Sunday, March 24, 2019

Life: It Goes On - March 24

Well, well, well - I think we are finally headed into spring. Which is not to say it's time to put away the winter gear yet but I did wear sandals all day on Friday. I'm not going to look at the forecast for the week - I don't want to know if it's going to be bad - I'll just check it each morning and live with that.

I have had the best mental health four-day weekend. Checked a lot off of the to-do list, knocked out a lot of my 40 Bags in 40 Days bags (including today getting a dresser, desk and desk chair out of my basement!), and got in a fair amount of friend time. I didn't get as much done as I had planned but was happy to be able to support friends who needed me.

Last Week I:

Listened To: I started listening to Tana French's The Trespasser and I'm really enjoying listening to a book read with an Irish accent!

Watched: A whole lot of college basketball between the NCAA and NIT tournaments.

Read: Here's another thing I thought I'd find more time for the past four days. I am enjoying Before The Fall which I'll finish this week.

Made: Things have been super casual in the kitchen this week - chicken salad sandwiches, nachos, chili dogs - and we've been out to eat more than usual.

Enjoyed: Book club, time with friends, time with my parents and time to myself. And finding homes for these spindles my mom passed on to me from her collection, a sterling silver bowl I found at the Goodwill, and a vintage pastoral print I found on Facebook Marketplace. Yes, yes, I know it sort of defeats the purpose of 40 Bags if I keep getting new things but a girl needs a refresh once in a while!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: We've got nothing on the calendar so I'm planning on getting through the rest of my upstairs rooms for 40 Bags. Then it's time to tackle the basement. Ugh. But after getting some furniture out of there, it already looks so much better so that will help with my mood as I work through that.

Thinking About: Spring planting and some changes I want to make in our yard this spring.

Feeling: Happy to have been able to help friends today. It's always good to be able to put smiles on people's faces.

Looking forward to: Right now, I'm tired physically and mentally. Sundays are clean sheets day so I'm looking forward to crawling into bed sooner rather than later.

Question of the week: Are you a March Madness fan?


  1. I find that with moving or getting rid of stuff I take them out and then it lies in orderly piles for ages. This last week I cleared out such a pile and felt extraordinarily good about It!!!

  2. I have not seen much in the ways of March Madness. But I do enjoy watching basketball when I remember it's on! We've been planning some spring planting as well. We're trying out a revamped version of square foot gardening. We have a super small space but we're excited to see how it turns out this year. So glad spring is finally here. It's still so cold in the mornings but I love having it warm up by the afternoons. It's still a bit too cold for planting but that gives me time to plan. And yes to the flip flops this week!

  3. I am aware of March Madness but don't follow any of the brackets. Is that what you even call them?
    Your food always sounds good. You should do a cookbook. Easy Dinners. I never know what to make and I spend way too much money.
    My reading has been good. I have been reading what I want and it feels good. Not paying too much attention to my "read by" dates but since I only request what I want to read it works out. My MO lately is to read blindingly fast. Just keep turning the pages.