Outside my window: Ah, rain! It's been doing it for three days. Did I tell you I love rain? And people, there's snow on the mountain. And yep, I can see it right outside my very window... well, if it wasn't dark that is.
I am listening to: Mr. Groban, right this very now, blasting directly in my ears. It's working, my mood is being lifted. Interesting how that works!
Song of the week: A 70's flashback! Andy Gibb... anyone? Loved him!
TV Talk: Oh my gosh, I started watching Supernatural. What was I thinking? Wow, that's a perfect show for October. And to watch it while alone at the house? Oh my gosh. Survivor: Go Cochran! Amazing Race: Ethan is off already? What's up with that? Dr. Who: I love him. The Vampire Diaries: Oh boy, intense. Terra Nova: It was a Hitchcock Birds remake this last week!
Books I'm reading: Under the Dome by Stephen King
Books I finished: Entwined by Heather Dixon
Books I started: Crossed by Ally Condie, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Books I hope to start soon: Red Glove, Interview with a Vampire, The Iron Daughter
Books I got from the library: Linger, Fire, Avalon High, The Iron Daughter
Other Bookish Business: I don't know if I'm doing the readathon this year. Depends on if we take off for fall break, haul our trailer and go escape somewhere. We'll see. There's tons of stuff going on at the libraries! And tons of local authors having launch parties! Wow, how am I supposed to keep up?? Hey, do you guys get requests to talk about random things on your blog (not book reviews?) Sometimes I get the strangest requests (things not at all book related,) but this week I got one that actually made sense. So I want to link to them, and say check them out if you feel inclined. It's called Gone Reading and they have fun bookish gifts and products and then they donate to libraries in the developing world. I liked that idea. And their stuff looks not bad at all!
Favorite Things of the Week: Getting tweeted by Markus Zusak! But besides that? The rain, a work birthday party, sleeping in today, hauling out the sweatshirts and quilts, going to a music concert with daughter.
Worrying about: The future. My son said, "I think I live too much in the future and not enough in the present." I thought about that, and guess what. I do too. Must stop worrying about things I can't really control. It's going to make me insane.
Plans for the week: I hope to go to a city council meeting and lend my support for a current local hot topic which is the Center for Story. I hope to go to a blogger meet and greet author event at one library, and another day go hear an author lecture at the other library. Then there's book club on one night, and an orchestra concert and husband's birthday on another night. Then, a week from today I'll be tending the grandparents for the weekend.
Family matters: Add to the above, the both boys plan to go see the Foo Fighters one night. Then one of them is going to up and fly to Arizona for his very own fall break, while the other one plans gig after gig after gig... oh, and makes tons of money selling drinks to the BYU football crowd! Meanwhile, one daughter says "I'm in a relationship" on Facebook, and the other is trying to survive 7th grade.
Recipe of the Week: Rice Krispie Treats! 1/4 cup butter melted with 40 marshmallows, and stirred up with 5 to 6 cups of rice krispies. When was the last time you made them? I'm eating some right now, and I think you better go for it!
Around the house: I plugged in some Airwick thingys, and now it smells around here.
On this date: last year it was the readathon. Dang, why couldn't it have been on this day this year too? It would have been a perfect readathon day around here today! Two years ago I totally explained book blogging... because I know it all! :) Three years ago I did this fun book meme which really gives you a look at what I was reading and thinking about reading back then. Four years ago I posted only nine times in October! Wow, how that's changed, eh? And one of those "posts" was just this lovely picture.
So, there's what's happening... complete with some new-ish sort of categories for this random thought weekly post. I hope you like it.