Monday, January 7, 2019

Life: It Goes On - January 7, 2019

Well, yesterday got away from me. Mini-him came over for lunch with his girlfriend so we spent the morning cleaning and prepping lunch and then he ended up staying through supper. Which I loved, of course. I just didn't get much done all day.

Can I just tell you how much I'm loving the winter we've been having this month? I mean, it has mostly been in the 40's and the 50's. And sunny with an occasional rain shower. That works for me! We've even been walking outside instead of going to the gym. If only all of the winter were like this!

Last Week I:

Listened To: My Year of Rest and Relaxation which I'll finish tomorrow. That is one odd book. I'm listening to the end to see if I can figure out how it ended up on so many best-of lists for 2018. Next up, I'm back to Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic.

Watched: Well, football, of course. Also, some Queer Eye For The Straight Guy and I binge watched four episode's of Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. She's a funny little woman, and I don't know that I will be thanking each thing I get rid of, but she's got some great ideas and I'm ready to give it a shot.

Read: Tomorrow I've got a review up for The Hollow Middle for a TLC Book Tour. Next up, I'm back to Jodi Picoult's A Spark of Light.

Made: I swear to you, I cannot remember a thing we had for meals last week. Yesterday's lunch was a fried potato buffet with bacon, purple onion, mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, jalapeƱo pepper, cheese, sour cream. Normally, we throw everything we have on hand into one pan but we were trying to accommodate several dietary restrictions. It worked really well and I think we'll do it again.

Enjoyed: Celebrating New Year's Eve with friends. We did cocktails and appetizers at their house, went out to dinner, then did dessert and champagne at our house. Low key but very fun.

This Week I’m: 

Planning: Well, of course, I'm planning on getting to work on Marie Kondo's suggestions. Now to talk the rest of the family into joining in.

Thinking About: Painting. A lot of painting. If it can't run away, I'm liable to drag it outside and paint it.

Feeling: Pretty stoked about my latest Facebook Marketplace find.  These decanters on their way to Mini-me and Ms. S for their bar.

Looking forward to: My half day. This working a full week is for the birds!

Question of the week: Are you excited about getting back to your normal routine?


  1. You weather sounds a lot like ours, although ours is slightly warmer and very windy. And we would much rather stay in than be out because it is too cold for us. Haha.

    I am curious about Marie Kondo's show. I couldn't get into the book, but maybe will like the show better.

    I said goodbye to the last of my company yesterday. I didn't take any time off for the holidays, and am wishing now I had scheduled a little recovery time after. I'm exhausted and have so much to do ...

    I hope you have a great week, Lisa.

  2. Looks like you had a great New Year's! I need to watch Marie Kondo's show. I tried her book but couldn't get into so a show will help get the ideas without having to read through it. Since putting away the Christmas decor, I've been itching to change things around and get rid of stuff we don't need.

    Definitely excited to get started on some of my goals this month and get back into a new and improved routine! Good luck with yours.

  3. A fried potato buffet. Trying to wrap my brain around that. You mean like french fry toppings? I tracked food all through the holidays because of this nutritionist I've been working with so the "damage" of 2 lbs is not bad but it's forcing me to be extra careful with meal planning now that I am back at work. I usually eat better when I am working. But I am not at ALL excited about a return to routine. In fact, I am so sick of the routine I have been in, the rut, really. Like my one word say... change, change, change. Gotta do it.