Sunday, March 30, 2014

Life: It Goes On - March 30

Or does it? After battling a nasty cold that settled in my lungs for the past five days, it feels like life may be going on but it's going on without me!

Today it's supposed to get up to 73 degrees - this girl is planning on letting the sun help her heal with a book in my hands. It's a good excuse to sit around and read a lot but I'm getting so far behind on household stuff. The Big Guy's been a huge help - but then he gave me this stuff so he, ya know, owes me and I had to wait on him last week. We are, quite possibly, the dullest couple in America lately!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Still Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Librivox has redeemed itself and the book is easy enough to listen to (although I swear there was a set template that all girls' books of this period used).

Watching: Still basketball, plus The Voice and some old movies on TCM (including The Great Race yesterday - best cake fight scene ever!).

Reading: Finishing up Paul Adam's Paganini's Ghost then it's back to The Goldfinch so I'm ready for book club this month. I only have one scheduled review book for April so this weekend I put together a kind of plan for April reading to help me get caught up on those but what will come first is any body's guess!

Making: Chocolate peanut butter cookies.

Planning: On getting caught back up with 40 Bags In 40 Days this week.

Grateful for: Albuterol and Kleenex.

Baker's Candies - the green ones are my favorites!
Loving: Baker's chocolates. The Big Guy stopped at the factory the other day and brought me home a bag for a treat.

Feeling: Frustrated. I'm really starting to sound whiny in this post, aren't I?

Thinking: It's time for a trip to the garden store. We're got to change up some things with our gardens this year and I need to get some ideas for how to make that happen.

Looking forward to: Being productive again!

Hope you've had a better week! What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. I hope you're feeling much better and right quick! The weather has been cold here at night, but the days have been glorious. I hope it stays that way awhile!

  2. Feel better soon! We may hit a high of 60 degrees today. All I know is that I am sitting in our sun porch and absolutely reveling in the sun and warmth. I've been watching a ton of basketball this weekend too - for obvious reasons. Go Badgers!

  3. I've been doing an online declutter at my end and it feels so good to be able to purge! Everything is beginning to feel so predictable, which is how I like my things. Glad that you had great success too!

  4. I was late to work this morning because I was cleaning up after this weekend. I think the only one in the house that wasn't sick was my daughter. I hope you are feeling much better, Lisa.

    Chocolate peanut butter cookies! Yum!

    We're having a big to do at work on Wednesday in appreciation for our staff. I guess I am kind of excited about that. I'm in-charge of the bowling (we're using Mouse's toddler set) event. I am most excited though about the gifts I got for my staff. It isn't much, but I think it will put a smile on their faces. :-)

    Have a great week, Lisa, and feel better!

  5. I always loved the way Tony Curtis's teeth sparkled in The Great Race. Although I prefer Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (my dad was a pilot and LOVED this movie), the Great Race is great fun too.

  6. I hope you are feeling a little better today. I had my lovely day off all planned and then I came down with something. Not sure what really. I was running a low grade fever, felt queasy and had a massive headache so all I did was sleep. Later, in the evening, I started this one book and ended up finishing it in just a few hours. It was a so-so book but as least I felt like I managed to do something.

    Today, back at work and it's raining!! My daughter's track event is cancelled for tonight so we have a little evening time tonight.

  7. I love The Great Race, hilarious movie.