Sorry for the absence, but I haven’t had much time to post and I haven’t done much reading lately. I’m not sure what I’ve been doing, but it’s taking up all my time. Maybe I can blame it on the change of the seasons which is making me extra tired (it’s so dark when I get up) or how busy it is at work, or how nap-time is getting shorter and shorter. I’ve also been spending too much time lost on Etsy and elsewhere. Did you know Robert Downey Jr. is going to be in a remake of Sherlock Holmes? Anyway, I am actually reading a very good book: The Little Book. Seldon Edwards is another first-time author. I can’t even begin to describe this one. There’s time travel, war, romance, baseball, Vienna and psychology, so far. I’ve been reading it in fits and starts. If I could just sit down and spend a few hours reading, I might finish it. Try as I might, that’s not happening. Of course, it’s a library book with several holds and I want to finish it. If I return it and put myself on hold for it again, I’ll never finish it. That being said, I decided to take a mini-break and start reading The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart. It’s a children’s book of the orphaned, bright young sparks variety. Great fun. I’ve also got a stack of parenting/toddler activity books on the floor in front of my nightstand. Is anyone up for “Cooking Art” or “Kid Concoctions?” We tried the Peanut Butter Play-Dough and my son just ate the big lump of dough. There was no playing involved.