It's not as bad as all that. Steve has shooting tonight so I'll be hanging out with the boys, reading, and having a glass of huckleberry wine. I probably won't make it to midnight but the fireworks and the dogs freaking out will awaken me. I may watch something on Netflix, we'll see.
I read that Netflix as a fake midnight/ball drop for kids that can be played at any time so you can get your kids to bed at a reasonable time. Brilliant.
The super cold spell is supposed to break tomorrow so we'll see. The windchill this morning was -17. Yuck. Ryker likes to sit on the deck; Coda wishes for a sweater. Downtown Billings has a "ball drop" under the sky point. Starts at noon. They expect ten thousand people. They have got to be freaking crazy to be out in cold like this. I imagine a more likely scenario is that they'll be packed in the restaurants and bars until five minutes before midnight. Aren't those businesses lucky. Not.
I'm also reading BROUGHT TO BOOK by Anthea Fraser. This is 1st of 9 in series featuring Rona Parish, a biographer and amateur sleuth, in England. Here's a description:
When successful biographer Rona Parish is asked to write the life-story of a bestselling author, recently deceased, she is intrigued - to say the least. After all, Theo Harvey led a very colourful life, and died in mysterious circumstances. But Rona's husband Max is wary and, it soon becomes apparent, with good reason...As Rona begins to delve into Theo Harvey's life and death, and to interview his friends and family - some more willing than others - she realises that she has taken on a poisoned chalice.
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