Currently …November 8

Currently …
Sunday evening.  Another weekend gone. I had a dentist appointment early yesterday morning, thanks to a broken tooth caused by a piece of popcorn. It wasn’t even one that had an unpopped, hard kernel. Apparently, this tooth had enough issues that it wouldn’t have mattered what I was eating. There was a big filling in the tooth and apparently, a new cavity underneath that was hitting the nerve.  So, yet another crown is in my future.

Watching …
Sunday Night Football, baby. Our Philadelphia Eagles are taking on one of our main rivals, the much-hated Dallas Cowboys. And of course, there is yet another domestic violence situation with yet another NFL player. As you might imagine, I have a few thoughts on the Greg Hardy situation. If I do wind up doing a post on this, it will be another rendition of my usual NFL-domestic violence rants.  Their hypocrisy on this issue irks the hell out of me, to put it mildly.

Reading …

Accidental Saints

The Girl and I spent some time at the library yesterday afternoon — she enjoys an Anime Club program there — which allowed me to have a few uninterrupted hours to read. My book of choice was Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber. I heard her on Fresh Air (“Lutheran MInister Preaches Gospel of Love to Junkies, Drag Queens, and Outsiders”) back in September. This book is a series of reflections on her experiences with the people she serves in her congregation and her approach to the Lutheran faith. This is due back to the library on Wednesday with no renews.

Fates and FuriesI’m also reading Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, which is getting a great deal of buzz. I love Lauren Groff’s writing and have been a big fan of hers for quite some time. As of right now (80 pages into Fates and Furies), I can say that I like Delicate Edible Birds,  The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia better. I’m not liking too many of these characters, which may very well be the point. We’ll see.

Finally, I’m still reading The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff, but haven’t gotten too far with that this week. I’m enjoying this very much.

Blogging …
Sadly, I lasted all of three days with NaBloPoMo this year. I had hoped that I would be able to keep this up for — oh, I don’t know, at least a week? — but that wasn’t the case. While I like (and sometimes need) the discipline that writing a daily post requires, I don’t like writing half-assed posts just for the sake of hitting publish 30 days in a row, which is what I would have wound up doing.

Anticipating …
Thanksgiving. I will have a few extra days off, thanks to some vacation days that I need to use, and my mother-in-law will be visiting. I’m not sure what we will actually do, although I know we’re hoping to go to the Heinz History Center to see the Mister Rogers’ exhibit. I’m also starting to pick up a few things at the grocery store in preparation for our feast.

ThankfullyReading2014One of the highlights of Thanksgiving weekend is Thankfully Reading Weekend, hosted by Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves. I love this event because it is so low-key, which is how Thanksgiving weekend should be. I’m definitely planning to participate again.

Hope you had a great weekend!