Sunday, April 9, 2017
On the plus side, grey, wet days make it a whole lot easier to keep plugging away inside on the decluttering.
This Week I'm:
Listening To: Bookwise, I have about a half disc of That Old Cape Magic left which I will finish tomorrow. I'm not really sure what I'll pop in next. Musically, I'm on a soundtrack kick, mostly Hamilton and Beauty and The Beast. As for podcasts, this week I finished up The History Chicks episodes about Catherine The Great (and now want to read Robert Massey's book!) and I've listened to a couple of episodes of Futility Closet (I especially love their lateral thinking puzzles).
Watching: A couple of episodes each of Big Little Lies, Longmire, and Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Jerry Seinfeld); The Voice; and the birds making nests in my trees.
Reading: The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova. Honestly, I'm about 100 pages in but seriously considering giving up on it. The writing is not impressing me and the thing that pulled me in about her The Historian, a plot that wouldn't let go of you from the beginning, is not developing at all.
Planning: On continuing on with my decluttering even after 40 Bags In 40 Days is finished in a week. In the beginning, I made a plan that mapped out each individual area that I wanted to get to during the project and I'm not through that list yet despite having gotten more than 40 bags/boxes out of my house these past five weeks.
Thinking About: My sister as she and her husband get their house ready to put on the market and shop for a new home. They are headed to Wisconsin as he has a new territory. We're going to miss having them close to us but excited for them.
Feeling: Determined. The wedding is less than three months away now and I'm determined to check off everything on my to-do list of home fix-ups I want done before then.
Looking forward to: Flowers. The begonia that I brought in last fall has survived the winter and is already blooming inside. I can't wait my pots to be filled again and the garden beds to be growing.
Question of the week: This week I found the instruction manual for Windows. Not Windows XP, not Windows 95. Windows. Plus discs for so many iterations of Windows since then. Why in the world have we not gotten rid of these long ago? Are you as afraid of letting go of things you might need later as I seem to be?