Sunday, November 15, 2015

Life: It Goes On - November 15

We had our first snow this week, a bit of wet stuff that melted on the ground because hadn't even had our first freeze yet. I'm loving this autumn - I still have flowers blooming in pots on the patio and front porch. I'm fairly certain that has never happened this late in the year before.

Even though I'm reading two books right now that I'm really enjoying, it's been slow going on the book reading front this week. I've been voraciously reading everything I can find about the situation at the University of Missouri situation, the debates, and the terror attacks on Paris. It's been an interesting, often frightening week in our world.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I finished A Visit From The Goon Squad on Friday (review tomorrow) and will start Cry The Beloved Country tomorrow.

Watching: Miss H and I have been watching some movies this past week including "Cinderella," which I reviewed Friday, "Pitch Perfect 2," and "Bring It On." Every time we watch "Bring It On" now, I wonder what the heck I was thinking letting her start watching it as young as she did!

Reading: Kafka On The Shore, which I'm reading with Ti of Book Chatter and Lila for book club.

Making: Enchiladas, chocolate chip cookies, chicken burgers, and more BLTs - twice, because you have to when you still have homegrown tomatoes on your counter!

Planning: On finishing getting my office back in order so that I can start Christmas gifts this week. Also will be ordering my Christmas cards this week because, by golly, I am getting those things mailed early this year!

Grateful for: Friends that are always up for anything.

Enjoying: One on one time with Mini-me, even if it did mean driving all over town to help with a dead car battery.

Feeling: Proud. A local artist Mini-me befriended while working at the coffee shop had a gallery opening of his photography last night and he asked Mini-me to contribute a piece that he felt worked well with some of what he was exhibiting. So fun to go see his work hanging in a real gallery and hear people discussing it.

Looking forward to: Book club this week - you know how I love gossiping discussing books with these ladies!


  1. The part about Bring It On made me laugh. There's several things I've come across that I know I let my kids watch when they were pretty young and I wonder what I was thinking! Oh well they seem to have turned out okay. That's awesome about Mini-me! How exciting for all of you. Have a great time at book club and a great week!

  2. Lisa sounds like you had another busy week. I spent today pulling out recipes and cookbooks thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas things I'd like to try. Also tossed a bunch of old recipes from my box that I knew I'd never prepare again -- 30+ years old :)

    I need to think about holiday cards too. Have a great week.

  3. It rained for like two minutes today. Kind of disappointing. I was hoping for a nice downpour. I am glad you are enjoying the fall weather there. Mmm! Chocolate chip cookies! We made our traditional nuts and bolts this weekend. It didn't quite turn out as good as last year, but not every year can be perfect, right? It's still good enough to eat. :-) How exciting for your son to have his work hanging in a gallery! I would be feeling proud too if that were my child.

    I hope you enjoy your week!

  4. I saw Mini-me's display on Instagram. It is so very cool and rather fitting given what has been happening in the world lately. Mmmm...enchiladas. They are also on my to-make list for this week. My daughter made chocolate chip cookies on Saturday night, so we have those covered as well.

    Have a great week!

  5. I think the Girl and I watched Bring it On when she was around 7. But then she chose it for a sleepover and one of the mom's questioned the choice and it didn't dawn on me until that moment that it wasn't appropriate. Ooops!

  6. I have got to see the new Cinderella with my girls. We loved the Pitch Perfect movies and I can't remember if they've seen Bring It On.