Freezing cold here today in the Midwest!! Five degrees, lower with the wind chill! The dog refused to go out for most of the day until she literally couldn't wait any more.
The Christmas parade in town was tonight and honestly, that was the last thing I wanted to do. I am way past my peak of loving to bundle up and watch for Santa in freezing weather! However, when you raise kids during the second half of your life, you "suck it up, Nancy," paste a smile on your face and pretend it is the most exciting thing ever!
I was genuinely happy it was a short parade, though. Can't lie about that.
The kids were so excited to see Smurfs 2, so we rented that for tonight and they are curled up in the sofa bed watching it and eating popcorn. Of course I am eating popcorn, also. And I so don't need to be eating it. Sigh. It just seemed to fit.
I spent way too many hours out of the last three days reading Patricia Cornwell's latest book, "Dust." She is one of my favorite authors and this book does not disappoint. Her attention to detail both in her sentences and what she writes about is incredible. I won't give anything away except to say that she is one of the few authors who could make 24 hours last 500 pages. And fill everyone of those pages beautifully.
Had to buy a new battery for the car this week. The other one was only two and a half years old, but I was having to jump it to get it going when it became so cold. I cannot risk being out somewhere with the kids and have the car not start and I don't have a cell phone. Right before Christmas was lousy timing but there ya go. Have to have a reliable car.