Thursday, October 6, 2016

“You do care a little for me, I know... but nothing to speak of, and you don't love me. I was yours once till death if you'd cared to keep me, but I'm someone else's now... and he's mine in a way that shocks you, but why don't you stop being shocked, and attend to your own happiness.” 
― E.M. ForsterMaurice

Lately I've been...

Reading: Tana French's new novel, The Trespasser, which is the best kind of crime novel in that it's pacey without sacrificing lovely prose. I'm *loving* it. I've also just finished Louise's Penny's Still Life, which was very good, and re-reading Rainbow Rowell's excellent novel Carry On, which is a book that still feels like it's been made just for me.

Listening to: Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs. Also just a whole lot of podcasts that are probably too numerous (and in some cases embarassing) to list here.

Watching: Not a hell of a lot, given the lack of both TV and internet at home. But I've been enjoying a bit of Key and Peele and revisiting some old movies. Once I can access Netflix again I'm 100 per cent down with catching up on some Luke Cage action.

Spending my money: Paying down credit card debt before I become underemployed in a matter of days (yikes), buying very boring baby stuff, acquiring half of Bunnings for house reno madness. Breakfasts out and movies continue to be my indulgences but you've got to have *something* to look forward to.

Spending my time: Reading (a tonne), writing (a bit), stressing (a lot), painting (not well) and walking (frequently).

Looking forward to: Maternity leave (without the whole baby bit). A birthday dinner this weekend with buttery pasta. Birthday presents (I know, that sounds gross but I've been so good about not buying myself Fun Stuff lately that I'm just excited by the prospect of New Things). Having house renovations finished (one day).

Wishing: I was sleeping better. Waking up 5+ times a night is not cool unless you're a baby.

Feeling: Happy.

Missing: My books, most of which are packed up in my parents' house. I realise this is a First World Problem but being separated from them and unable to (re)read whatever I want to read when I want to read it is bumming me out. I've resorted to borrowing some old favourites from the library for now.

Vale Tombili

I like this story so much I feel like I maybe couldn't be friends with someone who didn't.