Sunday, October 5, 2014
Life: It Goes On - October 5
This Week I'm:
Listening To: I finished Sarah's Key yesterday. I know it's a much beloved book but for me it was a real disappointment. I'll start Laura Lippman's By The Spider's Thread tomorrow.
Watching: The baseball playoffs. We don't watch a lot of baseball here but when those 150 regular season games are nearly over and the games start to really count, then we get interested. Boy, are the Kansas City Royals giving fans something to cheer about this year - their first time to the playoffs since 1985 and three extra-inning games in a row. Very exciting. 1985 doesn't seem that long ago in some ways until I remember that we were still three years away from having our oldest and had only just moved to Omaha. We hadn't yet bought our first ever brand-new car or become homeowners. We still had all four of our parents and six of our grandparents. My how our lives have changed since the Royals last played when it really meant something!
Making: Beef stroganoff, pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting, barbecued chicken pizza and, today, BLT's - because we've still got just-picked tomatoes to use and there's not a better way!
Planning: Not so much my plan as Miss H's - she is thinking of moving out with a couple of friends so we are starting to think about what she will take, what she will need, and, incidentally, if she can really afford it. I'm not sure she's quite ready for it and I'm finding out that I'm definitely not. But when your kids are grown adults, there are somethings we've just got to accept. Even if inside, you're not happy.
Enjoying: Getting my fall stuff out and up. I've used so much from my yard this year that I don't even have room for my pumpkins.
Feeling: Like it's time for me to just push on through the pain that is my knee these days. BG was a wreck last night when he came home and found out I'd been up on a step stool when there was no one home but I'm tired of sitting around. If my dad can keep going with his back sore all of the time, I can buck up and get off my butt!
Looking forward to: Many birthday celebrations this month - two nieces, a brother, a cousin, a nephew-in-law, myself, and my mom - plus BG and I will celebrate our anniversary and the 35th anniversary of the day we met!