It’s snowing again this evening. I’ll be so happy when Spring comes and stays.
Saturday was our high school’s Solo and Ensemble. Of the 8 kids I accompanied, 6 got 1s, which is pretty great. I had a break in the middle of the day and David and I went to lunch at the Breakfast Club. I had delicious Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly French toast that was delicious!
We’ve been watching The ABC Murders on Amazon Prime Video. I don’t love it, but we’ve only got one episode left.
I was reading a chapter a day in Don Quixote, but the last couple chapters have been sooooo long. I’m also currently in the middle of The Stranger Diaries on my Kindles and The World Beneath on audio.
I posted a couple reviews this week:
- Voice of the Violin by Andrea Camilleri
- The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
- Murder at Larkfield Barn by Betty Rowlands
Looking forward to:
Valentine’s Day is this week. I don’t think we have anything special planned.
Snowy Solo and Ensemble days are the worst! I worked as an accompanist for middle school and high school for over 30 years…lots of cold, early Saturday mornings!
We have Breakfast Club restaurants here in the Detroit area too, love them.
The original date was cancelled because of snow, so they brought a couple of judges down to our high school, which means it wasn’t quite as early as it usually is. Still cold though.
Congratulations to those young musicians. I well remember the stress of solo and ensemble when my son did them.
They did a really great job.
That is so great about your musicians! Double yum for the French Toast!
I was really happy for them. And I may have to try making the French toast myself one of these days – it can’t be too tough.
It really can’t be! You can do this!
I agree with you about Don Quixote. I am making myself push on.
It certainly doesn’t seem to be one everyone loves.
I also enjoyed The 7 1/2 Lives of Evelyn Hardcastle. I think it will be one of my favorite books this year, although I know the year is young.
And I love the Montalbano mysteries. I only wish the libraries I use had them. I have been watching the TV series on Hoopla, little by little.
I’m curious why you’re continuing with Don Quixote if you’re not enjoying it. I only got so far and decided I didn’t care if I finished it, but I know another friend who was doing it for a readalong felt like she “had to” finish it, even though she wasn’t liking it either. I just think it’s interesting different people’s takes on reading.
I keep hoping Don Quixote will get better – and I am enjoying parts of it, mostly the stories of the people he meets along the way. And I never knew Lothario was from Don Quixote and I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t kept reading. There’s also something to do with time invested; I’m over 300 pages, I’d hate to quit.
I think I was over 300 pages… But I hear you on the stories.
Congratulations to the kids!
A couple of girls I played for are friends of Amber’s, which was nice too.