Nothing has interested me much lately, so I pick up a book and begin reading. Clean the house? Yes, beautifully, then ignore it completely for the next few days. Have a brief episode of healthy cooking for my husband, but surrender when he refuses to alter his habits.
We kept Bryce Eleanor last weekend, which was a joy. Mostly. I read Rian's report this morning of Riley (the dog) and his "sweet pee" accidents. Bryce Eleanor had a couple of "sweet pee" incidents this weekend. I'd say, "Do you need to tee tee?" She'd say, "No!" Then within a few minutes pee all over the place. Good Lord - that kid has a huge bladder!
She is only 2 and a half, and she rarely has accidents. Mmmmm...that leaves the possibility of deliberate quite open. Whatever! Or I could blame myself for acquiescing to her frequent requests for apple juice.... When she looks up with that smile and says please, I find it easy to comply. After cleaning up a couple of gallons of pee, however, I hardened my heart and abandoned the completely doting grandmother in favor of Sweet Reason.
We read lots of books. She loves to read and the books were scattered all over the house. She is so funny now, because I hold the book and turn the pages, and she tells the story. Her stories sometimes coincide with the text, but not always. If I do manage to get in a few lines of text, she likes to echo certain phrases. The funniest of her repetitions come from the book A Dignity of Dragons: Collective Nouns for Magical Beasts (with beautiful, beautiful illustrations). Hearing her repeat "a slinking of were-jaguars" or "a tangle of gorgons" makes my silly heart swell; she tries to imitate my words, but can't quite manage and has no idea of their meanings. Still she seems to love the sound of phrases such as "a grace of unicorns" as much as the illustrations.
I need to go to the bank and to the library. Actually, I shouldn't go IN the library, I should just put my books in the deposit box and avoid going in, but I won't. I have 6 books left to review and really shouldn't be getting any more until they are done, but I'm weak.
You can check my book blog for recent reviews; still to be reviewed are the new Elizabeth George, a couple by Steig Larsson, Alan Bradley's newest Flavia mystery, one by W.E.B. Griffin, and an ARC that I wasn't that impressed with. The George, Larsson, and Bradley books are all good reads.
O.K. -- I guess I've droned on long enough. Have a great day (and if you've read some good books lately, please share)!