Last Week I:
Listened To: Nick Hornby's High Fidelity. I love the movie adaptation and let's just say that colored my impression of the book. Then I finally got How Much Of These Hills Is Gold so I'm finishing the last five hours of that.
Watched: A lot of college basketball, some Husker volleyball, CBS Sunday Morning, Resident Alien, and One Night In Miami. We both highly recommend it; the acting is so good.
Read: I finally finished Magic Lessons and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women. Today I'm starting Peter Geye's latest, Northernmost. Geye is one of my favorite authors.
Made: Two batches of granola yesterday, one with peanut butter and chocolate chips and one batch with golden raisins. I used two different recipes but tweaked both based on what I had on hand - the batch with raisins actually called for nuts, which I don't eat, and then I ran out of honey and had to substitute maple syrup. One of the things I love about granola is that you can easily substitute things and it's very forgiving.
Enjoyed: Time with my brother, sister-in-law and dad yesterday. The good news about leaving my stuff in Lincoln is that they've agreed to meet us half way to bring it to me, which just happens to be a brewery which also makes my some of my favorite ciders. We're hoping to get there early enough to get a table on their rooftop so we can sit out in the warmth of the sun.
This Week I’m:
Planning: 40 Bags In 40 Days officially ends today but I fell behind and have a lot of areas I still want to get to so I'm hoping to bust those out this week.
Thinking About: Did I tell you that Mini-him had given The Big Guy and I a weekend trip anywhere in the continental U.S. for Christmas? We had, in the easiest vacation discussion ever, decided to go to Savannah. But in light of what the Georgia Congress and governor did this week, we're rethinking that plan. Maybe the Pacific Northwest or San Diego. Mama just needs crashing waves and an infinite vista.
Feeling: Happy to have gotten my first CoVid-19 vaccine dose this week, even if it meant I was exhausted and feverish the day afterward.
Looking forward to: Happy hour on the patio tomorrow with friends.
Question of the week: If you could go to a beach anywhere in the continental U.S., where would you go?