Sunday, January 25, 2015

Life: It Goes On - January 25

Well, we've had a fun weekend! Miss H spent the night Friday night so that the two of us could have some girl time Saturday; brunch and a couple of movies. Then The Big Guy and I took off for Kansas City. He needed to pick up a work car and convinced the powers that be that it was cheaper to pay for us to have a fun evening on them than to have the car shipped up. So we both drove a car back up to Omaha. Okay, that part was not so much fun! We got back to Omaha in time to for an early birthday lunch for BG with the kids (well, Miss H wasn't actually eating with us; she had to work so we let her wait on us).

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I started listening to Life After Life on my drive back from Kansas City. Really loving it so far.

Watching: Yesterday Miss H and I watched "Grease" and "Freaky Friday." Today I'm watching "I Captured The Castle" and "Across The Universe." I'm hoping to talk BG into sopping up a lot of BBC America off Netflix this week since it will soon be gone from there and there is a lot there that I'd like to get caught up with.

Reading: I finally finished The Secret Place this morning while we were lounging around the hotel. I have no idea why I could not make myself sit down and read it; I really did like it quite a lot. Today I'm starting Girl Runner for an upcoming TLC Book review.

Making: Two vinaigrettes (raspberry balsamic and honey mustard), honey mustard chicken, and pork chops. I'm sure there must have been more. I know we ate every night this past week!

Planning: In the kitchen, more new recipes. On the organizing front, it's time to start the dining room. Plus, I'm ready to get back into "my" room; it continues to be a work in progress.

Grateful for: Making the right choice 32+ years ago. We tease BG about what a grumpy old man he's going to be but I can't imagine myself with anyone else. He makes me laugh and talks me down when I'm getting high strung.

Enjoying: BG let me spend an entire hour browsing in the four-story Barnes and Noble last night. In the end, I only came away with two books: The Autobiography of Malcolm X for book club and Frozen In Time which I found on clearance. Am I the only one who gets a little pain when you find a really great book stacked on the clearance shelf like some has been?

Feeling: Excited about all of the great books that have come into my house this week. Beside the two I got last night and Life After Life, which I picked up Friday for the trip, I also picked up Tell The Wolves I'm Home and Love and Friendship And Other Early Works by Jane Austen arrived on my doorstep. Glad the reading bug bit me again this weekend!

Looking forward to: A (hopefully) quiet week with lots of time to read and a mellower work week. BG's actual birthday is Wednesday but it will be a low-key affair on account of all of the celebrating this weekend. What are you looking forward to this week?


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! I know what you mean about seeing books in the clearance section - especially ones I loved!

  2. Sounds like life is good right now! Hope you enjoy Tell the Wolves I'm Home as much as I did.

  3. Sounds like you've had a fantastic week! I love the cover of Love and Friendship. I'm now off to find out when the BBC America is being pulled from Netflix. That's very concerning. Have a great week!

  4. It sounds like you had a fantastic weekend! Happy birthday to BG!

    Have a great week!

  5. My weekend was quiet but I didn't read all that much. I did nap though. Still fighting this dang sinus infection. Man, it's taken its toll on me. I am at that glorious "what to read next" point so I am scanning my virtual piles now so I will have something to read at lunch.

  6. A lovely collage of your family members enjoying a birthday lunch. Your daughter looks pensive. Hope you have a quiet week with plenty of time for reading. Being 'snowed in' means more reading for me, but I'll be glad to get out from the four walls now the weather has improved a little.

  7. I so admire your relationship with BG. You definitely seem as though you have a wonderful partnership--something that I'm always striving for in our home. And how fun to have a sleepover with Miss H! I asked my mom if she wanted me to come over last night but she was watching Downton with friends. LOL! To be fair she does live less than a mile away and I see her all the time.

    I'll be curious what you think of Life After Life. and Huh--not familiar with that Jane Austen!

  8. Sounds like you had a great weekend! A four story BN? wow

  9. Looks like a lot of great things this week! Love that cover. I'm looking forward to not being sick this week....well, hopefully by the end anyway ;)

  10. I am glad you had a great weekend, Lisa! Mine was very low key. I wasn't feeling my best, although I can't exactly say why. Life After Life is a book I want to read at some point. I loved the author's Case Histories.

    Have a great week! Happy Birthday to BG!