Is It Really Only Wednesday?
One of my co-workers remarked today that he spent the entire day thinking that it was Thursday. I paused and then realized that I had been thinking the same thing. Just as well that it wasn't, there is way too much to be done before Friday! This Friday is the first parent-teacher conference of the school year. We will hear all about what Young Man is doing and then will try to figure out what to do with the other 20 minutes of the meeting. I know, these are problems that are good to have. Mr. Engineer has Friday off so he and Young Man get most of the day together (until lacrosse practice, of course).
I am in the surprising position of being able to take off the entire week before Thanksgiving. I don't think that I have ever been able to do this and I am quite excited. So far, I haven't made any specific plans for these days, but Young Man and I must be able to come up with something fun.
Oh, and those choices from yesterday? The Book Club made some excellent choices:
January - Peter Pan, by J.M. Barrie
February - An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, by P.D. James
March - Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
April - off month - we share our must read lists
May - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, by Timothy Egan
June - Freezer Burn, by Gayle Carline
Expect to see all of these in my reading list in the months to come. Several of us are already reading Freezer Burn. This is because Gayle Carline used to work at our company, her husband is in the book club, and this is her first published book. We are all very excited for her and made sure to go to her recent book signing at a local chain bookstore.