Sunday, November 10, 2013

Life: It Goes On - November 10

It feels like I just wrote one  of these...oh wait, I did! We've had something of a wonky week but it has afforded lots of quiet time. Lots of time to read, lots of time to get things done around the house and the beautiful weather we're having this weekend has allowed us to have lots of time out in the sunshine.

I looked over the list of challenges I signed up for at the beginning of the year and find I've done really well on some but I'm way behind on others. With only a couple of books scheduled for reviews before the end of the year, I have plenty of time to read books that will satisfy those requirements. Not sure I'll succeed at all of the challenges (as usual!) but I can certainly finish up a few more of them.
Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I'll finish up Matthew Flaming's The Kingdom of Ohio this week. I didn't get over to pick up more audio books this week so I'll plan to look for some Thursday. So hoping I can find some that make me want to drive around the block a few times because they are so good.

Watching: Husker sports - men's and women's basketball, women's soccer, volleyball and football. Soccer and volleyball again today!

Reading: Peter Mayle's A Year In Provence. Not sure what I'll pick up next - something for the

Making: Vanilla Cream Cheese bundt cake with raspberry sauce (still Pinning and Doing!) and five-cheese macaroni and cheese, one of my all-time favorite comfort foods.

Planning: No plans whatsoever on the calendar for this week so it's time to work on some projects for the holidays.

Grateful for: Insurance.

Loving: The beautiful fall weather - no coat required.

Feeling: Inspired. Time to get creative!

Thinking: I need to get off the computer and load up the car to make runs to Half-Price Books and the Goodwill. Time to clear some stuff out of here to make room for the holidays.

Looking forward to: Making some soups this week. I'm thinking tomato basil and potato for starters.


  1. Sounds like a great week! I love planning the holiday soups and foods and projects! Looking forward to yours!

  2. I'm sure you're glad to be having a relatively quiet week with good weather. A Year in Provence and similar reading would make me want to seek the sun! Your cheese cake, macaroni cheese and tomato and basil soup sound delicious.

  3. It was a quiet weekend for us. Dennis made some soups and other goodies and I did some homework. I got to run a bunch of fun errands today but now I want a nap. But I need to get started on more homework! :)

  4. I'm not at all good at challenges. Sadly. And I always feel that hopeful feeling when I see them, but then I remember that I never finish challenges! I'm thankful for insurance, and for my work, which almost pays the bills, and which I genuinely love.

  5. oh now i'm so hungry! can i just come sit in your kitchen and be the taste-tester?!? all of your kitchen happenings sound so delicious! I'm making gluten-free banana-nut bread and a spicy chicken & rice soup today ~ the tomato basil sounds especially yummy! Hope your week is fabulous