Work continues on getting Miss H ready to move. And by "ready to move," I actually mean ready to not leave behind a lot of stuff she's never going to use again. We got through all of her accessories and her bathroom this week; three more bags of stuff out of my house including an entire IKEA bag full of scarves! Are you starting to see what I'm battling here?!
Last Week I:
Listened To: Kate Atkinson's Transcription which I finished on Friday. I do love her writing and this one has some marvelous twists. I just got started on Tea Obreht's Inland. No idea what it's about yet; I didn't even look at the synopsis when I checked it out - got it entirely based on the author.
Read: I'm working my way through Simon Jimenez' The Vanished Birds which I'm enjoying but I haven't been in much of a reading mood this week. That, of course, didn't stop me from picking up a book when I took a library book bag back last week.
Made: We have been eating so simply around here this past week - I'm not sure the oven has even been turned on. One night we used a container of chili out of the freezer then used the remaining chili for chili cheese dogs. Another night we had taco salads. Two nights The Big Guy was gone and I tend to just graze when that happens. I had really thought Ruth Reichl's book was going to light a fire under me to start cooking again; but so far there's not even been a spark.
Enjoyed: Book club on Tuesday (as always!) and then last night we celebrated my sister-in-law's 70th birthday combined with her retirement. Almost all of her family was able to be there so it was fun to spend time with family.
This Week I’m:
|Part of my unread classics -|
just goes to show that I need
to get busy on my classics reading!
Thinking About: Reorganizing my books. I started on a small scale this week by rearranging my mystery/thrillers so that I had room to move my unread classics onto the shelves in my bedroom. It's nothing anyone else will ever notice but it sure made me happy.
Feeling: So much more energetic. For February, I made my goal for my word of the year, enough, to get enough sleep. I'm shooting for seven hours a night so I've set two alarms, one let's me know it's time to shut things down for the night and get ready for bed and the second is to let me know it's time for lights out. Those reminders, along with tracking my sleep in my bullet journal, is really helping me keep on track. I'm not always there yet but I'm doing much better.
Looking forward to: Spending some time with Mini-him. We haven't really gotten a chance to talk to him since he got back from Japan late last Tuesday. Hoping to lure him over today for a pork loin dinner.
Question of the week: Does that idea of doing something like 40 Bags In 40 Days make your heart sing, like it does mine? Or are you more like BG and tend to hold on to everything because it's a) perfectly good, no need to get rid of it; or because b) it might come in handy someday?