READING: The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger solely because Matt needs to read it for his English class. I haven't even thought much about it since I read it in college, although it is probably one of the top ten books that everyone reads at some point or another. A book about a lot of nothing much is how I have always viewed it...nowhere near the top ten on my list of must-read books. At any rate, figured it was worth a re-read as it is always nice to have a chance to chat about things like books with teenage boys. Don't imagine Matt and Caulfield have a lot in common, Matt being about the direct opposite of CH as I can imagine. If nothing else, since Salinger died a couple of months ago, it's a fit salute for a man who participated in WWII at Utah Beach, The Battle of the Bulge, and was one of the first soldiers (Jewish himself) to enter a newly freed concentration camp to walk the incarcerated Jews out to freedom. Yep, the man deserves a salute.
LISTENING TO: The birds chirping like mad on this sunny morning, but am probably gearing up to listen to Def in a bit as it is a morning to try to get a lot accomplished.
COOKING BYTES: Dorie Greenspan has a new book coming out, Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours, not yet released, but available for pre-order. This will need to go on my Christmas list as I am not buying myself anything new this year, but be assured, it will be on that list! And, btw, I so so so so have to get back to my French cooking, have sort of let that drop recently, and truly miss it. Summer is coming, school will be out, I won't be subbing, all my herbs and things will be growing nicely, and then I am dusting off those French cookbooks and going back in.
FAV NEW FIND: I am learning a lot about swimming colleges...kind of fun actually to figure out what the different ones have to offer, etc. I like ones nice and close...just saying.
FAV THING THIS WEEK: Matt was named 2009-2010 High School Boy Swimmer of the Year for our county, so that was kind of fun, a nice big article and photo in the paper and all. As a junior he is ranked 65th in the nation...not bad considering that is less than 2 per state on average.
GOING TO: Spring clean, yardwork, CSC Triathlon (working, not participating), swim and choir practice, going to a play, and Alex is looking for another job as the BK he is working at doesn't give him enough hours...we all have plenty to do this weekend.
PRAYING FOR: Our service men and women, please join me.