Sunday, January 11, 2015

Life: It Goes On - January 11

You know, it felt kind of good to get back into something resembling a routine this week. We ate better, we got back to our walking routine, and I had time to read and get things done around the house. We've already been out walking this morning (and by "out," I mean to the YMCA). I can understand why so many like to get up and get their workouts in early; it's nice to have it out of the way and have the day to use the energy it give you. I'm still not getting up and working out before I go to work, though!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I'll finish listening to this season of "Serial" this week then I'm hoping to get to the library book sale to find some books to listen to for the rest of the week. I've listened to more music this week - lots of 80's alternative music, some classical stuff, and some angry young men rock.

Watching: Not everything I'd like to thanks to a pissing match between our cable carrier and the corporation that owns our local NBC affiliate. It's probably going to result in us looking for a new cable and internet carrier this week. What a pain!

Yesterday, Miss H came over to do laundry and she and I watched "Crazy Stupid Love." So many great laughs!

Reading: I read my first Jane Green book this week, her latest "Saving Grace." Midway through, I tweeted that I felt like it could have been much better. To which I received a response from Ms. Green. No doubt she felt like some schmuck like me had no business make that call and I did feel bad that she had seen it. But I stick with that opinion. My review will post this week.

Making: Pizza, beef enchiladas, chicken and noodles, chocolate chip cookies and prickly pear margaritas. The best thing that was made in my kitchen this week wasn't made by me, though. Mini-me and his girlfriend came out Friday night and cooked tamales that they'd put together earlier. Delicious!

Planning: On finishing up my kitchen sorting this week. I'd like to free up enough space to do a little reorganizing but I'm not sure that will happen until I get our new bar area set up later this spring. Then I'm on to the dining room.

Grateful for: Time with each of my kids this week.

Enjoying: I got to have lunch with two friends this week, one of whom I haven't seen in a couple of years. We all used to work together and I miss seeing them every day. Time with old friends is good for the soul.

Feeling: Happy today - the sun is shining, the temperatures are tolerable today, and I'm kicking butt around the house. Life is good!

Looking forward to: Drinks with girlfriends this week. Some poor bartender will have to put up with us for several hours! What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. We;re looking for a new cable company as well. Not only has ours increased the price slowly but they had the audacity to drop BBC America. That was the last straw. Sounds like you've been really productive! Have a great week!

  2. I'm halfway through Serial. I need to finish that thing! Sounds like you've had a great week. Here's to another one. :)

  3. Mmmmm, enchiladas and tamales. My two favorite foods.

    We watched a lot of football this weekend. The Green Bay game was good. I didn't relly care about the other one but I got sucked in against my will since the TV was hogged.

  4. It took me years to decide waking up before work to workout was the best way to go--and only because I realized it was also the ONLY way I would get a work out in. There's no other time to do it. So, now I wake up at 4:30 in the morning so I can get in my routine. As much as I hate getting up so early (especially because I don't always get to bed at a decent hour), I love rewards of exercising regularly. To be honest, I haven't quite gotten back into my routine just yet though. With my daughter being sick and trying to ease back in after my surgery, I'm still trying to work it back into my schedule.

    I hope you have a great week!