Sunday, May 5, 2013
Did you know that Omaha has three rivers nearby? It sits right on the Missouri; the Elkhorn and Platte Rivers run just west of Omaha. Mini-me was recently camping where the Elkhorn joins the Platte. Just south of Omaha, the Platte merges into the Missouri. The bridge in this picture is a walking bridge that spans the Platte.
Here's What I'm:
Listening To: Brandi Carlile - love her voice. Like so many of the musicians I've "discovered," I first heard Carlile on Austin City Limits.
Watching: Some Kansas City Royals baseball - we're headed down to K.C. soon to catch a game and the only player I'm familiar with on the team is former Nebraska player Alex Gordon. When they're hawking programs, yelling "can't tell the players without a scorecard," I'm going to be the person they're talking to.
Reading: I read Ali Berlinski's A Beautiful Mess this week and finished listening to Stewart O'Nan's Songs for the Missing. I'm going to focus this week on finishing The Windup Bird Chronicle. I'm not sure what I'll pop in next in my car - we'll see what strikes my fancy when I get in the car tomorrow.
Planning: All weather indications to the contrary, it is spring and I'm planning on making some changes to my patio to perk things up. A little paint, a few new accessories, and some new cushions - it's going to be all about adding some color outdoors.
Grateful for: My daughter's amazing strength. Two years strong, my love - you are an inspiration!
Thinking: I should never have set foot in the Home Goods store. That place is dangerous!
Looking forward to: Watching Miss H's face this weekend when she gets to see her beloved Yankees in the flesh for the first time. Technically not her first MLB game but she can't remember going to see Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa play in St. Louis when she was a wee little girl. Tears will, I'm sure, be involved.