I've been working a lot lately and haven't felt like doing much else, so I've been staying home reading mindless, silly romance novels with plots that feature pirates, lords and ladies, and most recently, a mongoose. It's been a restful time, but I'm trying to get out more. Part of it is that I hate driving now, and I hate that I hate driving. If everyone could tell their neighbors to maintain a safe distance from the cars around them and to stop being assholes in a hurry, I'd appreciate that. As part of my re-emergence, I've been treating myself to meals and drinks with friends the past couple of weeks which has been lovely. Also, I took a quick trip to DC over the weekend to meet up with friends and shop for bridesmaids dresses for Mon & Matt's wedding in September (which will be super fun).
Book club is tonight. I finished March's pick (All The Light We Cannot See) last night, just in time. In a way, I am sad to be finished because I have been working on this read for so long; E's parents gave it to me for Christmas in 2014...they were way ahead on this one. When I look at my copy, I remember all of the places I have read (and re-read) chapters...Fort Myers Beach, so many planes, inside the tour bus. The story came together beautifully as I knew it would; I was emotional at the end, hating war and loving people, their determination and their dreams. Even the acknowledgements are beautiful. Who knows what we'll choose for April. I think the only suggestion left in the hat is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies...so, stay tuned.
Things I am looking forward to:
More of this nice weather we're having.
Our coast-to-coast adventure next month and a WHOLE WEEK off work (...truly all I can see at this point).
That's about it. Get out and vote today, Ohio...and then brace yourself for all the 'Ides of March' political essays that will flood your Internet once the primary results start rolling in. #beware