Loving: My sister finished her DIY calendar today. It's super-cool. She made it out of mounted paint color samples and glass. She can write on it with dry erase markers, so next month it will be just as pretty and November-ready! If I can convince her, there will be a little feature on this blog showcasing all the things she makes. (There are a lot! Wait until you see what she's doing with her bureau!!)
Reading: I read 2 Vogues, and 1 issue each of Smithsonian, Philadelphia, and House Beautiful Magazines this weekend. Also bought 4 books this weekend at the Haverford Public Library during Haverford Township Day. You could get all the books that fit in a bag for $6. My sister and I filled that bag, me with random stuff (Virginia Woolf, a photojournalism coffee table book, a Second City video from probably 1983), and Erin with ballet, ballet, and more ballet.
Watching: I just finished season 4 of Dexter today, you know the season when Rita dies? If you didn't know that happened... oops? ALSO, I'm pretty obsessed with Call the Midwife, the new series on Masterpiece Theatre, via BBC One. It's the true story of a young woman who was a bicycling midwife in London's East End in the 1950s. If it's got pretty hairstyles and babies, I'm totally in. I thoroughly enjoyed this week, and I can't wait for episode 3 next week!
Listening to: The Velvet Underground and Nico (separately and together) are all I've been listening to this week. "Shiny, shiny..."
Thinking about: Greed, America, and politics. This upcoming election has been getting me a little worked up about a lot of things. I try not to get too political, mostly because I've known people who think about nothing else. Politics can be very divisive, and that's the thing I dislike the most - the fact that people seem to not work together anymore, or even work against each other. And then I start thinking, "Well, maybe this is how it was years and years ago, but we just didn't see it, or recognise it, or know it was happening, because we didn't have this magic instant-news/opinion machine called the internet?" But whether it was happening years ago, or is a new(er) phenomenon, shouldn't it be better? Why can't we all get along? Why is everything motivated by money, and not what's right? Capitalism and moralism can't be mutually exclusive, right?
Looking forward to: The enchilada stuffed peppers that are in my oven RIGHT NOW. I can't wait to eat them. They were ordered from my favorite, Harvest Local Foods, and have been in the freezer since they arrived. I'm also looking forward to my food order this week, since I didn't order anything last week. (Still getting used to having fresh food in the house - it goes bad so fast, and I eat it so slow! I need to learn to order less in order to not waste.)
Making me happy: Snugglepuss here next to me. She hasn't left my side all day, we played tag this morning, and then we snuggled down for TV and blogging. Yes, "she" is the cat.
Inspired by Dani at Sometimes Sweet. :)t