Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Life: It Goes On - September 5

A couple of days late this week  - spent the long Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee! Unfortunately, Mini-him could join us (he works for Apple and they had a new store opening here so it was all hands on deck for that) but the rest of us had so much fun. We did went to a lot of new places this time but still made time for the beach and a couple of trips to our beloved Purple Door ice cream store. The kids even did a kind of ghost tour our last night there!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: We listened to several episodes of RadioLab on our trip; it's one all of us enjoy. We also listened to NPR's Road Trip Playlist which we all really enjoyed.

Watching: Miss H and I watched the Milwaukee Brewers play the Washington Nationals Saturday night. She's a huge baseball fans and one of her goals is to see a game in every major league baseball stadium. It's a great stadium that was closed that night due to rain. Neither of us had ever been to an indoor game.

Reading: Once again, I vastly over estimated that amount of reading I'd get done during the drive. I did finish Jamie Ford's Love And Other Consolation Prizes and just started Andy Weir's The Martian.

Making: Asian Chicken Salad, fettuccine alfredo, a killer tossed salad with crumbled black bean burger, chocolate chip cookies, and we grilled both burgers and steaks.

Luckily, they didn't let BG in this room!
Planning: On getting out this week to pick up potting soil and new pots. Mini-me works for a plant company and they had a sale this weekend. The Big Guy cannot resist a sale - he grabbed one of their big boxes of random plants the minute we walked in the store for $2.95 that had 8 plants in it. We also managed to grab four others. Left three for Mini-me and Ms. S but I've still got 4 times as many plants now as I did four days ago and they all need to get out of their grow pots soon.

Thinking About: How I'm going to talk myself into being happy that fall has arrived (although, not officially yet!).

Enjoying: The beach, a river cruise, an art museum, a lighthouse, and time with my kids. Oh yeah, and Kopp's cheeseburgers. At four in the afternoon, it still took about 20 minutes to get our burgers to go, if that gives you an idea how great those burgers are!

Feeling: A little sad. Goodbyes are hard.

Looking forward to: Well, I was going to say an author talk but I went to that tonight before I finally got this posted. So, nothing much at the moment.

Question of the week: Of the things we did in Milwaukee, which would you most have enjoyed and why?


  1. Mmmm...Kopp's. Please tell me you had their custard as well. Have you hit up the Harley museum yet? The Milwaukee County Zoo is also pretty good.

  2. I think I'd like those burgers but since I am gluten free, they have to be really good to withstand a lettuce wrap.

    Your trip sounds super fun. I would love the museums. I've visited most of the ones near me so I need some ones.

  3. I am glad you had a nice time in Milwaukee. What did you think of Love And Other Consolation Prizes? I hope to read that one soon. I hope you have a great week, Lisa!

  4. I would love to go to a Brewers game. The minor league here was a farm team for the Brewers and every once in awhile someone who played here would get called up. The stadium sounds awesome! This sounds like a great visit! It's always a little deflating when you come home from something so fun but hopefully this week has been great!