Sunday, September 23, 2018

Life: It Goes On - September 23

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful day we're having today! The Big Guy and I had breakfast on the patio and ended up sitting out there for more than an hour. I may seriously have to consider taking this day as a "read all day on the patio" day! It's not like there's anything I need to get done around the house (snort!).

Last Week I:

Listened To: Margaret Atwood's The Heart Goes Last, which I'll finish today. The jury's out on this one, but it's gone a little weird for me. Not quite living up to what I expected early on.

Watched: Football, the finale of America's Got Talent, and more football.

Read: I finished Killers of the Flower Moon for book club and now I'm reading The Kennedy Debutante. It's not really grabbing me, but I'm hoping it will pick up.

Made: Pancakes with rhubarb sauce for breakfast this morning, snickerdoodle cookies, chocolate bread pudding, which I served for book club.

Enjoyed: So many things (book club, an evening out with friends to wineries) but mostly a wonderful twenty-four hours with a friend from Australia we haven't seen in 36 years. I picked her up from the airport Friday morning and took her to Lincoln, where she had spent a year when she was in high school, and then back to the airport she went early Saturday morning. It was not nearly long enough!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: Miss H and I have a major task ahead of this week, reorganizing her things in her room, in my office, and in the guest room. We keep working on things and it just never seems to get to the point things really work well for her.

Thinking About: How busy the next six weeks are going to be!

Feeling: Lazy (see desire to read all day on the patio).

Looking forward to: Seeing Ron Chernow (Hamilton, Grant, Washington) tomorrow night, training to become a voter registrar, and the wedding of dear friends' son on Saturday.

Question of the week: What are you looking forward to doing this autumn?


  1. We still haven't cleaned off our patio--and need to do that so we can enjoy the cooler evenings out there. We are still using our air conditioner during the day, but the evenings are nice. Snickerdoodle cookies! Those sound good. I am glad you had a nice visit with your friends! Good luck with the reorganizing. I hope the training goes well and enjoy the wedding. Have a great week, Lisa!

  2. I enjoyed the audio of The Heart Goes Last. I have book group this week; wish we were going to a winery:) Have a nice week.

  3. Gosh, I love rhubarb. Not readily available in my area.

    What am I looking forward to? There really is no autumn here. We say there is but really, no. It will still be 100 a month from now with winds and brush fires. Sadly, that is our autumn. We still visit the pumpkin patch but it's usually a short trip since it's blazing hot and dirt is flying everywhere. This year choir has a booth there so we are supposed to work it but I may skip that and just bake something for it.

    But to make it feel like fall I like all the stuff from Trader Joe's, the spiced cider, the gluten free pumpkin bread, the cinnamon brooms, the fall candle scents from Bath and Body Works and Anthropologie.

  4. I'm feeling lazy too so I'm hoping I can get caught up on rest! Reading all day on the patio sounds really nice though it's still too hot here for that. The chocolate bread pudding sounds amazing! Sounds like you've got some fun stuff going that's going to keep you busy. Have a great week!