currently: happening now

CURRENTLY: Happening Now [Sunday, 8/21/2016]

Currently: Happening Now

Without planning it, I seem to be blogging in a week on/week off pattern this summer. And I think I like it. I know I like stressing less over whether and when I’ll have a post up.

Since the upcoming week will be an “on,” I thought I’d give y’all a quick update from Sunday afternoon, here at my kitchen desk.

  • Right now, in the house:  Laundry is in the dryer. Meatballs and tomato sauce are simmering on the stove for tonight’s dinner. Stepson is doing homework. Husband and dog are hanging out in the living room. Coming soon:  Taking the dog for a walk after laundry is done.
snoozy dog
Sundays are for snoozing
  • Reading I have a stack of five “for review consideration” galleys from Shelf Awareness for October. I’m committed to one review per month for them, but I’d like to get two or even three done from this group. I started on the first book last night; I will read Jodi Picoult for money. I’m hoping to get back to This Is Where You Belong on iBooks shortly,
  • Listening:  I’m in between audiobooks for the moment. I finished Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet last week and am still working my way out from under the book hangover–I’m half-inclined to start the whole thing over again! I’m catching up on podcasts while I decide on my next audio read. Oh, and I still have Hamilton on regular rotation, of course!

yellow flower

  • Watching: We just finished the third season of House of Cards on Netflix and will probably start the fourth this week. It’s hard to say whether this show or real-life political theater is more off the rails these days!
Upcoming: Happening Soon
  • The August edition of The Book Bridge will post on Tuesday, August 23. I really enjoy putting this feature together and truly appreciate everyone who makes it possible!
  • I have a couple of days off at the end of the month. If I’m feeling the energy and inclination, I will spend some of that time working on writing a couple of essays that have been kicking around in my head for a while. If not, I’ll read.
  • After reading a couple of pieces that finally made the “bullet journal” concept come clear for me, I think I’ll give the paper planner thing a whirl in September. I’m hoping I’ll be able to read my own handwriting well enough to see how it works out!
So, what’s happening with you?

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  1. I always have big plans for blogging more than once a week, but then all I get to is once a week…and I’m okay with that. Once a week is better than none at all and what I can manage. Likewise for you, it might only be every two weeks, especially here during the summer and that’s okay too. Hmmmm. You’re still listening to that Hamilton thing? 😉

    1. My pattern has become more like nothing one week, then three posts the next. I’d like to get away from the “nothing” weeks, but I’m not sure I need three posts *every* week.

      And yeah, still listening to that Hamilton thing. Aren’t you :-)?

  2. I am a huge bullet journal proponent. And this is coming for a girl who has had a Filofax, a Day Designer, an ARC system from Staples and pretty much every other planner you could find for the last ten years. I always found myself using them for a bit and then stopping, just keeping my to-do on a piece of paper at work or at home. Then I tried the bujo system. I just recycled my Day Designer for 2016 that I used for two months because I know I will never use it again. The system SEEMS more difficult than it is, but it is the best system because it is YOUR system. It takes me less than five minutes to get it set up for each day, and I love having everything in one place. I cannot wait for you to try it and see how you like it.

  3. I only blog once a week most weeks and that is fine with me. It is better than not blogging at all. 🙂 I have done that, too!