Monday, January 8, 2018

Week-in-review: January 8, 2018

After DH returned home from Taiwan, G got sick, then he got sick; I took care of them both, and then I got sick. So, it's been a tough few weeks but am so grateful for the downtime the holidays provided. We tried to do the best we could do considering all the sickness! We celebrated the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Year's without too much damage.

This last week was tough since that's when my illness really got me down and yet it was back to the grind. We managed to get the tree and holiday decor down this last weekend and we shifted everything around in our living room! It looks a lot nicer and more open and we now have use of our big window. It looks great and I hope it'll help me get back on track this month despite my sinus infection.

Books Finished:

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Fast and interesting. He always provides good philosophical discussions in each of his books. This one was no exception.

Currently Reading:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I only have 30 pages left! I'm going to finish and not wait til next Christmas to get back to it!

The Power by Naomi Alderman. It's been on all the lists for best of in 2017 and former president Obama had it on his top ten list for reading. So I decided to get it read!

Listening To:

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I love listening to this one.

Finally catching up on podcasts like RadioLab and BackStory.


I'm almost done with Six Feet Under, which has been absolutely amazing. DH and I only have two episodes left of Stranger Things. And over the holidays I binge-watched La Mante a French Netflix original about a female serial killer who helps her son catch her copy-cat. Sooooo good! But the best new find for me has to be The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Wow! Blew me away at how good it is. Go watch it now. She deserved her Golden Globe!


Chicken creamy tortellini soup tonight. I need a good heavy and filling soup. Yum.

Looking forward to:

I've got philosophy book club coming up. My friend and I are reading Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder and are taking it about 3-4 chapters a month. We wanted to get our critical thinking skills up and thought this cute novel on the history of Western philosophy would do the trick!

Pics from the week:

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Winter Solstice wishes

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Our Solstice cookies

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Got our new PJs! 

Jan 2 Full moon
The full moon was still out in the morning!

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Shadow loved that tree.

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She also loves the new living room situation

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This was too cute. Nala being adorable

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  1. Which "channel" is Mrs. Maisel on? I've seen it around but can't remember where to go to find it. I need something new to watch when the hubby is gone for an evening.

    1. It's an Amazon Original on Prime. It's so great! I hope you love it!


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