Outside my window: Sunday morning. Clear, blue, bright and beautiful. Wow, we have been having some awesome weather lately.
I'm listening to: one of those Sunday morning talk shows is on in the background. They make me crazy. I swear, they all think they know everything, and really they know nothing.
Song of the week: I've been on an Enrique kick this week. Specifically this song which I love to crank and sing along as loud as possible:
TV Talk: Nothing amazing to discuss this week really. The Vampire Diaries continues to be intense as usual. I'm loving seeing the role switch with the brothers. I watched several Dr. Who episodes, and several Merlin episodes. Love them both so very very much! Discussed Prison Break with my co-worker and now I'm yearning to watch at least some of those too. Watched a House episode just because Wentworth Miller was on it! Watched Terra Nova, but it was boring this week. Survivor is kinda boring too.
Books I'm Reading: Still working on Under the Dome. Just a few hundred pages left. Also about halfway through Interview with the Vampire. And now, nearly done with The Demon King, my main readathon book from yesterday. But no, I STILL didn't finish it! Loving it though. Wonderful fantasy.
Books I finished: no finished books this week.
Books I started: just The Demon King.
Books I want to start: The Night Circus, The Iron Daughter
Books I bought this week: none this week! Though The Iron Knight came in the mail!
Other bookish business: YAY for the readathon! Even though I fail miserably at it. Some of you people with your "I've just finished my SIXTH book!" make me crazy! How the HECK do you do that? I read all day long, but really only actually read maybe five or so hours. Only about 400 pages worth. But it was fun to just relax and read all day long no matter what I accomplished or didn't.
Also, this week, I went and listened to Marilynne Robinson, author of Pulitzer Prize novel Gilead. That was interesting. She read a lot, which was fine, but I wanted more just talking to us too.
Favorite things of the week: The readathon of course. Having the college son home for the weekend. The weather, so perfect.
Recipe of the week:
24 cups popped corn (this ends up being about 1 cup unpopped I think)
Melt in pan 1 cup butter, 2 cups brown sugar and 1/2 cup light corn syrup. Boil for five minutes. Then add 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 baking soda. Pour over pop corn, then spread it on a cookie sheet (a couple of them actually) and bake at 250 for an hour, stirring every 15 min. Cool and eat!
And no, this is NOT sticky (someone asked me that yesterday) and is perfect for reading books at the same time.
Around the house: I cleaned the fridge!! AND the pantry! Believe me this is epic. Take note. The fridge is so sparkling that it hurts our eyes.
Family matters: College son does like where he's at and doesn't know where he wants to go. College daughter is so very very busy, all with a massive cold this week. Junior son played all fall break weekend with his buddy, including a "sleep over" where sleep didn't happen until 5:00 a.m. Young daughter did NOT read with me this readathon!! What's up with that?
So, that's about all I have to report for this week. Have a great one everyone!