Five days from now.
Ask me how many posts I've got scheduled. Ask me if I've even settled on a theme. Ask me if I'm sure I want to do this. That last one I can answer. I think. While I don't necessarily gain new readers during the A-Z, I do seem to regain a bit of my blogging mojo, which makes the whole exercise worth it.
Course all of that is a whole five days away, so today let's frag.
It was snowing to beat the band when I left the house at 5:40 AM this morning. Yes, really! I wouldn't kid about a thing like that. It was KA-razy snow too, the kind that creates a phenomenon called snow blindness, where masses of big huge flakes are furiously coming straight at you as opposed to falling straight down. Makes driving a little tricky, but fortunately there aren't too many cars on the road at that early hour and the gym is nearby.
Yesterday we had an eerie fog that grew thicker as the evening wore on. I went to my neighbor's house for Book Club, and while we were there it started lightening. Is this spring? Apparently.
We discussed The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins, and everyone gave the book high marks. It's told in a similar vein to Gone Girl, but I thought Girl on the Train was a better story . I was not a fan of Gone Girl, although I did like the movie. I rarely say that, but in this case it's true.
Speaking of the weather (and aren't I always?)....desperate times call for desperate measures, so here's what we've resorted to-
That's hubs wearing his shades, sitting with his chair strategically placed in the tiny sliver of sunshine that hit our kitchen earlier this week. Kind of sad isn't it? You know what's funny though? The book he's reading is called In The Kingdom of Ice. Ha! How's that for irony? And no, it's not about the Garden State. It's a true story based on an exploration of the North Pole, which he said was initially slow, but since he's still reading I guess it's picked up a bit.
Do you use word verification on your blog? I don't, although I do approve comments and have no real issues with spam. For those of you who insist on using it, what's the deal these days? Sometimes I'm asked to type the word I see, but quite often now the reader is shown boxes of photos and instructed to 'check all that show pasta' or 'check all that show bread'. Feels a little bit like I'm back in grade school taking a standardized test, and I'm just going to say it's an awful lot of work to leave a comment when you have to pass a test to do so. Well, maybe not an awful lot of work, but it's not quick either.
We're cleaning out the basement. I don't think I'll elaborate because I'm going to write about that in the A-Z. It's not my theme because A) that would be boring and Z) I think I told you in paragraph one I don't actually have a theme. What I do have is a kind of-sort of-fuzzy notion of a theme, and cleaning out the basement fits. Well let's just say I'm going to make it fit.
So as I was saying...the weather...here's the bright side-
The snow has finally melted off the shrub beside our back patio enough for hubs to remove the Christmas lights. He missed that bush back in January and once the snow started falling the cords were sent into forced hibernation. Rest assured we didn't actually turn the lights on in February or March, we just couldn't uncover them for removal. Even if we had turned them on you wouldn't have known, because SNOW!
The jellybeans in my kitchen counter display are disappearing. I tell myself I'll just have a couple, but I guess I've been doing that since I filled the jar on March 18th. No little girls home for Easter this year, so somebody's got to finish them off, right?