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currently november 16 2014

Briefly | This week has been… a lot. Between work and the weather, it was one of those weeks I just feel lucky to have gotten through. Everything in my life is behind right now, so apologies for neglecting comments and missing out on most of the second week of Nonfiction November. I’m hoping this week will be better.

Time and Place | about 8 a.m. at my desk

Eating and Drinking |  Black tea

Reading | I got almost no reading done this week. I did finally finish The Restless Sleep by Stacy Horn for our Nonfiction November readalong (post Wednesday!), but that was it. I’m debating between two books for my next read — Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand and Minneapolis Madams by Penny Petersen (“the lost history of prostitution on the riverfront” of Minneapolis). Thoughts?

Watching | I started watching Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries on Netflix. It’s a really charming show about an independent, feminist lady detective who solves mysteries in 1920s Melbourne. I totally adore it.

Making | I’ve been playing around with crocheting cowls, based loosely on this pattern. I like that they’re projects I can finish quickly and with one skein of yarn — perfect for using up my yarn stash.

Cooking | Last weekend’s slow cooker pot roast was a big success. Today I’m going to make minestrone. Cold weather calls for soup.

Blogging | My week two Nonfiction November post was about books on the current state of football. I also shared a review of Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson.

Promoting | I am awfully behind and reading and commenting on posts for the second week of Nonfiction November. Thank goodness this week’s host, Leslie (Regular Rumination) put together a wonderful wrap up. Next week’s topic is Diversity and Nonfiction, hosted by Rebecca (I’m Lost In Books). Our readalong posts for The Restless Sleep and Cleopatra: A Life will go up on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Follow this link to find out more about the readalongs.

Hating | I don’t really mind that we got seven inches of snow this week. I do mind that temperatures also plummeted — it’s hardly been out of single digits this week. It’s so cold, in fact, that some iced tea that leaked in a cup holder in my car froze. Convenient for cleaning, less convenient for, you know, being warm.

Loving | The house we moved into in August has a working garage! It’s not heated, but it is amazing to come out in the morning and not have my car covered in snow. The boyfriend and I are splitting time in the garage.

Avoiding | I don’t think I’ve responded to a single e-mail this week. There are a ton waiting for me… replies soon, I promise.

Wanting | I could use an extra day in my weekend. Can anyone make that happen?

Anticipating | Last week I went to the eye doctor and got some new glasses. I have to find some time to go pick them up this week.

Happy Sunday, everyone. What are you reading today?

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  • Trisha November 16, 2014, 8:31 am

    I always have a hard time adjusting to winter in the Midwest, especially when it begins much earlier than necessary. 🙂

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:05 pm

      It’s so early! Ugh.

  • Bryan G. Robinson November 16, 2014, 8:39 am

    We have Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries in our Netflix queue and we’re looking forward to getting to it sometime this winter.

    We had our first snow (accumulating anyway) this week too but unlike you, I hated it. It wasn’t much here (barely an inch, but some whiteouts Friday night), but I think it just reminded me of what is to come and it depressed me. We’re supposed to get more tomorrow and I’m not looking forward to it…unlike Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

    Reading? Blogs today. Otherwise, I’m not sure yet what I’ll get to.

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:06 pm

      We had a snow day called for school already this year, and some white outs on county roads from blowing snow… too soon.

      You’ll love Miss Fisher. It’s charming.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End November 16, 2014, 10:59 am

    Sorry your week’s been so hectic! I hope this upcoming one settles down for you a little bit (or a lot).

  • Sheila (Book Journey) November 16, 2014, 11:42 am

    I am in Florida and roasting in the heat while wearing a bee suit. I almost cant wait to get back to Minnesota! I suggest you read Minneapolis Madams by Penny Petersen. I think I would like to read that one too.

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:07 pm

      I am pretty jealous of you being in Florida 🙂

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf November 16, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Every time you and the other crocheting book bloggers start talking about yarn and patterns, it makes me want to pick it up again. I hope you’ll post pics! 🙂

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:08 pm

      I am not very talented at crocheting. I tend to do it while I’m watching tv, so I pick really simple patterns. But I’ll try to share some pictures when I have something worth photographing!

  • Sandy November 16, 2014, 1:40 pm

    I can’t believe so many of you got hit with that storm last week. Hey, come to Florida. It has been gorgeous down here…weather in the 70’s and 80’s. It is right about now that I actually appreciate living here, but the summer sucks. I hope you get a reprieve for awhile before any more snow comes!

  • Lu November 16, 2014, 6:15 pm

    I’m so sorry that this week has been rough! I hope it gets better this week. I can’t even imagine temps in the teens right now. I’m looking forward to reading what everyone thinks about The Restless Sleep. I am not quite sure what I thought of it. There were things I liked, but definitely things I didn’t.

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:09 pm

      The snow is ok, but it’s being so chilly is really demoralizing this early in the year. Fingers crossed it warms up.

  • Christy November 16, 2014, 6:40 pm

    You should read Seabiscuit! (I haven’t read the other one, but I really enjoyed Seabiscuit – Hillebrand managed to write horse races that felt suspenseful to read.)

    I remember that I read The Restless Sleep years ago, and that I was a little vaguely disappointed in it.

    I adore Miss Fisher! My friend and I are going to marathon the second season this coming weekend. 🙂

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:09 pm

      I decided to go with Seabiscuit. I needed something inspirational and fun. Enjoy Miss Fisher!

  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) November 16, 2014, 6:55 pm

    It’s too early for this cold weather. We’re freezing here so I can only imagine what you’re going through.

  • Leah @ Books Speak Volumes November 17, 2014, 8:40 am

    Ugh, I’m so not ready for it to be winter. We’re just getting our first snow now (like right now, as I type), and I know soon we’ll be joining you in the single digits. Not fun.

    Seabiscuit is a great read. It’s about so much more than just a horse, and it’s really fascinating.

  • Jennine G. November 17, 2014, 10:52 am

    Looking like that kind of week here in Ohio this week, between work and weather. Glad you made it through!

  • Linda Boa @ crimeworm November 18, 2014, 5:33 am

    I’ve been moaning about the cold in Scotland -I take it all back!

    • Kim November 18, 2014, 9:10 pm

      We all have our moaning about cold… but yeah, it’s damn cold in Minnesota right now 🙂