I’m a bit late with this but better late than never, right? It’s been a long and busy day (I’ll blog about it later) so this edition of “What I’m Into” may be a bit light on elaboration.
This month we celebrated the life of my dear uncle. David, my mom and I flew to California for a few days in order to honor the memory of Uncle Ed.
On a happier note, I celebrated my 51st birthday on the 27th. I had a delightful birthday dinner with the kids and three couples we’ve been friends with for years. David then took me to OKC and Dallas for a three day birthday weekend. Such fun!
Around My Home
Not much to report. We bought new sofas for the family room but they won’t be delivered for another 4-6 weeks.
Reading – Books and Blogs
Books: I finished “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and it turned out to a much better book than I initially though it would be. I would definitely recommend it – just give it time to grow on you.
After watching Midnight in Paris I decided to read “A Moveable Feast” by Hemingway. I’m not sure why I’d never read it before but I’m glad I finally did.
I also finished the audiobook, “Emotional Awareness: Overcoming the Obstacles to Psychological Balance and Compassion” by the Dalai Lama and Paul Eckman. I absolutely recommend this one. In fact, I’ll be purchasing a copy of the book so I can re-read passages and make notes in it. Yes, it’s one of those.
Blogs: This has been such a busy month that my blog reading has really slackened off. I hope to have some to suggest next month, though.
Watching – Movies, T.V. and YouTube
- T.V. – I can’t think of much of anything we’ve watched on t.v. this month. I did get Upstairs, Downstairs via Netflix the other day so hopefully we’ll find time to watch that soon.
- Movies – I’d been wanting to go to the movies for a couple of months but whenever we had time, nothing we wanted to see was playing. However we made up for it this month. We saw The Way, Way Back which I loved. It was a sweet, coming-of-age story with a nice balance of humor and pathos. While in California we saw We’re the Millers which was about what we expected. No award winner but it served the purpose for light entertainment. Finally, we saw The Butler which was fabulous. If you haven’t seen it yet, please do. But bring tissues.
- YouTube – You can never watch too many cute cate videos:
Listening – Music
We’ve had some really lovely nights so David and I have sat outside, gazing at the stars and listening to music. I’ve been in the mood for soulful, blues-y sort of music so we’ve listened to a lot of Van Morrison.
Food – Recipes, Restaurants and Grocery Hauls
This has been such a busy month with lots of travel so we’ve eaten out more than usual. I do have one recipe I want to share, however:
We traded our Prius in for a new one.
We were given a bass guitar by a metal band.
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