Sunday, December 12, 2021

Life: It Goes On - December 12

Happy Sunday! Friday it snowed; within a couple of days it will all be melted - just the way I like winter. I am finally done decorating, nearly done shopping, and have almost all of the gifts wrapped already (that is a huge first for me!). Off to decorate for my dad this afternoon and then I'll start to feel like I've got this holiday under control. How are you doing this season? 

Last Week I:

 Listened To: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue which I'm still enjoying a lot. I've got three days and four hours still to go - may have to speed it up a little to get it finished as I tend not to listen much around the house. Next up Sally Rooney's Beautiful World, Where Are You

There are a lot of forests going on in my house 
this season!
Watched: The Husker women's volleyball team upset long-time rival Texas last night and is headed to the Final Four. It's always nice to beat a team whose fans boo'd you when you came out to warm up. 

Read: Here's the thing that's not getting done. I'll bet I haven't read 50 pages all week. 

Made: I can't really remember beyond last night when I made a roasted tomato pasta with shrimp. 

Enjoyed: A long FaceTime call with Mini-me and Ms. S. We got a tour of the new house now that they're settled; got to see all of our grand-animals, including their 4-month old puppy; and see how happy they seem to be in their new home. It did this Mama's heart good!

This Week I’m:  

Planning: On getting the Christmas cards mailed, hosting a book club holiday party, and finishing the shopping and wrapping. 

Thinking About: Christmas cooking and baking. 

Feeling: Calmer today. I was feeling overwhelmed this week, sure I could not get it all done in the next couple of weeks. One productive day and I'm feeling much better. 

Looking forward to: My book club's now annual holiday party. 

Question of the week: What's your favorite holiday treat to make? 


  1. You have been busy and it's nice you got to catch up with your daughter as well.

    My new EASY and favorite dessert recipe is Mini Pecan Tarts (served with whipped cream). I made them at Thanksgiving and I'll do more for Christmas -- so good and simple. Here is the recipe:
    (I used the pre-made rolled pie crusts as well.

  2. This is a tough time of year to get much reading done! My time with audiobooks on my morning walk has been about it for me. Enjoy your book club's holiday party.

  3. No snow here but a huge winter storm expected to bring 5 inches of rain. We haven't had five inches of rain in 7 years combined. My daughter had her first tornado warning in Missouri. She was pretty horrified at how the wind almost knocked her down just walking from dinner to her dorm.

    I am skipping Christmas cards this year. I am stressing over them since we have no good photos so this year, we will take a little break.

    Right now I am making vegetarian chili and trying to get the house in order before my daughter arrives and my vacation begins this Friday.