Sunday, February 24, 2019
**AMENDED: We ended up getting about 9" of snow with winds up to 40 mph. Mercifully, we did not lose power and, once I knew everyone I care about was safe, it was fascinating to watch and beautiful. But no fun at all, this morning, to clear back off the driveway, sidewalks, and patio! Also, in a tiny fit of "I'll show you, winter," I took down all of my winter decor. Yep, I really showed Mother Nature!
Last Week I:
Listened To: The rest of Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone, which I was pre-reading for a future book club selection and started Lilly Singh's How To Be A Bawse. I actually own Singh's book on my Nook but I was looking for something shorter to listen to that I could get right away. I'm really enjoying it and think I'll be glad I have it in "print" to refer back to. Now to check out Singh's YouTube videos.
Watched: I finally started the most recent season of Orange Is The New Black. I think this is going to be an even tougher season to watch than previous seasons. The Big Guy and I also watched Abducted In Plain Sight, which Miss H has been begging me to watch so she could have someone to talk to about it. Have you seen it? Do you want to talk about it, too?! I had to keep reminding myself that times were different then and people were more trusting. Still!
Read: I finally finished Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country, but now until after my book club meeting was scheduled to meet (although that had to be postponed, thanks to last Tuesday's snowfall). I have forgotten out to read classic literature, apparently. I'd certainly forgotten that it takes time. Today, assuming we still have power into the evening, I'll start Jim Harrison's The River Swimmer.
Made: Chili, rice pudding, spaghetti with meatballs - stick to your ribs kinds of warm foods.
Enjoyed: One day of warm temps and sunshine - I was so productive that day! I've started some small projects around the house that I hope to finish this weekend. I've gotten a couple of things painted that I've been meaning to get to for a long time. I also got my shelves rearranged in my office, which makes me ridiculously happy.
This Week I’m:
Thinking About: 40 Bags In 40 Days, which starts soon. I am so ready to combine that and what I've learned from Marie Kondo! Although, as I've been swallowed into Instagram home decor accounts, I'm seeing a lot of people buying up thrift finds that are exactly like things I've long since gotten rid of because they weren't "stylish" any more and I was tired of them. It does make me rethink getting rid of things!
Feeling: I have had a headache for the better part of the week, thanks to the weather. Needless to say, that makes me lethargic. I'm feeling like it's time to pull up my big girl panties and just push through it.
Looking forward to: Spring. Seriously, I can't even think of anything else right now.
Question of the week: See above - if you're like me, what are you most looking forward to about spring?