Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Right now

Right now... (an occasional meme): 

Reading:  "All the Single Ladies" by Rebecca Traister, a fascinating look at the history and impact of single women in America -- a growing and significant segment of the population which, of course, includes large numbers of women without children. Review to come, eventually.  ;)

Trying (desperately, lol): To resist the temptation to buy any more new books until after we move. :p  ;) 

Watching:  The nightly suppertime local newscast on TV.

Listening:  To the neighbourhood dogs, barking up a storm at each other. :p  The neighbour on one side of us has two (a hound and a lab), and there are three dogs in four of the backyards that back directly onto ours (including a huge, vicious Rottweiler) and more in the surrounding yards. They bark at each other, at the squirrels and heaven knows what else -- it doesn't seem to take much to set them off. They start at about 5:30-6:30 a.m., often waking us up; peak around suppertime, when their owners arrive home and let them outside;  and are often still barking at 11 p.m., when we're trying to go to sleep. :p  Something I will definitely NOT miss when we move!!!

Following:  News from my former company's annual meeting earlier today.

Drinking:  Water.

Eating:  Just finished dinner -- dh's favourite pasta & beans.

Wearing:  A new logo T-shirt from Old Navy. I bought one for dh at the same time that reads "Out of Office,"  lol.  ;) 

Anticipating:  Our upcoming move to our new condo.

Worrying: About all the little details & things that could go wrong over the next 10 days. :p

Wishing:  The move was over with & we were in the condo already (even with boxes to unpack!!). :p

Loving:  The new mattress set, sheets & comforter set I bought. Very comfortable & cozy.


  1. Having done this 7 months ago (and still not fully unpacked), I can completely sympathize. 10 days!! Woohoo!!

  2. I could have written the same text for anticipating, worrying, and wishing. :) Just a few weeks behind you in this process and I am so ready for it to be over!

    Oh, and Cristy, it may make you feel better to know that I found two boxes that never got unpacked from our move almost four years ago. :)

    1. Haha -- Cristy & BnB, about 6-7 summers ago, my sister & I were helping my mom go through some boxes from the crawl space in the basement... and we found a box that hadn't been opened since two moves previous, some THIRTY years previous. It was mostly old department store catalogues... and a bag of tile grout. My dad had renovated the bathroom about two years before we moved. It looked like the movers had just thrown the bag of grout in with the other stuff when they were packing, & there it sat for 30 years. Did we laugh!!

  3. I'm looking forward to hearing your review of the book. I heard the author (at least I think it was her) interviewed this morning.

    I think I want your pasta and beans recipe.

    And I'm wishing you calm and serenity in these days in advance of the big move.