Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sitting here in limbo...

...waiting for the plane to come.

Checkout time at the hotel was noon. Our plane leaves tonight at 11:40.  We have booked a hospitality suite from 7-8 p.m. so that we can shower and change clothes before we go to the airport. Some time this afternoon we will probably go see a movie. Apart from that, we're doing a lot of hanging around. It's hot and muggy today. I am trying to appreciate that, because I checked the weather in Nanaimo. High of 5C, low of 0C (freezing). Oy. I think we're in for a shock.

Before we checked out, we went to Don the Beachcomber (the hotel's restaurant) for lunch. I had a rare tuna sandwich on focaccia, (Did I spell that correctly?) which came with sweet potato french fries with a ginger remoulade for dipping. Oh, my.

And...I finished my book about Plath & Hughes, and I've started reading the Ann Patchett book (The Magician's Assistant). I generally figure an author has about fifty pages to draw me into the story. Ann Patchett did it in two sentences. The book begins "PARSIFAL IS DEAD. That is the end of the story." Gotcha. The trick now is to keep from finishing the book before I get home.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Safe trip, Sandra.

John Hayes said...

Hope your trip home is safe & uneventful & that the climate change isn't too unsettling!

willow said...

Godspeed, Sandra! xx

Totalfeckineejit said...
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Totalfeckineejit said...

Which book on P and H, what did you think of it?

Sandra Leigh said...

Thanks, folks - we're safely home now, bundled up warm, glad not to be moving.

TFE - The book I read was Her Husband- Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath - A Marriage by Diane Middlebrook. I do recommend it. It's very readable and full of fascinating tidbits.

Debbie said...

I am with you on reading a book too fast. I started The Help yesterday and am already half finished. So good!

Reya Mellicker said...

Are you home now, safe and sound? Hope so.

I also give a book 50 pages. If it hasn't grabbed me by then, I put it aside.

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