Yesterday started out great…it was a nice lazy day; I finished reading and reviewing Nine Months; I was getting ready to read a book on Sparky, called Kinsey and Me; and I decided to visit my daughter at the bar where she works. A pomegranate martini sounded perfect!
While I was at it, I decided to order a chicken salad. Bliss!
After a nice visit with my daughter and some of the friends who had gathered there, I went on home and curled up to watch a TV show.
About an hour later, I got a frantic call from my daughter. Noah’s after school program had called to say he was running a fever. So, since she was still working, I hustled across town, while mumbling to myself about how I wished the school were closer to where I live.
Poor Noah curled up on my sofa as soon as we got home, with a cool cloth and some juice.
Picture him lying on the sofa above.
Naturally, I was now curled up nearby, reading…and anxiously waiting for his mom to come. Before he finally went home, he upchucked, too; but luckily made it to the bathroom.
Envisioning the next couple of days playing nursemaid—a job I was never good at even when I was young, although my kids never complained—I sighed. Resigned.
But instead, today my daughter rescheduled her appointments at the salon where she also works and stayed home with him.
So I am now free to resume my normal life, while feeling guilty at how relieved I feel!
Nevertheless, I picked up Kinsey and Me again…loving it! I thoroughly enjoy the character, Kinsey Millhone, a private eye who is featured in the Grafton alphabet mystery series. And since the next alphabet book hasn’t been released yet, I get to enjoy the character while waiting.
The book is a short story collection featuring Kinsey, and the second half shares stories about the author.
What books or other events are capturing your attention on a Thursday? What interruptions take you away from your reading, and, at the same time, make you feel guilty for being frustrated?