Sunday, October 20, 2019

Life: It Goes On - October 21

Happy Sunday! It's, at least right now, a beautiful, sunny Sunday. I'm headed out shortly to do more work in the yard and gardens while the sun is shining. We went seven days in a row this week without any rain- the longest we've been without precipitation all year. Turns out it hasn't just felt like it's been raining all of the time, it has!

Last Week I:

Listened To: I finished Sarah Blake's The Guest Book (mixed feelings about that one) and started The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson. Thought I was getting a novelization of that piece of history; I was pretty happy to find that it's nonfiction.

Watched: The Big Guy and I went to a high school football game Thursday night. My alma mater was playing our kids' alma mater and it was a great night for football. Truth be told, though, we really wanted to go see the school district's new scoreboard which was put in my the company our son works for and we were really impressed!

Read: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, which I enjoyed. Completely different from my usual read.

Made: Homemade applesauce in the crockpot with Granny Smith apples. So easy and so yummy! I'm headed to the grocery store soon to get more apples so I can make a double batch and can some jars of it to have this winter.

Enjoyed: Book club - I had to drag myself out of the door to go but these ladies always make this homebody glad she got out. Also, I enjoyed two new-to-me drinks, an espresso martini that I paired with tiramisu (we met at Bravo Cucina Italiano for book club) and Starbucks' pumpkin cream cold brew. It's a good thing for me that there's not a drive-thru Starbucks close to me or I would be there every day while the pumpkin cream cold brews are still available!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: On getting back to my basement project. The nice weather has had me not wanting to be down where it's darker so that project has languished but I don't want to lose all momentum. 

Thinking About: Christmas. Yeah, I said it. I hate to overlook Thanksgiving, but the more I can get done for Christmas early, the less crazy it is later. And the more I can enjoy it. So I'm going to order our cards soon, hopefully this week.

Feeling: Peaceful. My dad had a health scare a week and half ago, but he's good now. My kids are all in good places. I've gotten plenty of alone time lately and I've been productive. All is well.

Looking forward to: A quiet week with a possible road trip to enjoy the fall colors.

Question of the week: We've been eating a lot of apples this week - with dip, as applesauce, and today I may make apple crisp. What's your favorite way to eat apples?


  1. Both of those drinks sound amazing! I'm in the mood for apples this week... crockpot applesauce or baked apples both sound good. And I can't resist apple crisp!

  2. I like apples just cut into slices and munched on. We eat a lot of apples here. Hope you have a good week!

  3. Oh homemade applesauce sounds delicious! I think I need to drag myself to the local orchard and pick myself up a bunch to make some myself! I've also recently rediscovered tiramisu with all its amazingness! I think I need to head to Bravo after the orchard! I forget about Thanksgiving too. It's one of my favorite holidays but Christmas just seems to take SO much planning it overshadows it. Have a great week!

  4. I ate so many apples while pregnant with my son, dozens a day, I can hardly look at an apple.
    When I worked at a pie shop in college people used to always ask for Apple Pie, heated with cheddar on top. I thought it to be very strange but one customer insisted I try it. Delicious. Can't do pies because of gluten but apple pie with a slice of thick cheddar, heated is the way to go.