Sunday, February 16, 2020

Life: It Goes On - February 16

Happy Sunday, friends! It's 51 degrees here at the moment and the sun is shining. Which is a damn sight better than the grey day we had a couple of days ago when the wind chill made it feel like it was -25 degrees. Luckily, we are getting more warmer days than cold days and it feels like we'll survive another winter.

I hope you all had a good Valentine's Day, however and with whomever you celebrated it. The Big Guy and I did what's come to be our usual - a nice candle lit dinner at home. We've gotten so in the habit of just sitting at the counter eating our meals; it was nice to sit in the dining room, use our china, light candles, and just relax.

Last Week I:

Listened To: I finished Queenie (loved it) and I've started Kate Atkinson's Transcription. Her writing is just so good!

Watched: Yesterday I watched Frances McDormand and Amy Adams in Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, a movie I've been wanting to watch since it came out. I really enjoyed the book and felt like the movie was a very good adaptation of it. In looking for a picture from the movie, I came across an interesting article that talks about earlier thoughts of making the book into a movie:
"Although released in 2008, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day was actually intended to be made as a movie in 1941. Originally, it was a novel by Winifred Watson released in 1937, and she later sold the film rights to Universal Studios in 1939. Universal held on to it for a little while and by 1941, had plans to turn it into a musical starring Billie Burke as Miss Pettigrew. Watson was very eager to see “Miss Pettigrew…” turned into a movie, but unfortunately, the project was shelved after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In 1954, Universal renewed the rights to the story, but again, nothing ever became of it. Watson died in 2002 believing her story would never make it to the silver screen."
I also found that the original book had illustrations!
Read: I raced through Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key and hope to finish Liz Moore's latest, Long Bright River today. It's been an excellent week for reading. I've been reading such good books so far this year. I'm going to be terribly disappointed when I come across one that just doesn't do it for me.

Made: Chicken noodle soup which we ate for several days when it was bitter cold. I can't figure out how to make less than enough soup for a whole family so a pot lasts forever!

Enjoyed: Those of you who've been around a while won't find it at all odd than I enjoyed spending six hours on Wednesday helping Miss H sort through all of her clothes. Yes, six hours. Two dressers and two closets worth. That doesn't even touch accessories. She got rid of five bags of clothes and you know how happy getting things out of my house makes me!

This Week I’m: 

Playing around with
something new in the
dining room.
Planning: On continuing to help Miss H sort through her things here. She'll be moving in six weeks and while I don't expect her to take every thing she owns, I also don't want to store things she'll really never use again.

Thinking About: 40 Bags In 40 Days starts in 10 days and I already have a plan in place for how I'm going to work through my house. I. Cannot. Wait!

Feeling: Invigorated. I'm taking down some of the winter decor, I'm making a plan to get some quick projects done around here in the next few weeks, I'm arranging some things to give things a bit of a new look. In other words, the sun's been shining for a couple of days and your girl is feeling it!

Looking forward to: Book club on Tuesday and BG's sister's birthday/retirement party next weekend.

Question of the week: Has the spring cleaning bug hit you yet? Or are you still enjoying cozy winter vibes?


  1. I have been looking at my house and wondering what has changed. Crap everywhere. I think my daughter is just home more now since she is only doing one show and not two like she always does. Man, she makes a mess. Her backpack was on the kitchen counter last night. Shoes, everywhere. Yes, I am in the mood to spring clean.

    1. Not gonna lie - I'm going to miss Miss H tremendously when she moves but there's a big part of me that is REALLY looking forward to not have her stuff lying around all of the time!