Sunday, January 23, 2022

Life: It Goes On - January 23

Happy Sunday! Well, it's a happy Sunday unless you're a Green Bay Packers fan (which so many in my family are); then it's a blue Sunday. "Our" teams are dropping like flies now. But still we'll watch on because we love football so much. 

Even so, I've got great plans for what we'll be watching as the football season winds down. Time to get to some of the shows that everyone raves about that we've never started, to see some of the movies that have been available for months that we've yet to watch. And reading - now that I seem to have broken out of my reading slump, I'm hoping to do more reading. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I've been racing through The Radium Girls, listening at 150% speed. It's almost 16 hours long but should have been 12 hours at best. I need to finish it this afternoon before it expires and then I'm on to Anthony Doerr's Cloud Cuckoo Land

 We watched another episode of The Crown. Friday evening we watched The Prom, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden along with a lot of other well-known names, many of whom surprised with their great voices. I enjoyed it. 

Read: I finished Joan Didion's Let Me Tell You What I Mean. I'm still working on Thrity Umrigar's latest, Honor, and also started Katherine Reay's London House. I've had so many book become available from the library all at once that I'm having to really keep track of what's due when so I get things read. Good thing I broke out of that reading slump!

Made: Monday I made chicken broth and chicken noodle soup. We've been using the rest of the chicken all week - chicken salad, chicken enchiladas. This week we started using My Fitness Pal to track our food intake so I think we'll be eating a lot of chicken for the foreseeable future and my cooking is certainly going to change in the coming weeks. No yummy desserts - just sugar-free pudding for us!

Enjoyed: My brother is staying with my dad for a couple of weeks and brought my dad in for the afternoon/evening yesterday. We enjoyed having them although my dad would probably rather have watched the football game by himself!

This Week I’m:  

Planning: I'm hoping to get back to 30 Bags In 30 Days this week, even though I have done a terrible job with it and won't come near to 30 bags in the end. But it's a good incentive to push The Big Guy to go through his things. He's never opposed to getting rid of things, but just doesn't get around to it on his own. So I've been bringing things down to the family room so he can sort and watch t.v. and I can encourage him. He did hats this week and was actually surprised to realize how many he had and how few of them he actually wears.

Thinking About:
How winter might just be a frame of mind. While I'm dreaming of what I'll do outside when it's warm, my Alaskan kids are bundling up and enjoying all of the beauty and activities that Anchorage has to offer in January. They are loving it winter this year. 

Feeling: Slow. I've caught a cold How? I'm masked most of the time when I'm out of the house and I'm hardly ever out of the house!. I have dental work scheduled for tomorrow and I'm not sure how I'm going to breathe through that with my nose congested.  

Looking forward to: Hopefully going to a movie this week. I'm figuring that if we go during the week, the theater should be pretty empty and pretty safe. 

Question of the week: Have you been to the theater lately? Do you have any movies to recommend? 


  1. I had a hard time with Honor - great writing but, I wasn't prepared for the darker aspects of the story. Cloud Cuckoo Land will be on my February list. I started Lincoln Highway yesterday and am loving the print/audio combo here. Haven't been to the movies since before COVID, we talked about it but opted for a museum membership, a less crowded entertainment venue. I did meet my daughter and granddaughters at Panera today but, not doing too much yet...hopefully, spring and summer we will see the virus disappear??

  2. We went to a few movies awhile back. I loved Shang Chi and Dune and the latest Spiderman!