Sunday, February 25, 2018

Life: It Goes On - February 24

credit: Max Lyrata
I am so over winter at this point - an entire week of precipitation of one sort or another, icy commutes, grey skies. We even had thunder sleet the other night. It's not even enough snow to make things pretty. Hurry up spring!

It hasn't been all bad. I had an exceptionally social week. Tuesday was book club, Wednesday I met friends for happy hour, Thursday I met Mini-him for lunch, and Friday Mini-him and I went to a play (The Cripple of Inishmaan). That's a whole lot of spending time with other people for this woman; I may hide in my room all day today! Not really. I have to get taxes started. Yuck.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I'm about half way through The 19th Wife. It's one of those books that has been running to research, which is always a good thing.

Watching: The Olympics, duh. I may have watched the men's curling team's gold medal match more than once. As much as I'll miss them when the Olympics are over, there's also a part of me that's looking forward to getting back to watching other things.

Reading: I'm finally focused again on The Revolution of Marina M. Although last night I finally bought Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing and I really, really want to pick that up. So maybe focused is not really the appropriate word for my current reading.

Making: Winter comfort foods: breakfast for dinner, cauliflower and backed potato soup, goulash. Also, croutons with what was left of last week's loaf of homemade bread. And I tried my hand at sourdough bread. Not sure what I did wrong but let's just say that we'll soon have what we hope will be a lovely batch of sourdough croutons. We're going to have to start eating a lot of salads at this rate!

Planning: Bridal shower planning is in full swing. I got the invitations designed and printed yesterday and those will go out in the mail tomorrow. They went surprisingly smoothly and maybe took less time to do than it would have to write out the details on prepackaged invites. Maybe too smoothly? I keep wondering if there's a glaring typo I have missed that everyone else will notice immediately!

Thinking About: How much I could accomplish if I just had a week off work to get things done around the house.

Enjoying: See second paragraph. I am blessed with the people I have in my life and especially grateful to have raised children who want to spend time with me and who I very much enjoy as adults.

Feeling: Like it's time to make some changes in my life. I'm tired of not wanting to go to work everyday.

Looking forward to: A quiet week. I need to get caught up after last week.

Question of the week: I need game ideas for the bridal shower. Any suggestions?


  1. It's been a long time since I read The 19th Wife. Discussed it with a book group I'm pretty sure. Hope your week is a good one. I'm ready for some sunshine and wildflowers.

  2. We've been having some cold weather but still, no rain. I sure hope we get some soon. Wildfires in California are no joke.

    I am horrible at games so I have none to suggest. Do people still like to play games? I like to watch other people play games. LOL.

  3. Sounds like a fun, social week! But I hear you on needing a balance of quiet time, too. I pretty much hibernated last week - got caught up on a lot of writing work.

    I didn't watch any Olympics (though I enjoyed the recaps each morning of the highlights), so my husband and I are very glad for our regular shows to be coming back this week! During the hiatus, we watched 11/22/63 on DVD - we both loved the novel and the show was GREAT! Sorry it's over.

    The 19th Wife was excellent - and yes, it sent me to the laptop for research, too.

    Enjoy your books...and the quiet! this week.


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