Sunday, March 7, 2021

Life: It Goes On - March 7

Happy Sunday! What a glorious week we have had here. I haven't worn a coat in several days. This afternoon we'll do happy hour on the patio, basking in the sunshine and warmth. In my parents' front yard, the early spring buds are beginning to bloom already, something I never thought we'd see this soon when there were a couple of feet of snow on the ground and temperatures were well below zero just a couple of weeks ago. It's exactly what my heart needs right now. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I raced to finish Stephanie Dray's My Dear Hamilton before my library loan expired yesterday. I couldn't help but keep comparing it to the musical and wondering how much of it was novel and how much of it is history. So expect that I'll be reading more about Alexander Hamilton in the coming months. 

Watched: Some basketball, the start of the new season of The Voice, and last night I binge watched Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy. I cannot tell you how badly I want really authentic Italian food now. I may even break out the pasta machine this week. 

Read: I finished Margot Livesey's The Boy In The Field and am finishing Tea Cooper's The Girl In The Painting for a review on Tuesday. 

Made: We celebrated Miss H's birthday with my dad and brother-in-law yesterday so I made one of her favorites, Asian Chicken Salad, and a birthday cake that my dad said must be photographed before we cut into it. Unfortunately, the colors didn't come out true in the photo, making it frosting look very strange. I swore I would never frost a cake that way again, but I may have to give it another shot just for the photograph. 

Enjoyed: Being with family and the weather, of course!

This Week I’m:  

Planning: I'm behind on 40 Bags In 40 Days so I'm hoping to focus on that this week. 

Thinking About: My mom, always my mom. I never know what will make me think of her and have me in tears. I know we were so very lucky to have her for 87 years but it still wasn't enough. 

Feeling: Happy to have had Miss H in town this weekend and Mini-him with us much of yesterday. 

Looking forward to: More family time this coming weekend as we get together to celebrate my dad's birthday. 

Question of the week: What's your favorite Italian meal?

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