Seven Quick Takes: Books, TV, and Colds

Linking up with Kelly.


I’m almost done reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (affiliate link) and all I can say is, the title does NOT disappoint. I’m working on a more detailed post about this for next week, but I spent several hours this week sorting through all of my clothes and ended up with an ENORMOUS amount of stuff to donate. But the best part was this:2015-01-06 11.36.01

Now THAT is a thing of beauty. All of my workout clothes, ALL of them, folded neatly and arranged so everything is visible. More to come on that, but so far, I’ve already gotten my $10 worth from the book. And I’m SO EXCITED to go through the rest of the house and get rid of 90% of our things.


Natalie’s been feeling a big under the weather this week, which is always tough to see. She wakes up in the morning with her hair plastered to the side of her face with the drippings from her runny nose, and spends most of the day crying to be picked up, and then being annoyed that she’s not walking around. Poor thing. I have a lot of sympathy for the fussiness, since I know that’s the only way she has to express that she doesn’t feel well.

That doesn’t mean I didn’t laugh at her a little bit (behind my hand, of course) last night when she threw an absolute fit because I wouldn’t give her a raw onion to eat.


Beckham has also been feeling under the weather. Will and I were convinced he was dying and were ready to pack him up to go to the vet, but then he made a miraculous turnaround. We thought he was dying because he was acting like a normal cat and not like a golden retriever: sleeping a lot, keeping to himself, and really not giving a damn where Will and I were. Which is VERY odd because usually you can’t even go pee without that cat either in the bathtub or trying to sit in your lap. HI HI HOW’S IT GOING WHATCHA DOIN’ CAN I HELP? We knew he’d turned the corner when he once again started announcing his VERY LOUD arrival whenever he went anywhere.


My birthday is on Sunday and I thought I’d be freaking out a bit about turning thirty (THIRTY!), but I’m feeling pretty ok about the whole thing. Probably because birthday = cake and who could ever be sad about cake? C’mon now.


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Will discovered my dirty little secret.


I don’t know what I’m more excited about: the return of Downton Abbey, or the return of Happy Place’s Downton Abbey Recaps. They used to do “If Downton Abbey Happened Entirely on Facebook” and they’re hilarious. This time around, it’s a group text. I don’t think this is quite as funny as the Facebook one, but still good. Obviously major spoilers, so don’t click on that link unless you’ve seen the episode. Or if you don’t care about Downton Abbey. In which case I’m not sure we can still be friends.


It snowed a little bit this week and I do not approve. That is all.

One Response to Seven Quick Takes: Books, TV, and Colds

  1. Kathleen Basi January 9, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Must get caught up on Downton Abbey. Hubby has some trips planned this winter…time to invoke the great Netflex, I think.

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