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currently november 29 2015

Time and Place | About 8:30 a.m., in the quiet living room at my parents house. This is going to be the setting for the next three weekends — I didn’t plan my December travel well and will be on the road a lot.

Eating and Drinking | Just so tea so far this morning, I’m still a little full from all the great food we had yesterday as part of Thanksgiving II. Hooray for leftovers.

Reading | Happily, a day off work and a day being lazy were great for my reading. I finished Re Jane by Patricia Park and Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton (of Hark, a vagrant) fame — both excellent. I’m hoping to finish The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse by Piu Marie Eatwell today, but we’ll see.

Watching | My sister, mom and I continued our holiday tradition of watching the new Hallmark Christmas movies last night. We play a game to see who can predict the plot the earliest — they’re comforting in their total silliness.

Making | I may have over-committed to crochet Christmas presents this year, but I suppose my family will be forgiving if they’re not quite done on Christmas morning.

Cooking | We’re not going to be cooking for a week thanks to leftovers. Yay!

Blogging | For the last week of Nonfiction November, I shared some thoughts on ghostwriting and I Am Malala. Doing the readalong for week four was a new strategy for Nonfiction November — I’m curious what participants thought about that?

Promoting | A few of my favorite bloggers are hosting A Month of Faves in December, basically a series of blog prompts for the moth focusing on the best of the year. It looks like fun, and I’m thinking about participating.

Hating | For the next six weeks, I am going to be hating the fact that the town where I live is so far from the Twin Cities. It’s about a three hour drive, give or take, which isn’t bad… just tedious.

Loving | I took the day off work tomorrow! The plan is to tidy the house, put up Christmas decorations, and get ahead on blogging for the month. Sounds divine.

Avoiding | I should get up off the couch and help my mom clean up from Thanksgiving yesterday… but ugh, dishes.

Anticipating | Despite my grumbling, the next six weeks or so are some of my favorite of the year. I see a my family and friends more than ever, get to eat tons of great food, and have a lot of quiet time in the car just to think. As long as the weather holds off, it can be pretty great.

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?

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  • Justice November 29, 2015, 8:52 am

    I feel you on dishes. I’m always grateful that when we host (and thus, cook), our mothers take point on washing and drying I can just be the runner from the table to the sink and the sink to the cabinets!

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:50 pm

      I shouldn’t be complaining — my parents have a dish washer so there really isn’t that much to do, all things considered 🙂

  • BermudaOnion (Kathy) November 29, 2015, 9:39 am

    Carl is headed out of town this week so I have no idea when we’ll get our decorations up. I feel late already because most of our neighborhood is decorated already.

  • Diane November 29, 2015, 11:22 am

    The left overs are a curse and a blessing — too much extra food means over eating for us, but yet we are happy to have it. Have a nice week.

  • Athira November 29, 2015, 8:39 pm

    I love that you are spending the next month at your parents! So wonderful! I tried reading Step Aside, Pops, but couldn’t quite “get” it. I think I am reading it all wrong.

    • Kim December 7, 2015, 7:51 pm

      Not quite the next month, but definitely the next three weekends. And then a week off, and then Christmas weekend. Lots of family time.

  • jillian November 29, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I love this! Love family time and spending the holidays with them for sure.

  • Beth F November 30, 2015, 5:58 am

    How great to be able to spend so much time with your family. Wonderful!

  • Bryan G. Robinson December 2, 2015, 9:19 am

    I’ve been thinking about the Month of Faves event too. I have three posts that I plan on writing for it; beyond that, we’ll see.

  • Andi December 4, 2015, 11:44 am

    I’m dreadfully late at reading through Feedly, but I hope you’ll have a chance to jump in on #AMonthofFaves at least a few times! 😀