I read a few blogs that have questions for other bloggers to answer and use on their blogs on a monthly or weekly basis. I don’t use them because most of the time there is at least one question that doesn’t interest me or apply to me. Then I realized, duh, I can make my own questions!
So I am starting a new feature for my blog: The Week in Review! I am shooting for every Wednesday and (so far) I have a list of 15 questions of which I will pick around five every week to answer. We will see how it goes and tweak as necessary.
What I am reading: “A Cold Treachery” by Charles Todd. I love this post WWI series set in England and I have a bit of a crush on Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge. I am also re-reading “Alone” by Admiral Byrd. I read this just before sleep, a little bit at a time.
A sidenote: my two favorite books from 2017 were “The Martian” by Andy Weir and “Bury Your Dead” by Louise Penny. I loved the story behind how “The Martian” got written and as for those who said it was too technical, that was a small part of the book and easy enough to read without worrying about completely understanding it. I know I still can’t make water but do appreciate that it can be done. As for “Bury Your Dead” I am completely loving the Inspector Gamache series and trying to make it last as long as possible. Each book in the series is better than the last.
A television show or movie I watched: In the past I have been a jinx for NFL playoff teams. Whoever I root for loses (bye-bye Bills), but this past week end I was cheering for both the Eagles and the Vikings and both teams won! And that Vikings game, man the most exciting finish ever! Now I have to figure out who to root for between the Vikings (under the radar all year) and the Eagles (Nick Foles at QB, University of Arizona guy). I am thinking Vikings because I believe they have a better shot at beating the Patriots even though I am seriously rooting for the Jaguars to take the Pats out of the Super Bowl picture altogether.
My current project: While I can knit (and purl) I am hopeless at following all but the simplest patterns. I want to make my friend an afghan but dread lugging around a big pile of work. So instead I am going to make a bunch of scarves and join them together. Sounds like a plan. A two year plan but so be it.
Highlight of the week: A rare celebrity sighting. I saw Kevin Ray who does the pre/post game analysis for the Phoenix Suns at my son’s First Lego League State Tournament. He didn’t do any announcing though.
Something that brought me joy: We have to make our own snow here in Tucson so my son and I made paper snowflakes and snowflake and snowmen sugar cookies. Fun stuff!
And this concludes the very first “Week in Review”!