Good morning and Happy Sunday. How have we arrived at the second week in December already? Advent is a season of preparation, and that's precisely how I've spent every spare moment this week - making lists, shopping, writing Christmas cards, and decorating. As a result, it's been pretty quiet at Lakeside Musing with only two posts (The Makioka Sisters for The Monday Mention and Top 10 Tuesday highlighting books on my Christmas list). But I have it on good authority that Santa read the second post, so there may be a few books under the tree this year after all.
Without Reservations by Alice Steinbach
Reading a few pages before nodding off to sleep just isn't conducive to finishing books. No matter... I'm closing in on the two thirds mark and savoring every page.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What we Do in Business and Life by Charles Duhigg
Random House has added the author to their Open House line-up.. what a happy coincidence!
A trip to New York City later this week for the Hurricane Sandy-delayed Random House Open House.
I'm thinking about the direction my reading and blogging will take in 2013. James' TBR Double Dog Dare will certainly figure into the mix, but changes are coming. Look for a full post as the new year begins.
It's been years since my last adventure in knitting, but my brother posted a photo on my facebook wall that could push me to dust off my needles. Zelda would most likely find this reindeer hood beneath her dignity, but I think it's adorable.
Today's plans include cleaning and laundry (how exciting!) and more decorating. Later we'll have dinner with my family. If all goes well, there could be some reading and blog-hopping, too. Do you have a long to-do list today? Are you reading anything good right now?