My daughter brought home her 5th grade journal today and every month they wrote five or six things “currently” on their mind. I loved reading it and have seen several other bloggers write something similar now and again. I decided that I would do my own version of “miscellaneous” happenings here on the blog on Mondays after coming off of a weekend where it is typically quiet and give me an outlet to ramble about books and other stuff.
Reading… Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin and it’s slaying me. I love Literary Fiction and am up for a challenge if the writing is stylistically different. This one combines the style/feeling of short stories mixed with something I have difficulty with, poetry. Loving it so much and not wanting the book to end.
Listening…to as much Reggae as possible (it always improves my mood) and Sia. I have loved her since her song was used in the finale of Six Feet Under in 2005 (spoiler!) and when she didn’t hide her face as she does now. This one (despite the title-even though I have a personal connection to bad exes with issues) is one of my faves on KCRW in 2007.
Thinking…about all the homework I have to finish in the next three weeks.
Wanting…the contractor to get started on our deck. We have a beautiful view and much nature to observe. I’m itching to sit outside with a book and a beverage.
Needing…this week to be over. Even though I try to not wish time away, it’s a crazy, jam-packed one and the last week of my current job (more about that later). I’m ready to begin the next chapter of my career journey, finish up school and spend more time with my girls this summer.
One little word…anticipating.