Saturday, June 28, 2014

Life: It Goes On - June 29

I know some of you are in dire need of rain but I tell you I am singing that old song "Rain, rain go away." We have had over 10" of rain here in the past couple of weeks, a third of our annual rainfall. I'm so tired of having to batten down the hatches! Our neighbors' annual summer party got cut short last night when storms moved in and today we will head off to a family reunion with eyes on the sky because severe weather is, once again, forecast. I'm so over it.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I'll be starting Jacqueline Mitchard's sequel to The Deep End of The Ocean, No Time To Say Goodbye. I loved both The Deep End of the Ocean and the movie adaptation starring Michelle Pfeiffer. I'm really looking forward to this one.

Watching: Free HBO this weekend including Omaha's own Terence Crawford defending his lightweight title. I'm not a boxing fan as a general rule; but. I must say, I did get wrapped up in cheering for Crawford as he came from behind to win.

Reading: I raced through Timothy Schaffert's The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters this week. I've been wanting to pick up his latest, Swan Gondola, but thought I should get caught up with the books by him I already own. Today I'm starting Jojo Moyes' One Plus One; I've got high hopes for this one!

Making: More black bean burgers, this time a curry variation. I'm told they are delicious; I may finally break down and eat one.

Planning: I stripped wallpaper in my bathroom yesterday and I'm planning to paint this week. I have been wanting to get this done for years!

Grateful for: Finding frames for new glasses so easily this week. This usually takes me weeks. In fact, the last time I got my eyes tested, I never could decide on a new set of frames. Sometimes, I'm kind of high maintenance.

Enjoying: The party on the patio (and by patio, I mean the entire backyard). So much delicious food, music that had everyone clapping and singing along, and a fantastic fireworks show...all before the storms even had a chance to shut things down. And did I mention a margarita machine?

Feeling: I've had a lot of time with my kiddos this week which always makes me feel contented.

Looking forward to: A three and a half day weekend! Plenty of time to read, celebrate our independence, and be productive.

What are you looking forward to this week?

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