The Scene: 9:45 am - sitting on couch, coffee in hand, surveying the apartment and trying to remember what I have forgotten to pack. Prince is lounging next to me - he is down for the count after getting vaccinations on Friday. The pics below sum up the before and after pretty accurately.
Reading: I have a few books in progress right now (which is rare for me but it has to do with all the formats). In print, I am reading The Way Life Should Be by Christina Baker Kline - I am really enjoying it. I never read her most famous novel - The Orphan Train - but likely will after this one. On my reader, I am reading a Christmas book - Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan. It is set in London, light and fluffy and perfect for this time of year! Finally, on audio, I am also transported to England by Jo Jo Moyes's One Plus One. I read The Girl You Left Behind (my review) by the author and loved it. This book is also shaping up to be quite good!
Blogging: This week I posted my review of We Are Not Ourselves - this is easily my favorite read this year and based on feedback, it seems very popular with many of you too! I also want to feature a post I did at last year at this time as part of the Virtual Advent series - review of Christmas on Jane Street. I think about this story each time I walk past the tree vendors in the city. If you are looking for a good read this time of year, I definitely recommend this! It reminds me a bit of a modern day Gift of the Magi. And today, the ebook is only $1.99!
Watching : With holiday parties, year-end stuff at work and holiday prep miscellany, I haven't been watching much TV (which is really just fine). But I have become fascinated by the holiday decorations on the buildings and townhouses throughout the city. I have been following a hashtag called #festivefacades on Instagram (follow me) which got me looking at all the #festivefacades in Manhattan! Here is a sample from my wanderings while running errands yesterday.
Looking Forward To: So much to look forward to - heading to Texas to visit with family over Christmas and then on to Cape Town for New Year's (hence the packing stress right now - I am sure something will be forgotten).
Hope everyone has a relaxing Sunday!