Sunday, October 13, 2013

Life: It Goes On - October 13

Ahhh, I am in full relaxation mode tonight after a very fun, long weekend. The Big Guy and I headed south to help my brother celebrate his birthday and got to enjoy a some shopping, hiking, and a lot of time with the whole family. We discovered a new band who are just getting ready to record their first album and we'll be first in line to buy it, found a new store to love, and I found out I quite like venison. What I didn't do is read very much; driving time was spent being a good co-pilot.

Le Bourgeois Winery - as seen by The Big Guy

I was sad to miss the annual fall incarnation of Dewey's Read-a-Thon. Did you spend the 24 hours of Saturday reading?

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I'll finish The Cellist of Sarajevo this week. I'm not sure what I'll pop in next; I have several books still to choose from.

Watching:  The usual football, baseball, and our handful of regular favorite t.v. shows. We haven't seen a movie in ages. What should we absolutely make sure we go see in the theater?

Reading: I finished The Round House and have moved A Thousand Days in Venice off my nightstand to read more regularly. I've added Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden to my nightstand which is one of the books on my list of classics to read for the Classics Club.

Making: Does it tell you something about my weekend that I can't remember what I made to eat last week?!

Planning: On playing catch up this week. The drawback of a weekend away is that no one is home doing the cleaning I usually get done over the weekend.

Grateful for: Our nephews and nieces being so willing to spend so much time with us this weekend. What fun to get to get to know them better as adults.

Loving: The gorgeous weather we had this weekend and Shakespeare's Pizza (a must have every trip to Columbia, Missouri!).

Thinking: I really need to figure out what I want to do about putting books on  my phone now that I'm committed to a walking regimen.

Looking forward to: The Omaha Lit Fest next weekend, organized by Timothy Schaffert (The Coffins of Little Hope). Alissa Nutting (Tampa), Carolyn Turgeon (The Fairest of Them All and Mermaid), and Kelly Braffet (Save Yourself). I cannot wait! I'm hoping I can find some bookies to join me; it's always so interesting.


  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend with family :D I did do the readathon. I made it into hour 20 before I had to give in a fall asleep.

    There are a lot of movies out right now that interest me. I keep hearing good things about Gravity.

  2. A Thousand Days in Venice appeals to me--it's gotten mixed reviews but Venice, food, and romance seem like a sure-fire winner. Is it good?

    I started walking 5 days a week a few years ago--the only exercise regimen that has worked for me--and I know log 80 miles a month (3 for M-Th, and 8 on F), and it is wonderful. I'm a walking enthusiast. My husband and I are planning to do the Camino de Santiago next year. FYI, Runkeeper (mobile phone app) has been a great way to set and meet goals. Good luck with your regimen.