Quite a bit actually, although most of it has been fluff. After finishing up ‘Maine’ (which didn’t improve) I started reading ‘Dad is Fat’ by Jim Gaffigan, which was a nice light, funny read. Now I’m reading ‘A Casual Vacancy’ by J.K. Rowling. I had heard it was going to be a television show, so I thought I should probably check it out finally. So far it’s all right. There are a lot of characters to keep track of and I could see how it might actually work out better as a show than a book. There are times when I find my mind drifting and have to reread paragraphs. Maybe it’s just that I’m not in the right mood? I’m still interested enough to keep reading, it’s just a little slow.
Sad that Call the Midwife has ended for another season, although I await the Christmas special. I’m almost done with Season 3 of Scandal, but thankfully Season 4 is on its way to Netflix this month. I really hope the final season of Mad Men follows suit. It was really hard to avoid spoilers for a while, and even now I still have to watch out. We also started watching Daredevil on Netflix, which is pretty decent.
As for movies, we haven’t had as much time this past month to watch movies or TV in general. We did watch The Maze Runner, mostly because the Honest Trailer made us laugh. This movie has a lot of holes and is meh. I felt the same way about Divergent and really the only Dystopian YA movie series I’ve enjoyed is The Hunger Games, and I like the movies more than I liked the books. Go figure.
I told Josh he should move the PS3 into our bedroom, and while I’ve mostly watched him play games, I’ve been playing a little myself. I decided to play Heavy Rain again since it’s been a while and I’d like to see a different ending. Plus, I like that there isn’t a lot of heavy button mashing since it’s been a while since I’ve really played anything. We also started playing Lego Marvel together, which is a lot of fun.
We made our first batch of ice cream this year. We went with peanut butter and jelly and it was awesome (if I do say so myself). I’m thinking of maybe making a s’more flavored blend next time around. Oh the possibilities! I also need to make some more bread with our bread maker and I want to try out the jam setting as well. Mmm… perhaps I’ll do that this weekend.
Road Tripping! Just a little over two weeks to go! How the heck did that happen so fast? Thankfully the really important plans are pretty much made. Our friend Dave is going to stay with the cats (which will make them very happy – they’re big Dave fans), and this past weekend we bought a new-to-us minivan. While definitely not a necessity, boy is it really awesome. There’s so much room and while the sheer amount of electronics makes me a tad bit nervous (hello, so many things that could break) it’s hard not to be a little giddy. Never in a million years did I think we’d own a minivan. Getting older is a strange process at times.