Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Day in the Life

I feel like the most boring person on the planet.  This past week I've been hunkering down, listening to books on tape and cleaning house.  That's it. The kids are in school.  Mr. Peculiar is back on day shift and I am blissfully alone.

I find when I'm listening to a book (rather than reading one) I like to keep busy.  And the chores go that much faster.  Currently I'm immersed in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris.  They're not something I'd typically pick up but I am thoroughly enjoying them.  Soon, however, I'll be done with the set.  And then what?

If the house is to stay clean I'm going to have to find a new aural obsession.  Any suggestions?

I've also snuck in a few crafts -- the freezer paper shirt above.  And I knit a couple of pumpkin hats.

I'd like to develop some sort of routine -- one that includes crafting, exercise, household chores, bagpipe practice *and* mental stimulation.   I'm still working out the particulars.

In the meantime here's what I'm loving today:

  • Crisp cool days
  • Hats to cover my not so cooperative hair
  • A clean house
  • Oricchette with Rapini -- mmm mmm good
  • My reading chair (which is currently pulled into the living room as our couches are typically occupied by little people, sleeping misters and various furry critters)
  • Burnt orange -- lovely burnt orange
  • Naps
  • And, finally, fresh flannel sheets on the bed.  Oh how I love my bed


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I've been meaning to try the freezer paper thing for ages. You should post a tutorial!

I'm right there with you on wanting a routine. I feel a bit manic and disorganized, with everything I try to fit into the average day. Also trying to slow down and enjoy the process, worry less about the product.

For books: I don't know if he's on tape or not, but I've had a Jon Ronson obsession going all year. Just love him. I'm reading the complete works of MFK Fisher right now and I know you'd love her, too--wonderful food writing.

Shalet said...

Freezer paper stencils are so easy! Here's a great tutorial:

Thanks so much for the book recommendations -- I'm adding them to my list!

Tammie said...

HA! i read the entire sookie series except the most recent one.

they arent great literature by any means but sometims you just need to read a trashy book. something that doesnt require a lot of brain power. and sookie fills that void.