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This past week saw both rain and snow but at least it looks like we won't be getting the 5-8 inches predicted. I did get my snow tires put on just in case.
At work I had my sock snowman craft night which went really well. It is a fun and easy craft and one attendee said she found it more relaxing than coloring. I also made a return trip to Barnes & Noble to spend more of the remaining book budget. While I didn't spend it all, I did make a dent.
This Tuesday I have a get together with my evening book group. We are bringing appetizers and desserts from cookbooks we are supposed to read and discuss. My cookbook is Christmas Cookie Swap but I am thinking of making one of the candy recipes from the book instead of cookies. Not sure what to do about appetizers. I haven't come across anything I can eat in any of the cookbooks I've looked through. Everything has either cheese, tomatoes, garlic or onions. On Friday we have our annual staff breakfast. I am in charge of "fun and games". I have a couple of games planned but I still need to figure out the prizes. In past years we've done an ugly sweater contest and a white elephant gift exchange but this year I wanted to make things simpler.
My plans for the weekend are going to depend on the weather as it looks like we are supposed to get snow and ice next Friday and Sunday. If we don't, I will be visiting my parents. We were originally going to have our family Christmas that weekend but it worked out for Christmas Eve instead.
Last week on my blog:
Top Ten New to Me Authors (post)
Alterations by Stephanie Scott (review)
God Bless Us Every One by Eva Marie Everson
This inspirational fiction novel is not a retelling of A Christmas Carol though that book plays an important part in the story (the main character is a drama teacher helping with the school performance of A Christmas Carol and there are parallels between her life and Dickens's). There are also interesting facts about Dickens and the importance of the book to the celebration of Christmas.
Books listened to:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (reread)
I loved listening to this and it made me laugh out loud over Anne's antics. I wish Rachel McAdams would read the rest of the series too. I tried to find a version of Anne of Avonlea on Audible that would be similar but so far none of the narrators are quite the same.
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread)
I've read the first few chapters with Merry and "Dernhelm" and the Rohirrim now on the way to Gondor and Aragorn on his journey with the Grey Company. Now the siege of Gondor is about to begin. It's always interesting to be reminded of the differences between the book and the movie.
On my TBR pile:
Christmas Joy by Nancy Naigle