Books, Mind, Thoughts

The Dream Team: The BFG vs. Inception

Rachel and I enjoy reading to each other out loud. We’ve trekked through Middle Earth, fenced on the Cliffs of Insanity, washed up on the shores of Hikueru, and we are currently on an ill-fated expedition to Isla Sorna.

Just prior to Isla Sorna, though, we spent some time in Giant Country with the Big Friendly Giant and his slightly smaller friend, Sophie.

It had been about twenty years since I last read The BFG, Roald Dahl’s classic children’s nocturnal adventure novel. I had never read it out loud, which is a shame because Dahl is a master of gloriumptious language. As we approached the climax, the story began to feel familiar, but not because I was remembering the plot from my childhood readings. It felt familiar, I realized, because I had experienced it more recently in another form. 

Thoughts

KitchInspiration #01

Oh don’t mind me, I’m just having way too much fun over here with Anthropologie’s new lookbook they so delightfully and terribly delivered to my mailbox last week.

Let’s face it, I do already have an assortment of Anthro dinnerware, but who cares? No big deal? I want more!

Let’s get into it:

^^Buying a pretty salad bowl pretty much compels you to eat more salad, right?^^

^^I’ve been getting the hankering for making cloth napkins lately.  I recently saw someone who made a whole bunch for cheap using Fat Quarter Bundles that people use for quilting! Isn’t that genius? They’re already pre-cut squares in a variety of colors, and all they need is hemming! And considering you can get a bunch together, they end up costing around $2.50 a pop instead of Anthro’s beautiful napkins that cost four times as much. There are a bunch of beautiful options online! Going to get to it one of these days!^^

Daily Life

2015:2016

I’m a bit of a goals junkie. Every January, I can’t help but sit down and write a mountainous list of things that I’d love to achieve during the year. When I’m not making my own goals, I even love reading about other people’s goals! Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before was one of my favorite books last year, and I’m already halfway through The Happiness Project with equal zeal as the first! And yes, it’s practically March, but if I’ve learned anything, the best time to start is always now!

Here’s what I’m aiming for this year:

I want to stop worrying about catching up. Now that I don’t commute to work everyday (working from home is my jam), I started to collect a podcast list a mile long and to be honest, it used to stress me out. Isn’t that silly? What used to be something meant to relieve stress and make me think and enrich my day turned into just another to-do list item that I frantically tried to complete. This year, I’m going to only pick out the episodes that appeal to me the most, listen when I have time, and stop worrying about missing out on everything else. FOMO is a real thing. Besides, I’m bound to have a road trip in the future where my 15 hours of backlogged podcasts will come in mighty handy!