Writing yesterday's entry got me motivated. I took care of a bunch of stuff, like finally getting Dave some Christmas presents. (Pasta bowls, a potato ricer -- by request -- and a cheese board with a special knife.) I also made us dinner reservations for tomorrow night. I tried to get us tickets to see "American Hustle" at the shmancy movie theater we both like, but they're sold out for the rest of this week, and then the movie changes on Friday. So we'll have to see it elsewhere. *sigh*
So, yes, China! I thought I'd mentioned this already, but evidently I didn't. Dave is going to Shanghai to conduct a middle school honor band, and I'm tagging along for the fun of it. He'll go a few days before me -- I arrive in Shanghai on Feb. 15, just in time for the concert, and then we both go to Beijing by bullet train for about five days of tourism. It will be a relatively short trip, considering the distance, but we only have a week off from work for February break. At least we'll hopefully get to see the Great Wall and learn a bit about the country. We are not taking any students -- the kids in the band all attend international schools in Asia.
I'm making progress in "The Goldfinch," which is excellent -- difficult to put down. In fact I'm going to go read it now!
(Top photo: There are six dogs underneath that cafe table, in Mile End, on Sunday. Bottom: More library detritus.)