Time // 8:30 a.m.
Place // At my desk in my office. But this is the last Sunday I will get to say that before I go on vacation!
Snacking // Dry Kix cereal before I make breakfast.
Drinking // Cocoa Chai Tea
Reading // I finished three books this week: Imperfect Harmony by Stacy Horn, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling and Duel With the Devil by Paul Collins. I’m really surprised I finish that many books — it feels like I spent the entire week running around like a crazy person with no time to just settle.
I did manage to find some time to read outside yesterday, which was just lovely (bottom right photo). At the moment I’m in the middle of two books: Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President by Eli Saslow (a lovely, lovely read) and Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus and Sharpen Your Creative Mind, a collection of essays edited by Jocelyn K. Glei of 99U. I’m a little bit obsessed with time management/productivity books right now, so this one fits right in.
Watching // I basically gave up television for the week (sad!) out of necessity, but made up for it this weekend by squeezing in a couple of movies — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1). I’m hoping to make time for Part 2 this afternoon while the boyfriend is at work. The boyfriend and I also went to see Man of Steel which, my gosh, I just hated. Without getting into a rant, I thought it was boring, excessively destructive, and just genuinely not fun. We almost walked out, but stayed because I am an obsessive finisher of things even when I hate them.
Making // I have spent this week making and revising lists. I leave for a 10 day vacation this Friday after work, so I have been writing list after list to make sure I don’t forget to bring anything and don’t forget to finish anything before I go. There are a lot of lists going on right now.
Blogging // I was out of town last weekend (driving home in the top left photo), so I didn’t get much blogging done ahead of the week. I did manage to put up two posts, which I thought was pretty good. Today I’m working on posts for this week and scheduling guest posts for next week. I have some cool bloggers who offered to step in while I’m away; I’m excited to share their posts with you.
Hating // We had some wicked weather roll through this week, the worst being a severe storm on Thursday night into Friday morning. I can’t even begin to imagine how many trees came down around my small town. It was devastating. The top right photo is the playground just across the street from my house — the wood you see on the ground in the roof of the dugout near the playground… it just got blown off and mangled in the storm. There is a city council meeting this week, so I expect we’ll all know more about the extent of the damage then. In the mean time, we’re supposed to get more thunderstorms for at least the next several days. It’s crazy.
Loving // I’m in love with the idea of being on vacation. I just need to get through this week!
Avoiding // I didn’t write much yesterday, so I have a pretty long list of words I was to get on the page (on the screen?) today if I don’t want to spend the rest of this week frantically playing catch-up. I will stop procrastinating soon.
Anticipating // Vacation! Did I say that already? (Kidding!). But really, I haven’t been away from work for an extended period since, I think, last May, so I really need this one.
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?