This is going to be quick, because I still need to decided whether or not I’m doing a Christmas letter, do the cards, etc.
I didn’t do my cards Saturday because I was letting the dogs in and out, over and over, and it was easier to just carry a book from the sofa to the front porch, to the front yard and back. I finished Friday Night Knitting Club.
Warning: SPOILERS!!!!! If you haven’t read the book and plan to, stop reading now and scroll down to the next section.
If you’re still reading, you want to know my opinion of the book and you’ve either read it or don’t care if I ruin it for you.
Ready? Yes Rosanne, it was choppy and the last third of the book definitely had that “the publisher must have it NOW!” feel to it. The author made me feel like I had ADD; as soon as I got into one storyline or began to gain insight into a character, we were off and running in another direction. I don’t like that, and especially at the end, it really felt disjointed. I’m sure we were supposed to be reeling, as the characters were, but this was a bit much.
And like Anita, I hate a sad ending. I hate having a major character die, no matter how pivotal it is to the plot, and I guess I’ll have to suck it up and read the sequel to see if it REALLY was necessary to abruptly end Georgia’s battle with cancer and give us so very little closure.
That being said, I’m not a light reading kind of girl, despite how much of it I’ve been doing. The characters were compelling, although in the whole lot of women in the book, I didn’t find a single one I really could relate to. I don’t have children, but I’m also not a New York career woman. That eliminates just about all the characters except Dakota, and I’m not in touch with my inner teen.
39. Old hair appliance. I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s a combo curling brush and a dryer.
40 – 45. Old bath salts. If the container truly isn’t airtight, they do clump up, lose color and scent, and what good are they at that point?
46. Wrapping paper remnants. If there isn’t enough left to wrap a book, there’s no need to save it from one year to the next.
47. Bags – moved to my regular “reuse” pile. Those paper bags with the twine handles and a store’s logo on them do not need to be in my holiday gift bag selection. Hem.
Short list, but look how fast 50 is coming upon us!
Now, I’ve put off my Christmas letter (maybe or not) and cards as long as it humanly possible. If I don’t blog tomorrow, it’s because I’m frantically addressing and slapping stamps and labels on cards.
Oh – and why does it ALWAYS rain when I need to dress up? My hair is not weather-proof. Never has been.