Friday, December 16, 2011

Reflective Friday

Outside my window today:
Grey, rainy and cold. Perfect for hot chocolate, a good book, snuggling on the couch to watch a movie together.

Things that make me happy:
Listening to cello practice.
Advent calendars with the kids.

I'm reading:
I’m still in Dance of Dragons. This week I think I managed to read a mere hundred pages, and with the wrestling tournament this weekend, I might not get much read any time soon. Nonetheless, I like it. I have over a dozen of books on my Read Next list, and I have no idea where I’m going once I finish this.

Recent Episodes:
Once Upon A Time
Hart of Dixie
Rizzoli & Isles
The Closer
Criminal Minds
Prime Suspect
Legend of the Seeker

Movie of the Week:
Kung Fu Panda 2

On the menu for dinner:
Steak subs and rosemary garlic roasted potatoes.

On my To Do List:
Board Game night.
Clean out the refrigerator.
Laundry. It just never seems to end.
Rest & Recover. It has been a long week.
Buy some yarn and start a blanket for my bed.
Create an organization spot for tax information for this year.
Gather makings for Beef & Barley soup for this week’s soup crew.

Recipe I want to try soon:
Quick French Dip Sandwiches

In the craft basket:
Nothing (can that be correct?). I finished the sweater for Graeme and the dress for Vivian. I am practically out of yarn.

Looking forward to:
Graeme’s tournament on Saturday.
Do-nothing Sunday.

Tips and Tricks:
My boss flushed her cell phone down the toilet at work this week. Through her trial, I learned that a replacement SIM card went in an old phone and seamlessly had her back up and running. How cool is that?

Post of the week:
Internet Justice League [thanks, johnny]

Blog Hopping:
Dali Lama

Worth a thousand words:
Wish I had taken a picture of the Christmas Tree after it toppled all over the floor.

Lesson learned the past few days:
It will all come out in the wash.
Listening to a friend for five minutes can make the whole week feel connected.

On my mind:
Gifts, wrapping, paperwork, vacation

Thought of the week:
Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love. -- His Holiness the Dali Lama