Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

1. Friday Black is the exact reason why I refuse to make best-of lists until the last day of the year. I started reading it yesterday and three pages in I knew that it would be at least a contender for my top ten picks of the year. Ya just never know!

2. Last night Sawyer and I drove out to Canada-Flintridge to go to the Enchanted Forest at Descanso Gardens. How many cheesy words can I use to describe their 1 mile stretch of light displays? Dreamy... magical.... amazing... luminous... I could go on and on. It was breathtaking (there I go again!). I think I'm going to do a holiday round-up in a few days, so I'll include some of the pictures, that barely do it justice.

3. Almost two weeks ago I sent out holiday cards, which featured a picture we took of Sawyer. NO ONE HAS GOTTEN THEM. Once I realized it was a lost cause and had to decide: what was more important the $40 to reorder and send or feeling super bummed? Contrary to my spending tendencies, I sucked it up, reordered them and even paid the few extra bucks to speed up the shipping. They're supposed to come later today, which means if I get them in the mail tomorrow everyone should get them by Monday. It shouldn't matter, BUT IT DOES. Sometimes you have to indulge your quirks. 

4. I did manage some success putting together the POS gingerbread house kit for Sawyer the other day. In the past I have had to ask him to leave the room so I could properly swear at it, but for some reason the Christmas stars aligned and my super-duper extra amount of frosting reinforcements worked.

5. I have gotten so many miles it lately- it's been awesome. Saturday I met up with a friend and we walked over four, Sunday I ran a few, Monday I went hiking alone and did over 5 miles, and yesterday I ran a few more. Combined with being on Christmas break, I'm in an excellent mood.

6. The Where'd You Go, Bernadette trailer is out and I am cautiously optimistic. Go watch it.  


  1. Watching the Where'd You Go, Bernadette made me realise I recall almost nothing from the book O_O Oops.

    That really sucks about what happened to your holiday cards!

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  2. Oh, I'll have to check out that trailer.

    I love gingerbread houses, but have never made one.

    Enjoy the week, and hopefully the cards came today.


  3. Sorry to hear about your holiday cards! If it makes you feel better, I haven't sent mine yet. (And one has to go allllll the way to France.)

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  4. I'm a wait until the last day of the year person, too. There's still plenty of time for good books! I have to check out the trailer. I'd forgotten they were making a movie.