Sunday, November 20, 2016
This Week I'm:
Listening To: Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers which is not exactly what I was expecting. I'm about a third of the way through it now with no idea where it's going. On Spotify, I'm listening to show tunes to take me to a happy place and during workouts I've listened to the Slate Book Club discussion of The Underground Railroad and some NPR Book topics.
Watching: Husker football, basketball, and volleyball. And the Gilmore Girls marathon on UP t.v. I didn't even know there was such a station until I was scanned the guide Friday and found it. Getting ready for the upcoming new episodes!
Reading: I finished Fates and Furies (review this week) and Elaine Khosrova's Butter. Today I'm starting Wally Lamb's latest, I'll Take You There. I did hit up the library's book sale on Thursday and came home with two hardcover books and five audiobooks and now I want to read all of them at the same time, right now.
Making: An oven full of baked potatoes got used three nights, once just as baked potatoes, once as fried potatoes, and once as twice baked potatoes. We paired those with the pork loin I made last weekend for two dinners. I also baked a pan of chicken legs, fried some apples, put together a gouda chicken pasta bake and baked shortbread cookies that I topped with salted caramel. There will be no pictures. You've all seen food before. And I didn't take any anyway. The point it, I actually cooked this week!
Planning: Black Friday shopping. Which I both look forward to and dread. One thing we will not be doing - shopping on Thanksgiving.
Thinking About: Grocery shopping. Miss H and I are headed out shortly to get things to pack our lunches with for the next couple of weeks. Healthy things that still taste good. And are easy to grab and go. Any suggestions will happily be accepted.
Enjoying: A weekend with nothing on the agenda, again. I've gotten so much done!
Feeling: Stressed. I've mocked up five different versions of our Christmas card and I cannot decide which one to use. These are the kinds of things that I stress over.
Looking forward to: Being with our families, although I'm so sad that Mini-me and Miss S will not be able to come this year. My first year without one of my kids with us.
Question of the week: What are you most thankful for this year?