Sunday, August 23, 2020

Life: It Goes On - August 23

Happy Sunday! Hope you are all staying safe and well because 2020 just seems to be saying to us, "You think that's all I've got? Hold my beer!" Back in March there was a meme that was going around the second week which said "Just a warning: this week is starting by changing the clocks, has a full moon, and ends with Friday the 13th. Good luck people. P.S. Don't forget to wash your hands." Remember when that sounded scary?! Now that seems like child's play, what with virus, hurricanes, fires, and political unrest. 

We've been babysitting the grandkitty again this week so I've continued my work in the basement. This week I dove into the file cabinets and have about 40 pounds of paper ready to be shredded. And I'm not finished yet. But all of that time in the basement, with a cat I'm allergic to, has really set off my allergies so that project is going to sit for a couple of days (as are the other projects I've started and not finished downstairs!). 

Last Week I: 

Listened To: One day I finished listening to a book and KNEW that I could not start the next book I had in queue. I needed something that would give me a break from the nonfiction and heavy stuff I've been reading. So checked out what the library had available right away and came across Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking. I cannot tell you how often I laughed while listening to that book! It was just what I needed before launching into another book that will make me angry. 

Watched: The Democratic convention - so weird without all of the hoopla and energy. But it also gave an opportunity to do somethings that they couldn't have done otherwise. I also watched a lot of HGTV (which made me want to stop with the decluttering and do something more creative!), and last night Miss H and I watched A League of Their Own

Read: Like my listening, I needed something in print this week that would take me away and so I followed the advise of Ti (Book Chatter) and picked up Ruth Ware's first book, In A Dark, Dark Wood, which I raced through. 

Made: Last night I made a lemon, raspberry ricotta cake for our weekly dessert date night with friends. It was definitely a do again but with some tweaking. We're doing a family dinner tonight since both Miss H and Mini-him are in town and I'm making zucchini appetizers, a pork tenderloin with apricot glaze, rosemary biscuits, caprese salad, and apple/Snickers salad. Can you tell I've got my cooking mojo back all of a sudden?! Who knows how long it will last? 

 Having Miss H home for the weekend and evenings on the patio. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On finishing the side table project I started a week ago and then had to set aside until I could get more supplies, painting a headboard for the guest room and finishing that paper project now that the extra cat is out of the way. 

Thinking About: More projects, more projects!

Feeling: Frustrated that these allergies have kept me from getting more done this weekend. 

Looking forward to: A week without an extra cat. That's how sad my life has become that that is now a highlight!

Question of the week: What's on the menu at your house this week? While I'm cooking, I'm looking for new recipes!


  1. Sorry about your allergies! I'm taking a big break from the heavy books. I just finished Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. But onto something a little lighter. I've been thinking up crochet projects for the Fall and gifts for Christmas. Cooking this week will be a very yummy chicken potato soup and some homemade salsa. Glad you got your cooking mojo back!

    1. I'm starting to think about Christmas, too; I need to figure out what, if anything, I'll be making so I'm not still working on it hours before I have to wrap it. Wish I could still remember how to crochet!

  2. The disaster memes are pretty funny. If we don't laugh, we will cry so bring on the laughs.

    Tonight is the RNC. I am tempted to watch but if I do, it will be in short bursts lest I have a stroke.

    We started our first day back at the university (online) with a global outage for Zoom. Fun times!

    1. I couldn't even with the RNC. I'm sure they felt the same way trying to watch the DNC but I just didn't find the lies there like I did in the RNC speeches.

  3. Let's see - dinner so far this week has been beef bourgignon, Thai Green Curry chicken pie, Zucchine, tomato and parmesan baked risotto and bacon, zucchini, mushroom tomato pasta.

    Hope you have a great week.

    1. Wow! You're making my mouth water! I really needs to up my game - wish I would have ordered rice for risotto this week!