Sunday, February 3, 2019

My Week in Review


    Outside 
    It's a beautiful day with temps expected to reach 40 degrees today.
    Thankful  - The below zero weather that we had for 3 days last week is gone and we're in for several days with 40-50 degree weather. 
    Reading - Still reading Good Riddance; Elinor Lipman (almost done but I had a few books going at the same time). I started the audio version of Dicken's, Great Expectations (never read that classic) and I'm enjoying it.
    Finished -  I  finished (but need to review) Morningstar: Growing Up with Books; Ann Hood - I loved it (no review yet).
    Watched - The Good Doctor, and The Residents also well as an episode of the Tidying Up with Marie Kondo series about empty nesters decluttering. OMG this couple had so much stuff. I'm so happy, I'm not a collector or accumulator.
    In The Kitchen - I cooked one new thing this week - Orange glazed Chicken Breasts with potato pancakes and broccoli (surprisingly good). Once again, we ate out a lot.
    New To Me Stuff - I picked up a few light weight sweaters and a pretty scarf at the Loft on sale which will be great as we transition into spring - sooner than 6 weeks I hope according to the "Groundhog".                       
    Last Week - We only had yoga twice his week because of the snow. I did meet both my adult kiddos for lunch on Friday which was a short visit but nice.   We went to the movies to see the Green Book - LOVED IT! It was such a good movie, I can see why it's rated 8.3/10 stars.
    Today - We're going out to brunch later and tonight we will be watching the Super Bowl and cheering for our Patriots. I think only people from the New England states will be rooting for them and yes, I do understand why.

      This Coming Week: Thursday is my husband's birthday, so I've made reservations for dinner at a special restaurant.
    New Books 
Hope you all had a good week!

36 comments:

  1. I really, really enjoy these weekly posts. You encourage me to get out. For some reason this winter I've stayed home more. It is supposed to get warmer here, so perhaps that will get me out! I didn't like Great Expectations as a kid, so have no desire to pick it up again. I'm really not a Dickens fan except for the Christmas book. You didn't mention lunch with the little girls. Are they busy with school now?

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    1. I've stayed in more than I care to this winter as well. Cabin Fever gets to me at times even though I love to read and have my lap warmed by the cats LOL

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    2. I forgot to say that the oldest granddaughter is in first grade and the other 2 are in pre school 4 days a week so I don't see them as often as before.

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  2. You really had a busy week and hooray for warmer weather!

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  3. That sounds far too cold! I've been trying to incorporate yoga into my schedule more often. I feel so much better when I keep add it regularly. I love Loft! I missed the sale but I do need to pick up some new transition pieces too. Have a great week!

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    1. I love The Loft as well, decent quality and love most of their styles.

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  4. I'm glad you are warming up. I can't imagine living in such cold. I read Great Expectations a few years ago...and, wow! It was excellent, I thought.

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    1. Deb, I forget where you live? but, I do love New England and the change of seasons so I must take the good with the bad LOL

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  5. It is really difficult to imagine the kind of cold that you've had! We have had almost no winter at all here. I've had 4 straight days of my yoga practice--which has made me feel good since I have not been so good about consistency lately.

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  6. Our weather is crazy - it's in the 60s today and is supposed to be in the 70s by the end of the week. Happy birthday to your husband!

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  7. Happy you survived the cold! Great Expectations is perhaps my favorite Dickens, of the ones I have read.

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    1. I am really enjoying Great Expectations - it's an audio and in print combo read.

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  8. Sounds like a good week of reading and life. I am so glad it isn't freezing cold for you anymore!

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    1. We had several 50-60 degree days and now it will drop and be more normal for this time of year here.

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  9. Glad you got to see your kids. Yes, that weather seemed quite brutal. Maybe that will be the worst. After all, that groundhog is quite the predictor, right? Happy Birthday to your husband! Hope you guys have a nice dinner!

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    1. Thanks Kay, grateful for another birthday to be celebrated for the hub!

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  10. I'm glad your temps are warming. We reached the mid40s today which feels balmy. Enjoy the game tonight. I might watch with my hubby but probably with a book in hand :) Have fun celebrating your husband's birthday!

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    1. We had 3 days of balmy too and now it'll drop and be more normal.

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  11. Oh I wonder if Loft still has the sale going on. Need to check it out as I probably could add some new outfits as our temps are sure to get warmer soon. Hope you have a great week ahead!

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    1. Not sure, I do like to shop in person at The Loft as when I bought a few things online, the style wasn't always perfect. When I get to see it in the store I'm 100% pleased.

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  12. Glad your polar vortex is finally lifting—it was cold in CO last week, but mild compared to the Midwest and Northeast.

    I watched one episode of Marie Kondo. I can see how people are flocking to it, but I’m not much of a hoarder myself and have always tidied up, even when I had three kids under three. I simply would go crazy living in a messy place. But, then I learned to tidy up as a child, and habits learned early stick.

    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. My husband hates the Kondo show, but then he is a bit of a pack rat, and I am not.. LOL

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  13. I hope your weather continues to warm. I heard about the sub-zero temperatures you were suffering. I can't even imagine. I have been thinking about reading Great Expectations one of these days. Probably not this year, but maybe next. It's one of Dickens' I have yet to read. I am glad you are enjoying the audio version. I hope you enjoy your new books and your husband has a wonderful birthday!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, enjoying Great Expectations quite a bit. Thanks for the birthday wishes for the hub.

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  14. We are hoping to have rains which are very long overdue. The trouble however here is that rains always end in floods.
    My reading is steady but slow. I like the sound of your Burke book and need to check it out.

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  15. Happy Superbowl Sunday, Diane! I hope you enjoyed the game today. I'd like to see Green Room. I hope your week is warm and lovely.

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    1. The Green Room was excellent. Hope you can see it sometime.

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  16. Glad you're getting some nicer weather! It's been raining and cloudy here for the past couple of days, which is unusual for the Phoenix area. I was raised in the Pacific Northwest, so this is my favorite kind of weather! I love it.

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  17. I've said it before bur I would not make it in that kind of cold. Nope.
    We have had so much rain and it's caused problems for the burn areas... so many problems and with all the green hills which will die off come our hot summer, there will be brush fires. Such a cycle.

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