I am so glad that March is here. February is the shortest month but a lot can go on in 28 days. I usually feel like March has snuck up on me but this year I feel like we are truly well and deep into 2013. 2012 seems far away and I am ready for spring and a new beginning.

Having said that, the day to day hasn’t been that busy. I tidy in the morning, job search in the afternoon and find (a lot of) time to cook and read for pleasure. I also have been sending Danny out for the groceries as it hasn’t gotten warm enough yet to want to wander around in this weather. Today was good though! I’m hopeful that spring is here.


1. My chicken curry from last Sunday. Even though I’m home all of the day I still use my slow cooker 2 or 3 times a week – it’s just too easy.

2. Went on a Forever 21 shopping spree while I was home and then three weeks later I found these earrings and about 6 empty earring holders in the pocket of a blazer I bought. Looks like someone used the blazer for some sneaky shoplifting! I guess this leftover pair weren’t worth it. I would have been mortified if the sales assistant had found them while he was ringing me up.

3. Fernando’s Saturday morning. I think he loves weekend mornings more than we do.

4. Finished Gone Girl this morning. I LOVED it. Read a lot of reviews with people hating on the ending but I thought it was absolutely perfect. I thought Nick and Amy were both amazing characters – some of my favorites from recent reads, up there with the characters from The Marriage Plot. The book itself was even better in some ways because the story was a lot more compelling than The Marriage Plot.


Almost Ready to Go

It’s freezing today. Bright and sunny and absolutely freezing. The south of the country is blanketed with snow, including Heathrow Airport. This makes me very nervous. Not only do we have to fly from Heathrow to LAX tomorrow afternoon, we also have to make our GLA to Heathrow flight in the morning.

BBC reports that Heathrow has cleared both runways and there’s no snow forecast for tonight/tomorrow morning. Glasgow also has no snow forecast until tomorrow afternoon. I think that as long as today’s delays don’t overflow into tomorrow we should be fine. I hope so. I really, really hope.

In anticipation of delays in the airport, on the runway, during the 10 hour flight, I stopped by the library this afternoon to pick up a few books.


1. Before I Go to Sleep – S.J. Watson
2. Fingersmith – Sarah Waters
3. How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran
4. Um, obviously not from the library but my guilty pleasures for when I’m flying – weekly celebrity tabloids.

I like easy reading when traveling. With the multitude of movies and TV shows and distractions at my fingertips on a flight and while waiting at the airport, I need a fun book that will engage me and make time pass quickly. I used to be able to read anything on a flight but I no longer have the patience. My attention span is zip on an airplane. Too excited for everything. Mini bottles of wine! The newest cheesy romantic comedy that’s not hit the UK! Trashy mags! And of course, going to America!

I’m pretty much ready to go at this point so I hope we make our flights. I finished packing and my bag is 12 pounds underweight! I just need to finish packing my carry-on with the last minute stuff. Toothbrush, iPad charger, etc. Danny just dropped the cat off at his mom’s and is coming back with either pizza or an Indian meal. We ate pretty well in the past couple of days but now the only food left in the fridge is a few bottles of Coors Light, mustard and some yogurt. I took a bath last night and painted my nails, but I’m just finishing the top coat as I write this. My flight outfit is laid out, the flat is spotless, the snow just needs to stay away and I’ll be ready to go.