Sunday, February 12, 2017

Life: It Goes On - February 12

Books have always been my way to escape when things got too stressful or hard. Now I find I can't focus when I sit down to read. It's so all consuming that I even forget to do the things I love, including keeping up with my blogging. The other day I found I was several weeks behind on my blog feeder. I've entirely missed readathons, including Diversathon which I'm so disappointed about.

Keeping my resolution for February in mind (focus), I'm going to work this week to find a balance, one that brings some focus back to the things that I can control.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: The Baroque composers: Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Albinoni - guys that give me all of the feels but in an ordered way that smooths my jangled nerves. And when I'm ready for something a little more upbeat, the Incubus station on Spotify for the energy to get things done.

Watching: I'm finally all caught up with Orange Is The New Black! Do you watch it? Do you want to talk about it? Because I need to talk about it! Also, loads of episodes of Flea Market Flip and Fixer Upper to inspire me around the house. I'm wondering if The Big Guy could learn to weld - so many things I need metal work for!

Reading: I finished Lincoln In The Bardo during Friday night's #LitsyPartyofOne (it will almost certainly still be in my top ten books of the year come December) and now I've started Lisa Jewell's The Girls In The Garden. I also finished The Emperor's Children and started Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English which is a nice break from back-to-back audio books about friends in New York City.

Making: Pork tenderloin, chicken ticoritto (if you've lived in Lincoln, Nebraska you'll know what I'm talking about), grilled bratwurst (why yes it was nice enough to grill, thank you very much!), chili, cinnamon monkey bread. Dinners during the week are so much easier when you've done prep work on Sundays!

Planning: Wedding stuff. Getting things ordered, planning set up, hiring people, finding the fun extras that will make it "their" day.

Thinking About: After all of those episodes of Flea Market Flip, I'm thinking about ways I can use what I've got to make new end tables in my family room. Also, I'm feeling the need to paint - I took Wednesday off work and got my powder room painted and now I'm ready for the next project.
Robin's Nest - Springfield, NE

Enjoying: A little retail therapy with a friend. Yet another way I was planning wedding and getting my creative juices flowing!

Feeling: Better after a relaxing weekend, largely spent paying no attention to politics.

Looking forward to: Spring. Did I already mention that? I am so ready to start eating on the patio!

Question of the week: Do you shop flea markets? If so, what are your favorite things to look for or are you just looking to be surprised?

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