Ooooh, the symphony is lovely.
And Christmas music is lovely. Tell Charles sneaking in a Christmas song now and then is good for the heart. I keep The Carpenters “Merry Christmas Darling” on my iPod and phone all year long. When I need a fix – I take advantage of my hidden stash.
You know what isn’t lovely? Ants.
We have ants. They showed up at the beginning of the week in the kitchen. Verdict: these are a band of rouge ants. Unlike your normal ants who follow a specified line of attack (and each other), these ants have no distinguishable method or pattern. There’s one here by the dishwasher, two by the stove, and one in the sink. There’s never a bunch, only a few. Which means….
I CANNOT FIND WHERE THEY ARE GETTING IN!
So efforts to remove my harmless but annoying enemies are proving fruitless.
My second dilemma of the week is that I cannot read fast enough. This is strange for me, but there you have it. I am reading a library book that is due today. I have two hundred pages left. And things to do. And a toddler.
There is no finishing it on time. I contemplated returning it without finishing to not have to pay a fine. I haven’t paid a fine in years, maybe even decades. But I like it too much. It’s interesting and I’m not in a place where stopping it to then pick it up again in a week or more is a good idea. I would be worrying about the characters the entire time!
So there you have it. I’m accruing a fine. For The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.