Baby it is Cold Outside
One would not know by the sun streaming through the living room windows that it was freezing outside. The temperature on the thermometer read 28 degrees. Wasn't it 75 degrees just a few weeks ago? After taking the children to school and skipping the gym. I headed to Target to purchase some much needed undergarments and then like Target with it's magical powers to persuade one to buy things they hadn't planned on buying I walked out with a cart full of Valentine cards for the kids classes, soaks because they keep disappearing (girls), mac and cheese as it was on sale, and snacks for the children's lunches. I was feeling full of energy so I made my way to the gym where I didn't work out, but instead signed up the girls for swim class two days a week after school, and since I was on such a roll I drove up to the dance studio to sign of the girls for a dance class. I have made a decision that if the girls were going to spend the afternoon deconstructing my house than I needed to find a way to keep them busy. Addy will do great, but I am worried about Avery wanting to participate. She kind of likes to stay by my side. Right now her favorite phrase is, "I don't want to." My car rolled up in the drive way just a little after one and with an hour before having to pick up the girls I decided to turn on the fire, make a cup of hot cocoa, and read. I am currently reading a book by Jennifer Worth called In the Midst of Life who also wrote the book Call of The Midwives that has been made into a BBC TV series. I love the series, but have also read the book. I was a little surprised that the book was on death. Kind of a strange topic to read about, but I am actually finding the book fascinating as the book isn't just about dying, but about medical practices and perception of death. Like her other book The Call of the Midwives the book is written from her experience from working as a nurse for over 20 years. Jennifer has a way of writing that draws you in and takes topic that could be otherwise boring something you can't put down. What are you reading?