I’ve been having a tough time coming up with a post for this week. I started writing several different things but nothing has held my attention long enough to become something worth posting. I’ve been so happy to be back to using this space and posting consistently each week, though, so I’ve decided that instead of skipping this week altogether I’ll share one of the “currently” posts that I love reading so much on other people’s blogs.
...reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. Gaiman is one of my favourite authors (join the club, amirite?) and this book is exactly what I’m looking for right now. It’s a super fun read that isn’t too cheesy or fluffy (v technical book terms, I know). I was trying to read Infinite Jest as well but have decided to put that down until winter. Have you ever tried carrying a book that size around in your backpack? Do not recommend.
(P.S. I've been really into using Goodreads this year, so if you're using it too we should probably be friends!)
...watching American Gods, a series based on the book by the same name written by - you guessed it - Neil Gaiman. Jackson and I don’t have cable (or even own a TV anymore - more on that some other day) and I refuse to illegally download movies and TV shows (people need to be paid for their work, dammit!), so most of our TV watching happens on my laptop via streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Too often we find ourselves binge watching a TV show instead of savouring it slowly, so I really appreciate that this one has been released on a one episode per week basis. So good.
...listening to Lorde's new album. I can't stop. CAN'T AND WON'T.
...looking forward to our trip to the Okanagan to visit Jackson’s mom at the end of summer. This is a ridiculously busy time of year for me at work and our trip falls nicely between when things start winding down for the fall and when I have to dig into year end/audit season. I’m so looking forward to walking away from all of my responsibilities for a week, meeting more of Jackson’s extended family, and (hopefully) spending lots of time outside.
...loving decorating our home! We’ve lived in our beautiful old heritage apartment for almost a year now, and in that time I have been decorating the space very, very slowly. I love spending an hour or two at the antique mall every weekend or finding the perfect piece at a thrift shop, and the challenge of creating a beautiful space on a modest budget has been so fun for me. These days I’m all about filling our home with houseplants (and our patio with veggies), which I display in all sorts of fun pots that I’ve been finding at thrift shops. My favourite might be the Golden Pothos in my bedroom, which I’ve hung up where my cats can’t get at it. Pro tip: the ASPCA website has a great list of toxic and non-toxic plants that I definitely recommend checking out if you have pets. It's been such a helpful tool as I’ve worked to fill our home with lovely green things!
What’s going on with you lately?