Another quiet day.
I was planning a ten kilometre run for today but we woke up to more snow. It wasn’t tons, but I wasn’t sure how the trails would be and not all the sidewalks were cleared so I guess I’ll just have to hope to get at least three runs in on other days this week!
It does feel weird not to have done any exercise today though.
I went for a walk with my friend from work. It was a gorgeous day out and we spent about two hours walking around the lake in a nearby park. There were tons of people out as well! We saw a hummingbird, mergansers and a cormorant:)
I finished Longbourn by Jo Baker today.
This tells the story of the servants in the classic story Pride and Prejudice. It centres upon Sarah, a young maid, but also features Mr. & Mrs. Hill, young Polly and James Smith.
It was very cool to see the characters from Pride and Prejudice from a different perspective. I think most were like how I would have expected them to be portrayed, except for Mr. Bennett. He was different than I was expecting, but I do wonder if this would have been a more accurate description of him. The reader also gets to see the major events of Pride and Prejudice from this new angle too:). There was a rather large plot twist that I didn’t see coming.
In all, I really enjoyed the book. It had me hooked from page one right through to the end, with many surprises throughout. I would recommend it for anyone who likes Pride and Prejudice or who enjoys historical fiction in general.
I also had book club this evening. We were discussing Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. It wasn’t the best discussion because we all liked it, though two of us had difficulty getting into it. Our discussions are always much better when there are people who liked the book and people who didn’t. The food, however, was as good as ever! I got seven layer dip and corn chips, deviled eggs, butternut squash soup and then the sweets I took, plus pineapple upside down cake:)
I got lots of compliments on the goodies:)
Overall, the good outweighed the bad today, though I did spend some time being angry and upset with people who aren’t going to care or change just because I’m angry and upset. 😖😫😞. My mom told me they aren’t coming home for at least another month and it just made me feel like I’m the only one in my family who cares about family, which is nothing new! It’s been like that since we lost my amazing grandma. I hear from one brother if he happens to be coming over to visit friends and I hear from the other if he needs a babysitter and my parents are off enjoying their retirement. I don’t even know why I was so upset when they are all perfectly happy and I’m happy for them. I guess it’s just a down day:(. I think I may be most upset that my nieces and nephews aren’t getting the grandparent experience I had, but it doesn’t seem to bother anyone who is involved so I shouldn’t be upset about that either. Ugh, sometimes emotions suck!
I’m going to go curl up and read a trashy romance novel and hopefully I’ll emerge as my usual self tomorrow!