Briefly | Minnesota, and most of the upper Midwest, is in the middle of a cold snap. It sunk below zero Friday night, and isn’t expected to get back above zero until Tuesday morning. We’ve got the heat turned up, blankets unpacked, and are wallowing as best we can to avoid truly horrific wind chills.
Reading | January reading has been slow, but I usually expect that because it’s a busy month. I’ve finished three books so far: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy, The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau and Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson (young ballerinas in late-1970s New York, Jan. 26 from Harper). I’m still slowly working through Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow and just started Negroland by Margo Jefferson.
Watching | I discovered that all three seasons of Happy Endings are now on Hulu. I watched that show intermittently when it was on and always meant to get through it. It’s super weird, but I love the way every member of the cast just commits to whatever the gag is for each show.
Listening | Yesterday while walking at the gym I started The Year of Yes by Shonda Rimes. It’s pretty good so far, although it’s been a little slow to start.
Blogging | Since I last did a currently post I shared my 2016 bookish goals, some books on my radar for January and February, my One Little Word for 2016, and a review of The Happiness of Pursuit. It’s been a good year for blogging so far, even if my reading is at a snail’s pace.
Hating/Loving | We had a really fun time last night with friends that included football (what was that Packers-Chiefs game?) and games. But it was also sad because it was a going away party for one of my good friends here in town. She’s taking a great job in Wyoming and I’m so excited for her, but definitely also sad. I will miss our walking talks and having another girl to nerd out about football with.
Avoiding | The blog is telling me I need to do a WordPress update and an update to my theme. Neither one is hard, but they’re putzy and can sometimes turn into a project if the update messes with another setting.
Experimenting | Earlier this month I signed up to be part of Amazon Associates, Amazon’s affiliate program. You’ll see a new disclosure about affiliate links at the bottom of posts and in my sidebar. I don’t expect to make much money, but I thought I’d try it out and see what happens.
Anticipating | We were out well, well past my bedtime last night. I anticipate a nap sometime this afternoon!