Monday, December 2, 2019

Life: It Goes On - December 2

A day late and a nasty cold later (well, still working on that part), I'm hoping you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. We were a smaller group than originally planned but when you have a 16-month-old to entertain you, you hardly notice that anyone else is in the room any way! We got in plenty of overeating, our usual Black Friday morning shopping (although only three of us could go this year), and lots of time to talk and laugh together.

This darn cold has me moving slowly, with plenty of rest breaks, so I didn't even finish the Christmas decorating over the weekend. Of course,  it would go faster if I just put things up the same way I had them up last year, but that would be too easy, right?

Last Week I:

Listened To: Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. Mixed feelings about this one. Tomorrow I'll start The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Watched: Lots and lots of football, some volleyball, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (was it just us or was there a whole lot of the announcers and not much of the actual parade this year?), and It's A Wonderful Life, which I haven't caught in years.

Read: I didn't get much reading in over the holiday but did finish Body Leaping Backward by Maureen Stanton (which I'll be reviewing soon) and I'm about half way through Virginia Kantra's Meg and Jo, which is a contemporary retelling of Little Women.

Made: Not a whole lot. My mom let me make a pumpkin pie and a coffee cake for the gathering but we've kept it pretty low key around home and The Big Guy's been a sport and done most of the meals while I'm not feeling well.

Enjoyed: Family. But let's be honest, mostly The Prince. He is a happy, happy little man who clearly felt it was his duty to entertain us all and he did a marvelous job of it.

This Week I’m: 

Planning: On finishing the Christmas decorating, starting on some Christmas gifts that I'm making, and trying to get most of the rest of my shopping done. 

Thinking About: Heading back to the doctor this afternoon. This cold is kicking my butt and I don't have time for it.

Feeling: Eager. Mini-me and Ms. S will be here in less than three weeks. We haven't had Mini-me with us for Christmas in four years and Ms. S has never been with us so I'm making plans to pull out all of the traditions this year.

Looking forward to: I'm so off my game these past few days that I haven't even looked at my calendar for this week. I have no idea what I'm meant to be looking forward to!

Question of the week: What's your go-to when you don't feel good? Comfort food? A special tea? A movie marathon?


  1. So sorry to hear about your cold! Those are so awful and they seem to be spreading like crazy this year. That's too bad about the Last Trial of Harper Lee. I have that one on my TBR but I don't know all that much about it. Hope you're feeling better!

  2. The Prince is freaking adorable. Jolly, comes to mind.