Sunday, March 21, 2010

Reading on vacation

I had a lovely Spring Break.  I finished Wildwood Dancing before we left for Chicago (review to come), I read Just Listen by Sarah Dessen on the trip and on the ride home yesterday I got half way through Operation Yes by Sara Lewis Holmes.  It isn't a massive amount but I did also enjoy my children, see my step-daughter in a play (She Loves Me) at Northside College Prep and visit with one of my oldest friends, Barbara and her lovely family.  Barbara gave me back Jitterbug Perfume, which I had lent her and now I think I might need to go back and reread it as she said she needed a dictionary to read it...

We got home yesterday after picking up the dog at the kennel (which was not the doggie retreat it advertised and unpacked the car from out four day trip.  You would have thought we had the kitchen sink in the station wagon.  There is something about driving that makes our family pack anything we think we might need in that four day period.  I love pulling out the bag of activities my daughter took along but never bothered to use. I love that we carted along Elizabeth, her AG doll, who spent the entire vacation in the car.  I made some comment to peaceful girl about Elizabeth not having a very exciting road trip-never leaving the station wagon-her retort is "She's a doll, mom!"  Mmmhmmm...a doll who needs her own wardrobe, bedroom set and accessories, interesting! 

I think I'm excited about Health Care Reform passing although I'm not sure.  Yes, I do want health care reform but truthfully, I wish I could have written the bill myself.  It would have said something like this ..."If you do not have quality, affordable health care for you and your family then you may purchase health care from the US government public option.  Public Option just gives us a good alternative to the rip-off  insurance companies out there who keep upping the price of insurance with no extra benefits involved.  I would have thrown in something about small businesses using the public option as well because they need to be competitive in today's market."  It would have been about a paragraph long instead of the 100 page long document I researched online.  Part A, Part B, Part much filler. 

In other current news I have been listening to The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova, which is 17 discs long.  I love the story and am anxious to get back to listening to it on my drive back and forth to work.  I've had to renew it 3 times from the library (an ipod would help) so that both my husband and I can finish it. 

How is your first day of Spring?


Jenners said...

I love the whole doll conversation!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

welcome home and my only comment is I so wish YOU wrote the health care form bill. My sentiments EXACTLY

Anonymous said...

Happy Spring! We had snow here in Chicago to welcome us to the season, yet a few days ago we had ditched our jackets and started rolling up our sleeves. That's weather in Chitown for you. I don't know that I could pay attention to an audio book for 17 disks. Not sure my attention span is that long. I think I'm happy about the health care bill, but still need more info.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Your post is well.... springy :)

I just finished Swan Thieves (soooooo looonnnggg) lol.... hope you are enjoying it!

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