Monday, January 31, 2011


It's only Monday, but it's already a long week. Isn't it annoying when that happens? Even more so when we're looking at two days of nasty snow, rain, sleet and other blah? I have only one pair of boots (I didn't buy them until my third year in New York! I only bought them because I was going to Prague, where it was cold. Yeah, I don't know.), they're black suede, and all stained with salt. At least they're warm? I keep meaning to look into new boots that are more water resistant, but this freaking snow just won't quit.


In happier? sadder? news, today was Grandpa's funeral. The rest of the extended family returned to Seattle, except for me obviously. My mom said the funeral/memorial was wonderful and perfect, and they even had a blue sky. I'm so glad it all went well and that family and friends had such a good celebration together to honor Grandpa.


In other, more unimportant news, I finished my eleventh book so far this month/year. One of my goals (I know, I haven't posted them yet; I know you're all on tenterhooks! ha!) was to read 100 books this year. So eleven in January is a pretty good start. Full disclosure--number eleven was read pretty much just today (I had a long subway ride and it was a YA novel). However! In the past two weeks I blazed through The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, which is almost EIGHTEEN HUNDRED pages. Pretty proud of that. :)


Maggie said...

I have the first two of the Dragon Tattoo books, and I don't want to start reading them until I have the third. Trilogies like that always suck me in.

Schoolgal said...

I also have the first 2, and everyone tells me getting through the first one is hard in the beginning so that sort of turned me off. I am ordering the 2nd DVD in the series :)

B said...

i told myself i want this year to read 3 books per month, and that thought made me feel proud of me, but omg 11?! you are definitely an icon to me!! i love to read, i love to have a lot of books. hope to fulfill at leat this thought. enjoy your reading time ;)