Shiny Objects

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and travel to dos.

Why yes, I am easily distracted by shiny things and travel to dos.

I’m planning some fun trips this year and thanks to other people who are proactive, I’m having to focus on those trips now as opposed to what I usually do: plan one month before and then wonder why everything I want to do is booked.

Of course in this cold winter, all I want to think about is travel and going away, especially somewhere warm. As one of my friends says, it gives you something to look forward to.

Oooh look at these shiny objects . . .

I’ve been reading . . . Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and Samuel Johnson Is Indignant by Lydia Davis. I finished Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

I absolutely LOVED Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. It was one of those books that I just smiled about after I finished it and thought, what a great way to spend my time reading this thoroughly enjoyable book. Highly recommend it!

I’ve been watching . . . Grace & Frankie, Season 4. It’s just as funny as ever. The show does an excellent job of poking fun of the realities of aging without devolving into ageist humor. AND, the show not only deftly handles the topic of sex in your later years—something that no one ever talks about—it acknowledges real-life ignorance and avoidance of the topic.

I’ve been listening to . . . Hozier, The Cranberries, Sarah Bareilles, and Edith Piaf. Taking a break from the list this week.

Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries passed away about two weeks ago. Another great artist from the soundtrack of my life gone too soon. In remembrance of her, I watched The Cranberries’ Tiny desk concert. So good!

The Cranberries have so many great songs. I do like their hit “Linger” (listen to it again, you will remember how good it is) but it isn’t my favorite. I love just about every song on their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? My overall favorites of theirs are “Still Can’t,” “Sunday,” “Wanted,” “Ode to My Family,” “Zombie,” and “I Can’t Be With You.”

Have a wonderful weekend!


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