Sunday, October 16, 2016
This Week I'm:
Listening To: I've got about one more week of West of Sunset and really enjoying it a lot. I've also managed to listen to several podcasts while working out this week, including an episode of Best of the Left and Slate's Audio Book Club's discussion of Emma Cline's The Girls. It really put in words the issues I had with the book even though I was drawn in by it.
Watching: Given that my response to this prompt varies so little, I'm not sure why I still have it. I'd like to tell you I was able to get The Big Guy to look at Netflix for something good to watch but I wasn't. Yet another sigh.
Reading: Beside what you see on the right, I'm reading Megan Abbott's You Will Know Me. It's not my usual read and, while it's interesting, it's a slow build. I've heard good things about it, though, so I'll keep at it.
Making: Chicken and noodles, chili, peanut butter cookies. I was out of butter and resorted to the worst-case-scenario margarine BG bought because it was cheap. That will not happen again.
Planning: An attack on my office this week. Every time I think I'm going to tackle this project, something else comes up so it's still too scary for words.
Thinking About: See above.
Enjoying: Happy hour with girlfriends. Two of them just got back from three weeks in Italy and France and we had so much time hearing about their trip. As if I didn't already long to get to Italy some day!
Feeling: Pleased with myself. I went back to my folks' this weekend and finished the rock garden we'd started a couple of weeks ago. I hefted out landscaping stones and lugged rocks around. My back is reminding me I should have lifted more with my knees, but it was worth it. I can't wait to see it in the spring when the pots are full of flowers and everything green is lush.
Looking forward to: Book club this week. We'll be discussing Anna Quindlen's Miller's Valley. I read it so long ago, I hope I can remember the details to discuss it because, as you may remember it, I loved it.
Question of the week: I'm getting ready to start putting together a list of books for the first six months of next year for my book club. If you belong to a book club, what books has your club read that made for the best discussion? If you're not, what books have you read lately that you've longed to talk to someone else about?