Thursday, October 22, 2015

Life: It Goes On - October 22

Will you look at that? I started this post Sunday morning and completely forgot to finish it! Well, here's what was going on then:

We're finally finishing up the great move home today. We're headed off shortly to get her furniture and what's left of her things. Her "new" room here is ready but it will probably be another week before we have her really settled. So much of her stuff is still living in my office!

Very bummed not to have been able to participate in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon this weekend. It really always is one of my favorite things about blogging - planning a pile of books to choose from, choosing special snacks for the day, and all of the blogger interaction that's a part of the event. But yesterday was also the annual Omaha Lit Fest (more on that later) and I knew I could not be sleeping through today to make up for staying awake all night. Already planning to clear the calendar for the spring event!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Catching up with the NPR Books podcast, listening to an episode of RadioLab about American football, and this week I will listen to the Slate podcast discussion of All The Light We Cannot See as prep for this week's Omaha Bookworms discussion.

Watching: The Theory of Everything and Draft Day late into the night last night, thanks to free HBO. We liked both of them quite a lot and could definitely see why Eddie Redmayne won the Academy Award for his performance of Stephen Hawking.

Reading: I raced through Homer Hickam's Carrying Albert Home for an upcoming TLC Books book tour this week. Sneak peek - loved it! [Not much of a sneak peek when the review already posted, huh?] I will finish All The Light We Cannot See in the next couple of days for book club and then I'll get back to The Secret Chord.

Making: Snickerdoodle cookies, pasta salad, pork tenderloin, fried apples, and oven-dried tomatoes. The Big Guy has actually done most of the cooking lately; he gets home first and must be hungry when he hits the door.

Planning: A birthday weekend trip to one of my happy places - Les Bourgeois winery in Rochefort and Columbia, Missouri. We'll do a little shopping, have some Shakespeare's pizza, talk a lot, laugh even more and drink our fair share of wine.

Grateful: To be done with the actual moving. For now. You know, I'm sure that we'll be moving at least one of these kids again in the next six months. I can't wait. Can you sense the sarcasm?

Enjoying: Books! I've been reading so many good books lately.

Feeling: Tired. It's been busy around here lately with all of the packing and moving and other life things going on.

Looking forward to: Book club. Which as this posts actually happened two days ago. But still, on Sunday, I was really looking forward to talking  about All The Light You Cannot See with my ladies!


  1. At least you got around to posting. I decide to and then get sidetracked by other things.

    The birthday weekend trip? Is your birthday coming up?? Your plans sound fantastic!

    I am sick. Not as bad as what the Hub had but with all my other issues it's taken its toll. I should be ship shape for the drama festival this weekend though. It will be a long day of competition from 9-9! From 6am-9 for the Teen. I hope they win! Last year they all got hit with stuff and did not get enough rehearsal in and got ruled out in round 1.

  2. Sounds very busy! I'll enjoy your review of All the Light We Cannot See! Those items you're making sound amazing and I'm really hungry right now! Have a great week :)

  3. LOVE Rocheport - happy birthday! and I bet All the Light You Cannot See will be a great discussion for book club. Have a great week.

  4. It's no wonder you are tired given all you've been up to lately. Hopefully things will quiet down some for you. Is that even possible around the holidays? Probably not. Your weekend birthday trip sounds like it will be a lot of fun, Lisa!

    I hope you have a great week!

  5. I loved Theory of Everything - Redmayne is certainly a wonderful actor.

    Glad that you are done with the move for now. :-) Moves are always disrupting but I hope the next time will be as hassle-free as possible.

  6. I have All The Light You Cannot See on my TBR list!! I also enjoyed The Theory of Everything; to me it was bittersweet.