Sunday Snapshot: All Moved In (Almost)

It’s been a truly hectic week, but I’m happy to say, I’m almost all moved into the new place! We officially moved on Wednesday, but ran out of elevator time (this is something that can happen when you move from or to a condo). So it’s been a mad dash to get everything out of the old place by today; we’re able to keep using the locker at the old place for a little while longer, thank goodness, and basically all that’s left to be moved is in that locker.

I am nowhere near unpacked, but I LOVE my new room; it feels good to have “my space” like this, and even though we’ve already had an argument, I think there’s a good chance that this new post-separation arrangement will work out. Dylan loves the new place, too, which is nice—he’s definitely all settled in, even though most of his toys are still in boxes. Kids today don’t need too much—a power bar to plug in their laptop and their iPad and they’re quite content.

It’s been hard even thinking about blog posts lately, so I thought I’d start doing more Snapshot posts, but on various days, not just Tuesdays. So here goes!

Time: 1:24 pm (and I was extremely grateful for that extra half hour today; yesterday was a gruelling day)

Feeling: Tired but good

Eating: A ham sub on flat bread. The low-carb diet worked really well for me and I’m at my ideal weight now, so I’m slowly adding more carbs back into my diet.

Drinking: A decaf latte from Second Cup.

Reading:

blackhouse

I haven’t read anything at all this past week, other than browsing Facebook links during the brief snatches of downtime I took. But before that, I did finish up the first two books in Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy series; these are mysteries set in the Isle of Lewis, in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. I enjoyed both of them, although I did like the first one, The Blackhouse more than the second one, The Lewis Man. Unfortunately, my library still doesn’t have a copy of the final book in the trilogy, The Chessman.

Listening: I did manage to get some listening time in last week, finishing up two of Robert Parker’s Spenser books written by Ace Atkins, Kickback and Cheap Shot. It’s tough to step into the shoes of a grand master like Parker, but I think Atkins does a fairly good job, and it’s great to be able to keep getting my Spencer fix.

Writing: It’s November 1 today—and I don’t know if I’ll be able to do Nanowrimo! It’s been so busy I haven’t even had time to think about my writing, and the next two weeks are so busy, filled with both work deadlines and, of course, unpacking. If I do participate, I will keep working on Sweetness & Dank, so that will make me a Nanowrimo Rebel, since I won’t be starting a new story. I’ll keep you all updated.

Working: Too much. It’s my busy season, and I have so many deadlines coming up. And a surprising number of rush indexes. So November will be all about juggling everything. I’m so thankful for my coworking space, because when I go there to work, I have this laser focus and I’m incredibly productive.

Creating: Nothing! And I don’t foresee doing any arty things anytime this month. But I’ve been looking at recipes, though, and collecting simple ones that I can make easily. So maybe I’ll be able to write a Weekend Cooking post soon.

Looking forward to: Finally getting all unpacked, whenever that may be.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Snapshot: All Moved In (Almost)

  1. Kay

    Good to hear what’s been going on with you, Belle. I’ve thought about you several times. I suspect that it will take a bit of adjustment, but it sounds like your new arrangement will work well. Plus your new working space. Sorry your library doesn’t have The Chessman. It’s good. I liked both the previous books, but I think for different reasons. Take care and good luck unpacking!

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  2. Tasha (aka heidenkind)

    Moving is stressful! I helped my parents move some stuff into a storage unit this week and just doing that took the entire day. I’m glad you’re settling in and the living arrangements are working out.

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  3. Beth F

    The stress of moving and trying to figure out the new arrangements are sure to lead to arguments, but I’m sure you’ll settle into a new routine when everything finally gets moved and unpacked.

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  4. Tif

    So glad to hear that you are now moved and beginning to settle in. I’ve been thinking about you.

    I’ve been doing horribly for NaNo so far. I’m trying to finish up these last two papers I have to write for the class, and then I’m hoping to dive in. Plus, I have no more traveling planned for a while. I’m so tired of traveling!!

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  5. Care

    {hugs} I got behind on Nano and wrote a bit yesterday, so I’m not out yet. It’s all about the fun and the experience not the quality or coherent story progression for me (that’s what I’m trying to tell myself)

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