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Right Now. . . November

Here's what's going on in my life  . . . RIGHT NOW.


Watching . . . I just watched Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl on PBS.  As usual with a Ken Burns documentary, it was excellent and interesting.  But, I must say . . . what a downer!

Reading . . . Astray by Emma Donaghue.  (Love me some well-written short stories!).  I'm also just about to delve into The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann, and I just finished Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (strangely disappointing, yet a solid 3 stars).

Knitting . . . I have set aside my Tinder cardigan temporarily (despite the fact that I only have the right front yet to knit) in order to finish up a few holiday gifts.

Listening to . . . A very eclectic playlist mix on my iPod . . . a little of everything from the BeeGees to the Grateful Dead, from Bruce Springsteen to Gladys Knight, from Hall & Oates to Smashing Pumpkins.  Yep.  Eclectic.  (It's a bit early for me to turn to Christmas music, but soon.)

Thinking about . . . Enough stuff that my head may explode.  (There's a lot going on in there right now.

Dreading . . . Taking Jenny out to pee . . . every time . . . on a leash.  For four months.  Also . . . keeping her from jumping up into "her" favorite chair.  (Probably shorter than four months on that one.  But . . . Long Enough.)

Humming . . . Roundabout.  (Part of my Eclectic Mix.  This one stuck.)


Planning . . . Christmas.  Natch.

Excited about . . . Brian's Most Excellent exam grade on his P-chem exam this week.  (It's the little celebrations that count, y'know?)


Drinking . . . A very nice cab. (With a great label, non?)

Itching to . . . Decorate for Christmas.

Needing to . . . Get shopping!

Organizing . . . Nothin'!  That's right.  You heard me.  Nothin'!  Because I actually completed ALL of my planned organization projects this fall!  4 closets, 2 kids bedrooms, 1 guest room, my home office [including file cabinets], the family room, and my sewing/knitting room.  Let the wild rumpus start!

Inspired by . . .The calendar.  (Probably "inspired" isn't the right word.  It's more  like . . . "panicked into inspiration by"!)

Delighted by. . . Ummm.  I hate to admit this in such a public way. . . but the Angry Birds STAR WARS edition.  (Somebody stop me. . . )

How about YOU?  What's going on for YOU . . . right now?


Also.  With this post, I successfully completed NaBloPoMo.  Quietly and without fanfare. 


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That's an excellent label! I had a similar post ready to go but man I'm unorganized right now! Heading to the mountains of NH for the weekend for some shopping. And it's been a pleasure taking this 30 day journey with you!


I knew I liked are listening to Hall and absolute favorite rock stars!


I always have to take Holly out on a leash. but she has a pretty regular schedule - 3-4 times a day isn't bad. I've really enjoyed your daily posts. Happy December!!


I'd love to pretend that it is November 1st tomorrow instead of December. /sigh
So much to do and so little time...I wish it wasn't that way every single year....


I love that you posted every day this month. And you know what's going on with me. Ugh, right? I'm finding a silver lining, though, and powering forward.


I love buying wine with great labels. Gnarly Head is my new fav. It was fun to do NaPowhatev with you! I've got the Drive by Truckers, Diana Krall, Lou Reed and Peter Wolf on my iPod. I'm also trying to figure out my new Kindle and Evernote. We're dealing with a lot of sh*t. :)


I believe I am going to have to borrow a blog page from you today!

There's lots of sh*t going on here, too.

Meanwhile, I am suprising even myself by getting into the holiday spirit already, however low-key, but even music already! Funny that you mention Hall & Oates - rec'd their Christmas CD as a free-with-order gift and LOVE it! Also, downloaded PTXmas by Pentatonix and love it, TOO. It's not even December until tomorrow!


Star Wars edition? /perk


Your eclectic playlists sound right up my street. We watched both parts of the Dust Bowl, too. Excellent but sad, as you said. I had never heard of dust pneumonia before.


Embrace the casual gamer within, you will! :)


I have my Christmas shopping done, and one hat to finish knitting (and another to block). Then I need to finish a sweater, so I can start my own Tinder!

We are hosting a dinner party this weekend, and a work party on the 15th. On the 21st we fly to the Midwest for two weeks. Oh, and I have a job interview sometime between the 17th and 20th. But no pressure!

We have beautiful new vintage cocktail glasses we found in a second hand shop. I think they'll be getting some good use in the next couple of weeks.

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