Dateline: Sunday morning, too bloody early. I did not intend to be awake at 5:30, people–that’s for work days, not Sundays. And yet I am, so here I am, in the loft, having decided that since I’m up, I might as well get a Sunday Salon post done. Any typos may be blamed on writing on the iPad while wearing my regular glasses–I may be up already, but I don’t have to put my contacts in yet.
Consuming: Water only right now. Recovering from steak and (gluten-free) chocolate cake last night, both eaten in celebration of Spencer’s 14th birthday.
Reading: I’ve finally gotten to the November (!) She Reads Book Club selection, Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson, which I am alternating with the linked-essay collection Why I Read by Wendy Lesser…and I’m not making much headway with either one right now. Last week was my busy one at work–that’s my official excuse, but I hope to get a little more done on the reading front this week. That includes blog-reading, too; I did some triage on the feed reader last night, and I hope that helps!
Watching: Also in celebration of Spencer’s 14th birthday, we saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug yesterday. I’m sure it’s not the last time I’ll watch it (and I’m actually considering re-reading the book now–or at least finding it in audio–since I haven’t read it since high school). I liked it a lot, but it felt like it was a little short (no pun intended) on actual Hobbit. On television, we’re finally into the current-season Parks and Recreation episodes that have been collecting on the DVR. I think my favorite TV show right now is Arrow–superhero soap opera is definitely a weakness of mine!
Listening: I’m more than halfway through One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson, and I’m really enjoying it. I like his yarn-spinning style of telling history. (And don’t tell my dad, but I’m getting him a print copy for Christmas.)
Promoting: Sheila is inviting us all to post a photo of what we’re reading on January 1. I’m not sure what book it’ll be yet, but I’m in! How about you?
Blogging/Writing: My writing workshop ends this week, and I need to finish my final assignment for it before 2 PM today. That and the piece I wrote last week may both turn into blog posts for this week, since I haven’t finished any books and have nothing else ready. The past couple of weeks have been pretty review-heavy around here, but I’m all caught up on those now. I’ll be getting to work on my year-end retrospectives and Books of the Year picks soon, but those posts probably won’t go up until after New Year’s.
Anticipating: All of our kids here next week, and three generations under our new roof on Christmas Day.
Planning: Getting the Christmas tree and decorations put up today!