Sunday, October 13, 2019

Life: It Goes On - October 13

It's been quite a week here and I'm feeling a little wiped out today. But, there's a lot to be done so it's time to put on my big girl panties and get moving. First up, I need to get out and uncover the plants I'm trying to save from the little run of just freezing temperatures we're having at night right now. The longer I can keep the potted plants on my patio and porch, the better my morale will be. Then it's time for some cleaning and yard work. A body in motion stays in motion, right?

Last Week I:

Listened To: I'm finishing up Sarah Blake's The Guest Book today. I'm not sure it's gotten great reviews, but I've enjoyed it.

Watched: I could have sworn there was something different I watched this week that I was going to tell you about; but, for the life of me, I can't recall what it was. So, let's just stick with the usual.

Read: Larose for book club this week and Evvie Drake Starts Over for a possible future book club read.

Made: Things slowed down a bit in the kitchen this week (more on why later), but I did get that chicken potpie made that I was planning last week, fettuccine alfredo, and some amazing sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches. Today I'm going to throw together some spaghetti sauce to simmer all day while I'm working around the house. I'm trying to use up the last of our ripe tomatoes.

Enjoyed: Getting more done than I had planned to get done on my basement reorganization project. Miss Sookie spent every minute of that task with me - often right where I needed to be! Now that I have things where I want them, I know what I need to buy to make it work best, like another bin for the Christmas overflow.

This Week I’m: 

Planning: More work on the basement, a lot of reading because I have a lot of library books right now, and decorating for Halloween. 

Thinking About: My parents may have to make some changes soon; my dad had a health scare this week that has us all looking to their future. Hard to think about them leaving the house they have lived in for 51 years, though.

Feeling: Grateful for the doctor and nurses that took care of The Big Guy when he had his gallbladder removed this week. He is getting along great; the trick to nursing him after surgery is always trying to keep him from doing too much!

Looking forward to: Book club on Tuesday!

Question of the week: What did you cook this week?


  1. We just completed moving my grandmother into assisted living so I can sympathize with the situation with your parents. It's tough and never ever easy. Glad the Big Guy's gallbladder surgery went well. The picture of Miss Sookie made me laugh. I have a project cat too and he is constantly in the way but he loves a project more then anything else. Have a great week!

  2. I haven't cooked anything yet. LOL. I am craving sloppy joes.

    It's difficult when the parents get to a age that makes you take notice. I've been there and it's never easy but seems like you guys have a chance to come together and figure it out. Both of my parents had emergencies that didn't allow for that and it sent me spinning.