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Watching: I’ve officially watched all four seasons of Breaking Bad on Netflix… and just can’t get enough! And either can the beau. I’ll catch him throughout the day just thinking and when I ask about what, he’ll make a comment like, “Walt is just acting so careless.” Or, “he should have just killed Jesse.” It is actually quite funny how attached he’s become to this one show. Me on the other hand… just realized that the fourth season of Sons of Anarchy is now on Netflix. Can I get a HOLLER!? I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Jax Teller. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a whole new season or because some of them have new (hot) looks, but it is better than ever. In other news…
Listening to: I’ve switched back to Kanye radio on Pandora (it was on Halloween Party) and refuse to listen to Christmas tunes until after Thanksgiving. A friend is on a roadtrip of the states and texted me with news that the Dixie Chicks were blasting in Texas; an old favorite of ours from volleyball season way back as undergrads. Way back, ha! That prompted me to bust out the old iPod classic (you know, the thick silver original one) and turn it as loud as can be when I get home in the afternoons. Reminds me that I need to make time for old friends more often.
Planning: I’m currently planning a couple of events. A holiday party at work. A surprise for someone in my life (no one reading this blog)! A new workout this Friday. My breakfasts and lunches. As an overview: this time of the year flies by and I don’t want to look back realizing that I forgot to do something significant. I also received an unexpected phone call this afternoon from a great friend and will soon be planning a get-together with him. That’s why I’ve got to carry around a monster planner everywhere, and yet, I forget that the banks were closed today!
Thinking about: something I’d like to participate in in the Spring. I’m not going to say much until I think it through, research it, and decide if it is right for me. I am, however, kind of dwelling on a close friend of mine. This person, I would hope, would tell me if I was flat-out making a mistake. But I’m afraid to tell her just that in fear that it might hinder our closeness. She may be happy and may not listen to a word I have to say, but I would like her to listen, fully, and then move forward. I worry for her and question actions made not only by her, but others involved. This is one of those times that I will not quiet my intuition.
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving. I don’t know what my family is doing yet but hopefully it’ll be at my Aunt and Uncle’s cabin in the woods. The food is simple. The company is a small gathering of close family, but is exactly what I enjoy about the holidays. No pressure. No act of impressing. Just great conversation and some board games in front of the fire. This will be my first holiday without my sister; she’ll be spending it with her boyfriend’s family. And to be honest, I don’t know how much I like that. But we are growing older and have to learn how to share.
Reading: There are a couple of books on my windowsill these days: Signs of Life, A Memoir of Dying and Discovery and The Lean. The Lean was an unexpected read and was given to me by the beau’s mom. Essentially, by the end of the book (if you follow the author step by step), one will be vegan. And to be honest, I’m pretty excited. I’ve been leaning in this direction for a couple of weeks now, and with nothing holding me back (other than my love of cheese), this might be the final push. The memoir I found randomly and am so far enjoying it thoroughly; only thirty or so pages in, but still. I’ll have full reviews of them both when I’m finished.
Making me happy: Last week’s delivery of spicy spring mix has rekindled my love of salads. No added veggies. No added cheese. No croutons or fruit or nuts. Just lettuce and a light dressing of oil and balsamic vinegar. Our food has been fresher than ever and I love what’s in season. I love that the beau too has a strong interest in what we consume and I feel that regardless if our opinions differ, he’ll support me and try to make my journey a little easier. For example: he found the most delicious vegan buffalo chicken dip. And it was so deceivingly good, I think I’d make it for my family. I’m hooked on brewing our own kombucha and growing our own sprouts. Oh, I have so much to share! And I think it’s official… kitty loves the beau.
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