What I'm Loving | 11/18/2018


Short week, woo hoo! Last year I was so bummed about not being with my family on Thanksgiving. I’m bummed this year too, but it feels much less dramatic somehow. We’ll see if that changes the day of, but I’m excited to have some friends over and make a lot of food.

I’m cheating and getting a pre-made turkey from Whole Foods, but I’m cooking everything else myself. Last year my turkey didn’t turn out great, it was a lot of work, and a friend had one from Whole Foods that was SO delicious I decided it would be worth the splurge this year. Some things aren’t worth doing yourself and roasting a turkey might be one of them.

Here’s what I’m loving lately:

Reading :: The Autobiography of Malcolm X was interesting, albeit a bit tedious. Learning about the key events of his life was interesting, but I would’ve preferred it in a shorter format. I’m now working on The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. I love southern gothic literature and this book has been no exception. I’m 75% through it and she keeps added depth and sustenance to her characters that leaves me amazed. Also, she wrote this AT TWENTY THREE, which is amazing but also making me feel a bit behind in life. 😬

Spare Time :: Unfortunately the air quality has only worsened so we’ve been spending ample quality time indoors. Poor Rusty babe is bored out of his mind — every time we get up he runs to the door thinking we’re going on an adventure. You’d think with all this downtime I would have been reading and writing like crazy, but it seems like every day I go to sleep wondering where the time went.

Etcetera :: When is it Christmas decorating time in your house? I know some people who already have their trees up, while others wait until a week or two before. We’re probably going to put our tree up this weekend, but it’s always interesting when other people think is the “right” time.