So we ran to the mall yesterday. I bought jeans for both the kids, and Martin bought himself another pair of burgundy pants and a t-shirt. Karin didn't find anything else she wanted, but I found the shirt in TWO versions and bought them both: one beige/chocolate and one dark grey/black. Happy dance! I don't do a lot of clothes shopping here, and I hadn't been to this store in ages, since their quality had gone downhill at one point. After seeing what they had in stock, I think I'll give them another chance. They had some really nice stuff, though not as nice as C.J. Banks in the States.
We had to buy a new (used) set of winter tires too, for Anders' car today, since he had a puncture that couldn't be fixed, which was an unexpected expense, so with that and the clothes, we'll have to take it easy the rest of the month.
I finished re-reading the Outlander books and now I'm reading The Bees which ozswede recommended for me. So far, it's quite engaging, though I'm wondering where it's going to go. It's already made me google bee images so I could see what the different kinds of bees look like. Quite a lot of variation!
Currently enjoying: Summerbird dark chocolate-covered cherries and rhubarb (YUM, Mom, remind me to get you some of these when you come!)
Everyone I've talked to or seen online has snow. We have no snow. This is the most boring winter weather-wise. Rain, cold, wind, but nothing to brighten it up at all. It's not that I want the complications of snow, exactly, but it DOES look so nice and it REALLY brightens things up.
I made it through October in my 2014 book formatting this afternoon. Two more months to go and I can put it together for publication and order my copies! Yay! It's fun to read back through the previous year...I forget so much of the little stuff. I wish I was better about writing more often and MORE in general about the things that happen. Some things, of course, I can't write about, at least not publicly, though that doesn't happen very often. Feels weird not to have a record of everything, though, when I DO leave things out. I guess that's the price you have to pay for choosing to have a public blog, however. At least if you don't want to hang out ALL your dirty laundry, as well as that of the rest of your family. :D