We hit the Goodwill thrift store in Henrietta, the suburb where my parents live, last Sunday. I got three good paperbacks for $4, An Army at Dawn and two Ryans, A Bridge too Far and The Last Battle. I started reading "The Last Battle", it's about the fight for Berlin in spring 1945, I figured it was seasonal. I also picked up Catan at the local gaming store, more on that later.
In other book news, I ended my Pratchett drought with Hogfather. In it, DEATH takes over the duties of the Hogfather, you know, the guy who in midwinter goes around in a flying sleigh pulled by 4 big pigs giving good boys and girls sausages, blood puddings and even toys. Like Reaper Man, much of it also deals with Ridcully and the wizards. I'm finding DEATH books to be more philosophical than Guard books.
Twelve year old is sick, she's been sick since Sunday. The doctor said it's just a cold, so all we can do it wait. She's even more high maintenance when she's sick, so it makes life harder. We did email her teachers, the website is a navigational mess, but if you go to academics you can see a slideshow featuring twelve year old and most of her friends. She can barely talk, and we don't know the ASL for "wood for sheep" so Catan remains unplayed.
In other sick news, I've been fighting some URI thingie too, it could be allergies I suppose, but the timing is to coincidental.
In younger kid news, seven year old's record on two wheels is now 7 1/2 lots. Saturday we were babysitting for the Porsche's, and she agreed to show off for Porsche_girl, and did 7 1/2 houses. We haven't had a chance to try again since. She's also caught up to her expected reading level.
In family news, my sil is having a birthday party for my mil on Sunday. So we'll all be trucking to Buffalo on Palm Sunday. What's your favorite Palm?
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