Little Things #5



Things look a little different around here, don't they? It's so pretty now.  I was never really happy with how my blog looked, but I thought I should see if I was going to stick with it before I got too involved in changing it.  Over the weekend I bought a template for next to nothing on Etsy and installed it.  It was surprisingly fun figuring everything out.  I think everything works fine now, but if you find any problems please let me know.

This week has been a little slow, full of boring but necessary things like car repairs and more car repairs.  I was in an accident about six weeks ago, no one was injured and it wasn't my fault, but the body shop can't seem to get everything done just right.  I have to bring the car back again tomorrow because they didn't reconnect the rear window defrost.  Then Tuesday I have to bring it in because one of the key fobs isn't working.  It is all just annoying.  Plus we have had a cold working its way through the house.  There is nothing like sending kids to school to guarantee a full supply of germs for your whole family.

So I don't have any new and fascinating books to write about.  I have been rereading the Provincial Lady books.  Light and fun and easy to read while sitting in a waiting room. I did start listening to Longbourn by Jo Baker.  It is Pride and Prejudice told from the servants' perspective.  I am only a couple of chapters in but I am enjoying it so far.  I have never been too enthralled with audiobooks, I get impatient because I can read them faster by myself.  However, I have been using them lately because they make time on the treadmill go by much more quickly. I read a lot of books that I never write about on here.  I can never decide.  Do I write about everything I read or only about the things were I feel like I have something to say?

We have also been planning our family vacation for next summer.  We are going to Chicago.  My husband is originally from Illinois and we lived out there for the first 7 or 8 years we were married.  We usually meet up with his parents every couple of years somewhere halfway between Illinois and Connecticut.  Their health isn't too great lately and they can't do a long drive this year so we have known for a while that we would have to fly out there.  We are spending the first half of the week with them and then for the second half we are going to visit old friends and do touristy things with the kids.  The kids love the city and have been asking to go to Chicago for quite a while.  They were both quite young last time we went. It sounds like a bit of a chaotic week but I think that is the way it always is when you are visiting relatives and trying to fit too much into one week.

It is getting dark so early now.  I hate that.  As soon as it is dark I just want to curl up on the couch with an afghan and a book but that is not conducive to getting anything done.  I am not sure I care today.  I'll just ignore the world and keep reading the Provincial Lady.


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  1. I like the new design! I had no idea that you could buy one like that. I've been wanting to try something new with mine (the blogger designs are rather limited) - so I'll have to explore that.

    Chicago is one of my favorite cities, though I prefer visiting in the non-winter months. I get to go to a conference every other year that meets at Mundelein, and I always try to plan some time in the city.

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    1. Thank you! I had fun picking it out and setting it up.

      We lived in the Chicago suburbs. It is fun to go back to visit and to show the kids all our favorite places. There is just so much to do, we'll never manage it all in one week!

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  2. A good friend of mine who is a Pride and Prejudice devotee is wondering whether Longbourn is worth reading. So do let me know if it's good. :)

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    1. I will let you know. It takes me a while to work my way through audiobooks though. I have to be in the mood for them.

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