Saturday, July 23, 2016

Life: It Goes On - July 24

I know I'm not alone in hoping this heatwave that's gripping most of the country ends soon. You know it's hot when they talk about a cold front moving in and all that does is drops the highs to the upper 80's. Ugh. It was at least tolerable enough last evening for us to sit outside for a bit after dinner.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: NPR all week after bailing on my audiobook. I'll start Khaled Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed tomorrow.

Watching: The RNC convention, at least as much as I could take of it. I sort of hate the conventions. A lot of cheerleading, a lot of telling us what they'll do if they're elected but not much as far as how they think they'll manage to accomplish those things.

Garden at the library
Reading: Racing to finish Leaving Lucy Pear before my permission through Netgalley expires. That whole readathon plan didn't quite pan out as I'd planned. I want to read. I just can't make myself sit down and do it for hours on end right now. Still, I did pick up a couple new books when I stopped at my library's book sale.

Making: A cocktail I discovered last weekend - a French 95 (bourbon and champagne - sounds weird together but oh, so yummy!), grilled cheese, chicken and orzo, caprese pasta, Asian chicken salad, and birthday cake.

Planning: A bridal shower in a couple of weeks for my niece.

Thinking About: Family dynamics. We spent the evening with old friends last night and what can only be called horror stories about problems with their siblings and parents. BG and I both left feeling very blessed.

As laid back a visit as you can get!
Enjoying: A visit from The Big Guy's brother and his wife Sunday and Monday and celebrating Mini-him's 28th birthday today. We'll do a family dinner today since he will be headed off with friends on his actual birthday this week. How did 28 years go by so quickly?!

Feeling: Frustrated. I have ended up with headaches the past few Saturdays. I've powered through as much as I can but I'm not getting nearly as much done as I'd like which means I don't get Sundays for a bit of a recharge day.

Looking forward to: Heading off to Milwaukee this weekend. Because of the way we had to take days off, the boys will head up a day earlier than Miss H, The Big Guy and I and head back a day early but we'll have plenty of time with the six of us to have fun!

Question of the week: It's ice cream season - what's your favorite flavor?

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