We've been babysitting the grandkitty again this week so I've continued my work in the basement. This week I dove into the file cabinets and have about 40 pounds of paper ready to be shredded. And I'm not finished yet. But all of that time in the basement, with a cat I'm allergic to, has really set off my allergies so that project is going to sit for a couple of days (as are the other projects I've started and not finished downstairs!).
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Last Week I:
Listened To: One day I finished listening to a book and KNEW that I could not start the next book I had in queue. I needed something that would give me a break from the nonfiction and heavy stuff I've been reading. So checked out what the library had available right away and came across Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. I cannot tell you how often I laughed while listening to that book! It was just what I needed before launching into another book that will make me angry.
Watched: The Democratic convention - so weird without all of the hoopla and energy. But it also gave an opportunity to do somethings that they couldn't have done otherwise. I also watched a lot of HGTV (which made me want to stop with the decluttering and do something more creative!), and last night Miss H and I watched A League of Their Own.
Read: Like my listening, I needed something in print this week that would take me away and so I followed the advise of Ti (Book Chatter) and picked up Ruth Ware's first book, In A Dark, Dark Wood, which I raced through.
Made: Last night I made a lemon, raspberry ricotta cake for our weekly dessert date night with friends. It was definitely a do again but with some tweaking. We're doing a family dinner tonight since both Miss H and Mini-him are in town and I'm making zucchini appetizers, a pork tenderloin with apricot glaze, rosemary biscuits, caprese salad, and apple/Snickers salad. Can you tell I've got my cooking mojo back all of a sudden?! Who knows how long it will last?
This Week I’m:
Planning: On finishing the side table project I started a week ago and then had to set aside until I could get more supplies, painting a headboard for the guest room and finishing that paper project now that the extra cat is out of the way.
Thinking About: More projects, more projects!
Feeling: Frustrated that these allergies have kept me from getting more done this weekend.
Looking forward to: A week without an extra cat. That's how sad my life has become that that is now a highlight!
Question of the week: What's on the menu at your house this week? While I'm cooking, I'm looking for new recipes!