Sunday, May 4, 2014

Life: It Goes On - May 4

Spring has finally sprung - the farmer's markets have started! Scheduled another staycation this weekend in Lincoln to coincide with the start of their downtown farmer's market which we haven't been to in years. Got to see an old friend who has a booth there, spend time with the Big Guy's sister and her granddaughter, and pick up a dozen plants including heirloom tomatoes, two kinds of basil and, for the first time, lettuce. Can't wait to get out this afternoon and yet our garden started.
We were home three hours then headed out again to watch a baseball game with Mini-him and his girlfriend. Finished our night off with a stop at the coffee shop where Mini-me works. What a fun weekend we've had but time to buckle down today and get something done!

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: Still listening to Laura Lippman's No Good Deeds.

Watching: "The Bletchley Circle" and "Mr. Selfridge" on PBS on Sunday nights.

Reading: The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi for an upcoming TLC Book Tours review.

Making: Chicken, chicken - it was all about chicken this week. We had all of that chicken I made last week to use. Barbecue, salad, and sandwiches. I'm thinking it's time for some beef today!

Planning: Gardens!

Grateful for: A lot of relaxing fun and and a lot of family time this weekend.

Loving: Throwing windows open and knowing we'll soon be able to do that every day...until it's too hot.

Feeling: Happy - the new summer clothes I've been buying are in smaller sizes!

Thinking: I could make a fortune if I could figure out a way to make cats stop shedding. So. Tired. Of. Vacuuming.

Looking forward to: Suppers on the patio, grilling, and flower shopping.


  1. I love The Bletchley Circle but I haven't started the 2nd season yet. I haven't been to any of the Farmer's Markets here yet but I'm definitely looking forward to a visit. Have a great week!

  2. Are you listening to the Satellite Sisters Tuesday recap of selfridge? It cracks me up... I have no idea what they are talking about, fb listeners comment... good fun!

    woohoo for you Lisa! the reward of 'needing' to buy clothes due to hard work and focus is lovely.

    I'm coordinating an author chat in June, if confirmed you should as the OBC if they would like to read/join in. The author is from Des Moines... Book title, On the Island. I will post my review once I confirm. Such a great book club selection.

  3. Isn't it great to finally be able to open the windows. Spring finally pushed winter out the door in Colorado and it feels so good!

    I envy you being able to watch Bletchley Circle. Somehow I missed the first episode and I didn't want to watch any of season 2 without seeing it all...guess I have to wait until it's on Amazon or Netflix :(

    Have a good week!

  4. New summer clothes sound so nice! We're already having summer weather. On Saturday, we turned on the sprinklers and Mouse and I ran around in the water to cool off and have some fun.

    I really need to watch The Bletchley Circle.

    I hope you have a great week, Lisa!

  5. Yay on the smaller sizes!!

  6. I felt the same way about all the dog hair in our house until I got a Dyson Animal vacuum cleaner. Now I can honestly say I love to vacuum. :)