Monday, March 31, 2014

Mother's Day Disappointment

Dave is back home, thank goodness, and the dog walker is coming today. Yay! I have assistance! I called in sick, so I can finally have a day just to rest. My chest cold seems to be breaking up, but unfortunately that entails a lot of coughing, and my sinuses are being very...productive. No one wants me sitting at the front desk in the library today.

I took Olga back to the park yesterday, and basically just sat in the grass while she ran around and played. Then I came home and finished the book I was reading, "The Cuckoo's Calling," by Robert Galbraith (aka J. K. Rowling). I liked it a lot -- a kind of noirish murder mystery. I hope Rowling continues to write more adult fiction. I have not been disappointed yet.

We switched to British Summer Time (our Daylight Saving Time) yesterday. I didn't even realize it had happened until a neighbor told me that morning. It was also "Mothering Sunday," the British Mother's Day.

Last week I found this handmade Mother's Day card tucked into a fence near a school -- probably dropped by a child. I hope there weren't too many tears when the kid discovered she had lost Mummy's card.


  1. Glad you get to stay home and rest.
    That little card sort of broke my heart.

  2. Ah, forsythia! We switched to daylight savings a couple of weeks back and I'm just now getting used to it. It really threw me for about a week. Weird.

  3. Oh the forsythia is beautiful. I didn't think it would grow here being so hot in the summer or maybe not cold enough in the winter. someone gave me a small rooted cutting and I passed it on to my sister because I had no where to put it. it started growing and blooming. now I see another house in town that has three in the front yard and they bloom beautifully. I may have to get me one. glad you are taking a day off and you are right, no one wants you at the front desk today even if you aren't contagious.

  4. I've been catching up on your blog (I was THIRTEEN posts behind!) & I was going to wait & comment when I got to today's, but I wanted to say that I loved Cuckoo's Calling. We read it for our book club & it's one of my favorite styles of books. I hear there's going to be more - I hope soon!