Because of the play, we have several visits with friends and family who are coming to see Boo in the play. Last night we had our closest friends who travelled two hours (each way!) for the play and then dinner back at our house. We don't see them nearly enough and when we do, it's always fun. I'm so grateful that they took so much time to come down to see Boo's play.
Meanwhile, I knew the second half of November would do a number on my NaNoWriMo word count, and indeed, I'm now 10,000 words behind where I should be. Not good. We'll see where this winds up. As my friend Stephanie said, I'm not sure why NaNoWriMo takes place during November. I can't be the only person whose life revs into high gear this time of year.
In the meantime, I'm still reading The Hunger Games. I've been exhausted at night, so as much as I want to, I can't stay awake for more than a few pages. I'm still enjoying this, very much so, and I think I'll be finished within the next day or two.
My audio book this week has been The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow (co-author of The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch.) It's the story of a group of 11 girls who grew up together in Ames, Iowa and who remained close friends for 40 years. Each chapter focuses in on one of the girls, her family, and her connections with the others. This is a good audio, as this doesn't require much heavy thought. Instead, it serves to rekindle memories of one's one childhood friends and the good times with them.
Hope you're having some good times this weekend, with good friends, good books ... or, like me, with both.