At the beginning of the week, I thought we'd be on our way to Florida already. As it is, I am snug in my own bed instead. The main reason is that highs are in the low 50s in the panhandle right now. The entire country seems to be in a state of deep freeze. (We're currently around 10F with windchills hovering around 0 and will be a  little below 0 overnight.) So, we were tossing around the idea of postponing another week or two as of Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Last night confirmed that decision, as hubs had the pukes and is still not 100%. Hoping it's just food poisoning. He's up and watching television now, but was in bed all day. Rare for him as he doesn't get sick often. He had toast earlier, and seems to be on the mend. Here's hoping!

I got my hair done today (made the appointment last week--we were thinking we'd take off for FL after my appointment) and I was rather hoping the magenta would show more pink in my hair than it does, but I still love it--just not quite the change I was seeking. It's still silver with blue highlights and more purples than before. I think it will become more pinkish as it starts to fade. I ran errands after the hair appointment and already got two compliments, so the color definitely needed to be touched up. I didn't change the style this time around. I want my hair to be easy when we finally do travel. Easy for me is generally throwing it up in a pony tail or braid.

In an effort to heal my eyes more (and because I've gotten sucked in to a couple of books lately), I finally got my library audiobook account set up and I'm borrowing audiobooks like nobody's business right now! So...last night I listened to The Doughnut Fix by Jessie Janowitz. Cute little young adult ditty about a 12-year-old boy who moves from NYC to upstate NY with his family and has some issues adjusting. He meets a salty woman in his new town who formerly sold chocolate cream doughnuts in her small convenience store that won all sorts of awards...the sign on her shop still advertised the doughnuts, but she wasn't making & selling them anymore, so the boy decides to ask her for the recipe, as he is an aspiring chef. She tells him he needs to prove to her that he knows how to cook, make a business plan and convince her that he's serious. Meanwhile, he and his sister have about 6 weeks before they start school again, and their parents assign them a project of their own choosing to bide the time. The boy decides to make the doughnut start-up company his project. The book I finished yesterday morning was Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Well-written and I love how she made her characters multi-dimensional, their voices distinct. I enjoyed her descriptions of the marshland and waters too. I didn't necessarily care for the ending, so I re-wrote it in my brain to one that suits me better! Listened to other books too...I'll have to look those up because I know I haven't listed them all here yet.


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