Sunday, March 6, 2016

Life: It Goes On - March 6

Not quite officially spring yet, but I can't put the lovely snowy scene any more! Starting to think of gardening, bringing the pretties back on the porch, and dinners on the patio.

We've had a fun, busy week, with a lot of it spent celebrating Miss H. Her 21st birthday was Tuesday and we lunched and shopped; Friday she had a dinner party for friends and family. She is still partying, having gone off to Kansas City this weekend for fun with friends. Oh, to be young again!

Today is tax day for this girl. Woohoo. I'm hoping to knock out all four sets today but I also having cleaning and laundry that needs to be done. And, of course, series finale of "Downtown Abbey" tonight. We're going to miss this show and the distraction it brings from remembering that tomorrow is Monday.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: I'm about half way through The Shoemaker's Wife. My little quibble this week is Trigiani's need to give detailed descriptions of every character, no matter how insignificant role they play in the story. But, again, still enjoying the story and the glimpse into immigrant life in the early years of the last century.

Watching: Last night we watched "Steve Jobs." Even if this movie were not based on real life, it would have been a fascinating look at one man. This is another one that the Oscar noms didn't get wrong - Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet were fantastic. I found an interesting article on that explores what was fact and what was fiction in the movie (you know how I like to dig further!).

Reading: I finished 13 Ways of Looking At A Fat Girl (painful read) and started Mennonite In A Little Black Dress, which is the perfect followup to lighten things back up. Next up I'm hoping that the Jacqueline Winspear book I'm waiting on for a review shows up soon. If not, I'll start on my book club read for this month, The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

Birthday lunch, birthday dinner, my "granddaughter" at the party, and the whole family

Making: My big hit this week was chocolate mini cupcakes with peppermint frosting for Miss H's dinner party. Which I forgot to take a picture of; trust me, they were very cute!

Planning: On helping Miss H get ready for an 8-day trip to Boston with friends next week and celebrating my dad's birthday. I'm thinking pie will come into play for that! What sounds good, Dad?

Thinking About: What I need to get done before Mini-me and Miss S's graduation party in a couple of months. A party is always a good incentive to get things done around the house that you've been wanting to get done, isn't it?

Oscar Party
Enjoying: Girls' night at an Oscar watch party. My friend holds the party every year and we all have such a great time critiquing the fashion and the show. What did you think of the show this year?

Feeling: Tired. I really need a new pillow; I swear I'm spending half my nights trying to maneuver my pillow into a comfortable position. I hate shopping for new pillows, though; hate paying what it costs to get a decent pillow, especially since I might not even like it after I get it. This all drives The Big Guy crazy!

Looking forward to: A thunderstorm this week (as long as it's not severe!). Love watching the lightning, listening to the thunder and sitting at an open window watching and smelling the rainfall.  

Question of the week:  What is your favorite thing about spring?

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