Sunday, February 23, 2014

Life: It Goes On - February 23

Good morning all! Do you remember a few weeks ago when I said I was  ready for spring to be here? Now the weather is catching up with me. Thursday morning it started raining which turned into wet, heavy snow that came down for a few hours and then melted so that it was completely off the roads by the time everyone left work. Perfect! It's time to put away the snowman collection for another year. This usually means we'll have a blizzard within the week but I'm willing to risk it.

The Olympics will end tonight. While, I'll miss them, I'm so tired of watching the same commercials over and over again. After two weeks, I still don't get the catch phrase "Hot. Cool. Yours."

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I didn't quite finish Shirley yet, one more day of that. I'm thinking I'll download Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from Librivox to start next. Thursday, it's time to get back to the library book sale for more books on audio.

Watching: Untold hours of curling, ice skating and various methods of flinging oneself down the side of a mountain. This week I'm looking forward to the new season of The Voice.

Reading: I'm racing to finish Nancy Horan's Under A Wide And Starry Sky for a TLC review on Tuesday. It's my first read on the iPad and I have mixed feelings about it. On my Nook, I've started Diana Gabaldon's Outlander as part of a readalong.

Making: I have a crockpot of chicken breasts cooking right now and when they're finished, I'll start pork chops. I missed having meat ready for meals last week!

Planning: Continuing to work on lightening things up for spring and adding color to every room.

Grateful for: Ibuprofen and naps.

Loving: How much stronger I'm feeling after almost four months of hitting the gym. I refuse to get on a scale since my goal is to get healthier, not to lose weight; but I'm definitely losing weight and inches.

Feeling: Frustrated by this headache I've battled all weekend. I hate wasting weekends!

Thinking: It's probably a good thing the Olympics are ending - I'm watching entirely too much television the past couple of weeks to the detriment of everything else that needs to be done.

Looking forward to: Gardening. It's about time to start seeds!


  1. How great you stuck to your workout for 4 months. The weather has been crazy here as well. Have a good week....headache free.

  2. I sure hope your headache is gone today. For me, it's a matter of taking enough Ibuprofen. You can take up to 800 mg (4 normal pills) to take care of it. I usually am lucky with 600 mg.

  3. It hit 60 degrees in my little town! Getting very excited for some gardening and Spring! Congrats on getting fitter. I had a really good week the week before last....I'm hoping to do a lot better this week with my eating and exercise. So may continue to reach your goals!!

  4. Love the new header and you have one of my favorite books in the stack (Fortune's Rock).
    My family watches The Voice, love it!
    Congrats on working out and feeling better/healthier (it's what counts, you are not a number!)
    I too am day dreaming of my garden