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Filed under: 10 on Tuesday — Kristi at 11:15 am on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Christmas Dress from Mom & Dad

I’ll get to the Greet the Week with Gratitude post sometime this week, but it’s gonna be hard so I’m going to jump in on 10 on Tuesday again. Carole wants ten sentences that start with “I Am…” instead of a strict theme list. Seems like it could be an interesting exercise.

  1. I am currently obsessed with Illustrator, I’m creating things in Illustrator in as many ways as I can imagine as I lie awake in bed at night.
  2. I am lusting after too many fonts (see number 1).
  3. I am exhausted (see numbers 1, 4, and 5)
  4. I am stressed out.
  5. I am anxious about a family member.
  6. I am glad to have discovered the Comedy Central show, @midnight streaming. Too funny, and great way to reset the brain before bed.
  7. I am enjoying our somewhat unusual snowiness of late.
  8. I am looking forward to grilled cheese with DH’s whole grain French bread and some roasted red pepper and tomato soup with homemade pesto.
  9. I am loving (okay, and sometimes hating) that mom is all set up on iPhone so she can text with Siri (which is at times like a game of MadGab).
  10. I am in need of escapist fiction that isn’t super heavy (see numbers 4 & 5), but isn’t as predictable as the genre fiction (small town romances and cozy mysteries) I’ve been reading.


Comment by Jodi

February 7, 2014 @ 1:56 pm

You’re looking great!

I can help you with the books. Have you read anything by Susanna Kearsley? Light women’s fiction — a bit of mystery and romance, kind of like modern Mary Stewart. Deanna Raybourn’s “A Spear of Summer Grass” is interesting — I love that it’s set in Africa and that the protagonist isn’t entirely lovable. Now how accurate the African setting is… that’s debatable. “Me Before You” by JoJo Moyes, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple, and “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey are all good, too.

Comment by Jodi

February 7, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

One more, on the mystery side: “Still Life” by Louise Penny.

Comment by mrspao

February 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Hoping the stress improves in time.

Comment by Kristin/HLMauera

March 14, 2014 @ 10:01 am

I just enjoyed the first book in the Magnificent Devices series by Shelley Adina. I think you have read Gail Carriger’s books already; this is somewhat similar.
I had a recommendation for, but haven’t yet read, the Baskerville Affair series by Emma Jane Holloway, also apparently steam-punk. I also was recommended the Disenchanted and Co. series by Lynn Viehl. I’ve read several of her other series and they tend to have some high drama/suspense moments but this is totally different from anything of hers I’ve read before.
Check my Goodreads books. We seem to have fairly similar tastes and I’ll be glad to let you know about anything on there.

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