Good morning from cold Omaha, where two days ago is was 75 degrees but last night it snowed.
We had another mini-staycation last night, which was also a belated birthday celebration for Miss H. We headed into Lincoln and picked up one of her friends to go to dinner and spend the night. My brother and his wife were in town to watch the boys from her alma mater play in the high school boys' basketball tournament so we got to spend some time with them which was nice, too. Picture to the contrary, we did not put my brother to sleep!
Here's What I'm:
Listening To: I got caught up this week on podcasts for NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, TED Talks Audio, and the New York Times Book Review.
Watching: Basketball, basketball and more basketball.
Reading: I got almost finished with Outlander before I had to put it aside to read half of The Goldfinch for book club this week. I'll finish up Outlander this week and then start Violet Kupersmith's The Frangipani Hotel for an upcoming TLC Book Tour.
Making: Raspberry bread pudding for my dad's birthday dinner.
Planning: To continue with "40 Bags In 40 Days," hosted by Ann Marie at White House Black Shutters. Thanks, Lisa (Books Lists Life) for bringing this to my attention. The goal is to "declutter, simplify, decrapify, and get rid of things you don't need." I'm late to the party but I'm going to take today to get caught up. You know how much I love to do this!
Grateful for: Getting to spend so much time with family this week.
Loving: Those 75 degree days we had. The lawn is ready for spring, we got to walk outside in shorts, and plans are in the works for some new things for the patio.
Feeling: Tired. Our hotel room thought it should be 80 degrees no matter what we set the thermostat at. I'm not ready to sleep in that kind of heat yet!
Thinking: It's time to start composting again. I've felt a little guilty all winter throwing things away that I know I put in the bin if it were warm enough for them to decompose.
Looking forward to: Book club Tuesday night!