Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This is what it's like in my head.

Thirteen Reasons WhyDue to a lack of other inspiration, today's post is brought to you via stream of conciousness. In other word's, it's a little random (books, bangs, opposable thumbs, and quite a lot about sweets).

Changeless (The Parasol Protectorate)I've read 45 books so far this year. Hoping to hit 50 before June, for no real reason whatsoever...

I decided to travel light for work and only bring my work laptop (as opposed to my usual work laptop/personal MacBook combo), but sent myself the wrong copy of GODDESS. Brilliant. I was so excited to keep working on the interactions between Willow and Lauren, and now I don't know what to do with myself. Actually, I do. I have an outline to grow. That's just not as glamorous.

I made the best. carrot. cake. ever. to welcome MJ home from his business trip before I departed on mine (he got into the airport around 10pm Friday night, we had Saturday together, and then I left Sunday afternoon).  I am dying for some carrot cake right now. Oh, and I miss MJ too. But that was some seriously amazing carrot cake.

My mom is visiting this coming weekend! I have big plans... high tea, antiquing and bookstores in Fredericksburg, VA, Gadsby's Tavern and Museum in Alexandria (plus my favorite cupcakery), massages and pedi's, maybe dim sum... I might also put her to work helping me paint and shop for the house. :p

Nothing yet on the kitties -- the potential new kitty parents can't take any new cats into their home until mid-July. OMG. I am really in love with these cats; it's heartbreaking to wait on their forever home. I know this is what I signed up for, but I don't want to fall any more in love with them!

I spent last week with MJ away nesting like crazy. Besides all the regular type house cleaning that goes along with three cats, a pile-up of more clothes than anyone actually needs in the laundry room, and an ant invasion in our kitchen... I even bought and assembled a dresser (which is impressive for me, since I'm less handy than any creature with opposable thumbs really should be).  I unpacked several boxes still lingering in our garage. And yes, we moved nine months ago... I could have birthed a child in less time than it's taking us to unpack. Thank God for Glee -- I couldn't have been so domestic without a fun distraction.

By the way, am I the only one who ever gets tired of packing and begins labeling boxes "Random" and "Stuff"? That's a terrible habit.
I'm in Georgia right now. It's hot and I was caught in an outrageously-out-of-nowhere thunderstorm while running after work. Looking forward to exploring Georgia more though, I'm here a lot this summer!

Oh, and I got a haircut, but I can't find my camera battery charger so I can upload photos. My new hair is also very big... my hair likes to be big... but I like it soo much better. I have bangs now! And, as is turns out, an annoying coworker who likes to ruffle them! More to come later.

I am currently very interested in clean eating (like the boks by Tosca Reno), although less interested in giving up things like the aforementioned carrot cake. I'm *reasonably* trim on a diet that includes homemade ice cream, muffins and waffles on weekend mornings, and M&Ms as afternoon pick-me-ups... do I care to be *really* trim if it means giving up such sugary goodness?

I need to go catch up on everyone else's blogs. I'm a bad blogger, but my house is very clean and I had to spend every minute I could this weekend with MJ!


Kittie Howard said...

You've gotten so much done you energized me! Hope you have a great visit with your mom. I'm dyin' for a kitty but can't have one now...make sure you have a super busy day when they go...and, like you, I never pass up spendin' time with my hub. Really enjoyed this post!

Lynn Colt said...

I'm *reasonably* trim on a diet that includes a lot of cheese. I just like cheese! If I could cut it out I might finally make it to *really* trim, but I get hungry and irritable if I don't have my cheese. Oh well!

Have fun antiquing! Lol, my mom likes to do that too :)

Guinevere said...

Thanks Kittie! I'm always energized too when I read about people cleaning/organizing/otherwise being productive. Why no kitties for now? I had a few years without feline companionship when it just wasn't responsible to have a cat, but that was hard for me!

Lynn, I love cheese too. I'm the only person I know who a) owns a fondue pot and b) makes regular use of it. Smoked provolone is my absolute current fave. Mm. Add that to another thing that keeps me just in the *reasonably* category... We need our calcium, though, so I can't feel about cheese. ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

I eat way too much sugar. Thank goodness for my treadmill!

What did you think of Changeless? It's on my list to buy, but my TBR shelf is so full right now.


Lynn said...

Wow, 45 books this year? You've inspired me!
And carrot cake is great! I gave up trying to give up sugar years ago.
Have a wonderful weekend with your mom.
Do we get to see the big hair on the next post??

Old Kitty said...

Ooooh homemade carrot cake! YUM!! And I hope you enjoyed every mouthful because you deserve to! You've done so much, unpacking, labelling, assembling that dresser - that's really amazing!

And reading all these lovely books - 45! Now that really is an achievement!

Your mum's visit sounds like fun and glad you had a lovely time with your MJ! Awwwww!

And it's great to have the kitties for a little while longer - big purrs to them.

Take care

Guinevere said...

Stephanie, that's always been my strategy too -- not very careful with what I eat, but lots of exercise. I posted on your blog about Changeless. :)

Thanks Lynn! No, it'll probably take me until this weekend to post pics... I fly home on Friday. This time my hair also looks nothing like the photo I showed the stylist, but I think that's because I have such, uh, unique (difficult?) hair. I love it though!

Thank you, Old Kitty! I'm loving the 100 Books in 2010 reading challenge... just tracking what I read is pretty cool. I do remember my fave book of '09 even without having kept track though -- John Connoly's The Book of Lost Things (brilliant coming-of-age fantasy novel). And I told MJ to freeze some of the leftover carrot cake for me, so hopefully there'll be more when I get home. :p

Gina Leigh Maxwell said...

Great random post! That was some quick, fun reading. :)

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Have a lovely weekend!