Sunday, February 4, 2018

Life: It Goes On - February 4

credit Max Lyrata
It snowed last night. When I went to bed it was snowing heavily and blowing. I expected to walk up to a beautifully white landscape. Perfect for a Sunday when we don't have to go anywhere.

We got a half inch of snow.

That's how this winter has been going. Because I have to get out on the roads five days a week, I'm mostly ok with this; I hate risking my life to get to and from work. But when I used to stay home with my kids, I loved the days when we got 5, 6, 9 inches of snow and we got to stay home. My job on those days was to make sure there were replacement dry hats and gloves ready, to keep the cocoa coming, and to sit at the window, sipping on coffee, enjoying the view and loving watching my kids have fun. I miss those days.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Because I always felt like it was a book I "should" read, I picked up an audio copy of Frankenstein, or A Modern Prometheus a few months ago. I didn't even realize until I started listening to it this week that it's read by Simon Vance. Those of you who are familiar with Vance already know how much better he can make any book.

Watching: We finished the final season of Longmire the other night and we are so sad to be done with those characters but I can't say that I loved the finale.

Reading: Ack! I finally took a moment and checked the archive dates of books I've downloaded from Netgalley. Which means that, while my sidebar shows I'm reading In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, right now I'm actually racing through An American Marriage by Tayari Jones before I can't access it any more.

Making: Fajitas, breakfast for dinner, meatball pizza, salad, steak and smashed potatoes. It's been kind of a lazy week in the kitchen.

Planning: A quick girls trip to Missouri next weekend, weather permitting. We need a Miss E fix!

Thinking About: Making some soup for this week.

Enjoying: Movies. The Big Guy and I went to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri last night (wow, what incredible acting!), Mini-him and I are going to see a one-night showing of Moulin Rouge tomorrow night (he's my kid that "gets" movie musicals), and Miss H and I are hoping to grab a friend and see Pitch Perfect 3 sometime this week.

Feeling: Tired in more ways than one.

Looking forward to: Hoping to catch dinner with a friend this week that I haven't seen in a while.

Question of the week: What's the best movie you've seen this year?

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