This week has been crazy what with Christmas, company, etc. But as crazy as it gets, I still enjoy it. My sister and brother-in-law have been in town since Christmas Day. They came in with my BIL's brother (who stayed just 2 days but who gives THE best presents considering this was only his 2nd Christmas) and we had Christmas on the 26th. Today my sisters, BIL, and mother went down to Charlotte and went crib shopping at IKEA and then to the Gap Maternity store at Northlake Mall. She is 19 weeks and is barely showing. I can't wait to see pictures when she finally begins to really show. She is the size of a needle so it will be super cute looking. They live in L.A. now so we won't see them again until after the baby is born.
Other than that, Sandie of Booksie's Blog, and I went and saw a unique Christmas Carol rendition put on by the NC Shakespeare Company. At first we thought we were seeing a full play but Sandie realized the tickets said a reading, so we were a little concerned. Turns out it was a fundraiser because the economy is even hitting NC Shakes. There was no set and there were no costumes, but the acting was phenomenal. The man who played Scrooge should be on Broadway. He was just amazing. I am so glad we went! Then Sandie gave me a huge stack of books that she was giving away anyway, so Merry Christmas to me! I need to return the favor now!
What I've Been Reading: Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (2nd reading, still adore it), The Yard by Alex Grecian, and Christmas Treasury (a collection of short stories for families that I finished yesterday.) I'm supposed to also be reading A White Wind Blew by James Markert, but as interesting as it is, I can't get into it enough to grab the book up when I get a chance. It is such an interesting tale of a doctor/musician who works at a TB hospital during the early 1900s, but it is so slooooooooooooooooooooooooow. *Sigh*
What I've Been Listening to: Spotify is my new best friend. I love it. In my opinion it is far superior to Pandora because I can choose radio or I can listen to playlists I've made and pick and choose when I want to listen to songs. There are not very many commercials and they are short. Mostly what I've been listening to is Holiday Music. :)
What I've Been Watching: The Polar Express, Charlie Brown's Christmas, a couple other Christmas movies not worth mentioning, and I've been binge watching Leverage as well as Don't Trust the B....in Apt. 23. So sad that it only has 2 seasons.
What I am Currently Obsessed With: Yogalates (a combo of yoga and pilates), coloring pages (I like coloring, it's fun!), my Mediterranean Verbena candle, Ron Weasley, bath salts (I made them!), and I'm still pretty obsessed with my new bed I got in November. :)
What have you been up to this week?