|This picture taken while on our trip this past past summer|
with the Smokey Mountains
in the background.
Outside my window: Dark, cold and windy.
I am listening to: The Canadian Tenors... specifically the song Luna, one of my favorites on this album. But my most favorite song on this album is called I Only Know How to Love. Beautiful.
Song of the week: It's another 80s flash back for you. In listening to my 80s Pandora station all week stuff comes up that I suddenly am totally taken back to the time. It usually makes me very happy and wistful. Here's the song that did that this past week:
TV Talk: American Idol is doing nothing for me right now. I'm ready for Hollywood week and let's see who they've got. Downton Abbey was heart-wrenching last week! Gah, poor Matthew! Vampire Diaries is crazy as usual with all the originals suddenly back. And much tension between Damon and Stefan too.
Books I've finished: May B. by Caroline Starr Rose, and Partials by Dan Wells.
Books I've started: Started no new books since then... I actually haven't read for days.... again. Inheritance is what I'm working on... again.
Books I want to start: I got some books from the library: Rot and Ruin, Finnikin of the Rock, and Linger.
I am thinking: that I wish everyone could just be happy, you know?
I am grateful for: the fact that my dentist appointment if over. But I do have to go back for one little tiny cavity filling and one old filling replacement. Joy.
What I learned this week: that it will be my duty to plan and prepare food for church girls camp. Joy.
Around the house: Dude! I cleaned the very worst kitchen counter messy problem this week! And the clutter cubbies! It was amazing! And last week I forgot to tell you... I organized the DVDs! Yep. You should be very very proud.
Recipe of the week: I can't even remember a thing I made this week. Today (Saturday remember) we had a pretty nice spaghetti dinner for the birthday. With strawberries on angel food cake for dessert. That was his birthday cake of choice. Yum.
Favorite things of the week: hauling our two college kids to see a college basketball game and then making fun of it the whole time since we just don't get sports... being so un-sportsy people at this house. Like I said... in the title... Superbowl? Starting letter month was a favorite thing of the week for sure. I'm having a blast gathering supplies! I've written (and mailed) some stuff (several family birthday cards, a postcard and a card to the author who started the whole business.)
Family matters: You know... same old same old. School, homework, a birthday, lessons, etc.
Things I hope to accomplish in the coming week: another author event! Rebecca Stead! And also a science fiction/fantasy conference that I think I will go to after all (I was thinking to skip it this year.) And Suzuki violin graduation too (book five for those in the violin know.) And some crazy stuff at work (storytelling midwinter festival for those in the local storytelling know.) And more letter writing.