Sunday, November 14, 2021

Life: It Goes On - November 14

Happy Sunday! As I type, I'm looking outside at a sunny day and I can almost pretend that it's a warm and sunny day...except for the fact that the wind is blowing and I can see the neighbor children playing outside all bundled up. It's supposed to warm up and I'm hoping they're right because I still need to finish that sewing machine project (yeah, yeah - I know I've been saying that for a couple of weeks!). 

It's the last week for this picture - after four days of strong winds there are very few leaves left on most of the trees. And this is when my winter blues start to set in, especially with the end of daylight savings time, so it's time to try to find ways to make these next few months more tolerable. First up, I've decided to give myself permission to leave lights on in rooms I'm not in so the evenings are not so dark. Hit me up with your best suggestions!

Last Week I: 

Listened To:
 I finished Lauren Groff's Matrix but I'm weeks away from getting my next scheduled audiobook so I listened to a lot of music and some podcasts, including Glennon Doyle's We Can Do Hard Things

Watched: I haven't been home a lot this week so not much, besides football and our usual Sunday morning cooking shows.

Read: I'm racing to finish Eowyn Ivey's The Snow Child for book club on Tuesday. I've had entirely too many library books became available at the same time so I'm basically racing to finish ALL of the books lately.

Made: Again, I haven't been home much so I haven't cooked much. I did make penne alfredo to take to a friend for her family's dinner. 

 I won lottery tickets to Hamilton for last night's performance! My sister-in-law and I went to dinner then off to the show where we had front row seats. Not the best for a full view of the stage but it was so fun to be that close to the performers and the music director. 

Also, a five-hour Happy Hour with the ladies I call my Tier Ones. Four bottles of wine, loads of food, even more catching up and laughing. These ladies recharge my soul.

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On getting my Covid vaccine booster so, knowing the way I've reacted to the vaccine before, also planning on a day of being really tired right after it. 

Thinking About: Christmas decorating. The Tier Ones settled on a December 4 progressive dinner which means that my house can't be in its usual state of Christmas decorating chaos on that date this year. Which also means that I can't wait until after Thanksgiving to start the process. Normally, I'm a stickler for waiting but this year I've got some new ideas that I'm eager to put together. 

Feeling: Relaxed, which, as you've probably figured out by now, is rare for me. 

Looking forward to: Book club Tuesday.

Question of the week: Besides the turkey, what's your favorite Thanksgiving food?


  1. I had my vaccine booster scheduled for last week but had a cold so ended up canceling it. I need to reschedule it soon to get it over with. I'm dragging my feet because I didn't feel great after the 2nd shot but that was short lived. We are a big fan of starch heavy food when it comes to Thanksgiving! Macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, dressing, etc!

  2. I know what you mean about those winter blues! It hasn't been as bad since we've been in FL, but it was so hard to have it be cold and start getting dark around 4. Good idea to let yourself leave the lights on!! Will be curious to hear what you think of The Snow Child... it's been on my kindle for literally years!