Sunday, February 2, 2014

Life: It Goes On - February 2

We have been so lucky with weather this winter and blessed with so many beautiful sunrises and sunsets - I just had to share this one!

We got some snow for the first time in weeks last night - a lovely light, slow snow that started late in the evening. Perfect if you're all home and can just sit and watch it. Not as perfect when you have adult children that insist on being out on slick roads. You know the drill - mom can't sleep until everyone is home safe!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Still plugging away on Shirley but I will admit that I have picked the speed up to times 1.5  to get over the slow parts, and there are plenty of slow parts. And what's up with a book where the title character doesn't even show up until Chapter 11?

Watching: I started watching "Orange Is The New Black" on Netflix the other night. Are any of you fans of this one? I still haven't read the book.

Reading: Finishing A Different Sun today and then it's on to Under A Wide and Starry Sky, both for TLC reviews. I'm supposed to start Outlander for the Tuesday Book Talk group on Goodreads but I'm going to have to put that off for a week.

Making: Homemade enchilada sauce with a new recipe for beef and onion enchiladas and bean and cheese enchiladas. I can't stop cooking for at least five - we ate enchiladas for three meals.

Planning: Continued work on the boys' rooms. Mini-me's room is, sadly for him, looking less and less like his room. He can have it back if he ever needs to come home. In the mean time, I need the library space.

Grateful for: Good food, good friends, good conversation. Such a great way to recharge your batteries.

Feeling: Like my house needs some orange. I foresee a trip to Home Goods for pillows in my future.

Thinking: I'm ready to be able to start sitting out on the patio - how many more months do I have to wait?

Looking forward to: Well, you know me - the Super Bowl, although I will be sitting at home watching it by myself. I pretty much reserve Sunday nights to decompress before the work week begins. Will you be watching? Who will you be cheering for?


  1. How about a nice, big blue "S" on that orange pillow? There might be a spare around here I could send you ;-)

  2. Homemade enchilada sauce sounds divine. May have to find a recipe soon as I've been on a bit of a Mexican food kick. I'm heading towards the cooking for less people issue pretty quickly and I'm not sure how to adjust my thinking. We'll probably end up drowning in leftovers! What a beautiful sunset! Looks like you've had a great week. J and I will be hanging out at home by ourselves eating Queso dip which sounds pretty good to me! We're going for the Broncos mostly because of Peyton Manning.

  3. Hi Lisa, we haven't had all that much snow this year. Your comment about Home Goods made me smile -- Love that store and spend way too much $$ there:)

    Have a great week.

  4. Enchiladas are always good and easy to mix-up for variety. We made some for the bowl game and today I have leftovers for lunch. There is this place by my work that makes the best enchilada sauce. I would love to have their recipe but they won't give it out. It looks tomato based but it does not taste tomato based. I am thinking it's a mild pepper but definitely not a red bell pepper. I could drink that sauce with a straw. It's that good.

  5. You had to watch the Super Bowl by yourself?!?!??!

  6. Home Goods has the best pillows! I just got a bunch there for a new couch. I like that you have taken over a bedroom for some library space. I was just forced to cull 150 books to manage my piles - would kill for some library space right about now! Have a good week!

  7. It took me a few episodes to get into Orange is the New Black but I loved it. I loved finding out about these women, their back stories and what landed them in prison. I hear the show is a lot better than the book, though.