Sunday, February 9, 2020

Life: It Goes On

Happy Sunday! Raise your hand if you, like me, were excited to have the Puxatawny Phil predict an early spring last week! I shouldn't really complain too much - it hasn't been that cold here lately and we've gotten very little snow in the past week (of course we haven't, The Big Guy is home to scoop it!). Still and all, I'm already thinking about gardens and evenings on the patio and long evenings of sunshine.

Last Week I:

Listened To: I finished Dani Shapiro's Inheritance and started Queen by Candice Carty-Williams. Guys, my audiobooks so far this year are killing it!

Watched: BG and I watched The Irishman. I must admit, while we would both agree that it's a great story and there are some excellent performances, it is one slow movie. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much in a theater where I was unable to stop it and walk away for a bit. Last night I watched Marriage Story in preparation for the Oscars tonight. I've watched my usual very few of the nominated movies so I can't compare this one or these performances to many others but, damn, Adam Driver earned another fan with his performance.

Read: I finished Ariel Lawhon's Code Name Helene which I couldn't read fast enough. Then I started both Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key and Liz Moore's Long Bright River, both of which I'm enjoying.

Made: Basic stuff - cheeseburger pie, omelets, pasta. I suppose I'll have to up my game this week since we always do Valentine's dinner at home.

Enjoyed: I did some thrifting this week; I went to three stores on Thursday and two yesterday and spent a whooping $12. Almost everything I picked up was practical except one vintage picture frame for our guest room.

This Week I’m: 

Planning: To do taxes. Already. Ugh. 

Thinking About: Miss H has decided she's moving in a couple of months. Three hours away from me. It's time for her to be out on her own and I know that most of you have had to deal with your baby moving away from home much younger than she is. But this mama is going to have a tough time of it. She's excited and she'll be very close to one of her cousins and one of BG's cousins so she'll at least have family nearby if she needs them so I'm trying to be ok with it.

Feeling: See above.

Looking forward to: Another quiet week. Let's hope I'm more productive with this one than I was with the last one.

Question of the week: Will you be watching the Oscars tonight?


  1. Moving, again! Your family moves a lot and you all do it so well. Her moving out will be a change for sure. I am okay with mine being at college most of the time but like this weekend we will meet up for brunch and then him leaving again will be like starting all over again. Those times are wonderful and hard.

    I did watch the Oscars and it was a pretty good show. The Parasite director was so humble and funny. Joaquin's speech! OMG. There was one moment when I thought he would take it too far but he ended up going the other direction.

    1. I feel like I'm moving kids constantly! I think (fingers crossed!), my oldest is staying put for another year so I don't have to think about moving H in April and A in May, at least! Oh gosh, Joaquin - I really was starting to think he was on something and was just going to keep going on and on!