Sunday, June 30, 2019

Life: It Goes On - June 30

Happy holiday week! I'm pretty excited to be looking forward to a four-day weekend, although what I anticipated to be a relaxing long weekend is starting to fill up with activities. Think I need to pencil in time for reading and naps on the patio before all of my time is filled up. Of course, naps on the patio will entirely be dependent on the heat and humidity - this weekend it's so hot and humid that even I don't want to eat dinner on the patio!


Happy anniversary today to Mini-me and Ms. S! I can't believe it's already been two years since we gathered to celebrate their future together!

Last Week I:

Listened To: I finished Mindy Kahling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and started Marlon James' 24-hour-long Black Leopard, Red Wolf. It quickly became apparent to me that there's no way I'm going to get that finished before it disappears back to the library so I've checked it out in print as well. Of course, I have several other things that need to be read in the next week or so, so I'm not sure I'll even finish it up in print in time.

Watched: For months I've thought that Miss H had cancelled Hulu. Recently I found out that she didn't so this weekend I've been having a marathon of The Mindy Project. So darn funny and exactly what I needed.

Read: Northern Lights by Cathy Parker, about a woman who saw a news story about a high school football team in Barrow, Alaska and felt called on to give those young men a real football field. To say that she moved heaven and earth to get an astroturf field to the Arctic Circle is no exaggeration. I've started Karl Marlantes' Deep River, which I got through Netgalley. I'm really enjoying it a lot but I'm pushing the archive date so I'm hoping there is time to finish it before I can't access it any more. I'm also finishing up Anita Kushwaha's Side by Side for a TLC Book Tours tour tomorrow. So sad!

Made: Reverse chocolate chip cookie dough - chocolate dough, white chips - which is only slowly getting made into cookies and mostly getting eaten as dough because we like to live dangerously, apparently.

Enjoyed: Rocketman last night with friends. Taron Egerton is absolutely fantastic as Elton John; my friend and I agreed that he is hands down better than Rami Malek was as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, as he won the all kinds of awards. Sadly, this has probably been released to early to earn consideration for any awards. While it's a biopic, it's more in the vein of Across The Universe, in that the songs are incorporated as much like a musical as they are performed in concert in the movie.

This Week I’m: 

Planning: To finish up some projects I started this weekend, including stripping and refinishing a plant stand that my grandpa made at least 50 years ago. I'm go excited about getting it back down to wood, but even more excited to find my name written on it by Grandma long ago designating it for me.

Thinking About: My heart and head are always with our friends who lost their son. We'll be heading their way next weekend to spend some time with them.

Feeling: Energized today. Yesterday was a lazy day thanks to a headache but once I started moving this morning, I have been kicking butt on getting things knocked off the to-do list.

Looking forward to: Late starts this week for work - with only a three-day week, I don't have to go in to until 8:30!

Question of the week: Do you have big plans to celebrate this week?


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