Sunday, March 27, 2022

Life: It Goes On - March 27

Happy Sunday! Once again it's a sunny Sunday morning, after a week where it was overcast and rainy. This girl was happy to have the rain since I know how necessary it is to make my lawn and gardens look great this spring and you know how much I'm looking forward to spending time outside. 

Last Week I: 

Listened To: Marja Mill's The Mockingbird Next Door. I actually have a copy of the book on my living room bookshelves but somehow have never gotten around to it, despite being very anxious to read it. Now I'm glad I didn't because the reading of the audiobook is excellent. 

Watched: Basketball, so much basketball. We don't really watch much college basketball (other than "our" teams) but, come March, we love everything about the tournament. 

Read: Guys, I'm having so much trouble forcing myself to pick up a book. I'm still working my way through Booth, which is very good but I can only read on my phone because my Nook no longer supports Libby. On my phone, the book is over 900 pages and it makes it feel like I'm getting nowhere when I'm reading. I really need to work past this because I have so many books that I "need" to read. 

Made: Chicken al fredo pasta, tomato basil soup, reubens (yes, again). I think we are starting to work our way out of the "how do we cook while counting our calories" phase. We didn't resort one time this week to a salad because we couldn't think of anything else. 

Enjoyed: An evening with Isabel Wilkerson, virtually, through the Creighton University President's Series. She talked a lot about her latest book, Caste, which I read and learned so much from. She also talked about her book The Warmth of Other Suns and how much work it was to write and how hard it was to get the stories she wanted to include in that book. We were strictly prohibited from taking screenshots of the event so I can't even share a pic from it. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: Continuing 40 Bags In 40 Days. I'm hoping to get The Big Guy on board this next couple of weeks. 

Thinking About:
Miss H drove to Nashville this weekend by herself to go to a concert with, and stay with, some people she has only known through Twitter. As a mom, that made me so nervous. But also so impressed with her fearlessness. And when I see her as happy as she is in this pic she posted yesterday, it makes me happy, too. Even if today I have to worry again for eight hours as she makes her way home. 

Feeling: Thursday we had a fire in my office. I work on the fifth floor of a building that has very tall floors and a very open stairwell that scares the heck out of me. I managed to make it down the stairs (albeit slowly) without a panic attack (which I've had before in that stairwell); and then, even more astonishingly (for this very out of shape, middle-aged woman) back up again. Now, this might seem like no big deal for most of you, but it was for me. I'm proud of myself of accomplishing that relatively small task. But I'm also counting my blessings when I think of how supportive my coworkers were, making sure I was doing ok going down, encouraging me as I went back up. Sometimes it's the little things that matter most. 

Looking forward to: Finishing taxes this week. I'm ready for that task to be done!

Question of the week: Have you already finished your taxes this year? 

1 comment:

  1. Your account of the stairwell is no joke. Now that my knee is all jacked up, I am always thinking about how I would escape from danger should something happen. I would probably not be able to make it down the stairs without permanent damage. Crap, student ministry is having a nerf war soon and someone asked me if I would participate. Uh, yeah if I can shoot you as YOU run by. LOL.