I love my Harry Potter Christmas ornaments! I also have a Hogwarts Castle one, and the little Hedwig on the tree came with a snitch and a sorting hat.
My week: This was my first full week of work at my new library job and man, was I exhausted. Jarrod's schedule changed this week, too, to 4 a.m. to noon, so it was adjustments all around. We both fell asleep on the couch around 10 p.m. on Friday night and I slept all the way til 9:45 Saturday morning!
I work three 8-hour shifts (really 9, with my lunch hour), which is a huge change from the four or five 5-hour shifts I had at my previous job. And I've been spoiled by getting to sleep in these past several months, so getting up at 7:30 wasn't too fun. I'm sure I'll get used to it all soon, but I'll admit this week was a little rough -- and even rougher on poor Jarrod, who is most definitely a night owl; his body is hardwired to go to sleep at 3 a.m., not get up then. I do have to say, though, it IS wonderful to be back in a library!
Reading: I finished up the thriller "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena, which I found to be pretty disappointing (here's my review) and then I started "The Bear and the Nightingale" by Katherine Arden, a novel inspired by Russian fairytales (due out in January). I haven't gotten very far but I've enjoyed what I have read!
Knitting: I had a work Secret Santa swap sprung on me at the last minute this week; I got my recipient on Monday and the gift swap was on Wednesday. I only had one day to get my gifts together, but luckily my new co-worker was pretty easy to shop for. She likes owls, so I whipped up this cute owl ornament (from the Owl Puffs pattern on Ravelry). I love how it came out and I think I might just make one exactly the same for myself!
This week I checked out a book from the library called "55 Christmas Balls to Knit," and I worked up a Rudolph ornament Saturday night while we watched a movie. I started a second Christmas ball yesterday. They're definitely addicting little projects!
Watching: We've continued watching the HBO show "Westworld." It's a little strange but we're enjoying it for the most part.
Listening to: More Christmas music. I love Celtic-themed music and this is a new favorite:
Drinking: Peppermint tea galore!
Mini Reviews: Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Yay!) and The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (Ugh!)
Looking forward to: Christmas!
I'm linking up with Kathryn of Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?