Sunday, September 25, 2016

Life: It Goes On - September 25

It's officially fall and I'm finally getting into the spirit of it. The seashells and driftwood have been replaced with pumpkins and Indian corn and I seriously considered a pumpkin recipe yesterday.

I just hope fall understands that I really need a spectacular display of all leaves and I need it to stick around clear through November.

It's been a very quiet past nine days around here. I was not feeling 100% much of that time so I hardly left the house. Those who know me will know that I'm okay with that! It does account for the lack of pictures of fun things in this post!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: The Bone Tree - really loving being able to to a read/listen combination for this beastie. I'm enjoying the narrator except for his voice for the lead female character. Would you believe that I just today figured out how to run the audio at 1.5 times? Wish I had figured it out a week ago!

Watching: "Brunch At Bobby's" this morning. I'm fired up to bake some biscuits now! I'm not a huge fan of Flay's personality but his recipes generally make my mouth water and I feel like they are things I could replicate.

Reading: You'll see in my sidebar that I am supposed to be reading The Girl Who Fought Napoleon. I'm not. Because I can't figure out where I put the book. I know it arrived by mail a couple of weeks ago. On today's to-do list is to find that book!

Making: Goulash and pancakes. Not for the same meal. They might be the only two things I actually made this week, thanks to not feeling well.

Planning: I did some furniture rearranging this week, moving some furniture between the guest room and my office. It required some fairly significant reorganizing in my office which has me fired up to continue to do more in there. So that's the plan for this week.

Thinking About: A reorganization and cataloging of my books. I have books in my bedroom, books in my office, books in my family room and books in the basement. Up until I lost that book, I was fairly confident I at least knew what was where but now I'm not so sure.

Enjoying: Time with my parents yesterday. The Big Guy and I went in to help them with some stuff around the house and yard and were rewarded with yummy chicken and noodles, peach cobbler, and love. I wish we could have stayed longer so I could have finished a project I was working on - although my dad might be happy to have me out of his shop!

Feeling: Lighter, thanks to a hair cut this morning! Miss H's friend was in town so stopped in to make us beautiful.

Looking forward to: Another quiet week with the energy to actually accomplish something!

Question of the week: What is your favorite brunch food?


  1. Oh, no... sorry you haven't been feeling well. Hope you're back to 100% this week. I'd love a world where fall lasts through November, but the reality around here is that snow is 'fair game' after October 18 (my twin sisters' birthday). We even had Halloween cancelled a couple of times -due to snowstorms- when the kids were growing up. It was in the 30s this morning, so I made a pumpkin pie this afternoon :)

  2. Favorite brunch food--green chili, sausage casserole. I love spicy food for brunch and this is easy to make. Sorry to hear you weren't 100% but I'm with you on hoping for a gradual Fall. I like Bobby Flay more now--I think he's mellowed some, but his personality is not my favorite either. Does listening at 1.5 really work for you? Never would have thought to try that! Enjoy your week and your books.

  3. Flay used to be a bit of a pompous jerk but he's changed over the years. He's much more mellow now. I love his brunch show. My fave brunch dish is quiche but finding a gluten-free crust that I am happy with hasn't happened yet. Yes, I've made it without crust but that just makes it eggs. LOL.

    No leaves changing here but it was 103 this weekend and supposed to be 105 for a couple of days this week. I feel like fall is trying to get here. The quality of light has changed a little but this heat!! I am so done with it.

    You aren't feeling 100%? I took the family in for flu shots which they always hate and complain about but right after getting them, we all had fevers and that has never happened before. So we are all a little sluggish today.

  4. I hope you are feeling better! The general not-feeling-well malaise is worse than an actual cold or the flu, in my opinion.

    My favorite brunch food? Other than a good breakfast casserole, I do love huevos rancheros. There is something about the flavor and texture combination that makes me so happy.

    Have a great week!

  5. I'm sorry you haven't been feeling well. I hope it's clearing up this week, though! I have a whole corner in front of two bookcases in my bedroom that just has stacks of books....I've been past getting these all organized for a few months now. Good luck in that area!

  6. So glad I'm not the only one who loses books! My favorite brunch food I guess would be breakfast burritos. Hopefully that's not too basic for brunch but I love them!