READING: A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD. it had been sitting next to my bed since my sister-in-law passed it along in july . it’s been a long time since i read a physical book (my kindle is one of the great loves of my life after all) and it’s been a good change of pace (don’t worry, i’ve already decided what i’m going to download to my ol’ buddy next). i wasn’t sure about the goon squad initially – in giving nothing away, the POV (don’t i sound scholarly?) changes with each chapter and as someone who only reads before bed, when i’m already mostly asleep, i found it a bit difficult to keep up. but now – i’m in love. the stories are connected but not so connected that you have to remember the details (which, in my case, is a good thing). in my reading, i appreciate the thread that runs through the book, but i’m finding that the book offers a lot more too. my favorite parts of novels are often the character details (FREEDOM) and this book is really chock full of them.
WATCHING: okay this might be my most embarrassing admittance on this here blog – we all know that i watch a lot of bad reality TV but this is worse…way worse. i started watching THE SECRET LIFE OF AN AMERICAN TEENAGER...again. it all started back in the summer of 2008 (i think) when we moved to SF and i didn’t know anyone. but we did have DVR and so i filled my hours with walking up and down a lot of hills and watching trashy tv. it only lasted one season (eventually i made friends) and when we last left our american teens they were pregnant and christian. fast forward to one sunday when EBN took an extra long nap and really, what’s a mama to do? we’re now almost 4 years later and the kiddos are still pregnant and still christian – but they seem to be pregnant christians who also sleep around. the show must go on…i guess. i know, i know. i’m going to stop, i swear. if for no other reason then i need to make room for BUNHEADS.
WORKING ON: cutting back. i’m going on day 4 of WWPLD and so far so good. work is busy but i’ve done a fairly good job of carving out special EBN time when i don’t check my phone and in which i’m fully (or getting close) present. we took a long walk on monday and tuesday night i let her enjoy an extra long bath time. this weekend will be a bit of a challenge because ABN is out-of-town at a conference. typically we’d spend at least a bit of our time trolling the mall and ordering take-out. but, the weather is supposed to be gorgeous, i’ve got a pj-filled girl’s night planned for saturday and sunday i’m planning to take a quick EBN break to spend a couple of hours playing mahj jong in pacifica…wish me luck!
THINKING ABOUT: ABN leaving town. not too happy about it. mragh
ANTICIPATING: our vegetable garden. ABN put a lot of brain and muscle power into our little veggie patch this weekend i can’t wait to enjoy his hard work! in a few short weeks i hope to be munching on beets, brussel sprouts, peppers and kale – grown in our very own backyard.
LISTENING TO: SPOTIFY…does that count? i know, i’m so late to the scene and i still don’t totally get it but i’ve started following a few new playlists and have already discovered my NEW FAVORITES (i’m sure this discovery is so 2011 – or 2010…but i’ve been busy).
EATING: not much actually. i made this delicious kale salad on monday night but it turns out all that roughage was a bit…rough. i did have a bottle of KOMBUCHA for the first time ever and that seemed to help a bit. still – i’ll be cooking my kale for at least the forseeable future.
WISHING: i could have a week to just crochet. i know – weird. but i’ve gotten super into the hobby over the last several weeks (see my recently finished cowl above) and i just have so many projects floating around my head and no time to really do it (hence the circles under my eyes in the aforementioned photo). i’m having a few women over tonight to crochet and sip wine – what could be better?
thanks again to DANIELLE for the original inspiration for these posts – they are a great way to get caught up on the details of life.