Sunday, August 1, 2021

Life: It Goes On - August 1

Happy Sunday! I'm moving slow this morning which won't do - my list of things that need to get done today is much too long for me to lounge around. And yet, if my body is telling me to rest, I should probably pick up a book and listen to it, right?

I moved my desk a couple of weeks ago and now, instead of looking at a wall while I'm working here, I'm looking out the windows that flank it. It's quite lovely right now - I wonder how I'm going to feel about it when the lilac branches are bare and the winter winds are blowing. But let's not jump to that just yet and enjoy these last few weeks of summer. Seriously. Stop trying to make it fall or start talking about Christmas already!

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I finished My Cousin Rachel and started J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, which, of course, will have me watching the movie adaptation of both as soon as the Olympics are done consuming my every television moment. 

Watched: See above. Sad that the swimming is over - by far and away my favorite events of the summer Olympics. But you all know that I'll watch any sport that's part of the Olympics!

Read: Timothy Schaffer's latest, The Perfume Thief, which I am loving. 

Made: A new pasta recipe with roasted tomatoes, shrimp and a creamy cheese sauce; Asian chicken salad; red velvet cake; homemade ice cream. 

 So many things this week: pizza and summer beer on the patio (before the heat wave hit), our first real Friday happy hour since before the pandemic, a weekend with my girl here, getting to meet our dear friends' grandson, my niece's baby shower. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On knocking out several small projects using the "inch by inch, life's a cinch" method. My "office" has turned into a dumping ground and needs to get pulled back together, for example. 

Thinking About: The amount of "stuff" we have. As I talked to my niece's mother-in-law yesterday, who recently moved from the home she's lived in for a very long time, I thought about what it would take to pack up and move our home. It's more than a little terrifying to contemplate!

Feeling: Like the summer is flying by much too quickly. I love these long days!

Looking forward to: Going to my first book event in a year and a half. 

Question of the week: What are your plans for the week? 


  1. We moved 4 years ago to a house 1/3 the size of where I lived for almost 30 years. I went through everything and kept just what I thought I had to have but it was still too much stuff so I've given a lot of it away but need to go through and give more away.

    I'll be working all Thursday this week so I'm not sure what I'll be doing on that day.

    Summer is flying by but I'm looking forward to cooler weather.

  2. Moving your desk to look out the window sounds perfect... even in winter! We've been enjoying the Olympics, too. Hope you have a great week!

  3. I have so much to do before the girl leaves for Missouri but I cannot make myself do any of it. I am upset that I booked two evening meetings this week, church related stuff. I am hoping, kind of, that one gets cancelled.

  4. I believe you must put God first...
    How so? Looky here, Lisa:
    ♡ ♡