Sunday, May 12, 2013

Life: It Goes On - May 12

Happy Mother's Day! It's a beautiful, sunny and warm day here and I'm looking forward to getting out into the yard today to get annuals planted. Of course, first I have to go pick them up. I love imagining the possibilities as I stand there surrounded by all of those young plants.

We've had a very busy, very fun weekend. We ran down to Kansas City Friday to watch the Royals play the New York Yankees. We haven't been to a major league baseball game in years but had so much fun, we're already planning to go again this year. We were back in Omaha long enough yesterday to go to a graduation party, change clothes and then head off to Lincoln to celebrate Mother's Day and to usher at the playhouse. Once again, we were amazed by the talent Lincoln has to offer - so many great voices!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: After watching them perform Les Miserables last night, we've been listening to my Pandora Les Mis station. My audio book now is Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale which I'm really enjoying.

Watching: The Voice - my girl Sarah Simmons is doing great but they have so much incredible talent this year it's going to be tough to win.

Reading: I finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and I'm still wrapping my head around that one. I'm working away at Bunker Hill but it's slow going. I've also started Jennifer Cody Epstein's The Gods of Heavenly Punishment which I'll be reviewing on Thursday.

Making: I'm pinning and doing - I've tried a couple of new recipes which I'll post about later this week.

Planning: It's going to be warm here this week - my plans for this week are to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.

Grateful for: The opportunity to be with my daughter the first time she got to see her beloved Yankees play. Miss H is an emotional girl so let's just say that there were tears involved!

Loving: Sad Cat Diary on YouTube. So funny, especially if you have ever had a cat.

Thinking: The Big Guy and I need to hit the road more often. I'd forgotten how much fun (and more relaxing it is!) to travel without kids, even grown up ones.

Looking forward to: More graduation parties, a wedding receptions and my parents' 55th wedding anniversary coming up in a few weeks. Lots to celebrate!


  1. I have tried 13th Tale on audio but can't seem to get into it - maybe I need to give it more time?

  2. Hope you had a good Mother's Day and the week continues with sunny weather. Sounds as if you have lots of celebrations to look forward to in the coming weeks.
    My daughter and I are going to see Les Mis on a big screen - in the local village hall - we are a little behind everyone else in seeing the movie. Our theatrical grandson whose 12 tomorrow is going to London to see the stage version as a big birthday treat

  3. Lot's to be happy for and to celebrate in your life....Have a great week.

  4. Sounds like a really nice weekend. I too can't wait to get my plants in. I'm still a little skittish here to plant things, but I can feel it coming!

    Thanks! Happy Mother's Day. :)

  5. I finished The Thirteenth Tale in print and ended up really liking it... bet the audio is fabulous!

  6. I think I have finally recovered from Wind-Up withdrawal. I could not, could not for the life of me appreciate other books until that one was out of my system. Of course, once you read Murakami he's never totally out of your system but my brain is settled enough to read other books now.

    It is blazing hot. I have a weird pain in my mouth and I am crabby. Not good.

  7. Sounds like a fabulous week! The 13th Tale was a very good book, a little different but one that got me thinking and out of my usual. Hope this week is just as good. Looking forward to that Sad Cat Diary viewing ;)

  8. Sad Cat Diary is hilarious!!! Thanks for the heads up on that!! I love The Voice and can't figure out who will win because so many of them are awesome!!!