Sunday, February 18, 2018

Life: It Goes On - February 18

The Olympics have started and that means nothing much is getting done around my house that can't be done while I'm sitting in my family room. I've got a problem, no doubt about it!

I did start 40 Bags In 40 Days on Wednesday. I've largely been going over areas that I've gone through in the past few months so the bags that have been going out of my house have been small. The Big Guy, who told me a couple of weeks ago that he was ready to start getting rid of some things, has now dug in his heels against being made to go through his things. Argh! So frustrating!

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I finished Frankenstein; I'm so glad I finally read this book but even more glad that I "read" it on audio. Simon Vance is so good! Friday I started The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff. I do have this one in print so may make it a read/listen combination at some point.

Watching: When I'm not watching the Olympics, I have watched a couple of episodes of The Crown.

Reading: I'll finish up Their Eyes Were Watching God today for book club this week then I'm back to The Revolution of Marina M.

Making: Chicken noodle soup - Miss H's new boyfriend tells me his mom has competition now. Always good when you can measure up to a boy's mom's cooking!

Planning: A dance-themed bridal shower for my nephew's fiancee for next month. We've found it's easy to find ballet-themed party ideas but I'd like the decor to include other forms of dance as well. Any ideas?

Thinking About: Starting taxes today. At least I can do that while I'm watching the Olympics!

Enjoying: BG and I went with some friends to a chamber music concert on Monday held at a local art gallery. It was a night of tango music and dancing, wine and chocolate. Thursday I met a former work friend for drinks. Yea for time with friends!

Feeling: Cranky. I hate when the idea of tomorrow being Monday makes me cranky on Sundays!

Looking forward to: Book club this week.

Question of the week: What was your favorite job you ever had?


  1. I get cranky when it seems like everyone I know has off on a federal holiday, but I don't because my company only celebrates the big holidays.

    For dance themes, start checking Etsy or dance sites. There are plenty that sell old costumes. Scenery might be an issue because studios tend to keep whatever they can in order to save money in the future. You might also hit up studios in your area to see if they have anything (like old shoes) that they might be willing to sell to you. Movie posters of famous dancers, like Fred Astaire or Gregory Hines. Other posters of famous ballet dancers or other popular Broadway shows like Riverdance. All would work IMO.

  2. My fave job was my first job at this university. I was a media librarian. I purchased all of documentaries and feature films for the university. It required me to research what subjects we were lacking in and it also required me to view all the films purchased. I had many hours to view titles and it was glorious. Not books, but it was still fun.

  3. My favorite job? Working at Barnes & Noble! 10 years and I loved it. Still miss it a little bit, in spite of being retired.