Sarah update: Well ya’ll, it’s been a good first week of the year!
First off, we are still having AWESOME weather for NY in January. It was like 50 degrees here the other day, and there’s still pretty much no snow on the ground. Loving it!
Anyways, me and the honeyman started 2012 with a date night Last Sunday when I got out of work, we walked around the mall for a bit, then went to Red Lobster for dinner and it was soooooo good. Let’s see… Tuesday my friend Doni came over around noon and we spent the day watching Cougar Town and eating junk food (so glad I finally got someone else into that show, by the way) and then we had a game night in which I drank an entire bottle of wine by myself – making up for my lack of drinking on New Years Eve, I suppose. And I made chicken & clams linguine – basically small cooked pieces of chicken and 2 cans of clams mixed into several cans of cream of mushroom soup, over linguine. My mom used to make clams linguine all the time when we were younger and I never get to have it now, since it sounds disgusting to the honeyman. But I made some and my mom and brother came over for dinner, and it was nice.
And now today I’m at work and I’m going to try to read A LOT, because my little sister and L are coming into town to stay for a few days! So I’ll get basically nothing done because I’ll be too busy playing with this cute little man -
Look at those cheeks! They’re coming into town tonight, but I actually won’t see them until Monday. Tonight me and the honeyman are having another date night – this time we’re making pizza & watching Terra Nova on Hulu. And since I have to work at Second Job Monday morning, Amanda & L are just gonna stay the first night at my mom’s and then come over my house in the afternoon.
Oh, and in keeping with one of my other goals for this year, I started a quotes journal! I’ve had the journal below for a few years and now it finally has a purpose! I’ve started it off my adding some random quotes from my favorite books and songs, and I’ll add stuff as it comes up. So exciting!
So, I’ve only finished one book so far this year. The second book I started was Don Quixote, which I’m loving but it’s 940 pages with pretty small print and yeah, it’s going to take me a while. I’ve also started reading Norwegian Wood for the readalong this month – I’ve read the first 4 chapters due for this week and can’t wait to see what everyone else thinks about it. And I’ve also started It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake (AKA Heather Webber), basically because it just came out and I was so excited to read it. Plus I really wanted to read in the bath the other day, but I’m not dragging big-ass DQ in there, so yeeah. Problem solved I’m hoping to get lots of reading done today.
And if I don’t get quite as much reading done as I want, then who cares cause my Winter Mini-Readathon is just 2 weeks away! And if you post a blog telling others about the readathon, you could with a $10 Amazon gift card, as stated here. I’m really looking forward to the mini-readathon. A whole day off of work, reading & blogging & hanging out with my sis Heather, who is going to ditch her husband and kids for the day to come hang out at my house. And we’re going to drink coffee & eat food & hopefully get some reading done. It’s gonna be awesome.
Oh also in bookish news, this coming Friday is the giant book sale that my local library holds at my local mall, and I’m so excited. I’ve taken a half day off of work, I’ve been exercising (seriously, doing squats and stuff in preparation for squating down to dig through the boxes of books underneath the tables), and I have a whole coffee can of loose change to roll up in coin wrappers and spend on books. I’m going to try to limit myself to spending only about $30… and any change I have left I can spend on coffee or something to top off such a great morning.
OK that is my big, giant, rambling post for today. Hope ya’ll have a good week!