Sunday, December 4, 2016

Life: It Goes On - December 4

What a waste this week has been! I caught a cold Wednesday and have hardly left the house except to go to work since then. I haven't even really felt like reading (insert sad face emoji here). Thank heavens for online shopping - at least I'm getting some Christmas shopping done. With gifts to ship to Milwaukee this year, I need to get their shopping off in the next week. I may, or may not have, ordered a jacket for their dog for his walks. Online shopping may be a little too easy!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: One more week of The Flamethrowers - the jury's still out on this one but now that it's taking fewer side trips, I'm enjoying it more. I'm also dipping my toes into Christmas music but the radio stations who play it this time of year tend to play the same things over and over so it gets old. Also, they tend to forget the reason for the season and I want my religious Christmas music.

Watching: Volleyball, football, The Voice...the usual. But I'm also watching Christmas shows - Rudolph and It's A Wonderful Life. Today I'm finally bringing up the Christmas decorations so I'll likely put on a Christmas movie while I'm decorating.

Sookie's been getting more
reading done than I have
Reading: See above. Which is bad because I've got a lot of commitments, reading-wise, in the coming weeks. I did finish the three plays I was reading and will review those this week. I'm thoroughly enjoying Hidden Figures and when I'm done with that I'll jump into Boys In The Boat for book club. Love that I'm finishing the year strong on nonfiction.

Making: Again, see above. I've largely relied on The Big Guy to feed me this week. I did make some chicken noodle soup last night (and even froze a container) last night and this morning I made cinnamon rolls. If I'm cookin', I must be getting better.

Planning: It's all about Christmas this week. Lots of shopping to get done, Christmas cards to get ready to mail, decorating to do and I need to start baking so I can ship some of that to Milwaukee as well.

Thinking About: How much I miss Mini-me's Sunday visits. I just finished off a pot of coffee. If he were here, we'd be firing up another pot. I know he's very happy where he's at, with Miss S, which helps. But still...

Which brings up something else I've been thinking about: it's now less than seven months until they are married. I can't believe it! And then what do I call her? Mrs. S? Mrs. Mini-me?

Enjoying: Watching the first snow fall of the year. Although it did ruin plans for the day. Now it just needs to hurry up and melt today, as forecast.

Feeling: Frustrated. I don't know about you, but this time of year, I can't afford to not feel up to accomplishing anything for four or five days.

Looking forward to: Hopefully getting to go shopping for my mom with my dad and my sister this week. That's what we were supposed to be doing yesterday but my folks didn't get to come to Omaha thanks to the snow. My dad used to need help shopping for my mom; he doesn't really need the help any more but none of us is ready to do away with that tradition.

Question of the week: Do you still send Christmas cards? A lot of our friends have stopped sending them, now that we are all so in touch with each other throughout the year. I miss them, though!


  1. I am sorry to hear you are sick. :-( I've been sick for going on four or so weeks now. I think it's two separate colds back to back. I did most of my holiday shopping online too, although not for stocking stuffers. I even ordered stamps online, and wouldn't you know it, they're lost on the mail. I am going to wait and see if they reappear and arrive before this coming Friday. Otherwise, I'll have to go to the post office and buy more stamps. :-( My cards have been ready to go since Thanksgiving. I've been watching the Voice too. I thought this past week's performances were all pretty good.

    I hope you have a great week and start feeling better soon, Lisa!

  2. I always send cards but this year I am considering skipping them. I usually have a wall full of cards received by this time of the year but I've only received one! I think December came up super fast. I may say that every year but this year? It was 100 degrees just a little while ago for us and then bam... December.

  3. Hope you're feeling 100% by now. I'm hoping to stay healthy through New Year's! Too many busy days at work and a trip to Oregon for Christmas. I.Can't.Get.Sick!!

    I never used to do much online shopping, but with free shipping, it's so much more affordable! As far as Christmas cards go, I've sent them every year since I was 20, with the exception of one very sad year when we lost our daughter. I've decided not to send them this year for various reasons, but the main one is that everyone knows what's going on in our lives via email, Facebook and Instagram. The photo I'd use is one everyone has already seen. We don't get as many as we used to, so maybe it's time to cross another tradition off the list. :( Maybe I'll feel more inspired next year when we're retired and living in Oregon!

    Stay warm!!