It's been a busy week as my son had to go to school until Wednesday as they had a later start to the school year due to construction. He also had an orchestra concert at school (he's in the 5th grade), he plays the bass and yes...it's taller than him, even though it's technically a junior bass! It's a heavy instrument and weighs close to 50 lbs. I dread carrying that thing as it is so heavy and awkward as it is so large. This is his second year playing the bass and we were all quite impressed at how much they've improved and have moved up to playing more serious music such as Russian Music Box and Bach. Last year, the highlight was jingle bells (which we were still very impressed with). We were very proud of him! He was also very happy as he had family (besides just his parents) at his concert for the first time. My brother and niece were here from Florida and my sister in law was able to make it. Here's a picture of the bass...the boy is not my son.
We had a nice and quiet Christmas but I didn't get any books under the tree. I did give my son the Guinness Book of World Records 2010 as he loves these kinds of books. To be honest, we are all trying to read through the books that we have so we cut back this year. My hubby did buy me a much needed Cuisinart coffee machine as my current coffee machine is not working very well. I can't wait to use it.
Cherries in Winter:My Family's Recipe for Hope in Hard Times by Suzan Colon
My Off The Bookshelf Giveway ends on December 3oth. I am giving away 5 ARC copies and they include:
- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
- Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
- Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
- Permission Slips by Sherri Sheperd
- The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha
Go HERE, for details and to enter.