Sunday, June 22, 2014

Life: It Goes On - June 22

Happy summer from rain-soaked Omaha! Much as I love the official start of summer, it's bittersweet because it means the days are already starting to get shorter. I do so love my long days!

Every year there's one day that the College World Series games have to be cancelled because of the weather. We made it all of the way to Friday this year when we got torrential rains - six inches at our house in less than six hours which I believe is the most we've ever had here. Kind of put the kibosh on theater in the park for us!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: What Is The What still. I've just started disc 12 of 17. I think, with a little book reading, I'll get it finished this week. I'm really enjoying it but realizing that 17 discs is a lot when you're only listening to a book while you commute.

Watching: College World Series games (The Big Guy has actually been down to three of the games) and World Cup soccer. Well, only the U.S. matches because, I'm sorry but it's such a boring game for me until the very end for the games.

Reading: Love and Treasure which I'm really liking a lot and will finish this week. Then I'm thinking it's time for something light and summery. Not sure yet what that will be.

Making: Homemade black bean burgers for my vegetarians. Found a recipe they both really liked that will be easy to tweak and was easy to make. Put one in the freezer to see how they freeze. Considering I made four for the price we pay for one store-bought burger, this is definitely the way to go!

Planning: We are watching our twelve-year-old great-niece for the upcoming weekend so we're making plans to keep her entertained.

Grateful: That all three of the kids had today off so we could have dinner together on the patio.

Enjoying: Junkstock! Think "American Pickers" times 75 plus music and a dozen food vendors. Surprisingly I came home empty handed but with lots of ideas for salvage DIY creations. It was a bit of sensory overload - I was completely unable to decide what I liked most!

Feeling: Optimistic.  Summer has a way of doing that to me.

Looking forward to: A family reunion next Sunday. Always so much good food and it's fun to see how big the kids have gotten.

What have you been enjoying this week?


  1. My FIL and brother have been watching the World Cup ever since it started and the non-fan that is me has learned more than I cared for about this game. I will be glad when it's over and back to regular programming.

  2. Rain would be Heaven now. Please send some.

    How are you liking What Is The What? I am still listening to the same audio book I started at the beginning of the year. Okay, so maybe I haven't listened to it in a couple months now. I find it so hard to find time to listen to audio books. Ugh. Everyone else seems to, why can't I?

    I hope you have a great week and have fun at the family reunion next Sunday!

  3. Glad you're feeling optimistic, Lisa. I'm sure you're looking forward to more Summer events and the family reunion next Sunday. Junkstock looked like it was an interesting music, street art, food event. Have a good week!

  4. I am supposed to be reading The Goldfinch but told myself I would only read a few pages of The Three and got totally sucked into it. So, I am enjoying that and will pay the price when I am rushing to finish GF for book club.

  5. Junkstock sounds like so much fun! I've heard we have some great flea markets in Texas but we rarely head out to any of them.

    The rain is glorious, isn't it? My only complaint is that Elle is scared of the thunder--and I never thought I'd be a fan of the shorter nights until I started having to use blackout curtains at bedtime. LOL!

    Enjoy the family reunion! Always fun to see loved ones.