Monday, April 02, 2007

What I am NOT "Reading"

I had purchased a bunch of books on tape at the used bookstore (Books 4 Less) to listen to on the long drive back and forth to visit my mother in the nursing home. The most recent one I had started on, which was quite a long time ago, was Cider House Rules, by John Irving. I was really loving that book. It is a wonderful, fantastic, extremely well-written engaging book--pardon all the superlatives, but I really like it. It is not, however, for everyone. If you are squeamish about medical procedures like abortions, you might not want to read it.

My Mom died and I haven't been driving back and forth as much and the few times I did go, I went with other people. So I decided I would listen to it in the house every morning while I did my exercises. And for a few days, I did. But the tape I was listening to ran out and the next one is not in the box. I think I had them all to begin with. When I was driving back and forth, I would take the next two out of the box and lay them on the passenger seat for ease of insertion while driving. I must have done that and when I arrived home, taken the loose one into the house and done something with them other than put them away. I have NO IDEA where they are. I looked in the car and Where I have some stuff that was waiting for the next trip, but no dice. So I am stuck near the end of the book without the last tape or two. It's a very long book. WAHN!

I am going to start a new book on time while I am exercising, The Maiden King with Robert Bly and someone else, I unfortunately forget who. But I am sad to not be finishing Cider House Rules. I sure hope I find the missing tapes. WAHN!

(I took the Photograph of the old dictionary at The Ella Sharp Museum and Historical Center in Jackson, MI, in the Old School House.) Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

BerryBird said...

Oh, dear. That sounds very frustrating.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hey, new update: I think I found two of the missing tapes!

I THOUGHT I was having a frustrating day til I got to the doctors and they wanted to do more nerve conduction tests--electical shocks for 45 minutes. :-(

Thanks Berrybird!

Dario87 said...

thanks for the comment...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You're welcome! :-D

Helena said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by Situation Sunday. hope as times goes by you will find a free Sunday to play...( You can even answer them on Wensday,,,LOL. My deepest sympothy on the loss of your Mother- Helena

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Helena. I am just back from more than ten days there and have a lot to catch up with at home and then have to go back to my Mom's. I would love to play, lots of thought provoking questions! LOL! Mary