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Well, all the snow has gone, hard to believe it ever was there really...if it wasn't for the photos and the vivid memories of trudging through slushy, slippy streets with snow driving into my face on Friday night taking Chris to Pathies at the bowling place in Bromborough I might think it had all been a dream!!!

By Saturday morning it was much clearer and by the end of the day the last vestiges of "winteriness" were gone. There was a ladies lunch at church on Saturday, the speaker was called Jan Harney, from a group called Activate, she was very good, entertaining and challenging!

On Saturday evening we went round to Steve and Chris Burrows place for a Lord of the Rings Trivia evening, really good fun, pizza and wine accompanied the questions too...

Sunday was the usual round of services, but we also had lunch at the Merebrook and I popped round to see Mum later in the afternoon.

The week ahead is looking remarkably busy, especially next weekend, but it's half term the week after so that should be a quieter week...

I made the mistake of starting to read a book on Friday... now don't get me wrong, I love to read, but I don't read novels much, because they consume me...David happened to mention on Friday morning that he had started reading "We need to talk about Kevin" (which I'd been meaning to read for ages..), so in the afternoon I picked it up just to have a quick glance at the opening chapter - I finished it yesterday... all the intervening time, every waking moment I was at home (which wasn't much time to be fair) I spent reading. I read while I made coffee,I read while I drank coffee, I read while I cooked tea, I read while I sorted laundry, I read while pages loaded on the computer.... I really enjoyed the book, but I'm just so dangerous around novels....!

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natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
I love the idea of you reading while you do all the other jobs. And I adore it when I find a book that riveting. It doesn't seem to happen that often these days.
-"We need to talk about Kevin"
Is this a book I could read?
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
I am easily riveted!! You read lots, I don't, but that's 'cause I tend to only keep a tenuous connection with reality when I disappear inside the covers of a novel...

I really enjoyed the book, it is a series of letters written by a mother whose teenage son committed murder, it traces back through all the history of their family, I found I could relate to her well as a person, and there's a strong story line...I think you would enjoy it...

I love the idea of you reading while you do all the other jobs.
I always multitask, life has always seemed to short to only do one thing at a time!!!!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
-I always multitask, life has always seemed to short to only do one thing at a time!!!!
That's why I'm eating amaretti, drinking hot chocolate and talking to you at the same time *g*

I just got in from our last meeting before the Bazaar.

I will look out for the book. Do I read lots? I guess I do. I eat books for breakfast. Not high-brow super snobby stuff though, just good stories mostly *g* and it has to be good writing or I put it down again! And I often have a book going in the bedroom, another in the dining room and the one I'm writing in my head too!
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
The bazaar sounds as though it will be great!

I multi-task but I can't do two books at once, as soon as I start to read a book I just have to finish it!!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
The Bazaar will be... well, I'll tell you next Sunday!

If I start a book and don't like it much, I definitely don't finish it any more. And I can be patient with books. Sometimes, if I like a certain passage, I'll read it over and over, and put off going ahead with the book for days *g*
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