Thursday, January 8, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

1. I don't do New Year resolutions. But I think I might set a goal for this year: to finally, after 4 years, finish the cross-stitch I am working on. The photo above is from 9 June 2011, the day I started this cross-stitch. I used to work daily on my cross-stitch projects, even if only for a half hour or so, but in the past 2 years, I've lost interest, I suppose. I go 3-4 months without even picking it up. One time, I moved the cross-stitch bag to the sunroom and then forgot all about it for 5 months until I glanced in the sunroom one day and saw it there, slowly freezing over the winter months in the unheated sunroom. It's almost complete. I just need to do all the final detail work, like the back-stitching and tassels. But sometimes I find that part more difficult than the cross-stitching.

2. We finished watching season 2 of OITNB. I was "meh" about the show when we started watching, but as it progressed, I got more & more interested. Even though it's been out for a while, I won't spoil anything other than to day we really enjoyed the finale - Go Rosa!

3. Last Sunday we watched Galavant on ABC. I am torn. At times, it was very clever and amusing but at other times I wondered if it bordered a bit on that stupid humor I can't stand. We'll probably keep watching since there are only 3 more hours.

4. Downton Abbey is back! One of our favorite shows.

5. I finished reading Station Eleven. It's not my usual kind of book. The side of the book had a Sci-Fi/Fantasy sticker on it. Ugh. Really not a Sci-Fi/Fantasy person, but I decided to give it a try because it seems to have popped up on many lists for one of the best books of 2014. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world, after a virus wipes out 90%+ of the world's population. Maybe I'm a little "post-apocalyptic world"-ed out after The Walking Dead, the Justin Cronin trilogy (although I am looking forward to book 3, whenever it comes out), Contagion, etc. Overall, I felt letdown by the book. I felt it didn't quite live up to all the praise it has received.

6. We roasted a chicken on Sunday and have eaten chicken for dinner for the past 4 nights. It's a really tasty chicken, and dinners have been super easy and super quick, but I'm sick of chicken. We've been poor planners since the holidays, so it looks like if I do not want chicken tonight, I can have eggs or dried pasta with jarred sauce.

Or pizza. Ordering pizza is always a good idea.

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