Time and Place | 8:45 a.m. at my newly-organized and decluttered desk. I spent my extra weekend day deep cleaning my office and I am so, so happy with the results.
Reading | My first book of 2016 is The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau. The book is all about bringing meaning into your life by pursuing a quest of some kind. It’s very example focused, which I’m enjoying. The other book I’m close to finishing is The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. It’s a great, multi-generational story about an African American family in Detroit.
Watching | Since fall television went off the air, I’ve been on a bit of a tv hiatus, just filling in the gaps with a few old episodes of Parks and Recreation. I’m going to try and cut back on watching more this year.
Cooking | We tried this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Budget Bytes last night and really liked it. Super simple too.
Blogging | Since the end of the year can get so hectic, I want to share a few posts you may have missed over the last few weeks: my favorite fiction of 2015, my favorite nonfiction of 2015, and my 2015 reading by the numbers. This week I’m hoping to look ahead to 2016 with some bookish goals and sharing my One Little Word for the year.
Promoting | Alice (Reading Rambo) is hosting a readalong of Ron Chernow’s biography of Alexander Hamilton in January and February. I am SO IN for this, although I probably won’t do many posts here. You can follow along on Twitter at #HamAlong or at Alice’s blog. This will be a challenge for me because of something I admitted on Twitter this week:
My not-so-secret shame as a reader is that I am garbage at finishing enormous biographies. (I’m looking at you, TEAM OF RIVALS). #HamAlong
— Kim Ukura (@kimthedork) December 30, 2015
Hating | Instagram stopped saving my photos to my camera roll a few weeks ago and I can’t figure out why. Anyone else have this problem?
Loving | I didn’t get many books for Christmas, but I did get an envelope from my parents that specifically said I should spend that money on books. YAY! Christmas in general, with my family plus the boyfriends family all in one house, was pretty excellent. So many presents!
Loving II | Spending a three day holiday weekend at home has been magical. We usually travel during long weekends, so the feeling of an “extra Sunday” gets lost. I got so much done with that extra 24 hours, it’s awesome.
Avoiding | The dishes, per usual.
Anticipating | The Vikings and the Packers play tonight for the NFC North division title. The Vikings already made the playoffs (yay!), so this is mostly for position in the post-season, but I’m cautiously optimistic it’ll at least be a good game. The Vikings are playing well above expectations, but the Packers are like our Achilles Heel, so who knows. Excitement abounds!
Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today?