Today is my first official day of break, which began with a snowstorm and early out for my children. Luckily I spent the morning wrapping presents, because they were home for most of the afternoon. This evening we have done a puzzle, played Blokus and also played Sight Word Bingo. I finished off a book that I still need to review and started Julia Glass' latest one. My kitchen looks worse than ever after I made another batch of the caramel chocolate crackers I read about on Everyday Reading. .
I have a few errands left to run yet, and I am hoping the weather cooperates by Wednesday. This is also the first year that I will be able to attend my daughters' Christmas parties. I started compiling my list of "bests" since there are only 11 more days left this year, I am pretty sure that I know what books are going to make it into these lists. The number of books I have read - well, it is good. Like marvelously good. As of now I have read 277 books - and I don't count picture books, folks. I think this is my highest reading total for a year ever. I will try to knock off several more before the end of the year as well, so we'll see how things finish for me.
As of now I have not signed up for any challenges in 2011. Within the next week I have a few that I am already planning on joining. Since I have a bit more free time, I should be able to get my lists in order and get myself organized for them.
Tonight I am hoping for some reading time, cuddled up on the couch under a warm blanket. It seems that we have been getting our fair share of snow around here already.