Sunday, October 26, 2014

Life: It Goes On - October 26

I can't believe it's the last week of October! We've had such an un-Octobery October - more rain than usual but mostly sunny and warmer than usual days. Today we had dinner on the patio in shorts and t-shirts - love it! I need a lot of days like today to store in my memory to help me get through winter.

We have such a busy week this week (see "Looking forward to:");  I'm not sure when I'll find much time to read other than during my lunches and I've hardly picked up my book all weekend. I hate to lose the reading momentum I've had lately! As I contemplate setting up a "Lisa" room and having a reading spot, I've been looking at my bookshelves and thinking how much I'd love to get to so many of those books.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I'll start Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. It's a long 'un so it's probably take me all of November to get through. Just now when I looked to check how to spell Ghosh's name, I found out this is the first in a trilogy. I'm kind of hating that - this better be something that works as stand alone.

Watching: Nothing new to report here other than some Husker volleyball. Hoping the Royals will bounce back tonight!

Reading: Joanne Harris' (Chocolat) Five Quarters of The Orange. There is just a Frenchness to Harris' stories that I love.

Making: Baked chicken for the coming week, lasagne for dinner today (including a broccoli version for Mini-me), more fried apples, and a pizza with a crust we bought at the French bakery which I will happily drive across town to get more of.

Peter Quill
Planning: A costume for NebraskaCon (Nebraska's ComicCon) for Mini-him. He'll be going as Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy which you'd think would be fairly easy. But you'd be wrong. "It's all in the details," he tells me as he draws me into coming up with ways to create each piece of the costume. Seriously, why can't he just go as Captain America again? We have that costume and I worked my butt off for him to only wear it twice!

Grateful for: Having my family around today to celebrate my birthday early. It makes getting older not quite so bad!

Enjoying: The weather, the weather, the weather!

Feeling: Like my knee will actually be healed enough for me to dance at my nephew's wedding in a couple of weeks. I was beginning to wonder but two great days in a row have encouraged me.

Looking forward to: my birthday, our 32nd anniversary, my mom's birthday, and Miss H's move. The big move is Saturday. I have a notebook devoted to what to pack, what to buy, what to take for the moving day kit. I'm starting to get used to the idea that Miss H is moving. But, oh how I am going to miss her!

What are you looking forward to this week?

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