This Week I'm:
Listening To: It's been a mixed bag this week. I finished Mohsin Hamid's How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia and started Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters. I listened to some podcast episodes: Reading Women, Happier, and NPR Books. I ended the week rocking old-school style, from Joan Jett and Billy Idol and The Clash to Green Day and Nirvana and Radiohead.
|Oh god, how I love this movie!|
Watching: I've been all over the place with my viewing this week. Caught some Real Housewives of Orange County, watched a couple of baseball games, lucked out and found Franco Zefferelli's "Romeo and Juliet" the other night, and, of course, college football.
Reading: Well, this is embarrassing. I got so caught up reading Natchez Burning that I forgot to check my Netgalley account and my blogging calendar and just discovered that I have only three days to read Amor Towle's latest, A Gentleman In Moscow. Which I am loving and will be happy to spend the next couple of days with.
Making: If you can't put tomatoes on it or in it, I probably haven't made it this week. We've done our usual BLT's, caprese pasta, and made several salads. It's the time of year when the tomatoes are ripening much faster than we can eat them so I've frozen quite a lot of them for use this winter - you know, when chili is on the menu.
|Mini-me in traditional costume|
Thinking About: Using Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project to set up a template for my own happiness project. She started her project in January but I'm thinking of beginning my year in October. Or maybe not until I actually finish the book.
Enjoying: Knowing how much Mini-me was liked by the refugees he's been working with the past year. They are largely from Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar. Wednesday, on his last day, they held a leaving ceremony for him and gifted him with some traditional clothing and gifts. He was very touched and will really miss them.
Feeling: So sad for the family of Sam Foltz, the Nebraska punter who was killed in a car accident this summer, proud of the tribute our football team and the student body paid him, and impressed with the class with which the Fresno State football team showed.
Looking forward to: Some baseball tomorrow - Miss H has picked us up some tickets for our Triple A baseball team. I'm going to need something to distract me because in the morning we will be sending Mini-me and Miss S off to Milwaukee with no idea when we will see them again.
Question of the week: If you're lucky enough to have a three-day weekend, how are you spending it?
I am in need of this three day weekend too--although I do wish I was feeling better. I had hoped to spend some of the time out and about, but that hasn't worked out. Mostly I'm staying indoors trying to control this darn cough. I am sorry it has been such a rough week for you. It seems to be going around. I am glad to hear you are enjoying A Gentleman In Moscow. I've been curious about that one. I hope you have a better, calmer week this week, Lisa!ReplyDelete
I sort of feel like I'm in need of a three-day weekend every weekend!Delete
Hope you enjoyed your three day weekend although it must have been difficult to see your son and Miss S go off to a far away city.ReplyDelete
I managed to not cry too much!Delete
The tributes all weekend were quite lovely, weren't they? Even our punter found ways to recognize those who died in that crash. Terrible thing.ReplyDelete
We ended up spending the weekend with friends, attended Connor's first cross-country meet of the season, and watched Wisconsin beat LSU. Then it was sleep and eat and sleep some more. I'm rounding up answering emails and visiting blogs and will spend the rest of today relaxing in front of the TV.
I hope you enjoyed your long weekend!
We were really touched by the Wisconsin kicker choosing to wear Sam's number this year.Delete
Such an emotional week... hope the upcoming one is calmer. I can't wait to read A Gentleman in Moscow! Also have Natchez Burning on my kindle, so I'll look forward to your final thoughts. Sounds like I might want to save that one for a vacation read though ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh, yeah, Natchez Burning would make a good choice for a vacation read when you have more time to settle in for a few hours at a time.Delete
I spent my three day weekend all over the place. We drove to Solvang which is a small, Danish town (think touristy) but that's okay. The last time we visited was when The Girl was about 6 and the place looked like it was not doing well. This time, it was packed and thriving. People everywhere. Which made me happy but irritated the Fam. The Teen was hit with food poisoning so he was doing his best to walk around but had to stop often since it had only been a day since he got hit with it.ReplyDelete
From Solvang we hit Santa Barbara and then the next day we hit Old Towne Pasadena which is all the way in the other direction, so that I could hit a bookstore I like there. Needless to say, we drove all over. The weather was glorious! Sunny, patchy clouds, 75 degrees. Perfect. Now, it's hot as heck again. Ugh.
I'm an eighth Danish so I would love to visit Solvang, even if it is touristy! It was nice of the family to drive all over so you could do your birthday weekend the way you wanted to.Delete