Daybook: 01.25.2016

Outside My Window: It’s another cold Monday in January, though admittedly not as cold as it has been on other January mornings. ::knock on wood::

I Am Thinking: about the laundry I need to fold and pretending to be blissfully ignorant. I’m researching Girl Scout troops in the area because BB asked me at the Pinewood Derby yesterday why she couldn’t be a cub scout, too. Or ‘scubscout’ as she still sometimes calls it. In my imagination. Because I still think she’s four sometimes. On the one hand, I don’t know how our schedule could possibly withstand me adding anything to it. On the other hand. Cookies. Also, she’s totally at that age where I’d like to get her involved in something and she’s been waiting patiently. MM will be in the Arrow of Light den next year which means it will be his last year of Cub Scouts – I’m not sure if he’s planning to continue onto Boy Scouts or not but it’s feeling like the end of an era. Perfect time to start a new one, right?

I Just Watched: The Martian last night with the hubby. I’d been planning to read the book first but I got impatient and when I suggested renting it, he jumped at the opportunity. He loved the book and had a great time letting me know what things stayed true to the book and what was better or worse and which actors were perfectly cast. He says Kristin Wiig was a perfect casting choice for her character. We both loved the movie and now I really want to read the book.

We also started Season Four of Game of Thrones this weekend and we were starting to feel the burn of waiting for each disc to slowly make it’s way to us via netflix DVD and somehow ended up signing up for a three month free trial subscription to HBO so that we could get the HBO Go app and have access to all five seasons so that we can binge more efficiently. Or something. Game of Thrones may bring out the worst in us. It is known. To help justify the eventual cost, we cancelled our netflix DVD plan again and we’ll probably cut something else out as well so the guilt doesn’t eat me alive.

24384702I Am Reading: The Royal We by Heather Cocks which is living up to it’s hype of being surprisingly well written and fleshed out despite it’s super dorky premise of being, seriously, pretty much Kate Middleton fanfiction if you will. It’s a massive book and a little bit of an undertaking but also quite bingeable so I’m making steady progress when I have time to sit down with it. I’m about 60% of the way through. I’ve also been perusing The Martian by Andy Weir and have serious plans to stop being a giant baby and cracking into Winter by Marissa Meyer already even though the twelve year old in me is pouting about now wanting the story to end yet.

I Am Hearing: Nothing. Blissful silence. This means the kids are at school, the dog is sleeping peacefully next to me and the dishwasher is in between loads. Which probably means I need to do the dishes. Shhhh….

Weekend Wrap Up: Watched Dogma with the husband and friends also. Forgot to mention that up there ^. Somehow none of those heathens had seen it and I had to rectify the situation. As I mentioned, it was also the Pinewood Derby yesterday. Both of the kids entered cars. No award winners in our household this year, but they had a blast and I enjoyed not volunteering the event for a change so I could just sit with my family and enjoy the event.

We also drank copious amounts of coffee (new coffee maker so we’re all experimental right now, trying new coffee flavors) and ate our weight in cheesecake because The Cheesecake Factory just opened up a location in our town which is dangerous, dangerous news. Luckily they are insanely crowded and for sure overpriced, so we can only do so much damage so often.

Plans For The Week: My book club is discussing Bellweather Rhapsody on Wednesday. I liked the book a lot, especially the further into it I read. The first couple of chapters took awhile to grab me but once the mystery truly unfolded I was in.

Picture Thoughts: A snapshot from the weekend…


More to come soon!



2 responses to “Daybook: 01.25.2016”

  1. Jean M Avatar

    I’m wanting to read the Martian as well and am also debating if I should read or watch first…I’m leaning toward reading. I read Winter but I’m not sure how I feel about it. When you’ve read it we’ll discuss


    1. Jen E @ mommablogsalot Avatar

      Dan says it really doesn’t matter if you watch or read first because both stand on their own.