Sunday, May 14, 2017

Life: It Goes On - May 11

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there and those who have been like a mother to a child who needed one! We went to Lincoln yesterday to have lunch with my mom and dad to celebrate with her. Getting out of the house for a few hours is the best way for me to really relax so in a little bit Miss H and I will head off to a college baseball game to celebrate. Later Mini-him will come over for steak dinner. Wish my other two could be with us!

Realized the other day that the end of my five years for Classics Club was fast approaching and it was clear I wasn't going to get through the fifty classics I'd planned to get read in that period. I thought about leaving that page up on the blog as a reminder to get to those remaining books. Instead, I deleted the page. Who needs that constant reminder of failure when it was an entirely arbitrary goal? Sure, I should probably be reading more classics, especially since I already own them; but I'd much rather be reading what I want to read when I want to read it.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Ruby by Cynthia Bond, read by Ms. Bond. I cannot believe this is Ms. Bond's first novel and I'm already aware that I am going to have a hard time putting into words how I feel about this book when it comes time to review it.
Saturday evening dinner time

Watching: The evening sky from the terrace of my brother-in-law's condo while we ate dinner on a beautiful Saturday night.

Reading: Still working my way through Miss Burma. Like Ruby, it's a tough read. I'll set it aside today to read this month's book club choice, Notorious RBG.

Making: A strawberry/rhubarb crisp with my first harvest of rhubarb for my dad and a peach crisp for my mom.

Planning: 45 days to go! I can't believe the wedding is only six weeks from now! I'm so looking forward to it but also a bit nervous that I won't be able to enjoy it because the control freak in me always has a hard time relaxing and letting things just be what they'll be.

Thinking About: My happiness project - I realized the other day that I'd completely let it slip by the wayside all of April and into May. I'm still going to work on the goals I'd set for May which is all about finding a contented heart.

Enjoying: Book mail! Best part of the books that arrived this week is that they came on my half day so they made their way into my office without The Big Guy seeing them. Thus, I avoided the "do you really need any more books?" question! I'm very excited about these books - so many have been on my wish list for years.

Feeling: Guilty about what a terrible blogger, and even more a terrible blog reader, I've become. I did have to resign myself to that continuing until after the wedding.

Looking forward to: Dinner with some of our oldest friends this coming weekend; they're coming to town to celebrate her birthday.

Question of the week: Summer is fast approaching - do you have any big plans for the summer?


  1. Happy Mother's Day, Lisa. Enjoy the day :)

  2. OH! I was told (or I told myself) that the Classics Club 50 isn't a rigid contract and that I can swap out! so any book that qualifies, I count and add to the bottom of the list. That way, if I get any 50 classics read in the 5 years, I win! :) But if deleting the page works for you, who am I to say how you should do it. ;P
    Happy Mother's Day

  3. I'm sure you had a good Mother's Day although it's much harder when not everyone can join you for the day. Six weeks to go! I hope you can relax and enjoy this special wedding. Books arriving in the mail and the anticipation of some new reading material is always good. Son and DiL have just sent one to me for my birthday. I'm hoping we have good weather at the weekend when we might go out for a birthday lunch. Of course we're looking forward to the Summer and a trip to Italy.

  4. Happy Mother's Day! It sounds like you had a wonderful day/weekend!

    You are too hard on yourself regarding blogging and your Classics Club goal. There is no such thing as failure for a hobby. Sometimes, you have time to work on your hobby, and sometimes you don't. We will all still be here for you no matter when and what you post/read. Besides, you have a wedding for which to prepare! That absolutely takes priority!

    Have a great week, and I hope you are able to get some more time to relax!

  5. I hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day. My entire weekend was weird but that actual day was pretty good.

    No big summer plans. Remember how I was a counselor at camp last summer? I was looking forward to doing it again but my daughter's show conflicts with it so no camp for us. Plus, she is enrolled in sports camps all summer long so I don't think we can take anything but a weekend here and there.