Sunday, September 30, 2012
Happy last Sunday of September! I am thoroughly enjoying this fall - we've had wonderful weather, with enough cool days to break the extra blanket on the bed and pull on a sweater but also still warm enough that we are still harvesting tomatoes and cucumbers.
I'm taking great advantage of Bloggiesta this weekend, although a lot of what I've done doesn't show. I did redo my sidebars and move my challenge icons into a separate page but most of what I'm working on is to make blogging and keeping up with the blogs I follow easier.
Here's What I'm:
Listening To: Alexandra Fuller, author of Cocktails Under The Tree of Forgetfulness and Don't Let's Go To The Dogs Tonight on The Story, hosted by Dick Gordon. This one's for you, Mom!
Watching: Andrew Sean Greer in conversation with Michael Chabon on City Arts & Lectures on my computer. On t.v. this week I watched Elementary, the new Sherlock Holmes series which I quite enjoyed, The Voice, which is our favorite singing competition show by far, and football, lots of football.
Cooking: Pumpkin cake mini-cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The cake was fine but we'll try a new recipe next time. The frosting was incredible!
Making: Not a darn thing right now but I'm looking for Christmas craft ideas for gifts and decorations to make in October.
Grateful for: my children all being in a really good place right now. School is going well, jobs are going well, and they are all very happy. I would never prevent them from venturing off to far-flung places if it were right for them, but I'm glad to have them all close.
Happy about: The Cornhusker's fantastic come-from-behind victory last night. You know, I love football as much as I love books, I really do.
Looking forward to: Watching my 24-yr-old get his "big brother" tonight. In going back to university, he's also joined a fraternity so today he'll be getting assigned his "big brother" for the rest of the school year. As funny as the idea of a 20-yr-old being his big brother is, the funniest thing is that it will likely be Mini-me's best friend who has been like a little brother to my guy for more than a decade!
This week at Lit and Life I've got reviews of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken and Michael Chabon's Telegraph Avenue, a post in celebration of Banned Books Week, and some names to know on Fairy Tale Fridays. I'm finishing Telegraph Avenue and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter this week. What are you reading this week? Will you be picking up a banned book?