Happy Valentines Day, my lovely blog readers! I hope it's been a good one. For me, today has been very strange. N left not too long ago to the airport. He'll be away on a business trip until the middle of the week. We went out to dinner to celebrate last night instead, and I ended up with beautiful cards, chocolates and flowers this morning, but most of the day was spent just waiting. Waiting until it was time for him to leave. It isn't the first time he's been on a work trip, but for some reason today really brought to mind all those times he had to leave when I still lived in America and he lived here in England. Or maybe I'm just being overdramatic in an attempt to get more sympathy, I'm not sure :)
Either way, I'm consoling myself this afternoon with chocolates and Coke. We're watching Thomas the Tank Engine cartoons and I've got my books with me. Earlier in the week I started The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama. I've heard he writes very well and I've been interested to read it for awhile. Since moving to England nearly 10 years ago, I've kept up on my American politics only superficially. I know the basics and most of the major headlines, but I don't follow everything that's written in The Audacity of Hope. And that's OK. I'm still enjoying it. But it is being cast aside for a little while.
And that is because yesterday I got a copy of Plain Jayne by my good friend Hillary Manton Lodge. It's her first published book and I'd been waiting for my copy to arrive for weeks. I've never been so excited to read Amish fiction :) I've not gotten very far into the book, but it's written in a funny and charming way and I'm enjoying it. It's slightly strange though, reading a friend's book. I can hear her voice in my head, reading it to me. But I'll be sure to tell you all all about it in my review. I'm sure it won't take me long to read this one. If you're reading this Hillary, I'm proud of you.
What're you reading today?