Sunday, November 03, 2013


Time // 6:20 pm.

Place // My messy, messy upstairs study. I ordered new bedroom furniture and a rug in August, which necessitated the removal of a popcorn ceiling, refinishing a hardwood floor, painting, and, oh yeah, moving tons of stuff that had been allowed to accumulate over the years in the bedroom. Lots of it is still in the study, although the bedroom is mostly finished. Must do something about the excess very soon. 

Consuming // Ginger ale and Imitrex. It's the beginning of migraine week.

Reading // This past week I finished Christopher Priest's The Adjacent and reread Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves for book club.This was my pick, and I'd worried that the Fowler would not go over well with some of the readers in this group, but like it they did, and many seemed to have actually followed my advice and not read reviews and flap copy beforehand, and were surprised when Fern's identity was revealed. I've started Nancy Milford's Zelda: A Biography and James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.

Blogging // As you might can tell, I am trying to kick-start myself into blogging again. Last night I posted the same photo of the Prague astronomical clock that I used nine years ago when the blog was a mere week old. I wonder if there are any old-timers still reading?

Watching // We've been rewatching Breaking Bad. I think "Fly" is the last episode we've seen.

Listening // We went to an Eileen Jewell show last month and I've been listening to a lot of her cds ever since. Plus, someone put a Monkees cd in the car and while I like it, I think that someone should switch it out for something else really really soon.

Loving //  That we now have a bed that it's not only comfortable to read in, but it's possible to read in. I broke our old bed years back trying to shift it around to clean under it and it would collapse if you put any pressure at all on the headboard.

Hating // That we're still waiting on bedside tables and a dresser. I want to stack books on them all!

Making // Last minute phone calls to my crew for tomorrow evening's set up at the precinct. There's an election Tuesday!

Anticipating // My trip to Maryland next Sunday to visit Wendy. 


  1. Yay! Always glad to see you back.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one nutty enough to rewatch Breaking Bad so quickly. I'm not rewatching every episode, though, just some of my favorites. That show got to me far more than I expected it to when I started watching.

  2. I do so hope I'm back. It's been such a terrible year because of my sister's mental illness.

    There were some episodes in the second season that I'd never seen, including "Better Call Saul!" And there appears to be a particular scene involving Skyler that I've imagined out of whole cloth.

    And Teresa, please tell me about your feed reader. I've never heard of it before. How's it's search capability?

  3. I do hope you're back, partly because I enjoy reading your blog, but also because it means the situation with your sister is improving.

    My feed reader (Inoreader) is great. I think I like it better than I did Google Reader. It has several features GR didn't, such as the ability to expand posts for blogs that don't use the full feed or to show the blog itself without leaving the reader. The search feature seems to work just fine; the only downside is that it only includes posts from the time you started using Inoreader.

  4. Sandra1:28 AM

    Yep, I remember that clock!

    Old timer from now defunct Book World celebrating your return!

  5. Sandra, it's so good to hear from you! I so hated losing the archives to Book World when Google Reader went away! Miss you!

  6. I'm still reading! And how wonderful to have a bed that is good for reading in. I do so love reading in bed especially now that the nights are cold.

  7. I'm still here! Not sure if I count as an old-timer or not, but I'm always happy to see a post from you.

  8. I'm going to wait until I'm on winter break and watch Breaking Bad, starting over again from Season 1.

    Glad you're back into blogging. I remember that you were the first book blogger I discovered. What a happy day.

  9. I'm still here too! I couldn't comment from my iPad last week, and I finally remembered to come back today. I'm also looking forward to more posts from you.

  10. Oh my another migraine sufferer! What would we do without Imitrex? I just took one today. I just came home from Maryland too. My son lives there. Northeast of Hagerstown. We have a lot in common! Looking forward to following your blog, Susan.


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