Sunday, May 19, 2013

Life: It Goes On - May 19

What a week - Sunday evening my heater kicked on, Tuesday we had to turn on the air conditioner. Had to. It reached 100 degrees, setting a record. Twelve days ago it snowed.

Mother's Day = plant shopping in our house so we've spent a  fair amount of time this week getting flowers and herbs into pots and vegetables into the garden beds. I'm already dreaming of freshly picked tomatoes!

I finally got around to writing another article for Got my writing mojo back a few months ago but didn't find the inspiration for my next article until I read an article recently about the demise of the actual book.

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Alternative 80's on Pandora - think Tears for Fears, Flock of Seagulls, and Depeche Mode.

Watching:Yesterday I watched "Rick Steve's Europe" as they visited Bath, England. Fun to see the town that I've so often read about. Tonight we'll watch the final episode of "Mr. Selfridge" on PBS.

Reading: In my car, I'm about half done with The Thirteenth Tale. I'm really enjoying this one. I've been a little ADD in my actually book reading. I'm still working on Bunker Hill but find I can only read so much of it at a time so I'm also reading Patti Callahan Henry's and then i found you.

Making: I made a pasta salad the other night. I love to do this in the summer and just use whatever meat and vegetables I have on hand. I try to make a big enough batch that we can use it as a side dish or for lunches later in the week.

Enjoying: Baseball - or rather the experience of sitting at the ballpark. Friday night we went downtown and watched the Creighton Blue Jays play. Creighton is a university that sits on the edge of downtown Omaha and plays its home games in the stadium that was built for the College World Series. What a great night it was to sit outside at the ball park!

My little red wagon of herbs
Grateful for: My husband's willingness to humor me. Every year the list of herbs I want to try grows and he just makes sure I have more pots for them. Likewise, he didn't even roll his eyes when I came home the other night with even more annuals after we were "done" buying them. But I found these beautiful purple flowers that made me think of his mom so I had to have them and he could hardly argue with that!

Loving: Getting my hands in the dirt, something you will rarely hear me say. I do not, as a general rule, like to get my hands dirty.

Thinking: You should definitely check out this post from Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity, especially if you ever get to feeling like everyone else is doing it all while you're floundering.

Looking forward to: Book club this week and a lot of meals on the patio.


  1. Sounds like extremes of weather where you are this last week. Here it's been cold, cold, cold....and grey! Anyway, you got some good planting done in those pots and nice to get something to remind you of your hub's mom. (Hope he's doing ok after a difficult time - you too). Didn't realise Creighton Uni is near you - I have gone onto their website in the past. Hope you have a good Sunday, Lisa.

  2. The weather is absolutely crazy anymore. Our winter was extremely mild and our spring was cold!

  3. Glad you're enjoying The Thirteenth Tale - I had my ups and downs, but ended up really liking it. It made me want to reread Jane Eyre!

  4. I loved that post from Trish as well :) Good luck with all of your gardening, I'd love to learn how!

  5. Alternative 80's describes my entire high school experience. LOL.

  6. Loved the column! I buy ebooks once in a while and audio more often... but I mostly buy real books. I read review copies on my ipad and if I love the book, I buy it (mostly cookbooks). Favorite authors? I'm reluctant to accept the eARC, I want the book!

    I love these posts, need to start writing them again myself. This weekend I did SO much around the house, organizing, tossing, baking. I love it when I have time to go through everything.

    100 degrees? crazy right? we have 57, I don't think I have wore shorts yet this year.

  7. I have a love/hate relationship with the Selfridge show. I enjoy watching it, but his personality and/or acting style (over the top ridiculous) drives me nuts. Still, I'll miss it til the next go-round.

  8. Love your Pandora choice!! We have had hot muggy days all week and then tomorrow it is supposed to get down to 40 over night!! WTH??? Oh well, hopefully you will be spending many afternoons and evenings on the deck!