Briefly: It was -15 degrees on my way to work this morning. Natural gas customers in our area have been asked to keep their homes at 60 degrees until further notice. Apparently there’s a problem with our energy company’s supplier. While 60 should feel sufficient, it actually feels sort of punishing. There will be no getting warm for the foreseeable future.
Time and Place: Monday
Eating and Drinking: Looking forward to lunch: meatloaf and cheesy potatoes casserole.
Reading: I’m reading Billy Collins’ newest collection of poetry, Aimless Love. It’s fabulous, as always. I don’t think the man could write a bad grocery list.
Watching: Don’t watch much. Had our usual Sunday night episode of Monk (I think we’re on season 3, just when Sherona is replaced by Natalie), followed by King of Queens—every episode of which we have memorized.
Listening: This morning’s random MP3 songs featured: the Driving Miss Daisy theme song (“Driving” by Hans Zimmer), Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan (my MP3 randomizer wizard has a fondness for Estefan and Madonna), Lenka’s “The Show,” and Culture Club (or was that yesterday?).
Blogging: Have to finalize my review of The Hidden White House to post this week. Also working on next week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
Promoting: I’ve got nothing.
Hating: The cold. Also, overly preoccupied with how much time housework takes up on Sunday and how many hours hubby and I are spending on church work these days. I don’t seem to have a minute to myself all day to just think about things I want to think about.
Loving: Spent time with my grandson Friday night. My favorite part of Friday nights with him is when he announces, “And now, it’s grandma snuggle time.”
Avoiding: Writing church website copy. It feels a little overwhelming.
Also, the Christmas tree is still up.
Anticipating: I have a shipment of 13 books arriving this week from Amazon. Some titles: Quiet by Susan Cain, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink, and Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand.