Outside my window: Just now getting dark on a Saturday night. It's been another lazy Saturday for me. I read a lot, and baked a lot.
I am listening to: Josh... specifically the song "Straight to You" in honor of the fact that four weeks from this very right now I'll be in the middle of what I know will be a fabulous concert. Can't wait! Ah, please let my seats be good!
I am watching: So we got Netflix the day before the big price raise scandal! Can you even believe it? But I didn't get the DVD bit anyway, so whatever. Anyway, I've only watched one episode of Dr. Who... but other family members have been watching all kinds of things. And no, I haven't seen Harry Potter yet. Maybe this coming week.
I am thinking: Does school really start in just over a month? That is insane! I'll have two kids in two different, rival colleges, and two kids in the same 7th-12th grade charter school. It's going to be so different.
I am grateful for: the girls that took care of our grandma cat for three weeks while we were gone and that she was alive and well and still here to greet us when we came home, even though she drives me crazy.
I am reading: Finished The Forgotten Locket this week, read much (now half way done) in A Crown of Swords, read three pages in Middlemarch, and read on my PC version of the Kindle The Book Blogger's Cookbook! Review to come this week. (Oh, and I started What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen.... shhhhh don't tell anyone... I'm sneaking this one in!)
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I am listing: Bookwords! Remember those? Stay tuned and you'll see why soon.
I am creating: scrapbooks! We need to put together scout stuff for the son who just got his Eagle, to show at his Court of Honor. And then Toto needs to start making her 4H portfolio! Trying to figure that out too. It's complicated and makes my head spin.
To live my faith: I WILL stay positive. I will. Why is this so hard?
I am hoping and praying: That my oldest son finds a good cheap car to buy, and a good decent place to live once school starts, with good nice roommates.
Around the house: Remember last week when I mentioned my big goal was to vacuum this week? Well, so the vacuum gave me fits again, like it always does. And it's a brand new one even. So I changed the belt, which took me an hour and didn't look like it needed changing anyway, and once that was done, it still smelled like something was burning. So, I put it in the closet and gave up. I will deal will it another day, Scarlet O'hara style. I really hate vacuums.
From the kitchen: ZUCCHINI! Yes people... it's time. I made fried and bread. Up next... soup. I also made two chocolate things from The Book Blogger's Cookbook, which you'll see this week in the review. Gosh, lots of teasers today!
One of my favorite things: breakfast for dinner! I think I said that once already. I'm saying it again.
The children this week: Well, one kid got a job! So that's good. The rest walk around wondering what to do. They don't like my suggestions.
Plans for the week: Harry Potter I hope. And keep reading, because I have lots of fat books that need attention. Then more scrapbook work. And that's about all I'm concerned about for this week.
On this date: It was this week last year that I got sick of reading supernatural stuff... remember that? The year before I wondered about reading being a luxury or a necessity. That was quite a fun discussion. In 2008 I reviewed my first Janette Rallison book... ah that was fun too. And in 2007 there was much Harry Potter excitement, just like there is this year!
And so it goes.....
Thanks to Ibeeeg of Polishing Mud Balls for the inspiration for this post's layout.