Sunday, January 26, 2014

Life: It Goes On - January 26

It's been a family-filled weekend, productive weekend. The Big Guy's sister and her husband spent the night last night and the four of us babysat one set of their grandkids. Today we spent time with the other set, going to watch their oldest grandson play basketball. We always have a lot of laughs and those kids are just so much fun. Our four-year-old great-niece kept taking me by the face and telling me "you and I were meant for each other!"

Company means a flurry of cleaning and today I'm using the rest of the day to finish up what I didn't get to yesterday. All of this means almost no reading or bloggiesta projects have gotten done. It's not going to happen tonight, either, with Downton Abbey and Sherlock both on!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Podcasts - I didn't listen to one minute of Shirley this week. I really must get back to it but with some many interesting choices of podcasts, it's hard to do.

Watching: The new season of "Sherlock" and "Downton Abbey" on PBS and lots of college basketball.

Reading: I will finally finish Possession, probably tomorrow, then I'll be picking up A Different Sun by Elaine Orr for an upcoming TLC book tour.

Making: I think the only thing I actually made this week was oatmeal cookies. BG continues to be the supper king - he even made lasagne one night!

Planning: Finishing up some reorganizing and redecorating of the boys' rooms. I'm not sure I'll be able to get everything I want done until it's warm enough to get furniture outside to paint but at least everything will be where it needs to be.

Grateful for: Wonderful in-laws. I know how lucky I am to have in-laws who care about me and who have always considered me family. After thirty years, that should go without saying, but I know that in a lot of families, it doesn't.

On Saturday mornings, the line will be out the door!
Loving: We were at one of the supermarkets in the Hispanic area of town today where they make their own salsa, tortillas, and chips. We came home with some of all and it will be all we can do to keep ourselves from inhaling that salsa in a couple of days. You know you're doing things right when you have a line at the counter in the middle of the afternoon to pick up the homemade foods.

Feeling: Optimistic - we've had some good news on several fronts this week and winter is already more than half way done!

Thinking: A trip to the fabric store is in order. I'm feeling the need for new window treatments in a lot of rooms.

Looking forward to: The Super Bowl even though I don't have a horse in the race and BG's birthday this week. Which means that for the next nine months, I'll get to call him "old" again.


  1. My sister spent the night here Saturday and has convinced me to investigate podcasts! We've been watching the same things this week ;-)

  2. I'm also been busy this weekend so I'm looking forward to a very light week now. Hope you have a lot of downtime this week!

  3. I am so glad things are going well for you right now. You deserve it. :-)

  4. What Shirley? must investigate! AWP loves Sherlock, I caught up with season 3 DA with a marathon session. Haven't had time to watch this season but Lian's recaps are fun.

    Lovely update Lisa!

  5. There is a market here that has a hot and cold food counter and they make all sorts of goodies! Shrimp ceviche, freshly made salsas including Mango salsa! Freshly made tortillas too. I can never drive home without tearing the package open. Fresh corn tortillas taste nothing like the ones they sell at the market!

  6. Ha ha! Yes to Sherlock! Yay to looking forward to the SuperBowl! It's more of a fun get-together with friends more than anything else and the food. Those chips, salsa and tortillas sound heavenly!