The Scene: 10:45 am - back home in my warm apartment after taking Prince out for a blustery Sunday morning walk. Despite being out for 90 minutes including a romp in the dog park, he is still running around me now with a squeak toy demanding attention.
Reading: I was on vacation (I know, again, but all my vacation somehow got put off until year end) with the family for Thanksgiving week and I got some welcome reading time. I polished off Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - I couldn't put it down. I enjoyed her last novel, The Husband' Secret, so was relieved that I also liked this one. I have decided to get back to some books that I put down over the course of the year but want to finish so right now I am reading The Wife, The Maid and The Mistress.
Listening: While away, I finished We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas and cannot say enough good things about it (review coming soon!) but I found myself looking for excuses to walk so I could get some listening in. My cab fares are down and my Fitbit is very happy - thank you Matthew Thomas! On a serious note, I found this novel very affecting and know it will stay with me for a long time.
Blogging: Thank you all for your comments on my last Sunday Salon post when I acknowledged that I am struggling with the blog and trying to decide whether to keep going with it. I have recently had a writing streak and have a bunch of posts in the can ready to go so I am feeling more optimistic. It's been fun revisiting the books I have read this year now that I am finally writing posts about them. Last week, I posted a review of Americanah (audiobook).
Watching : Finally saw the Radio City Christmas Spectacular - I have lived in NYC practically my entire life but had never seen the iconic show with the Rockettes. It was a wonderful 90 minutes and really put me in the Christmas spirit. We started the evening with dinner at the Sea Grill which is on the ice at Rock Center and witnessed three proposals on ice during dinner. The concierge told us during the season, there are up to 5 proposals each night and that there is an entire package offered by the rink that allows the proposal to take place on the ice.
Looking Forward To: Another trip! I recently decided to go to Cape Town over New Year's - I have a friend working in South Africa right now and it just came together. I am looking forward to seeing her and seeing Cape Town again - I was there once before for work but it was a quick trip. This time I am going to add a few days at Victoria Falls. I love planning a trip!