Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
How’s the weather?
We got some snow this week! It was too warm to accumulate, but I managed to time a walk to be out in the snow when the flakes were large and pretty.
What are you reading?
I started and finished How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis. It turns out that I’m not drowning. which is good to know. I still got some great tips on self-talk from this book because “care tasks are morally neutral.” This book reiterated some of the advice that I got from the book Atomic Habits that I reviewed this week. I intend to use the tool she calls “9 Square” to help me set priorities for the New Year based on their impact and effort. Low-impact, high-effort activities are the lowest priority. High-impact, low-effort activities are things I want to do sooner and more frequently.
I started reading The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb for my book group. I don’t always read our selections very quickly, but this one will be an exception. The Violin Conspiracy is the only novel among our book club selections this year and we picked a good one! I’m completely absorbed.
What are you watching?
On Christmas Day, I watched the Doctor Who Christmas Special on Disney Plus and the Call the Midwife Christmas Special on PBS. I love that modern technology (and license agreements) meant that I could see these shows on the same day that they aired in the UK.
Doctor Who was the first full episode for the Fifteenth Doctor. I enjoyed Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education) as the Doctor and his new companion. Ruby Sunday is played by Millie Gibson. Her biggest role to-date was on the British soap opera, Coronation Street.
I laughed and cried with the characters on Call the Midwife. Most episodes are tender, but this Christmas special was especially so.
What are you doing?
I am traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for Hogmanay New Year celebrations. Well, in my fantasies, anyway.
In my more mundane real life, I’m drawing lessons from Atomic Habits by James Clear to establish new habits for the New Year.
How are you this fine Sunday?