Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday Musings (on Tuesday)

Another week is upon us. I hope all of you in the US have a great Thanksgiving. Here is what I am thinking about this week.

1) I am very happy to have a long weekend coming up. I am off on Wednesday since little man does not have school and then have Thursday and Friday off.

2) I am also looking forward to a weekend alone. The guys will be heading out of town on Friday afternoon.

3) This cough that will not go away is really starting to tick me off.

4) I am going to try to record an episode of the podcast this weekend. it has been since May and I need to just do it already.

Here are the pictures for the week.

 One chocolate chip cheesecake for hubby's birthday
Happy birthday baby
Little man and the turkey he colored for a contest at our local independent toy store
The best work day of the year - Thanksgiving Pie Extravaganza!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Funnies

I hope that you all have a fun and relaxing weekend.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Three on Thursday

It is the week before Thanksgiving here in the US and I am getting excited. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday since it contains 3 of my favorite Fs - food, family and football. Here is what I am thankful for this week.

1) That my cold seems to be on its way out.
2) That the time change this year has had less of a negative effect on my than it normally does.
3) That today it my hubby's birthday and we get to spend another year together.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Books Read: October 2017

I am slightly behind on my 52 in 52 goal but I think I will be able to make it up with time off for Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up. In October I finished a high of 5 books.

1) Nothing Is Impossible by Christopher Reeve  - I have had this book for many years and never got around to reading it. It is a very interesting look at how his life changed after his accident. I likes that there is a bit of poor me because let's be honest who would not feel that way after what he went through but it is overall a very positive message. And the part about his brief stint with Scientology is hilarious.

2) Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill - I do not know why but I find books about Scientology so fascinating. The author is the niece of the head of the "church" and she describes growing up in the group. It made me mad the crap the children who are raised in Scientology are put through. As a mother I cannot imagine allowing anyone to separate me from my child for months and sometimes even years at a time.

3) How To Start A Fire by Lisa Lutz - I am not quite sure how I felt about this book. I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads because I do feel that it is well written but I am not sure how I feel about the story. I really disliked all of the main characters and feel like it ended a little to nicely.

4) The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - another book I have owned forever and never read. It is an interesting concept and a fun little read.

5) Ghostly Lights: Great Lakes Lighthouse Tales of Terror by Annick Hivert-Carthew - a book of short stories based around different lighthouses on the Great Lakes. They are not all traditional ghost stories and a I was grossed out in a couple of places but it was a fairly fun read.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Musings

Another week has come and gone. Here are the things I am pondering this week.

1) I am fighting off a cold. I felt horrible on Wednesday and Thursday and then felt better on Friday. By Saturday I was back to normal but when I woke up yesterday I was back to feeling like crap. I slept most of the day away.

2) I really need to start buying Christmas presents for little man. I also need to get our lists together so we can get them to my dad on Thanksgiving.

3) Last Wednesday was our 14th wedding anniversary. We went out to dinner thanks to my dad and his annual check. But since I was sick it was pretty uneventful.

Here are the pictures from the past week.

Little man is star of the week and we had to make a poster all about him

On the sheep statue at our favorite restaurant
Little man and Hamlin the Guinea Pig
Little man has informed me that we need to need to get one of these chairs like the library has

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Funnies

Have a great weekend all!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Three on Thursday

Another Thursday is upon us and here is what I am thankful for this week.

1) Yesterday was our 14th wedding anniversary. I am so thankful to have suck a kind, loving and supportive husband. He truly is my biggest fan and best friend.

2) That little man and I had a nice day off on Tuesday. Since it was election day he had no school so we went to Panera for lunch, ran a few errands and saw The Lego Ninjago Movie.

3) That I was able to work from home yesterday since I was not feeling well. It was nice to not have to worry about getting dressed and ready to leave the house. Although I did put on jeans to take little man to school - I refuse to be the mom who does the drop off in her pajamas.