Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Life: It Goes On - November 23

Good thing I don't call this the Sunday Salon any more - seems I'm getting worse and worse about getting it posted on Sunday! Or even Monday.

Mini-me and his girl decided to spend the afternoon with us on Sunday and, while we love having them over, it did put the rest of my day behind schedule. And by schedule, I mean the very long list of things I'm still trying to work through.

Also, Christmas cards took five or ten times longer than I planned. They always do. You'd think I'd learn. But I did get them ordered - now to get them picked up, addressed and mailed!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Cry, The Beloved Country - beautifully read. I'm enjoying it a great deal.

Watching: The new Mad Max movie, "Fargo," "The Family Stone," "The Voice," and football, of course.

Reading: Still enjoying Kafka On The Shore, which I'm reading with Ti of Book Chatter but I did take a break to read Roger Rosenblatt's memoir, Making Toast: A Family Story, about life after the death of his daughter.

Making: Spaghetti pie, corned bread, chili - it's fall, time to bring out the heavier fare.

Planning: Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. The kids will all have to make a quick trip of it, with having to work on Friday. As for me, I'll be spending a good deal of Thursday scanning the ads for the annual plunge into Black Friday shopping with my sisters and nieces.

Grateful for: A snowfall Friday that was pretty but left no snow on the roads. Because I had a hair appointment first thing Saturday morning and my roots could not have gone another week! I feel ten years younger.

Enjoying: Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in my office and Miss H's "new" room finally looking like her room.

Feeling: Tired. There is too much to do and not enough hours in the day.

Looking forward to: Family fun, cranberries, whipped cream with pumpkin pie, the biggest bowl of mashed potatoes you've ever seen, and our special Thanksgiving traditions. I only hope the sleet doesn't arrive before the annual field goal kicking contest can take place!


  1. I think you are well ahead when it comes to Christmas! Of course you have Thanksgiving to organise before the Christmas festivities so I hope everything goes smoothly. Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving weekend.

  2. I've never read Cry, The Beloved Country, but always intend to. Will have to read your review to see if I should get serious about reading it.

    Sounds like you had the very best kind of snowfall!

    Happy Thanksgiving and good luck with the shopping!

  3. This is that time of the year when it's so busy!! Looks like you have a great week planned with family - those are the best!

  4. We are not hosting Thanksgiving this year, making for an almost non holiday feel in the house. Our German friends are hosting, we will be the only Americans at the table(!) Strange, right?

    My hair appt is next Tuesday.... counting down the days!!!

  5. I got a start on my Christmas cards last weekend, but then got distracted and haven't managed to get back to them. I hope to get them done this weekend. I don't think I have heard of spaghetti pie before. That sounds good! We haven't had chilli in a long while.

    I thought maybe I would have to venture out into the crowds on Friday, but I was able to get what I wanted at an early Black Friday sale. Whew. I haven't been shopping on Black Friday in years and years. I'd much rather stay home and avoid the traffic and crowds. Maybe watch Christmas movies. :-)

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lisa!

  6. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and managed to snag one or two of the great deals on Friday!

    Not enough hours in the day - amen, sister. I need at least one more week off of work to finish everything I want to do. It is so sad.

  7. Still working on Kafka. I am not able to read much these days because of my health issues but I am thanking you ahead of time for reading it with me because I've been wanting to re read it for a really long time.