Saturday, May 12, 2007
A Book Review and a Homecoming
Took a week to finish a book, which is a long time for me. Today I finished True Believer by Nicholas Sparks. It was a very predictable read without any surprises. The main characters were likable, however the secondary characters were stereotypical in the extreme, from the psychic southern grandmother to the tattooed NYC friend. I would consider this book to be an easy beach read, a book that you can bring to the beach and put down, pick up and never lose your place versus the books that you can't put down. Hey, I think I may have developed a new book rating system.
We went and picked up #1 son today from college. He was ready to go and even had a bouquet of flowers for Mothers Day for me. For now, he is happy to be home and will be starting work this week. Let's see how two boys and one car will last. Luckily for us, his job is at a dealership and we may just pick up another "beatah". (For non-New Englanders, a beatah is a cah that you drive in the wintah, or to save money on gas when you have gas guzzling Durango)
Yesterday did turn out to be an incredibly busy day, from a work appointment at 8am, 9 holes of golf, middle school track meet, dinner and shopping at Target and Kohls. My parents got to see my #3 run in the meet and my Mom went shopping with us while Dad watched the Red Sox. #3 is going away to an outdoor/adventure camp with his class next week and we had to pick up some casual shorts, bug spray, sunscreen and a rain poncho. I am happy that I at least got the stuff 3 days before camp instead of my usual night before routine. I did look at some of the clothing at kohls and I just don't like the summer fashions, they're kind of trampy looking and I already did the peasant look 30 years ago in high school. Is it me? Have I already become an old lady shopper?