Sunday, November 17, 2013

Life: It Goes On - November 17

Yesterday it was nearly 70 degrees in Omaha. It's not unheard of in the  middle of November but it's definitely not the norm and we appreciate days like it. It was great to be able to sit on the patio and read!

Earlier I enjoyed the first Saturday morning #bloggiesta chat on Twitter. It was good to get other people's perspectives on blogging and the future of blogging. I think the consensus was that bloggers really need to find what works for them and not get wrapped up in expectations.

I had the chance to pick up the audiobook for Outlander the other day for $2 but passed. It's 28 discs long and I wasn't sure that I would be able to keep track of the story if I stretched it out for so long (since I only listen when I'm driving, about an hour a day). Diana Gabaldon fans, what do you think? Should I pick it up if it's still there next time I'm at the library sale?

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I started Anna Quindlen's Rise and Shine this week and I'm really enjoying it so far. Frankly, it was a relief to get back to my comfort zone after listening to a book about time travel.

Watching: Whatever The Big Guy wanted to watch this week (it's been a recuperation week for him) so the t.v.'s been tuned to a lot of manly things. Which means I haven't actually been watching much this week!

Reading: Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker for an upcoming TLC Book Tours tour.

Making: Soups - baked potato and creamy tomato basil, fried potato casserole, and hamburgers with eggs. Have you ever tried putting a sunny-side-up egg on top of a hamburger? We saw it on t.v. and decided to give it a try. So good!

Planning: On using today to do some cooking for the coming week.

Grateful for: Carmex lip balm. Seriously, it's only November and I already need it. It could be a long winter!

Loving: How much healthier my skin is looking since I started working out. What a nice surprise.

Feeling: The urge to rearrange furniture around the house. My trusty tape measure and I are starting to make The Big Guy very nervous!

Thinking: The people who drove from Alaska to be here when the new outlet mall near us opened are crazy.

Looking forward to: A quiet, hopefully productive, week.


  1. Warm enough to sit out on the patio sounds good to me! However, needing lip balm makes me think of chilly days as the weather changes and I can relate. You're rearranging furniture, too!
    Hope you have the quiet, productive week you want!

  2. Wish I'd been around for the bloggiesta chat… may go back and read it. Have a great week, Lisa.

  3. It's been a pretty warm fall for my part of the country too. This weekend it was a little closer to normal. We even got a little rain on Saturday!

    In order to save money on gas, I am no longer going home during my lunch hour, which cuts my already brief audiobook listening time tremendously. I haven't started a new one since finishing the last one, but have been thinking I should.

    I hope your husband is recovering nicely.

    I'll be curious to read your thoughts on Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. It's one I'm interested in reading at some point.

    Have a great week, Lisa!

  4. Much as I love audio books, I wouldn't read Outlander or any of its sequels. Despite being big books, they are actually quick reads and I think the audio would be slower than reading, compounded with only listening while you drive, I think you would get frustrated at having to stop so frequently. I know I would! I've read the entire series twice through, and hope to read it a third time before the final book is released.