We are having our first real snow day of the season, with All Things being cancelled in honor of a big storm that actually managed to make it far enough north to visit our house. I feel like we often miss out on the rest of the New England weather phenomena because we are so close to being Canadians instead.
Mariam and I are supposed to be reading Because of Winn Dixie as our new read aloud book, but a funny thing keeps happening. One of us will walk by and see the book laying on the table or on the couch and just not be able to resist the urge to pick it up and read just a little. And before long, it is necessary to inform the other partner in Winn Dixie that they will need to take a minute to catch up before read aloud time tonight so that we can all be on the same literal page. And so we move on through. Such a great book. Actually, it is the book for the Read Aloud Book Along right now. The discussion these days has been light, and has moved over to Good Reads, but, it is still fun to be reading the same book with some other families. Someone noted in the discussion over there that this is one of those books that draws you in immediately because it has such a great opener:
My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog.
Anyhow, I suppose I was going to talk about other things here today, but just like with the vaccuming, laundry folding, baby chasing and all the rest, I just seem to be getting distracted by Because of Winn Dixie.
If you haven't had a chance to vote in The Homies blog awards yet, today is the final day to give your virtual thumbs up over there. Bird and Little Bird is nominated, and although I won't make it to the next round, I do seem to be hanging in there with the top twenty, which is really fun. If you can, stop by and vote for this here blog, and consider casting a second vote for Ginny's blog, Small Things.