We managed to stay up until midnight, which is something I never do. I just never feel well when I stay up late, but I had promised Maxwell that he could stay up with his friend, so up we were.
Freya had a morning playdate, which was fabulous until I realized that they had upended a huge basket of Playmobil figure and dismantled many of them, as well as dumping out tons of other things, while I was in the shower. It took me and both children and hour and a half to put everything back together!
We had a couple of friends over for dinner. I made a fabulous soul food feast, with homemade mac and cheese, okra, cornbread, coleslaw, baked beans and a friend brought over three desserts, so all in all is was an excessive evening.
I am plowing through the big stack of paperbacks Mark got me for Christmas. I finished the wrong mother , by Sophie Hannah, essentially a murder mystery. The protagonist is a working mother to two young children, which made it more relatable for me. It was a decent read, however the ending was a bit silly, and contrived.
I also finished the best food writing of 2009- I always enjoy those anthologies, and this was a particularly good one, which reminds me that I forgot to get Mark the "best crime writing of2009" which he likes, and is always a good gift for the man that is impossible to buy for.
I am just starting the we came to an end which I am liking a lot. It is about a fatcat ad agency facing layoff and economic downturn. The writing is very conversational and witty, which I like.
I also read about two pages of the girl with the dragon tattoo which has gotten so much hype, that I hardly need to throw my two cents in. I hope to love it. I have not loved a book in a while.