Sunday, January 5, 2020

Life: It Goes On - January 5

Happy New Year! Fortunately, if you're like me and would prefer as few big snows over the winter as possible, it looks nothing like this here. In fact, for most of the past few weeks, it's rarely been cold enough for it to even snow. It's meant easy commutes and me not having to worry as my family goes around on its travels.

Speaking of travels, my family is off on all kinds of travels in the coming weeks. Even though, as you all know, I do love me a quiet house, it may prove to be too quiet even for me! Maybe the most exciting of the trips is Mini-him and Miss H heading north next weekend to see their beloved Green Bay Packers play the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff game at Lambeau Field. Go Pack!
Last Week I:

Listened To: It was all podcasts last week, mostly The History Chicks. I listened to three hours about Audrey Hepburn's life; if I didn't adore her before that, I certainly do now! Currently listening to an episode about Charlotte Bronte. When that's done, I'm back to books, starting with Susan Choi's Trust Exercise.

Watched: All of the football, some college basketball, a Seth Meyers standup special, some Queer Eye, and, right now, Fiddler On The Roof. We had intended to see Little Women at the theater on New Year's Eve but there was a bat in the theater and they cancelled the show. We are never going to convince the husbands to go to that a second time!

Read: After I looked at last year's reading and discovered that I'd really only read one classic, my choice for the first book of 2020 is Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains Of The Day. So far I'm loving it but I didn't have much time to read last week so I'm just getting started.

Made: Nothing worth mentioning. I did put together a charcuterie "board" as our part of progressive dinner on Friday evening. It's always fun to choose what to include with those and I found a couple of cheeses I really liked this time. Now to remember what they were!

Enjoyed: Our progressive dinner and our New Year's Eve festivities with friends, even if our New Year's Eve plans had to be changed on the fly!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: The Big Guy has been spending a lot of time working in the evenings at my desk but I finally have it back to myself so I'm planning on getting caught up on a lot of computer work and blogging in the coming week.

Thinking About: I've got the house to myself for most evenings this week so even though there are plenty of things I could be working on, I'll be in front of the t.v. a lot. I'm trying to decide what I want to watch - catch up on some series? watch some movies? and which ones? Decisions, decisions!

Feeling: I'm sad to be through the holidays (and the days off work!), but I'm also ready to get back to a routine.

Looking forward to: A visit this weekend from my sister and her husband and my parents.

Question of the week: I managed to get through the holidays and our dinner the other night without taking a single picture. I'm glad to have been in the moment instead of having my camera in front of my face but I'm sad not to have those photographic memories. What about you? Are you a picture taker or do you prefer to sit back and enjoy gatherings?


  1. I am a picture taker but my kids rebel. It's funny because they take tons but when I try they complain.

    1. My sister is always taking pics and I'm grateful to have them whenever I want some from a family event. But she also posts pretty much all of them on Facebook and I'd rather not have every pic she takes of me out there!