The Roundup

What a week!  Husband away, one kid with nightmares, one with strep throat, one with an impossibly cute grin, a furniture delivery, doctor’s visits, two books and a partridge in a pear tree.  Okay, I made that one up, but the rest is true.  I have been driven to distraction trying to keep up with the ordinary as well as the extraordinary that comes with moving countries.

Focus is slipping through my fingers like sand.  I find myself standing at the top of the stairs having no idea why I went up there in the first place.  I take items out of the refrigerator only to put them away before I use them.  I smack my head on the car door and my shins on the table because I just can’t seem to pay attention….

What was I saying?  Oh, yes, distraction.  I find that reading is, as always, a great escape.  I can be pulled into another world, and strung along with a plot that makes sense and has a clear beginning, middle and end.  If only life were so simple.  Sarah’s Key was this week’s read.  Not a bad book, but not a great one either.  Since reading Anne Frank’s Diary as a teen, I have had a soft spot for novels about the Holocaust.  Sarah’s Key was worth reading for the history lesson on the round up of Parisian Jews by French Police. If you have a soft spot for this genre as well,  I would recommend Anne Frank’s Diary, Elie Wiesel’s Night, and (one of the best books I have EVER read) The Book Thief.

I best sign off.  I really do need to accomplish something today.  I shall try to pop in on the weekend, as the weather is forecasted to be “arctic” which translated means crackling fire and hot cocoa weather.  Hope yours is a cozy one.