine.

2 thoughts on “Update December 11, 2019

  1. It is really good that the kids are in book clubs. I wish I had had that opportunity when I was young.

    I think that I also would do some real history prep before reading Wolf Hall.


    1. Yeah, I’m really hoping they’ll enjoy their book clubs. They both really enjoyed their book choice, which is a good start. I’m wondering when I’ll fit all this into my busy life, though. Especially as I think I should try to read their books so that I can help with discussion if necessary.


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