I spent part of Thursday weighing my options regarding audio books. Priced them on iTunes and my Nook but at $24 a book (as opposed to the $2 for the CD versions I'd been buying at my library sale), it seemed like a monthly subscription to one of the services might be a better option. Or the library, where the books can be gotten for free, although I'm not sure I'll every get them them "read" in as short a time as they allow you to have them. Do you use one of the services? If so, which one and what are your thoughts about it? I'm really missing books on audio.
Last Week I:
Listened To: I started listening to the podcast S Town, which is done by the same people who did Serial. I'm only a couple of episodes in but it's definitely grabbed my attention. When I went to grab this image for this post, I found myself going down a rabbit hole of stories related to this podcast. I'm certain I'll find myself looking into some of the related stories again.
Watched: An episode of Sharp Objects on HBO. I wish I'd read Gillian Flynn's book more recently so I could remember the story better. Also, watched a documentary about Hedy LaMarr. Such a beautiful, intelligent woman - such a sad life.
Read: I haven't done much reading in the past few days. I found a new game to play on my phone that I haven't been able to put down. It's a good one for keeping my brain active but I'm already starting to bore of it - which is a good thing!
Made: In the past couple of days? Not a thing, unless you count raisin toast. We've eaten out three of the last five meals. Today we need to eat salad!
Enjoyed: Time with friends and family. Friday night we went out with friends for happy hour and, even though we'd just eaten dinner with them a couple of nights before, we still had to force ourselves to get up and leave three hours after we got there. Yesterday we went to Lincoln and spent several hours with my parents and then several more with The Big Guy's sister and her husband. We hadn't had time, just the four of us, in ages and it was so much fun and we didn't get home until much later than we had planned.
This Week I’m:
Planning: Construction of a shadowbox table. My mom gave me an old family autograph book from 1877 yesterday and I suddenly decided that all of the old things I have like that need to have a home where they are protected but can still be seen. I'd like to build it out of wood pieces I already have for the most part, so my brain has been working overtime trying to figure out what will work best.
Thinking About: Making a quick trip to my aunt's and uncle's this weekend to pick up some furniture they are kindly giving to Mini-me and Ms. S. They have such a lovely home and are such gracious hosts so it's always good to spend time with them. I just need to find someone willing to take a trip with me as BG will be off to his 40th class reunion.
Feeling: Younger again now that my hair isn't grey any more; thanks, Adriana!
Looking forward to: Dinner with work friends past and present this week.
Question of the week: Our cat is still really missing her brother. She's not allowed to sleep with us because of my allergies (I need one cat-free room!) and some nights she sits outside our door crying most of the night. Any one had to deal with pet grief before? If so, how did you handle it?