Saturday, February 28, 2015

An Unusually Cloudy Day in My Life.......

Happy, happy Saturday!  

It's a cool, cloudy day here in Anthem, Arizona, which makes me happy.  We have an average of 296 days of sunshine per year.  It's awesome for a person like me who used to have awful winter blues when I lived in Illinois, but then you find yourself getting very excited when you finally have a cloudy day.  And none of us can stop talking about it when it actually rains!!

I feel like my life is in such a rut.  Last night, after a long week of work, I actually found myself smiling because I knew that I got to sleep in this morning. 

That's what excites me on a Friday night, the thought that I get to sleep in the next morning.


I need something to get excited about.  But right now life feels like it's about work, and elderly dog who has less control over her bladder than my mother, and chores.  But I downloaded an app called Happify this morning, and it is pretty cool.  It definitely lifted my spirits a bit.  I played a game where I had to pop balloons that had positive words on them and avoid the negative words.  It sounds cheesy, but it was kind of cool (nerd alert).

I think the book you are reading can have such an impact on your mood, so I should be reading something fun and light today.  In fact, I wanted to start Book of Life today, but I'm caught up in The Daughter by Jane Shemilt.  It's got me hooked!

In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this
compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter.
Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.
But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.
As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised. 

It's a page turner so far.  I don't know why I read these books.  As a mother of three girls, I worry anyway.  But I can't resist them!

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