Wednesday, January 20, 2016

What's Up, Wednesday?

It was wonderful to have a three day weekend.  Friday evening we drove to Chicago to spend the night because the girl had a dance workshop to go to with her dance performance company Saturday morning.

We picked her up after lunch and hit LegoLand, which was only about 20 minutes away.  I'm really happy we finally made it there.  The boy loved it, but I suspect if we waited another year or two, he'd be too old. Sigh.  

We drove home afterwards, and I made everybody watch The Lego Movie again.  Also, there's nothing that brings me a better night sleep than sleeping in my own bed the night after sleeping in a hotel.

It was so cold on Sunday that I didn't mind just staying home and doing all the laundry and reading on the couch in front of our fireplace. I finished reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Here's how much I loved it: I had it on loan from the library but promptly ordered it from Amazon upon finishing it. I rarely buy books anymore, and if I do they're on my Kindle 99.9% of the time.  It takes a lot of love for me to buy an actual, honest to goodness book these days.  This one definitely qualifies as real book-worthy.

Bonus!  We had one more day off on Monday.  I started reading The Blondes by Emily Schultz.  I don't want to jinx it, but I'm 4 for 4 on the books I've read so far this year. I've really enjoyed all of them, each one as much or even more than the next.  I'm choosing to believe this bodes well for 2016.



  1. How old is your son? We've been meaning to go to LegoLand in Chicago, but just haven't gotten there now. He's almost 6. You comment about age makes me think we better go soon.

    I am in the middle of Big Magic right now. I am trying to withhold judgment until the end, but I suspect I am not enjoying it as much as you did.

    I was 5 for 5 with books in 2016 until yesterday when I finished when I finished both The Jane Austen Book Club and In Place of Never. Both were 3 star reads for me. :( That's still good, but not great. I was so happy to have started the year with a 5 star read and then four 4 star reads.

  2. He's 10. Six would be about the perfect age.