Saturday, March 19, 2016

Life: It Goes On - March 20

So, it snowed yesterday. Lovely giant flakes that lasted about 10 minutes at a time for a couple of times. Just enough to remind us that it's still March.

We've been living vicariously through the kids this week. Miss H returned yesterday afternoon from her week in Boston. She is exhausted but they had so much fun. They visited Cambridge and rubbed elbows with some Harvard smarties, toured the Sam Adams brewery, spent a good part of one day at Fenway Park, walked the Freedom Trail, and ate at the Union Oyster House - the oldest restaurant in the United States. They may have also each drunk their weight in beer and whiskey. Miss H assured us, though, that she will not be using the word "wicked" as an adjective any time soon.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Well, I was hoping to be through The Shoemaker's Wife but I didn't go into work one day so missed that listening time. One more day. Not sure what I'll listen to after that. Something completely different, I know that much.

Fred Astaire and Petula Clark in
Finian's Rainbow
Watching: "Finian's Rainbow" on St. Patrick's Day, The Voice, and a lot, a lot, of college basketball. I even filled out a bracket this year. I'm sorry Michigan State. It was probably me picking you to make it to the finals that caused you to lose in the opening round.

Reading: I finally finished Leaving Everything Most Loved yesterday but haven't settled on something new just yet. I read a few pages of Beryl Markham's West Into The Night but, while I liked the writing, it just wasn't doing it for me. I may just sit down in front of one of my bookshelves today and try a bit of this and that until something clicks.

A little St. Patrick's libation
with our reubens.
Making: Another chocolate French silk pie on Monday because Pi Day,  grilled burgers, taco salad, reuben sandwiches on Thursday for our version of corned beef and cabbage, and a double batch of reuben dip for my guys to take to parties.

Planning: A graduation party for Mini-me and his girl. Both will graduation in May from different colleges a week apart. Wanna know why we love Miss S so much? When asked what foods she wanted to have at that party, she asked for olives and pickles. That's it. How easy is that?

Thinking About: Making some changes in my life. More on that when there's something to really talk about. For now, I'm just thinking.

Enjoying: Working on ideas for some changes in our backyard. We've got a tree we'll be taking down this spring (although probably not until after the party) which will leave a blank space. Flower bed? Water feature? Sitting area? And how about some new things for the patio? Just dreaming for now.

Feeling: Frustrated by the political rancor and the divisiveness that seems to grow worse daily.

Looking forward to: Bloggiesta this week. My list of things to do around here is long but I'll be happy if I can get even half of it done. I remember how much I learned during Bloggiestas the first few years I was blogging - after every event my blog looked different! I was so grateful to the people who were willing to show a newbie how to get things done. Still grateful to the people who take time out of their lives to get the community together to help each other.

Question of the week: What do you most look forward to as the days grow longer and warmer?

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