Spring Break week ahead. Do I get a refund if the weather is awful all week?
Weather today... Sunny right now but there is a serious threat of rain.
In the school library this past week: It was a seriously quiet week in the library. Just a few classes in and out. Lots of kids in for lunch time, though, since it was pouring outside.
I'm reading: 1. Emma by Jane Austen and 2. Returning by Christine Hinwood
I'm listening to: Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson. A girl gets involved using meth (she calls it moon) after her family is transplanted to a new town after Hurricane Katrina claims the lives of her mother and grandmother.
Book finished this week:
- Irises by Fransisco X. Stork. Two sisters are left alone to care for their mother who is in a persistent vegetative state after their father dies suddenly.
- Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall. A novel in verse.
- Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbaugh. A coming-of-age story about a boy who wakes up one morning to discover that he is really fast and athletic. Along the way he makes new friends and discovers a lot about his family history.
Reading/bookish goals for the week: I hope to read at least 5 books this week to catch up on my number goal for the year (120) and to knock books off from my reading challenges. So far, so good. I've finished 1 1/2 books already. In addition I hope to blog every day and catch up on all my back book reviews that I've been sitting on for a while.
Scripture lesson in church: Palm Sunday! Matthew 21:8-11. Today on the church calendar we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem one week before he was crucified.
I'm praying for: Friends who are divorcing after 35+ years of marriage. It is so sad.
Around the house: This week I have to pack up the whole lower part of the house in preparation for hardwood floor installation the following Monday. Lucky I have a week off school to do it.
From the kitchen: Daughter #1 made lasagna cups that work for dieting ladies. Yum.
Memorable event of the week: My book club met on Wednesday afternoon. A lot had happened in everyone's lives since the last time we met. We needed to be together to support and love-up on each other.
A favorite quote this week: “Reading...a vacation for the mind..." -Dave Barry