It turned out, this week, that all I really needed to put me into the mood for the holidays was a quart of eggnog and some Handel's Messiah. The house is now decorated (although, as usual, it took longer than it should have) and I even watched "It's A Wonderful Life" last night. Now to start some Christmas baking!
This Week I'm:
Listening To: I've been catching up on podcasts this week, listening to some really interesting stuff. On Radio Lab I listened to an episode about autism that was incredibly thought provoking. I haven't had a chance to pick up new books yet (and won't again this week) so it will more of the same for the coming week.
Reading: I finally finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt and my review will post Tuesday. Let's just say, it won't be glowing. Following on the heels of Jane Austen's First Love, I've picked up Charlie Lovett's First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen.
Making: Fire-roasted tomato soup, a hamburger casserole I think my mom invented to make cooking while camping easier, potato soup, and sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches. Nothing fancy for us this week.
Planning: Now that the Christmas decorations are up, it's time to get back to my "office" and get it finished up. There are some things that still need to be brought in and then it needs to be better organized.
Grateful for: Jeans days on Fridays - my company just announced that we'll be having them all of the time from now on. This makes me ridiculously happy.
|You know it's cold when you need|
so many extra blankets!
Enjoying: Afternoon with Miss H yesterday. She made BG, Mini-him, and me lunch yesterday then we worked to rearrange her room. When she moved in, the guys had an idea for the room arrangement that just did not work. We got furniture moved, her Christmas tree up, and curtains hung. It's very homey now and we had a good time talking laughing and talking after the guys headed home.
Inspired by: Home blogs loaded with holiday ideas.
Looking forward to: Celebrating Mini-me's 23rd birthday next weekend! What are you looking forward to this week?