I am listening to: My YouTube favorites playlist, something I find myself doing quite often these days. The very moment the song Apollo Vibes by Pole Folder and CP is playing. It's a weird one.
Song of the week: I have no song of the week to share with you, but I was in a major Josh Groban mood. So here you go:
TV Talk: Still waiting for some one to shine forth in American Idol, but the first week of Hollywood was pretty much out of control and quite fun to watch. I missed The Vampire Diaries this week and am still waiting for it to appear online. Downton Abbey last week was fun as always and had many interesting surprises going on. Patrick? Real or not real? I really hope not. And what's going on with Mr. Bates anyway?
Books I've finished: None!
Books I've started: I started Finnikin of the Rock, and Overbite.
Books I want to start: I have to start Atonement or it's not going to happen.
I am thinking: that I'm so very tired. So so very tired!
I am grateful for: the opportunity to hang out with authors and writers for three days with Jenny! We had fun, but got sick of sitting!
What I learned this week: Wow, a lot. One thing I learned is that POD means Print on Demand and for us as readers that means you pay $20 for a paperback.
Around the house: House? What house?
Recipe of the week: I made homemade Mac and Cheese which always one of my favorites. You make a basic white sauce, add a lot of cheese to it, and mix it in with cooked macaroni, then baked it for a bit. It's amazing how yummy it is!
Favorite things of the week: Going to LTUE with Jenny of course, as already mentioned, also meeting Rebecca Stead, though that feels so long ago now (Tuesday) that I hardly remember it. I actually don't remember much about anything of this past week. It's quite the blur.
Family matters: The youngest survived Suzuki Graduation from Book Five, the college daughter has turned into a major dating machine, the college son is "enjoying" trying to figure out accounting, and the brand new 17 year old wants a car in the worst way.
Letter Writing Month: I sent out about five cards/letters and two postcards. And I received one back so far. And at LTUE I met and talked to Mary Robinette Kowal, instigator of the whole thing.
Things I hope to accomplish in the coming week: Recoup from being AWOL from mom duties for three days, watch last week's Vampire Diaries, read Atonement, have book club, send out six more letters at least (including Valentines-y ones), Valentine's Day?, print some pictures at Costco, write LTUE post, finish Inheritance, clean the toilet, watch the new Survivor, do some Zumba, count carbs, and sleep whenever possible.