Hello there – I hope your weekend has been lovely. This last week of January was an off one for me. I think allergies, lack of sleep and a general malaise made me a bit loopy and daffy and add to that an aching hip and tail bone and I was a hobbling space cadet. Old age, I tell ya.
In reading news, I’m desperately trying to finish Mrs. Tim Carries On because it is due on Friday and there are no renewals on ILLs. I also have to finish Guard Your Daughters as it is due shortly after. But I haven’t felt in the reading zone for a couple of weeks now and I miss that total absorption in a book that takes me away from all of my cares. I started reading The Luminaries yesterday on the recommendation of a friend and I know it is the kind of book that I can get carried away by – if only I wasn’t feeling so out of sorts.
I’m feeling a bit out of sorts about this blog, too, these days. I’m thinking of not writing about books in the way I have in the past, but in more of a thematic way or in the context of how they fit into what is happening in my life. Would you keep reading if I didn’t share book thoughts in quite the same way I have in the past?
Despite my advanced age I have never been to Europe before, but that is about to change. I’ll be meeting up with a friend who is spending the summer in Europe, sometime in July probably, for adventures and rambles. She told me to pick where I want to go and what I want to do and I am having a hard time deciding. England is out of the running as she’ll be spending time there with her children earlier in the summer, but anything else is open. At first I thought France and Switzerland sounded perfect, but now I am stuck on Italy, yet Spain would be wonderful, too…Any advice for me? Where would you go?
As for the Super Bowl today, well I will miss half of it. I am working and won’t get home until around half-time, but that’s okay as it isn’t really one of my favorite sporting events. I don’t like the spectacle. For the record, though, I would like the Denver Broncos to win as I do like Peyton Manning, the Broncos quarterback.
Have a fantastic day!