I just finished the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. He's one of my favorite suspense authors and Reacher is maybe my favorite character of all time. I've loved most of the Reachers. This is the first of the last few with which I've been completely enthralled. I read it the time span of noon to 10 pm, including 4 hours of work time and a dinner date with my husband. It is completely fantastic. I'm now jonesing for another.
In other news, today is Halloween. I don't have a wee one to take trick or treating anymore, or yet again. I'm not doing candy this year, either. I think I'll save it for next year when I'll have a wee one to dress up in costume to help me dish out the candy.
In news that isn't new, but is overwhelming, I'm sending my thoughts and prayers out to the millions affected by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy. The utter devastation is breathtaking. Seeing the NYC subways filled with water is shocking to me. I used to ride those regularly and take a car through the tunnels to the airport. My biggest fear was, "what if there's a crack?" I'm proud of the staff of Langone and the rescue workers who evacuated patients down 10+ flights of stairs in the dark, keeping them ventilated until they were re-established at Mt. Sinai. As a NICU staff member, I was especially touched by stories of the babies saved and the heartbreak of their parents who were trapped away from the hospital without power or phone service to even know the fate of their babies.
|courtesy WABC and thebump.com|
And there my brain goes in a full circle...baby to baby.