Monday, September 10, 2012


Stealing this from Jessica Love, who stole it from Kate Hart, who stole it from somewhere else. I do not have the time or brains to compose my own post today.

Loving: A quiet morning with a dozing kitten stretched out beside me. This is my very favorite time of day.

Reading: Neversink by the excellent Barry Wolverton. This will put me halfway through that stack of MG books I posted about. If I can finish Breadcrumbs before the week is through, I'll be happy. I never thought I'd make it through all those books in time anyway, and honestly I need to switch gears and read something else for a while. This will probably be high on my TBR list when it comes out.

Watching: The Alien movies! I'd never seen them before so husband is making me watch all of them. We watched Aliens this weekend, and destroyed the dvd in the process. Have you ever had a player just eat a dvd and make it unviewable? I didn't even know that was possible.

Thinking about: Veganism. I don't know if I can go 100% but I'm toying with the idea. Dairy seems to be a problem for me and my wretched sinuses, and I want to scale back on how often my husband and I eat meat, for health reasons. But I prefer moderation over hardcore, and I don't want to be that person who gets invited over to someone's house for dinner and eats the rice and side salad, so maybe I'll just be a social meat eater.

Anticipating: My trip home to the Upper Peninsula later this week. I haven't been home since I started this blog almost two years ago. I'll try to post some pictures this weekend.

Wishing: For a calm fall. This summer was so busy, I just want to hunker down at home for a while. The outlook for this: not favorable.

Making me happy: My two sweet cats who keep me company. My husband grinning at me during a 7 a.m. spin class this morning. The cheerful "good morning" I heard from everyone in the grocery store today. The fact that there will be a new Killers album out in a week!


  1. Yay new Killers album!! Lookit Jack so curious about the flowers. Aw. Good luck with trying out veganism! There are a lot of delicious recipes out there. If you need someone to eat all the cheese in your house for you... just sayin', I'm right around the corner! ;)

    Have a great trip! :)

    1. Thanks Kat! Yeah, I don't think I could give up the occasional 1000-day-old Gouda indulgence ;) Maybe I should shoot for more like 75% vegan, if that's a thing. All my vegetable shopping this morning has already gone up in smoke as we are now hosting an impromptu yellowfin dinner for 12.

  2. Just ran across your blog and I guess I have to stay! Really enjoyed reading this. Have a great time going home. The upper peninsula is one of the most beautiful places in the world (in my opinion :) )

  3. Enjoy your trip home! I only get back to the Upper Peninsula once a year, and I miss it so much. :)

  4. Yay for going home. Enjoy. I've toyed with the idea of setting one of my books in the UP. I have such fond memories of it.

  5. I've been toying with the idea of giving up meat. I don't think I could go all the way vegan, but I can certainly see the appeal. Good luck with whatever you decide!

  6. I'm not vegan, but I am vegetarian! Have been since February. But before I took the plunge I had scaled back my meat consumption to only once or twice a week. I'd definitely suggest becoming vegetarian before vegan as a way to ease yourself into it. Otherwise it can be a overwhelming! And then from there you can scale back your dairy intake and whatnot. :) Hope you have a great trip home!