Sunday, February 1, 2015

Life: It Goes On - February 1

View from my kitchen window
this morning
Greetings from Omaha where we are in the grips of our first real snow storm of the season. There are a lot of people around these parts very excited about it. I'm not one of them. I liked snow a lot more when I didn't have so many people to worry about and I didn't have to be out on the roads.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Life After Life which I am absolutely loving. The narrator is marvelous (but then I'm always a sucker for a British accent!).

Watching: The series finale of "Parenthood." Maybe the best series finale I've ever seen, a great blend of sad and happy and they left us knowing how the lives of our beloved Braverman family would go on.

Tonight, of course, we'll be watching the Super Bowl. I'll be rooting for the Patriots because I despise Pete Carroll (although Bill Belichek isn't such a great guy, either).

BG's birthday cake
Reading: Finishing up Death Comes To Pemberley today. I didn't get as much reading down as I had hoped this weekend, almost none yesterday and scooping and trying to keep everyone warm and dry today is biting into my reading time today.

Making: Chocolate pound cake for The Big Guy's birthday and a new hot chocolate recipe today which is a big hit (thanks, Paula Dean!).

Planning: On continuing the work in the dining room. I have an enormous buffet we inherited from BG's grandmother and it is jam packed full. All I got through this week was the drawers; I still have the scary part to work on!

Grateful for: Buried power lines (there are parts of the city where the heavy snow has pulled down the power lines), snowblowers and good tires.

Enjoying: My first hockey game in twenty years last night with  my sister and her big guy. I still don't get all of the rules and find it a little boring in the long periods where nothing much is happening but some of it is very exciting and the crowd was a lot of fun.

Feeling: Excited about my new wheels. I haven't liked the color of the Pilot I've had since I got it (never buy a vehicle after dark when you can't see the colors clearly!) but I loved it otherwise so we got another one but this one has some fun stuff on it I need to learn how to use.

Looking forward to: A quiet week but hopefully more productive than last week. My allergies got the better of me for a couple of days and I was almost useless.

Will you be watching the Super Bowl tonight? Or are you just in it for the party and the commercials? We'll be having a quiet night, just the two of us but we'll still be having party food. Because you have to, right?


  1. Didn't Pete Carroll coach the Patriots at one time? Can't say I care enough to take a side in the Superbowl, but I might watch just to be able to say I did. Never saw or heard of a series called Parenthood, but now everyone is talking about it. I really feel out of the loop!

  2. We have a Pilot and an Odyssey and we love them. Enjoy your new toy!

  3. I never have seen Parenthood. It might be worth checking out on streaming if I get the chance. Congratulations on your new car!

    We skipped the Super Bowl with the exception of tuning in for the half-time show. I don't usually even do that. Football and I are not on friendly or even civil terms. LOL

    Have a great week, Lisa!

  4. Yay for new cars! I love my little Hermione (Prius). Are you naming yours?

    Boo for the Super Bowl. I detest Belichick and Brady. I'm still pissed at Wilson and Pete Carroll is a douche. It was the type of event that was a no-win situation for me, so I skipped most of it. But I did make snacks, as one does for such an event.

  5. Yay Pats! I'm so looking forward to your review of Life After Life! I was one of those who thought it Super WONDERFUL. loved that book.

  6. Congratulations on your new car!! Have fun driving it!

    We haven't had our first snowfall yet so I keep hoping we get one soon. Our snowfalls aren't very debilitating, so when something falls, everyone stays off the road and schools/offices close, lol!

  7. I never got caught up into Parenthood but I know so many people who loved it so I'm glad you got a great finale. I'm still a little bitter about the end of How I Met Your Mother so it's nice to hear that some shows can do it right! I love the Pilot and glad you got a color you like! I'm curious about Death Comes to Pemberley. My library has it in audio and I've been thinking about giving it a try. Have a great week!
    Oh and Paula Deen has the best baked goods! That cake looks fantastic!