It's been blissfully rainy for the past few days here in Phoenix. A rare and welcomed occasion.
I've been putting together blogger mail, much of it belated, and drinking copious amounts of tea. The rain always makes me want to stay in bed. Curl up with some blankets and pillows, and just listen to the sound and watch it hit my windowpanes. Read a book, rewatch a movie I love. It's relaxing.
I did get out of the house yesterday, even with the rain tempting me to stay in and crack a window open. I grabbed my umbrella, and headed out for an evening with friends. I didn't quite realize we'd be at an outdoor mall the majority of the time, but it was pleasant, and I kept mostly dry being the only person with an umbrella. It was nice looking through shops like Crate & Barrel, West Elm, and Restoration Hardware. My interior-design gene kicking in, planning my future living space. So many natural-wood platform beds guys. SO MANY .
I finished cataloging my library. I decided to only catalog the fiction, seeing as it is the most expansive portion of my collection. My non-fiction is mostly comprised of books on ballet, yoga, Glenn Gould, piano, and cooking. I'm sure it's going to expand to include neuroscience, psychology, and physics very soon though because I've been reading, and eyeing, a few titles on those subjects and definitely want to delve further and own some myself. I've become incredibly interested in those subjects over the last year. I'm reading so many articles on physics and astrophysics these days... even though there's quite a bit of it I don't fully grasp I find it so endlessly interesting. I'm very much word-oriented when it comes to learning, so I think reading about those subjects that interest me is what's best suited for me at the moment.
Anyway, I used a spreadsheet in Numbers to catalog the books, alphabetically by author. My only miff was that I don't have a program that will sort the separate columns alphabetically. Does anyone know of one that does that and is Mac compatible?
Well, I can cross the "catalog my personal library" goal off my 21 before 22 list! The first item to be officially crossed off! I think I might have started off with the more difficult tasks...
Other Things That Are Making Me Happy:
Fox Barrel Hard Pear-Cider, The Road to El Dorado, the fact that it is POURING right now, making 8tracks playlists, jasmine ceylon, my dog curled up in my bed, watching Arrested Development, these gorgeous Hogwarts house bookmarks Kayleigh got me for Christmas, playing the piano more often.
I mentioned making 8tracks playlists, here's one I made yesterday, perfect for rainy days: