Good morning Saloners! We've been in our new house for exactly a week. I won't bore you with the drama that included the packing, closing, etc. Suffice it say we won't be recommending our lender and especially our actual fellow to anyone.
The kid's bedrooms were the first to be 'done', the living room and family room are mostly put together. The kitchen is done - except I don't have enough cabinets and no pantry! So furniture shopping I go this week to try to find a hutch/pantry type thing.
The picture was taken late this week after the snow started to melt. It's wierd to see the house this morning with grass all around instead of snow. I can even see the pond where supposedly I have a couple of fish 'hibernating' in the frozen pond. That's even more odd to me, but what do I know. LOL I'll be learning all sorts of new things with this house, I'm sure.
The kids started their new schools on Tuesday. Started off slow for my girl as the class was a bit too quiet (and probably too respectful - 6th grader) for her liking. But she's warming up to them and slowly making friends. My boy has had no troubles having fun with his classmates in third grade. He's already sharing stories of his class and the fellows in it.
The best part of being in the house for a week now is that I am finally reading my first book of 2009! It is amazing to me that it's already over a month into the year and I haven't read any books! My goal of 100 books again this year is already in jeopardy.
I have started reading The Gate House by Nelson DeMille. I am almost halfway through it - not sure yet my thoughts. It's definitely different for a mystery - if that's what it is supposed to be.
My LOLAs met last week for the first time without me. They had read and discussed Traffic by Tom Vanderbilt. According to my reports - most read it, thought I wouldn't have made it through the book (me and non-fiction - not friends), it was interesting, most comments were about traffic issues the members had dealt with/personal pet peeves. Sounds like I missed a fun discussion.
One of my first goals here is to find some sort of book club. The local library has one that I am going to try out on the 17th. The book they are reading and discussing for February is The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I started that book last year but didn't get very far. So this is incentive to get through it.
Thanks for hanging out with me while I packed, moved and got settled in the new house. I plan on being here regularly again, sharing my love of books and becoming active again in the book blogging community.