Sunday, February 26, 2017
A week of springlike temperatures had me ready to put away my snowman collection this week. Day after day of record high temperatures in the 70's, though, was ended when we had a thunderstorm Thursday evening that included sleet that turned to snow. No more dinners on the patio for a while again.
This Week I'm:
Listening To: I finished Mr. Rosenblum Dreams In English on Friday. I had to stay in the car in the garage for about ten minutes when I got home just to wrap it up, which, for some strange reason, The Big Guy thought was odd. Monday I'll start Lorrie Moore's A Gate At The Stairs, something I'll be able to read as a read/listen combination if I want to do that.
Reading: Dust Bowl Girls (although for some reason Bluefire Reader has suddenly decided that it needs to shut down every time I try to read it) and The Girl In The Garden. Hoping to finish both of them in the next few days.
Making: We baked a ham on Sunday. There are only three of us living in this house. Can I just say that I am really tired of finding different ways to use ham? My favorite was actually a hash I made using tator tots and Swiss cheese.
Planning: For the 2017 40 Bags In 40 Days event. I've got my 40 areas planned and forewarned the other two in the house that they will be helping out this year. I'm giving up clutter for Lent!
Thinking About: Everything I need to get done before the wedding. I can't believe it's just 4 months away!
Enjoying: Creighton basketball with BG (free tickets get me out of the house on a weeknight), book club Tuesday night, lunch with a three hour lunch with an old friend, and today dinner at our house for one of the young women that used to spend most of her free time at my house. She brought her kids and fiancé - so interesting to see her in such a different point in her life than Mini-him is at!
Feeling: Calmer. I'm still angry a lot of the time but I'm learning how to channel that anger productively and to put it away when it's time to think about other things.
Looking forward to: My friend's annual Oscar party tonight. Always a fun show to watch with other people who make me laugh, like to get catty about the dresses, and enjoy cocktails and yummy eats.
Question of the week: There are bound to be political statements made tonight by some of the winners. How do you feel about them using this forum to voice their opinions to the world?