Outside My Window: It’s more of this stuff except wetter and with freezing rain thrown in for good measure. So far all of my driving has been smooth sailing today but I think I lucked out and happened to be in work when the bad stuff was going on because when I left to pick up the kids there was a sheet of ice on my car that I got to spend ten minutes scraping off before leaving. Winter is super funsies.
I Am Thinking: about how much I don’t want to cook dinner, do laundry, clean dishes or be productive AT ALL. This, I believe, is a common side effect of Working Mom Syndrome. Like I’m tired guys, can’t someone else do it? The answer remains no thus far.
I Am Reading: Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan still. I have to confess that, as much as I’m enjoying the book and his wacky sense of humor, my attention has been waning. I don’t know if this is a reflection on the book or my level of fatigue lately but it has made finishing the book a lingering project. Up next will either be The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie which my book club will be discussing a month from now, Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (of Hunger Games fame) because I keep promising my son I’ll read it so we can squeal about it together or Yes Please by Amy Poehler because – really, is any explanation needed? Also I keep downloading new books on my kindle because they are free or cheap and at some point I should read some of them.
I Just Watched: The Grand Budapest Hotel after seeing a preview for it during the Golden Globes and being all “ooooohhhh that looks good” – I enjoyed it but my husband seemed unable to stay interested (basically just like Boyhood except this was shorter and funnier). Wes Anderson movies are hit or miss for me in general but I liked this one. It was beautiful to watch, the writing was good and the cast was superb. Willem Dafoe was deliciously evil and malicious. Tony Revolori as Zero was endearing and wonderful. Adrien Brody was a love to hate character per usual. Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustav was amazeballs and I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that that’s also Lord Voldemort. Seriously. Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Edward Norten, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman – all fantastic.
I Am Hearing: the dog chewing on one of his toys like there is no tomorrow. My son narrating to himself as he does his homework, my daughter talking a mile a minute just like she’s been doing from the time she woke up and will do until she goes to sleep.
Weekend Wrap Up: Saturday was the Pinewood Derby for my son’s Cub Scout pack. He and Dan both made cars to race and while neither won any awards this year, they both had very good speeds that were just behind the cars that placed in the finals.
Plans For The Week: Book club on Wednesday, Karate Promotion on Saturday, working like forever.