Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Musings

leaves collage

My week: Goodbye Hawaii, hello Colorado! Jarrod and I left Saturday night to spend Thanksgiving in Colorado with my family. It's so nice to be home for the week! And to be wearing boots and sweaters! And playing in crunchy leaves! (All that's missing is Alohi -- gosh I miss her!)

Reading: After a few really productive reading weeks, I got hardly any reading done at all last week. I had actually hoped to be finished with "The Heart's Invisible Furies" before our trip, but that sure didn't happen -- I'm only 100 pages in! I also squeezed in a few more chapters of "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" for Non-Fiction November. It's well-done, educational and interesting, but still over my head at times.

Instead of either one of those books, though, I'm reading "The Song Rising" by Samantha Shannon, the new book in the Bone Season series. The library in Hawaii is apparently never going to get it in, so I had my mom pick it up from the Colorado Springs library. Luckily it's only 350 pages, since I have less than a week to read it!

Watching: "This Is Us" and "Poldark." I also watched two delightfully cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies.

On the plane I watched an indie movie starring Chris Evans called "Before We Go," which was pretty good. I had actually downloaded the first three episodes of the British show "Midsomer Murders" -- something I'd been wanting to see forever -- to watch on the plane, but I was so bored! I gave up 30 minutes into the first episode.

Knitting: Making good progress on the Newt Scamander scarf! I've knit more in the last week than in the last year!

Looking forward to: Spending time with my family, going up to the mountains, shopping at stores we don't have in Hawaii (like craft stores!!!), and eating tons of yummy food! And tomorrow we're going to see "Murder on the Orient Express," which will be Jarrod's and my first movie at the theater in a whole year, if you can believe that.

*I'm linking up with Kathryn of Book Date for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


  1. The joy of autumn is very apparent in the cute photos you shared - enjoy the wonderful week it sounds like you have ahead of you.

  2. Cute pics!!! Though I'd love to be in nice, warm, sunny Hawaii right now...tell you what..I'll go puppy sit Alohi!! haha :) Enjoy your time with family!

  3. Hope you have a great time in Colorado with your family!

  4. Enjoy your time in Colorado. Nothing better than family!

  5. Hope you have a great time but I bet you are missing your little one. You can tell you are a true bookworm if you had your mom reserve a book for you in Colorado.

  6. Love the photos of you in the leaves. Have a good time in Colorado. Come see what I'm reading

  7. Enjoy your time with family! Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. I can't wait to see the finished product of your scarf!! :)


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