Sunday, February 28, 2021

Life: It Goes On - February 28

Happy Sunday! We made it through February, guys; the end of winter is in sight. The snow I thought we might still be looking at in our yard in April is melting fast and a heavy rainfall last night hastened that. It's got me thinking of gardens and evenings on the patio. I need that this year, more than ever. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: My Dear Hamilton, which had me wanting to listen to the Hamilton soundtrack. It was also one of those many things that makes me think of my mom - it's just the kind of book she would have loved. 

Watched: The television's been on but I haven't paid attention to most of what The Big Guy's been watching. Except for Jeopardy, which comes on at the time we're usually eating dinner. Does it make us old people if Jeopardy's the show that you never miss?

Read: I finished When The Stars Go Dark and started The Boy In The Field. I'm reading what's becoming available from the library and what I need to read for Netgalley and they are all things that appeal to me. But I'm not sure they're what I'd pick up in this moment if I didn't have deadlines. On the other hand, I'm not sure what I would pick up right now if I could choose anything. 

Made: This week has been about comfort food and things that are quick and easy to prepare. I just haven't had the energy to cook. But this weekend we went into Lincoln twice to spend time with my brother and his wife while they were there and my brother made a Mexican dish one night and a hamburger soup the second night which were both delicious. 

Enjoyed: An evening on a deck with two of my besties - four hours of the best therapy. 

This Week I’m:  

I'm so behind on 40 Bags In 40 Days but today I'm going to finish working on the kitchen and then try to get caught up this week. You all know how much lighter I feel when I declutter!

Thinking About: Gardening and landscaping plans. We started some projects last year that need to get finished and want to put in some new flower beds. 

Feeling: The band I felt around my chest for the first week after my mom died has loosened but I'm still carrying sadness that can overwhelm me at any time. 

Looking forward to: Celebrating Miss H's birthday with her next weekend. 

Question of the week: Any Friends fans out there? Do you know what a Monica closet is? Every time I start 40 Bags, I feel like my whole house is a Monica closet! Do you have one?


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I must have missed the post when you mentioned that she'd passed, so I went back and read it. She sounds like such a wonderful person. I hope her strength will carry you through this tough time.

    1. Thanks, Melissa. She really was a wonderful person who impacted so many. But you're right, her strength is helping us through this.

  2. The Monica closet had me dying laughing. Yes I know exactly what you mean. I'm sorry about your mom. Grief is such a tricky business and takes you out at the knees when you least expect it but I'm glad the band is starting to loosen. I hope this week is calming and comforting for you.

    1. The Monica closet came up again recently in a conversation - truly do feel like my basement is my Monica closet. I'd be so embarrassed if anyone saw it but it's so overwhelming, even with me decluttering regularly.

  3. I never officially said I would participate in 40 bags but when it comes up I am always up for decluttering. Haven't done squat in that area. Too overwhelmed by college decisions and the like. Between my two kids, the senior applying for an undergrad and now my other kid applying to grad school, it's hard to keep it all straight and there seems to be news every few hours.

    1. How are you holding up now that both kids are off to their new experiences?