Here's what's going on in my life . . . RIGHT NOW.
Watching . . . Movies. Lots of movies. This week alone, Tom and I have made three trips to the theatre. Silver Linings Playbook. Les Miserables. Django Unchained. ALL Very Good! (We've also recently seen Argo, Lincoln, and Skyfall. Worth seeing. Every One.)
Reading . . . Just finished The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman. Very difficult, but very moving. I'm speed-reading through Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante (a page-turner with an interesting point of view), and savoring two books of poetry by Mary Oliver (Christmas gifts from Tom). I'm still slogging through The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann (disappointing).
Knitting . . . Ah. My knitting. A rather sorry state of affairs at present. Let's just say . . . I'm on a bit of an accessories kick. . . and leave it right there for now.
Listening to . . . NOT Christmas music. Pretty much anything BUT Christmas music, in fact. (There just comes a point when it Has to Stop. Y'know?)
Thinking about . . . Work, mostly. (And in a good way.)
Dreading . . . Both Brian and Tom (AND my best pal, Sandie) have been struck low with a dreadful coughing CRUD. So far, I have been spared. I keep downing EmergenC. . . hoping for a full reprieve, but dreading the CRUD all the same.
Humming . . . Songs from Les Mis . . . and, in particular, "Stars" (the Inspector Javert/Russell Crowe song). I have seen the stage production of Les Mis many, many (many!) times over the last 20 years. I was, frankly, a bit worried about how I would respond to "movie stars" singing in the movie (and, truth be told, I was especially worried about Russell Crowe singing Javert's "Stars," one of my favorites from the musical). But. Not a problem. I loved it still. And, although some critics have not been kind about Crowe's voice, I loved his rendition of "Stars." I thought his voice brought a real-ness, a human-ness to both Javert AND the song.
Planning . . . Setting my 2013 planner to rights, and getting organized for the new year.
Celebrating . . . the New Year, of course! Our plans on New Year's Eve are never glamorous or exciting. This year, we're going to a special New Year's Eve dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants with friends ("Five Courses, No Regrets" . . . gotta love it!). Then. . . home to watch the ball drop (without Dick Clark . . .).
Drinking . . . Pendleton Canadian Rye Whisky. (On the rocks.)
Itching to . . . Be a lazy slob. Forever.
Needing to . . . Write my thank-you notes, put away Christmas, and get ready to hit the ground running come January 2!
Organizing . . . My calendar for 2013.
Inspired by . . . Blank calendars and planners. Just makes me want to fill 'em up!
Delighted by. . . Snow. (Even though there isn't much of it.)
How about YOU? What's going on for YOU . . . right now?
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