Saturday, January 11, 2014

Life: It Goes On - January 12

Oh my goodness was it hard to return to a regular work week this past week! Now to dig in and survive the next couple of months of winter - such a long stretch with not much to look forward to!

Bout of Books went pretty well this week - unless you count me forgetting to post my plan or to participate in any of the activities. Yep, I suck at readathons except for the reading. I did read 125 pages of Possession, 200 pages of Life of Pi, 25 pages of Eleanor and Park, 25 pages of Tinkers, and I finished listening to Daddy Long Legs. Oh wait, now that I look at the numbers, it's not that much more than a normal week. Never mind.

Bruce Dern & Will Forte, "Nebraska"
Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I'll start listening to Charlotte Bronte's Shirley.

Watching: "Nebraska," directed by Alexander Payne. Poignant, funny, and Will Forte is seriously good.

Reading: The Possession readalong continues; I'm hoping to read another 100 pages by Tuesday's discussion. Tinkers by Paul Harding has made its way to my nightstand and I started Timothy Schaffert's The Devils In the Sugar Shack to put myself in the mood for his latest book, The Swan Gondola. Oh yeah, and Eleanor and Park is on my Nook.

Making: Tried fudge...twice. Failed at fudge...twice. Turns out the recipe was missing an ingredient. I haven't worked up the courage to try it a third time. I did turn the second batch into a sort of brownie which was edible but not what I was in the mood for.

Planning: I'm in the process of redecorating Mini-him's room. He's been living in a kind of limbo state since he moved home. It's time to make it his room again as long as he's living here.

Grateful for: Laughter - it does a body good.

Loving: The kick to cook The Big Guy's been on lately. I come home from work most nights to find dinner well on it's way to ready. This week's menu included chili, ham and bean soup, and friend potato casserole. Yum!

Feeling: Happy - BG gave me what I consider to be a belated Christmas present when he made a pass  through his closet and dressers and covered my bed in clothes he was ready to part with. He never gets rid of anything so this was a big deal.

Looking forward to: Ushering at the playhouse next weekend, although for the life of me I cannot remember which play they are performing.

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