...do you flip to the back of a book first?
Actually, the inquiring mind is my cousin, Rachel. I visited Rachel in Rhode Island this weekend to celebrate her fiftieth birthday. During my stay I borrowed a book by Debbie Macomber -- it turns out Rachel and I are both fans of Debbie's writing -- and I flipped to the end of the book to see how the story turned out. Rachel looked at me in surprise. She knew I'd just taken the book off the shelf and she knew I couldn't have read it that fast. I was a little embarrassed to admit that I often go to the last few chapters of a book first. So does Rachel and she was surprised to see that I had the same reading habit. We did a quick survey of family and only our sweet college cousin, Hillary, starts her reading the same way. I'm taking a very informal blog survey to see if anyone else starts at the back first. Reading habits, please!
The State Capitol, Providence
It was a great weekend in Providence. Rachel's party had a very fun fifties theme and it was wonderful to spend the evening with family and friends. Carrot cake made by Kimmie, Rachel's high school friend, was a high point of the treats and I am pining for another piece. We had breakfast at a favorite place in Warren, RI and the afternoon was spent relaxing and movie watching. I'd planned to come back to New York in the afternoon, but there was a freight train derailment near New Haven, and no trains were moving south. After a few minutes of "I've got to get back for work..." I rebooked for the first train this morning. It was a very early start to the day, but it gave me a very enjoyable afternoon and dinner with family.
Now I enter a very hectic work week. I have a night meeting tomorrow and then we are launching a project I've been working on for over two years. Not sure how much I'll be around, but I will try to blog as often as I am able to.
What I hope is the last snow of the season is falling outside my window. I'm warm and cozy and I send you warm and cozy wishes, too!