Sunday, September 4, 2022

Life: It Goes On - September 4

Happy Sunday! For those of you celebrating the arrival of September and proclaiming it now autumn, will you please keep it down? I still can't get over that we're already 4 days into September. 

We are still celebrating summer at this house - we even did a dinner with friends the other night with nothing but summer dishes - although I'm happy to say goodbye to the temps in the 90's (or higher!) so that evenings on the patio are more enjoyable. And I must admit that I'm starting to add few autumn accents to my decor and even put away my seashells for the year. 

Last Week I: 

 Listened To: I'm still listening to, and enjoying, Timothy Schaffert's The Perfume Thief, in preparation for this month's book club meeting. 

Watched: Football, volleyball, the usual. Except for Friday night when we watched Serena Williams play. We don't watch tennis generally, but it seemed like we should watch the G.O.A.T. play what might be (and turned out to be) her final match. 

Read: Guys, I missed a review that I was meant to do for TLC Book Tours the week before last! So I've been racing through that and will get a review up this week. 

 Caprese pasta using roasted tomatoes - which, of course, we ate on the patio! 

Thursday we had friends to dinner. Since it was nice enough to eat on the patio, we decided to go all in on a summer menu - we made BLTs, caprese salad, cucumber and onion salad, and capped the night off with S'mores. 

Enjoyed: See above. Jeff has seen this couple at tailgate parties before Husker games but I don't go down for those so I haven't seen them in quite a few years so it was great to catch up. 

This Week I’m:  

Planning: My sister and her husband are coming down this coming weekend so the plan this week will just be to get the things down around the house during the next few days that I might usually put off until the weekend. 

Thinking About: How my dad's furniture will fit in his new place, where art will hang, what new things will need to be bought. When I used to play with Barbies, I spent more time rearranging furniture and making new bedding and such than actually playing with the dolls. I feel like I was training then for these very situations!

Feeling: Frustrated. With myself. My back has gotten worse again but I'm to blame because I stopped doing my exercises as soon as I was released from physical therapy and had no one to hold me accountable. I'm back on track now and hoping to feel better again soon. 

Looking forward to: Seeing my sister and brother-in-law this coming weekend. 

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  1. Good luck with your back. I stopped exercises for my back too, and am back in PT for a while. Enjoy the visits with family and moving your dad into a new place.

  2. Hope you had a lovely Labor Day weekend. That caprese salad looks amazing! Hope your back starts feeling better soon.