The lovely Steph at the Diary of a Midlife Mummy has just tagged me in the “what I am doing now” meme. Steph has been having a rough week as one of her little girls is poorly. Please cheer her up and go and visit her fabulous blog.
What am I doing now?
Reading – I am currently trying to read the second novel in the Thursday Next series; “Lost in a Good Book” by Jasper Fforde. A friend lent me “The Eyre Affair” (the first book in the series). I read that a few months ago and loved it. It is set in a very intriguing alternate history where Thursday Next is a literary detective at the Special Operations government agency. I am really enjoying the sequel but stuggling to find time to read it.
Earlier this week I went to the library to get some books out for Little Miss H. I walked away with 2 huge tomes; “Toddling to Ten: Your Common parenting problems solved” and “What to expect: The Toddler Years”.
These books are huge. I could use them as hand weights. Which makes me think that I may have been overly ambitious when I borrowed them from the library! No doubt they will both be returned unread.
This is disappointing as I have some questions that I need answered. When will Little Miss sleep through the night? When will she stop being a fussy eater and eat anything other than fruit? If anyone can answer these questions in fewer than 800 pages then I would be grateful.
Listening to – LM and I spend a lot of time listening to “Now that’s what I call Disney Princess” and the “Frozen” soundtrack. We also like to listen to her Julia Donaldon audio books over breakfast.
At the moment, I am listening to Arcade Fire, Crooked Fingers, John Grant and the Nashville soundtracks. I am addicted to the programme “Nashville“. Season 2 has just finished and I am in mourning. Sob! Listening to the soundtracks on repeat is making the sadness easier to bare.
Laughing at – Mr H and I are currently watching “Modern Family” on Netflix. The other night, I laughed so loudly that I woke the baby. Mummy fail!!!
Swooning over – Deacon Clayborne from “Nashville”!
|Be still my beating heart!|
Mr H believes that the character was created by a focus group of women in their 30s. I believe that Mr H is jealous.
Planning – How I am going to get everything done on my to-do list before Saturday. This list includes:
- Give myself a manicure
- Sew the holes in Mr H’s trousers and jacket
- Clean the flat
- Sort through Mrs H’s box full of miscellaneous crapola
- Unblock the sink
On the Saturday, we ventured into Colchester and went to visit the castle and the castle museum. I am a museum geek. My years studying Classical Civilisation at university make me particularly partial to a museum which features the Romans. So Colchester Castle ticked all my boxes. It is also a nicely laid out museum with a number of interactive displays and some excellent exhibits.