It’s Monday (December 12, 2022)

This morning, my 9-year-old looked at the calendar and said, yay it’s Christmas next week. And my first thought was, (insert inappropriate word here), already?

Why does it feel like Thanksgiving just ended and yet Christmas is already upon us? Are you ready for Christmas? We’ve got our tree and decorations up, but I’m still scrounging around for presents ūüėõ

Some things last week:

It was a very rainy weekend. I love rain and was so glad to see it. But that did mean that we had a stay-home weekend, except for the older son whose band class was still on.

So I used the time to make some more cookies. I’ll put up a proper post on that soon, but meanwhile here’s one “before” photo.

During a break from the rain, the husband went out to get Korean food. Among other things, we had bulgogi kimbap and kimchi budaejjigae (army stew)



Nuclear Family – Joseph Han


We finished watching the last of the Hobbit movies with the kids, and they actually really enjoyed it, although the older one is always saying, “oh I don’t like to watch movies”.


I finished Simu Liu’s We Were Dreamers, and haven’t found a new audiobook yet. Meanwhile, I’m going to recommend RM’s new album, Indigo.

Eating and Drinking:

I just had an especially wonky end-piece of the matcha checkerboard cookies. And a Nespresso.


I feel like making some mac and cheese this week.

Last week:

I read:

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr – Laura Lee Gulledge

We Were Dreamers – Simu Liu (audiobook)

The Dead Romantics – Ashley Poston

I posted:
(this is some kind of record for the year, posting so much like this)

Underrated Books That Deserve More Buzz #amonthoffaves

Hunt the Stars ‚Äď Jessie¬†Mihalik

Leech by Hiron Ennes

Popular Books Worth the Hype (or not) #amonthoffaves

Library Loot (December 7 to 13)

Winter Pasture by Li Juan

Moments of 2022 #amonthoffaves

It‚Äôs Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye‚Äôs Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


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