You have made it all the way here, so you may as well sit down, take a minute to look around, and enjoy. What you will find, depends on the day and my mood. You just never can tell.

Monday, February 24, 2014

What's New Monday

It’s a new week and still not much to report on this end.  I am almost done with a small writing project I am working on.  Another 5,000 words and a thorough edit once and twice, should do it.  I also want to get finished up with my new horror story.  I got a bit sidetracked working on something else, but at least I am writing.  I’m not complaining a bit.

So what’ new this week? 

1.         The kitchen is progressing.  We have an empty room down to the walls.  We have 3 ½ of the 7 walls torn out.  We have dust and debris cleaned up for the moment.  All the cabinets and counter-tops and the sink are out.  This week the plan is to break up the tile flooring.  Finish tearing down the other 3 ½ walls.  Then I believe we are set to work on the new ceiling and the new drywall.  That’s the plan anyway.  Will we get it all done this week?  I’ll let you know.  I’m surviving the no kitchen ordeal pretty well.  Plus as there is no real way to fix anything quick, like a warm toasty bagel at 9:00 p.m., I’m thinking I may loose that pesky 6-8 pounds I have been complaining about lately.  So all in all we are in a good place with the kitchen this week.  How long with that last? 

2.         Started reading The Book Thief.  I’m only about 3-4 chapters in, but color me surprised, it’s being told from the point of view of…death.  That’s a POV I haven’t seen before and I am really liking it.  We will see what I think of the story after I get a bit further in.

3.         What did everyone think of the Sochi Olympics?  I didn’t get to watch it as much as I thought, but then again I don’t watch a lot of tv on a good day, however, I was not all that thrilled with the coverage.  It jumped around too much.  You never got to really finish a section. You’d get through to the final rounds of something and then the coverage would switch to something else.  It got annoying and tiresome right away.  I did get a kick out of all the accommodation tweets and posts and stories.  I would not have found it as funny if I’d had to live it, but seeing it from this side of the coin, it was funny.  Maybe we in the U.S.A. are more spoiled than we realized.  Ha!

Have a great weekend everyone.   


  1. Just catching up here. I wonder if I should focus my writing too, but it just doesn't seem to happen. :) Oh well. I'm glad you got excited about horror again. Cool!

    And... I must be the only person in Canada (well, me and my husband) not watching the Olympics.

    Can't wait to see all your kitchen efforts!

  2. Goodluck with the kitchen disaster, I mean kitchen redecorating! Can't wait to see pictures.

    I only watch the skating as far as the Olympics but did enjoy that part!

    Glad you're back to doing so much writing. Keep up the good work!

    1. Pictures maybe next week. It's getting there. Writing is also coming along. It's nice to feel the story as it creates. Thanks for stopping over.

  3. I didn't watch the Olympics or the Oscars. I DID watch Survivor though! I loved The Book Thief. Remember: spackle dust is good fiber. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. :)

    1. Survivor! I actually sat down and watched that too! As for fiber...I must have gotten plenty then as I think I ate at least 5 pounds of the stuff.