This Week in Lists – Week 21

Grapefruit Givre at Boulud Sud

Had a stressful/eventful week followed by a relaxing/productive weekend. I can’t really ask for more than that. Also had a delightful evening out with my friends accompanied by a delicious meal and a delightful dessert at Boulud Sud that looked like it was wearing a Boris Johnson wig.

Also made some really great progress on the new quilt for my bed. Just in time for it to almost hit 90 degrees! I also hung new lights in my kitchen that are just so charming.

Last Week

  • Fold Laundry
  • Cull closet
  • Week 5 of Fitness Challenge – 4x gym
  • April recap post
  • Sweater post
  • Patti Lupone gala and dinner
  • Farmer’s market
  • Duolingo and French textbook practice

This Week

  • return dress at JCrew
  • start making reservations for Paris
  • visit Danny and Melissa
  • Cull closet
  • Plant seedlings

This Month

  • Spring Cleaning
    • cull wardrobe
    • donations
  • New pillowcases in living room
  • Longarm quilting to finish quilt
  • Guggenheim visit

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This Week in Lists – Week 20

Did much, much better this past weekend with getting stuff done. It helped that it was rainy and miserable and I had no desire to set foot outside. My tub is re-caulked and looks so much cleaner. And the living room was in great shape until I decided to start cutting and laying out my quilt strips for my new bedroom quilt (above)

Last Week

  • face mask
  • Frida Kahlo exhibit w/ Cip
  • caulk tub
  • laundry
  • Patch holes in kitchen wall
  • Activate new card
  • Clean closet/cull wardrobe
  • Week 4 of Fitness Challenge – 4x gym
  • April recap post
  • Sweater post
  • Farmer’s Market

This Week

  • Fold Laundry
  • Cull closet
  • Week 5 of Fitness Challenge – 4x gym
  • April recap post
  • Sweater post
  • Patti Lupone gala and dinner
  • Farmer’s market
  • Duolingo and French textbook practice

This Month

  • Spring Cleaning
    • cull wardrobe
    • donations
  • New pillowcases in living room
  • Longarm quilting to finish quilt
  • Guggenheim visit

The Library

  • This article pretty nicely sums up a lot of my frustrations with the direction Game of Thrones has taken with Daenerys this season (Slate)
  • The One Room Challenge finished up this week, so I’ve spent a lot of time reading through the posts from participants and featured designers (and pinning a lot of ideas that I loved). (ORC)
  • Game of Thrones isn’t the only show ending soon. Veep’s finale is this weekend, and every one of its characters (minus Richard Splett) is an awful human being (The Ringer)
  • Another article comparing Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame (NY Times)

This Week in Lists – Week 19

This past week was a bit of a loss. I think the rainy weather and uncooperative temperatures has just really been a letdown. It feels like spring isn’t even happening which means it’s hard to motivate myself to do spring cleaning. I’m hoping the first full week of May will be a gamechanger then. I’ve got about a month before my Paris trip which means I want to get my apartment (and closets especially) in order before I go. This means sorting through clothes, making room, and switching warm and cold weather gear out of storage for the season.

Luckily this weekend I have no plans. I hope to turn that to my advantage at home.

Last Week

  • Patch holes in kitchen wall
  • Recaulk around tub
  • Activate new card
  • Clean closet/cull wardrobe

This Week

  • face mask
  • Frida Kahlo exhibit w/ Cip
  • caulk tub
  • laundry
  • Patch holes in kitchen wall
  • Activate new card
  • Clean closet/cull wardrobe
  • Week 4 of Fitness Challenge – 4x gym
  • April recap post
  • Sweater post
  • Farmer’s Market

Last Month

  • Spring Cleaning
    • cull wardrobe
    • donations
  • New pillowcases in living room
  • Longarm quilting to finish quilt
  • Start new bed quilt
  • Finish sweater

This Month

  • Spring Cleaning
    • cull wardrobe
    • donations
  • New pillowcases in living room
  • Longarm quilting to finish quilt
  • Guggenheim visit

The Library

Here’s some of the best things I’ve been reading and paying attention to this week:

  • Game of Thrones tends to be pretty dark both in terms of content and visuals. There’s a reason (Slate)
  • I loved “America’s Ass” in Avengers: Endgame this weekend (Vulture)
  • And on the topic of both of those properties, there’s a lot of interesting discussion of the role of “content” (RogerEbert.com)
  • I love when people compare different recipes to evaluate each one, but I like the acknowledgement that taste is subjective, especially for things like cookies (Taste)
  • Anjelica Huston gives a dishy interview. She gives no f*cks. (Vulture)
  • This is a pretty creepy tale of a cult-like personality that has ties to all sorts of political and financial corruption (The Cut)
  • Very excited for the new album/short film from The National and Mike Mills (Vulture)
  • I’m late to this reflection on Notre Dame de Paris but it’s beautiful (Vox)
  • And it linked me to this about how the restoration workers must be feeling, which has been on my mind a lot (Vox)
  • That’s a lot of deaths on Game of Thrones, but I still question their methodology (WaPo)

This Week in Lists – Week 18

Not much going on this week beyond a lot of pop culture and fitness. Also I made a pie, which is the opposite of fitness.

Last Week

  • Fitness Challenge Week 2
    • Gym 4x
    • Put together mealplan
  • backup photos on mac
  • pick yarn for socks
  • shred junk mail
  • wedding dress shopping with Cip
  • Avengers!

This Week

  • Patch holes in kitchen wall
  • Recaulk around tub
  • Activate new card
  • Clean closet/cull wardrobe

This Month

  • Spring Cleaning
    • cull wardrobe
    • donations
  • New pillowcases in living room
  • Longarm quilting to finish quilt
  • Start new bed quilt
  • Finish sweater

The Library

Here’s some of the best things I’ve been reading and paying attention to this week:

  • Avengers: Endgame comes out this week. And the AV Club has been looking back at major moments from the MCU (The AV Club)
  • I’m looking forward to Game of Thrones ending mainly because it means that the Deadwood movie is imminent. But finding out that David Milch has Alzheimer’s is pretty tragic (Vulture)
  • Kind of amazing how the movie Little Woods manages to tackle so many aspects of the healthcare, abortion, drug abuse problems in one movie (WaPo)
  • Disappointed in Lizzo’s reaction to a mildly critical review, but otherwise she is definitely having a moment and I’m thrilled to hear all about it. (The Atlantic)
  • And speaking of criticism, WHAT IS GOING ON THIS WEEK? (The Ringer)