Sunday, June 5, 2016

Life: It Goes On - June 5

It's summer now - the air-conditioner runs from early in the morning until late into the evening, my commute has gotten faster thanks to school being out, and evenings out with friends mean time on a patio. Love it!

It's been a busy week around here. My sister decided to have a garage sale and asked if I wanted to join her. You know I'm always looking for excuses to clear clutter out of my house so I was onboard. Of course, that meant spending time going through "stuff," a night of pricing and moving it over to my sister's, three days of sale followed by a couple of hours of boxing up the remains of the sale to donate to charity. We didn't have a great turnout but I got a fair amount out of my house and made a few bucks so I suppose it was worth it. Although I won't be doing it again any time soon.

Yesterday we went to a Relay for Life event to support one of Miss H's friends who has a rare combination of cancers. We got some walking in, she got to spend time with her friend, and we got to support a cause that's near and dear to our hearts.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: One more week of The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest. I think I've been telling you that I've been listening to The Girl Who Played With Fire still. The Big Guy is actually listening to that one now. This one has so many characters to keep track of and often wandered off into deep backstories but things are moving fast now and I'm really enjoying it.

Watching: Nothing exciting. Mostly a lot of baseball.

Reading: I'll finish Kevin Brockmeier's The Brief History of the Dead and then I'm back to Emma Cline's The Girls. Very much enjoying Brockmeier's book which brings to mind Station Eleven for me.

Making: We finished the buffet-into-entertainment center project today when we finally decided on hardware. It took a little longer than expected when BG realized that we would need to take out another drawer and turn it into a shelf and get that painted. Got it moved into the house today and we are loving it! I would like to move it to a different wall but that requires some speaker rewiring so I'm not going to win that argument anytime soon.

Planning: To turn Mini-him's room into a guest room this week. He still has some things to get out of it and then I can set up the bed, rearrange furniture, and decorate.  

Thinking About: Ways to find more time for reading which mostly means finding ways to make myself put down electronic devices for a couple of hours a day. I have spent way too much time sucked down the rabbit hole that is the internet lately.

Enjoying: Time with friends and family this week. No better way to recharge the batteries during a busy week.

Feeling: Tired. 

Looking forward to: A few days with nothing on the calendar and nothing that has to be done.

Asking:  We went to my favorite place to get a Cuban sandwich the other night and I'm wondering what's your favorite sandwich?


  1. That project came out so well!! Did you use a matte paint on it. It looks so professional.

  2. Oh, yes, favorite sandwich is definitely a Cuban (maybe tied with a Reuben) - mmmm!

    My husband just finished the 4th book in the series started by Stieg Larsson & really enjoyed it - he said the author did a great job of capturing the same tone & voice.

    Your description of The Brief History of the Dead sold me - reminds you of Station Eleven? LOVED that novel! I added this one to my TBR list - thanks!

    You are right that it is summer again....and that means time for another Big Book Summer Challenge! I hope you enjoyed it last year and will consider joining the fun again!


    2016 Big Book Summer Challenge