Sunday, February 6, 2011

January: Resolution Results

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'.