I am, in fact, still alive and well in Illinois. Things have been unpacked, the apartment set up, and now I'm just antsy because my creative side wants to come out and play with the decorating, and we're on a limited budget. Ah, well.
We went up to Shullsburg, WI this weekend. The husband was supposed to be painting his aunt's deck, but as it turns out the last job on aforementioned deck had been a grade A disaster, and new posts are needed before painting can begin. So it was more like a relaxing weekend, involving far too much eating, but few people complain about that.
Also, I've been doing quite a bit of reading. First was The Secret, and...well, I'll have an entire post dedicated to that. Dale has heard the rant already. I finished the entirety of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Why is it in public schools you only get snippets of these amazing stories? Read the whole dang thing! If anyone complains, smack them upside the head. Because that was seriously good. And lastly, I've been reading At Home In Mitford, thanks to my brother's review (The Flying Inn). It's been rather riveting, so I suppose this is a new series for me to get started on.
Next I'll be reading Pearl (by the same unknown author as Sir Gawain) and I'll start on Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill which sounds like, according to Dale's description, a kinder, gentler, and less heretical Secret. Reviews of books coming soon, and possibly some story snippets, if I can eke them out amidst concerns of flea sprays and emptying that poor cat's litter box.