January is behind us, and that means closer to Spring. I am one who actually likes the snow, but I could do without the sleet, freezing rain, unless I'm planning a day indoors. Then I do not mind. But, January is O-V-E-R....and as far as the resolutions are concerned, for my $100 "mad-money", I ended up not spending it all. I treated my daughter to $18 of Zhu-Zhu pets, spent $15 on preferred-parking when we went skiing (it is so worth to not be stuck at the far-reaches of the parking lot when temps hover 12-degrees), and $53 at Jones New York for some casual work clothes. Oh, I also plunked-down $5 for a Mega Millions quick pick. Total: $91. Mr. Olive has one-itemized listing on his envelope: $3 Taco Bell. But, he has no money in it and I found the envelope behind the keyboard on the computer desk. I'm not sure I think he should get February's funds since he isn't playing by the rules....what are your thoughts??
Book 1: COMMUTERS. Our library has 10-day books that are new releases (the hot authors new releases are on 7-day Express and no renewal). I browse the section to see if I recognize anything or think the jacket synopsis looks interesing. I thought "Commuters" could be a good bet, but after the 342 pages, I wondered, 'Why do I waste my time?' This story is told from the view of three generations of married-into family members. I thought it had no great character development, or family development, no real "action", and tons of loose ends. I've decided there are too many well-known books that I have on my to-read list to waste more time in this section of the library. While I'm going to tackle "New Moon" next so I can return it to my SIL, its rightful owner, I'm going to turn my attention to those I've been saying 'I've always wanted to read that'.