Saturday, February 8, 2014

Life: It Goes On - February 9

The Olympics have started, the Olympics have started! Which means, as you may imagine given how excited I am about them, that my reading will take a hit the next couple of weeks as I am glued to the television. I even took a day off of work this week just to stay home and watch. Is there such a thing as an Olympics addiction?

Friday night we went out with my sister and most of her family to celebrate her last day at a job where she has spent the past fourteen years of her life. There is much she will miss about the job but the bad had long since overwhelmed the good. It was time for her to leave but it was hard to do and she needed family and friends' support. And, of course, the reminder that life: it goes on.
Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I've been alternating listening to Shirley with podcasts. This week I caught up with the Satellite Sisters and Book Riot. I'm about to call it quits with trying to listen to Shirley. I downloaded it from Librovox and there are quite a few readers who aren't doing it for me. Plus, it's just such a slow book.

Watching: Not much between "Sherlock" on Sunday night and the Olympics on Thursday except "Castle" reruns while I was on the treadmill. I miss football already!

Reading: I'm back to Timothy Schaffert's Devils In The Sugar Shop which I put down for books I needed to read for review. I've also gotten quite a bit of Tinkers read this week and I've started Under The Wide And Starry Sky by Nancy Horan for a TLC Book Tour.

Making: Last Sunday I cooked a half dozen chicken breasts in the crockpot and we had three meals out of that, including chicken and dumplings. I also tried roasting broccoli (the jury's still out on that) and made two loaves of banana bread.

Planning: On finishing up some projects that I've been working on, including both of the boys' rooms. The photo project will be front and center as I watch the Olympics. I hope to get that done before closing ceremonies.

Grateful for: The crews who kept the roads safe for all of us who had to be on them this week when it snowed for twenty-four hours and then kept refreezing.

Loving: Cocoa - I'm not usually a big fan of cocoa but for some reason it's really hit the spot this week. Last night I even made it from scratch with milk - oh so yummy!

Feeling: Like nesting. I've been rearranging, cleaning, fluffing. I've added six new home blogs to my blog roll, looking for inspiration. Too much time in the house this winter?

Thinking: About what books I want to read for my annual Mystery March. Steig Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire and Tana French's In The Woods will definitely be on the list. I've got a lot to choose from on my shelves so I'm looking forward to a good month.

Looking forward to: Curling up with my projects, the Olympics, and warm blankets the next couple of weeks, staying out of the cold as much as possible. What are you looking forward to this week?

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