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.
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?