I’m back from San Diego. I had a couple of nice pre-dawn runs along the harbor (wearing shorts!), but otherwise was too busy to do any writing or work on the revisions to Meet the Larssons. The only time I had available was on the flight home, but I was just too tired. I worked for the first couple of hours, then fell asleep.
I’m delighted to be home — because of the time difference and the intensive work we were doing, I barely got to talk to the Siren, and was not able to break out to call before the kids went to sleep, which always makes me sad. They were in bed but still awake when I got home, though, so I was able to talk to them for a couple of minutes.
It was close to 80 in San Diego when I left, and 13 in Chicago when I landed. I’ve had Led Zepplin’s “Immigrant Song” running through my head all evening, which fits neatly with Unfocused Girl’s interest in Norse mythology.
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
She’s also developing an interest in Greek myths. When I got home, I saw the new comic book she’s been drawing: “Athena and Her Pals.”
I love mythology. I learned English by reading along to Scholastics’ book/tape combos of Greek mythology. I don’t know if they sell those anymore, but if you can get them (perhaps on CD) they are great.
Welcome home. I hope it is that nice when I go to San Diego next weekend. Hope you catch up on sleep.
Has she read the Percy Jackson books (by Rick Riordan) yet? They are what got AJ interested in mythology. The first one is The Lightning Thief.
LZ is good for children. I love to crank it and watch them rock out. Dusty got a greek mythology book for Xmas: D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, which I’m sure you’re familiar with.
FH – That’s the one Unfocused Girl has, with its companion book of Norse Myths. She loves them.
Harriet – She hasn’t. I’ll keep an eye out.
Mike – Whatever it’s like, it will beat the weather here hands down. I’m not a big golf fan, but standing on the grass in the sun for several hours a day sounds pretty good right now.
Ralph – I never would have guessed English isn’t your first language from your writing. I’ll keep an eye out — the kids get the Scholastic catalog several times a year from school.
Like I said, those are great books!