Monday, January 5, 2015

Life: It Goes On - January 6

Mini-me was out for the day on Sunday and things just don't get done when he's around (like this post). We tend to spend a lot of time talking, watching movies, and eating when he's here. This week we watched "Moonstruck" so we could show him that, once upon a time, Nicholas Cage could act.

The Christmas decorations are down and the cats are not happy that the lovely tree we'd put up just for them to lounge under and play with it gone. I always have mixed feelings about taking everything down. I'm definitely tired of the excess but it is pretty and it always looks so bare once it's down. I'm letting it be blank for a few days so I can ponder different things I might try. How do you feel about taking down the decorations?

This Week I'm:
Serial: the story of the murder of Hae Min
Lee and the conviction of Adnan Syed

Listening To: The "Serial" podcast. If you like the shows like 48 Hours and Dateline, this just might be for you. I'm completely sucked in after four episodes.

Watching: New Year's Eve we saw "The Imitation Game" starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly. The Big Guy and I really liked it but our friend felt like it didn't need to be on the big screen.

Reading: I'm switching back and forth between John Vanderslice's Island Fog and Jane Green's Saving Grace. Can you believe I have never read anything by Jane Green before?

Making: This past week we largely used leftovers up so nothing fancy coming out of our kitchen.

Planning: Still tweaking plans for our basement bar area and for "my" room. I'm also putting into motion a year-long decluttering plan with a room by room monthly battle plan. January is the kitchen. BG and I almost came to blows tonight when I insisted that we had to get rid of two coffee mugs because we got two new mugs for Christmas. This year is going to be an uphill battle!

Grateful for: Heaters. And fuzzy slippers. And scarves. Baby, it's cold outside!

Enjoying: The possibilities that a new year always seems to bring.

Inspired by: Melissa and The Inspired Home. Nothing too revolutionary but a lot of ideas coming together that I know will work for me with the tools to make it happen. I've already got a bag of kitchen things ready to go to Miss H!

Looking forward to: A quiet week with lots of time for the Bout of Books read-a-thon.


  1. I like The Inspired Room, too! That and Houzz are my two decorating go-tos.

  2. Good luck with your reading this week! I'm curious about The Imitation Game, but it might be something I see once it's out of theaters.

  3. All our decorations are down except for the tree. My husband likes having the extra light in the room. :-) My house always looks so much bigger once all the decorations are put away. And as much as I like decorating for the holidays, I like the feeling that comes after everything is gone.

    Have a great week, Lisa!

  4. The Girl put my decorations up this year. She did a great job. I got the lovely job of taking them down and man, did she hang those lights! Twisted and twisted around the tree. Numerous strands. I could not figure them out. It was a tangled mess but they looked great on.

    Now that everything is down, it looks bare but I like it. Every year at this time, I find room for a reading chair and then every year I decide not to get one.

  5. You know, I keep hearing about the Serial podcast but have absolutely no idea what it is all about. I should look into it. :)