Sunday, September 18, 2016

Life: It Goes On - September 18

Well, I've finally had to acknowledge that it's fall, even though, officially, it isn't yet. It got chilly enough this week that I had to switch to a warmer bed covering. It was that or put on warmer jammies or turn off the ceiling fan and I'm not ready to do either of those things yet. We spent most of the week under grey skies with a lot of rain and even had the tornado sirens go off one day but Friday evening it was finally sunny and dry and I spent two hours on the patio.

I jumped in on Bloggiesta since I had a largely quiet  weekend and have really gotten a lot done including tweaking the look of the blog just a big. Ever since I last made changes, I've been struggling with the size of the print. It actually took Bloggiesta for me to remember that I could just change the size of the font. Duh.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: As I mentioned the other day, I've switched over the The Bone Tree which I've downloaded to my phone. Pretty excited to finally be able to do an audiobook outside of the confines of my car!

Watching: Mostly football, I think. Nothing else I've watched this week even sticks in my head.

Reading: Finishing up The Yard for a TLC Book Tour this week then in print (and by print, I mean on my Nook), I'll be reading A Month In The Country by J. L. Carr, as recommended to my by Liberty Hardy, with a group on Litsy. After I finish it, I need to track down the movie adaptation which starts Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson, and Colin Firth.

Making: Me? I think I've made nothing all week. The Big Guy has done what cooking's been done. Unless you count the sauce I made for cocktail weinies Miss H took to work.

Planning: On working with Mini-him today to finish sorting through the stuff he still has here. I don't mind storing stuff the kids will need/use/want someday but I don't want to work around stuff no one is ever going to want again.

Thinking About: Pulling out the fall decor today. Seashells and driftwood just aren't cutting it any more. 

Enjoying: Seeing Geraldine Brooks speak the other night with a couple of friends. Great speaker and always fun to spend extra time with friends.

Feeling: Excited for Miss H who started back to college last week and Monday will start a new job.

Looking forward to: Seeing The Light Between Oceans with the Omaha Bookworms this week. We're doing that instead of reading a book this month.

Question of the week: What is your favorite thing about autumn - leaves changing colors, pulling out your sweaters, pumpkin spice latte, apple harvest?


  1. I saw The Light Between Oceans with a friend a little over a week ago. I was worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations (I loved the book!), but we both thought it was great! It had been long enough since I'd read the book that I didn't notice any changes or omissions, but I completely forgot to bring Kleenex. Definitely plan to do that...

    You had a tornado warning? Somehow we missed that here in Lincoln. We did have some pretty strong winds one night, though. Strange fall weather! Speaking of fall, I love seeing the leaves turn and getting back into the groove of making comfort foods like stew, chili, and roast. Mmmmm. :)

  2. I have A Month in the Country on my kindle! Is there a link to the litsy group? I know I say something about it a while ago...

  3. I want to see The Light Between Oceans but, it's not one my husband would enjoy so I'll probably wait for tv. I did love the book. I love fall, changing leaves, changing closet out and baking and cooking again:) I smell apple cake and apple cobbler:) Have a great week.

  4. How is The Yard going? I have to read it too for a tour next week. I better get on it.

  5. I pulled out the fall decor yesterday too, although it is supposed to be in the mid-80s all week which means turning on the AC yet again. It felt good to pull it out though. Fall colors suits my wall colors and is more soothing to me than all of the white or pastel summer colors.

    Have a great week!

  6. Yay for doing Bloggiesta! I know I want to stay put one of these days and do it too. But my weekends are rarely free so maybe I'll take a weekday Bloggiesta if I can afford it, lol!