Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Night Chit Chat:

Hey Humble Readers...

I hope you all have had a nice weekend. 

Ours started out busy, but has ended with a serious lack of motivation.  I blame the crud.  Yes, I'm still nursing this stupid cold, and I'm so sick of being sick.  I'm now on day 10 of wretchedness.  I am getting better, but it's going ridiculously slow. 

Ginny using Pip's bumbo chair as a helmet.
What are you....

Reading - The Hobbit!  Of course I'm re-reading it in advance of the movie coming out next month!  I'm super excited about going to see it.  And for those who asked... Casual Vacancy by Rowling... it was really good.  Obviously, very different from Potter, very sad in places.  It has a lot of colourful language and there were parts that were hard to read because her portrayals of family violence, drug abuse, and bullying were very gritty and heart-breakingly real.  All this darkness is held up in stark contrast against the quaint beauty of the village of Pagford, and is a commentary on the 'not in my backyard' mindset that holds us back from accepting that we are all a part of the problem AND the solution.

Watching - Once Upon A Time and Upstairs Downstairs.  Sadly, last week was the season finale of Call the Midwife.

Cooking/Baking - made two yummy lasagnas... one for dinner tonight with enough leftovers for at least two lunches for my Beloved and I this week, and another to freeze.  Had Caesar salad and garlic bread too,

Happy you accomplished this week? Finally moving those stupid bookcases! (see yesterday's post)  Sooo glad that's done.

Looking forward to next week?  My Beloved is taking this next week off, so I have all kinds of plans!  A good deep clean on the hobbit hole, watching the LOtR movies (my Beloved has never watched them... how is that possible?), rearranging the nursery, a possible date night, and my Beloved's vasectomy (no looking forward to it per se, but glad it will be done).

Thankful for today? That I am in relatively good health despite this stupid crud.  For the men and women who have served our country faithfully, even to the point of paying the ultimate price so that my family may live in freedom. 

Do you have any hobbies? If so, what are they?  Reading, spending a ridiculous amount of time online, crafting (just a bit of this and that), and of course, blogging. 

This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat.  Click over and see what the others are chatting about tonight.  Or even better, join in!


  1. Is "Call the Midwife" a Canadian show? I've been hearing lots of buzz....

    I can't believe your husband has never watched the LOTR movies!! What a treat :) Hope you feel better soon.

    1. It's a BBC show, and a fabulous one at that. Set in the mid 1950s in London's very bombed out west end. It's fascinating (all the technical/historical/medical stuff) and the characters are incredibly well written. It was, like Downton Abbey, broadcast on PBS. I'm sure, in the US, you could track it down online.

  2. Hi! I was commenter number 4 on the male a wish post of Mel's . You were number two but number three was not linked to any site, so I came to you again.
    I hear you on your hubby's search for a better job, a reduction of debt and a larger home. Mine is not that different from yours.
    I hope our wishes see fruition, and soon!

  3. So sorry you have been sick--no fun for sure:( Hope this week is better!

  4. I can't wait to see the Hobbit at the theatres.. It looks like its going to be an amazing show! :) Hope your cold goes away sooner than later!!

  5. Here from Mel's make a wish post. Sorry you've been sick ; hope you get better soon.

    And I, too, am looking forward to the Hobbit!


  6. My hubby has not watched the LOtR series either - so surprising.


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