Sunday, September 12, 2021

Life: It Goes On - September 12

Happy Sunday from Omaha, where it can't decide if it's going to be a seasonably temperate 80 degrees or Indian summer. I've got some yard work I wanted to do this weekend but I think it will wait until later in the week...or October! And certainly I have plenty to do in the house to fill the day; I played a lot this week and it shows around here. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: On the recommendation of a coworker, I started The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. She said that the reader, Lisette Lecat, is fabulous and I concur. If the rest of the books are available through the library, this will make a nice break between longer, more difficult reads. 

Watched: Lots of football, of course. Yesterday I spent a good chunk of the day with my Dad and watched the Huskers win with him. 

 I raced through The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave, which was a recent selection for Reese Witherspoon's book club. 

Made: I wasn't home for a lot of meals this week so there wasn't much cooking to be done. I did make a yummy cheesy roasted tomato pasta and some pepperoni pizza rollups. No healthy eating going on in our house this week!

 Mini-him and Miss H are seven years apart in age but have become very close and have a lot in common, including a love of music. This week, Mini-him drove down and picked up Miss H so they could go to a concert together in Wichita. I love seeing them have so much fun together!

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On Instagram I follow the account of a cleaning company called GoCleanCo and, at sixty years old, I've discovered that an old dog can learn new cleaning tricks. So when Sarah announced a Fall Cleaning Challenge, I jumped on board. It was GoCleanCo that convinced me to pull off the shower doors last weekend to be able to clean them better, after all. If you're thinking about a fall deep clean, you can download the paperwork here.

Thinking About: Talking a brief break from social media. It's a time suck that brings me as much stress as it does pleasure some days. 

Feeling: When my mom died, one of my sister's friends was a rock for our family. She brought us coffee, she sat by my dad's side and shared the grief of losing her husband with him, she helped us laugh. This week her mom passed away and I am broken-hearted for her. 

Looking forward to: A quiet, normal week. As much as I like a three-day weekend and the shorter week that follows it, somehow that week ends up throwing everything off kilter. 

Question of the week: Did you watch any of the 9/11 coverage yesterday? I watched some of the ceremonies in the morning and found myself in tears without even realizing I was crying and knew I wasn't going to be able to spend much time with it this year. 


  1. I'll bet I listened to 5 or 6 of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books! It's been quite a few years, but I loved that narrator. And you're right... they were perfect to sprinkle in between heavier books. Now I've got to go check out that Fall Cleaning Challenge! Have a good week, Lisa.

    1. Apparently at some point the narrator changed and my coworker said it was so disconcerting.

  2. 9/11 coverage is hard to avoid. It's everywhere and it never fails to make me sad and yes, angry.