Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life: It Goes On - June 30

Can you believe half of the year has already gone by? Every time we come to a point like this, I swear to myself that I will be more productive with my time since it goes by so quickly. But then, a great book comes into my hands, a beautiful evening begs for me to spend it on the patio, or football season starts and that I'm off track again.

I had such fun yesterday going to watch my four-year-old great-niece play baseball. I'd forgotten how funny and adorable kids are playing sports at that age. Took her big sister to run errands afterward. That kid is always trying to work you to get something - reminds me of Mini-him at the same age.

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I started listening to Henning Mankell's The Man From Beijing this week and I'm really enjoying it so far.

Watching: A couple of games of the College World Series and a lot of HGTV. You know, if you watch enough of that channel, you will convince yourself you can do almost any home remodeling job. I'm ready to do some tiling!

Reading: I've gotten a lot of reading done this week. I finished Together Tea by Marjan Kamali and The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobski. I also finished listening to Tracy Chevalier's The Lady And The Unicorn. I'm going to spend the next few days trying to make a big dent in Under The Dome. I'm about a third of the way done right now.

Making: Not a darn thing; I've hardly spent any time in the kitchen at all this week.

Planning: On doing some babysitting this weekend. Our nephew is moving in a couple of weeks and I've volunteered to watch the kids one day. My next week "Thinking" will probably read something like "I'm too old to be chasing a nine-year-old, four-year-old, and one-year-old."

Grateful for: Motrin and ice packs right now. I took a tumble the other day, managing to injure my knee and shoulder. Luckily I've got a hard head and didn't do much damage to it!

Loving: Miss H's room now that I'm finally done tweaking and rearranging it. Now if only she'll keep it clean for a few days.

Thinking: She probably won't.

Looking forward to: A three-day work week and a long, lazy weekend.


  1. Aren't little kids the cutest things? My own are beyond the cute stage, ha ha. Thank goodness I have 3 nephews to go gaga over still ;) Good luck watching those little ones. Take deep breaths, lol.

    Sorry about your fall! I hope you're feeling ok!

  2. Ah, never apologize or claim that reading takes you away from 'life' - please! I need the reading/down time so that I can appreciate life that much more. :)
    Looking forward to your thoughts on Perks AND Under the Dome. Did you catch the tv show yet? I've taped it, not yet watched.

  3. I know! Why does time go by so fast? Remember when we were kids and it always seemed like time too forever? I want to go back to feeling like that.

    I used to love watching HGTV when I owned a house. Not so much now. I do enjoy HGTV Star though. I'm addicted to the cooking shows, like Food Network Star, Chopped and MasterChef.

    I'm so looking forward to the three day work week too! The boys are going with their dad on Wednesday night for the holiday weekend so I'll get a lot of me time. Yay! I need it.

    Have a great week, Lisa. Don't let those kids wear you out. =O)

  4. Reading is never, ever a bad thing! It means you ARE slowing down and appreciating the little things in life.

    I love watching kids of any age play sports. Their passion and intensity never fails to impress me.

    See, I watch HGTV and it makes me happy that I do not have to do any major remodels or have to go through the hassle of trying to sell or buy a house. LOL!

    Can kids keep anything clean for a few days?

    Lucky you on your three-day work week! Thanks to the damn beginning of the month and being an accountant, I get the pleasure of having to go back to work on Friday. I swear we are going to be the only ones in the office.

    Have a good one!

  5. I finished two books this weekend which is unheard of for me. I had all of Saturday to myself which helped and then I just started Night Film. Good god is that one good.

  6. You are so sweet to help out with children! ha ha! They are a handful. Sorry you took a tumble but glad you are OK and that Motrin has been helping! Have a fun and lazy weekend for the 4th!