We always get up early on Sunday to Skype with out daughter in Japan (that 13 or 14 hour difference always gets me). So after about an hour Skyping the rest of the day just drags, I'm sleepy and little gets done around here as I just drift around puttering.
I'm reading a couple of good books: Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, a retelling of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. I really like it, Kate is such a mess, outspoken, does not suffer fools and is rather sad. I can so identify with working in a daycare with 4 year olds, I did that before I became a teacher. Her father is trying to marry her off to his brilliant assistant Pyotr to keep him from being deported. Will hate to see it end.
Also reading Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates a fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe. How much is true and how much is fiction is hard to tell. I know nothing about Marilyn except her image, so I have to keep going to other sources to see if what Oates is writing is real. A very different style of book for me, but I quite enjoying it.
I'm also reading or rereading a huge book of 5 Agatha Christie novels. Finished Murder at the Vicarage and now I'm working on Dead Man's Folly, to be followed by Sad Cypress, Towards Zero and N or M. I'm not sure which I've read before, I'm more familiar with the tv versions which tend to be a bit different.
Watched a super hero movie this week, something we almost never do. It was Dr. Strange with Benedict Cumberbatch. Stunning visual effects and an ok story.
Been very hot this week and we had a quickie rain shower earlier, not enough to cool things off or water the yard, but good to have. We've had a very dry spring, less than 1/2 an inch of rain the whole month of April.
Ribs to be barbecued and German style potato salad are on the menu today. I've really tried to cut back on eating carbohydrates and I really miss my potatoes, so today we're having some.
It's baseball this afternoon---go Braves--- and then a movie tonight, not sure which one yet, but I noticed that Amazon had a cat one called Nine Lives that I may get, it's free with Amazon Prime.
Hope you're having a good weekend.