These are the things I've been pondering lately:
Whether "The Thirteenth Tale," by Diane Setterfield, is ever going to have a sequel. I loved it, and I hope so.
How it took me several pairs of curtains to discover the easiest way EVER to sew them. But I'm thankful I eventually did, because it made sewing the ones for the family room presto quick! Since I generally despise sewing curtains, that's good.
The odds of being able to ever go on a book retreat by myself. Ideally, it would involve staying in a tiny cottage somewhere fall-ish, and doing nothing but reading books in an armchair by the fire for a week. Somebody would cook me delicious, cozy meals (of course) and provide limitless hot tea and coffee (of course) by day and cocoa at night. I'd read all the books on my list, with no interruptions or bedtimes. The odds are not in my favor, but I can dream.
Why it is so hot right now. November, in my humble opinion, should be chilly-with-a-hint-of-cold. Instead, it has been warm-with-a-hint-of-hot, and that's irritating after 7 months of heat. I'd like some winter, please!
How untimely it is, being mere weeks before the holidays, that I'm gripped by the sudden desire to start practicing the piano again, after a lapse of about 10 years. I really don't have the time to do this, but I can persuade myself by saying I'm doing it to be able to play beautiful Christmas carols next month. But really? I didn't need another hobby right now. Or, actually, ever.
And last, but not least, I'm pondering the fact that my husband never fails to surprise me. I redid the family room to surprise him, but when the curtain fabric showed up in the mail, I was truly disappointed, sure that he was going to hate it. I finished the room this week, and upon the reveal, his favorite part, hands-down, was the curtains. You'd think after 16 years together that I'd know him better than that. What's really infuriating is that he loves being a mystery to me, and this just cements the fact that he is. (But I'm sure glad he liked the curtains!)
Those are the things I'm pondering tonight.