Sunday, October 3, 2021

Life: It Goes On - October 3

Happy Sunday from sunny Omaha! 

This was meant to be the weekend to move some plants and head to the pumpkin patch. But yesterday was was cool and drizzly and today's plans sort of got turned upside down. Still hoping to head out for pumpkins soon, but I think the pumpkin patch is out. Transplanting will have to get down after work this week as we won't be around much for the next couple of weekends and time is running out. I want to love fall, I really do; but once I have to start pulling plants that are done producing out and working that an early freeze might end my outdoor gardening any day, I have a hard time appreciating all that's wonderful about the season. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I raced through Nathan Harris' The Sweetness of Water and started Patrick Raddon Keefe's latest, Empire of Pain, about the Sackler family and the opioid epidemic.  

Watched: Football, volleyball, the new season of The Voice

Read: Colson Whitehead's Harlem Shuffle and now I'm reading Liane Moriarty's latest, Apples Never Fall

Made: The best homemade macaroni and cheese I think I've ever made, BLT sandwiches, and caprese pasta. Still loving fresh-picked tomatoes and, if the weather holds, we may still be enjoying them for a couple more weeks. 

Cookie cutters I picked 
up thrifting for $2
Enjoyed: Spending an evening with a friend from Arizona I haven't seen in a couple of years, thanks to CoVid, getting my hair done yesterday, some thrifting, and the better part of a day with the house to myself. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning:
Besides the transplanting, I'm also going to be starting a furniture refinishing project. The Big Guy's grandmother's sewing machine cabinet has been living in my basement for the past many years; I'd like to use it as an end table in one of the guest rooms but it needs some TLC after all of these years. It shouldn't take long. But then you've all heard me say that before and then seen progress pictures that seem to go on for weeks!

Thinking About: Christmas shopping. They keep telling us that there are going to be shortages this season so I'm trying to get as much done as I can early. I'm actually ordering a couple of things for BG to give me, things he gives me every year that might be an issue to find later - I know he won't think to order early. 

Feeling: A little down, to be honest. But the sun is shining and I think I need to get out into it to lift myself back up again. 

Looking forward to: I think we're going to surprise Miss H and head down to see her this weekend. Haven't actually seen any of my kiddos in weeks and I need a kid fix. 

Question of the week: Do you buy just the one pumpkin to turn into a jack-o-lantern or are you someone who has pumpkins spilling off the porch?

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