Sunday, February 11, 2018

Life: It Goes On - February 11

credit Max Lyrata
Why, yes, I did just lose an entire week. I wish I could tell you I'd been off on an unexpected great adventure. Sadly, just your everyday common cold as only I can do it. Missed two plus days of work, went through a box and a half of Kleenex, and drank more orange juice in five days than I did in the past year.

On top of that, it snowed and snowed this week. Never a lot but just enough to make commutes a pain and to ruin Miss H's and my trip to my brother's house this weekend. Needless to say, I'm ready to move onto a new week!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Still Frankenstein. Still really enjoying it. Part of me would like to pull out my print copy of finish it but I'm so enjoying Simon Vance's reading that I want to let him keep reading it to me.

Watching: You know me - I'm glued to the Olympics! I'm relearning the words I only hear during the Olympics like "twizzles" (ice dancing), "fakie" (snowboarding), and "clicks" (biathlon).

Reading: Here is the one thing I actually did manage to accomplish this week...when I wasn't sleeping or blowing my nose. I read Tayari Jones' An American Marriage and Tom Malmquist's In Every Moment We Are Still Alive. Next I'm onto this month's book club choice.

Making: Not much but I did cook a pork tenderloin and I made broccoli cheese soup.

Planning: On playing catch up this week and starting on our taxes.

Thinking About: My spring to-do list.

Enjoying: The Oscar-nominated animated shorts - I actually got out of the house last night and went to the theater with friends. We actually saw more than the ones that were nominated and, I must say, I'm not sure all of the best ones were nominated.

Those are my legs under there
Feeling: Better, finally. The kitties are going to be sad, though. They've very much enjoyed spending so much time cuddling with me this week.

Looking forward to: An evening of music, tango, wine, and chocolate tomorrow night. We did a similar thing last year the week of Valentine's Day that was so much fun.

Question of the week: One of our theaters is showing An Affair To Remember for free on Valentine's Day which I'm considering but I think tomorrow night will be our big Valentine's celebration. Do you have special plans for Valentine's Day?


  1. Sorry about your cold, but at least it wasn't the flu. We're still hibernating mostly because everyone we know has been sick. We do not have big Valentine's Day plans, but I'll probably pick us up dinner at a local restaurant and I might get some chocolate covered strawberries. That would work OK with our Weight Watcher's plan. And be yummy as well. We got engaged on Valentine's Day 38 years ago. Which brings a smile to my face.

    Hope you have a good week!

  2. Sorry you were sick too. Isn't it amazing how those cats know when we are sick. I had a constant lap or arm companion this past week as well for the 2 days I was sick.

  3. If course I am getting to your post but I have an excuse. Termites!! We got tented this past weekend which was a mess and big ordeal but over now. I hope you are all better by now. I love An Affair to Remember but only because of Sleepless in Seattle. I was so tired from unpacking the house that all I did last night was sit on the coach and watch the Olympics.

  4. We don't celebrate Valentine's Day with special plans, but I usually get something. This year, he was in Australia with his brothers so I never even talked to him.

    I'm glad you are feeling better. Between mono and the flu that is running rampant through the community, I am paranoid about every ache and pain I get these days. Two days of a niggling headache is enough to make me want to go to Urgent Care just to make sure I'm healthy! (I won't, but it is tempting!)