In honor of that, my household is attempting to get with the Christmas program. First up, Clark Griswold made his annual appearance in the tree in my front yard.
I learned many years ago that my husband equates love to how long you are willing to spend untangling lights and handing him stuff while he's up in a tree. That's small potatoes compared to the year he had me in the front yard in the dark helping to rig a pulley system to construct a three dimensional tree shaped thing. So I happily untangled some lights is what I'm saying.
Later, I flung the tree up. Naturally, I documented that event by shoving my kids in front of it and telling them to pretend to be normal.
Legos for him and a Playmobil Christmas scene set for her. I'm calling it a win because my breakfast table has been full of happy kids for five days in a row now.
While they were happy I put the peace and quiet to work for me and read Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
Gone Girl and liked it so I thought I'd give another of her books a try. Thumbs up. Liked the ending of this one better than Gone Girl (Am I the only one that found the ending of Gone Girl super annoying?). But it's dark. Hence the title of the book, I guess. But, for real, if dark creeps you out in a bad way, you won't like it. But it's suspenseful and the girl can write. I read it in 2 or 3 days and I'm a girl that knows how to linger over a book that has no suspense. Only downside of finishing a good book is being in need of more good books. Recommendations, anyone?