Sunday, December 27, 2015
Hello again!! I'm back...
Hello everyone! I hope you've had a joyful, peaceful holiday time while I've been on my break. Merry Christmas belatedly to all who have celebrated. I'm looking forward to getting back to blogging and thought I would check in and say 'hi'.
We hosted my husband's family for Christmas Day and it went pretty well. I've been battling a laryngitis/sinus thing for a week and I'm still not over it. However, the hubby stepped up and was amazing in doing all those last minute things - like baking cookies and picking up ham and turkey, making dressing, even setting tables and hosting pretty much solo. I was in the background croaking and blowing my nose. Honestly, my husband is really the best.
I've been reading pretty steadily, although the usual holiday doldrums came in that regard. What is it about busy times that makes it so hard to settle to reading? Anyway, I'm in the midst of a quilting mystery series that I'm having a good time with at the moment. I'm on book #3, Quilt As You Go, which features a Civil War reenactment and quilt patterns from that era. I don't sew or quilt, but I've always wished I did. Reading about it is my compromise. This series is set in Washington State and so I'm enjoying the descriptions of the scenery as well. I'll probably write about the series as a whole at a later date.
I'm listening to Asta's Book, written by Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell). My mystery group is having a Rendell/Vine reading month for January and I'm planning on listening to two of her books. I read this one years ago and remember liking it. It has a slow start, but that suits me right now. Any book that includes a mystery and a diary is OK by me.
I'll return later this week to share my December Bookish Nostalgia and also, if I get it put together, my 2015 'Best Of' list. Next week, I'm planning on getting back to normal in a lot of areas and, hopefully, this sinus thing will be gone by then. I have been reading your blog posts, although not commenting much at all. That will change a bit, the commenting part, and I'm looking forward to 2016 and talking books and life with all of you. I've had a good break, but have missed the chatter and book talk. Ready to go again??