Monday, October 5, 2015

While You Were Gone...

While I was gone we have had rainy days and cold nights! I actually put on long yoga pants during the day instead of yoga shorts...brrrr...kitties were sprawled on the floor heaters and have totally abandoned the sunroom!

It's heated beds for these two babies...I actually saw them in bed together but the minute Lucy sees me she hops out...I think they love each other more than I think they do! And they are keeping it a secret!

While I was gone I finished this...I loved it...
and this...enjoyed it, too!
I am finishing's sometimes what I need in a book...clever, funny, sweet and dysfunctional! Two sisters dealing with their issues and their mother and ex husbands and sexting! OMG!

I hope to read this today...
These are new...from Amazon and NetGalley and Edelweiss...
Den spent part of our Sunday crying about football...the Eagles are really really bad, apparently. And the Broncos are mildly good. And all the other teams he watches are just good fun! For him! But I get tons of reading done!
This was in the slow cooker for dinner...from a blog called... I even attempted gravy...notice I say attempted? It was really good...comfy and what my mom and dad made every Sunday!
That was my week end! How was yours?






Friday, October 2, 2015


Other than relentless wind and rain...we may avoid the worst of the hurricane.

AC is fixed and we almost needed the heat on this morning.

Even the upstairs refrigerator decided to behave better...fingers crossed.

Finished this sweet sweet book about family dysfunction...and what happens when sisters enter a magical closet. I think this book would be really good for families dealing with an alcoholic parent. The youngest on guard whenever her mother's mug is not filled with coffee. This book shows how all of these family members deal with their often absent mother...and a father in denial.

Now reading these...Books 1 & 2...compared to my beloved Deborah Harkness Trilogy but these have very mixed reviews...I am keeping an open mind and hoping I love them!
Still browsing Fall these...from FP...Den...birthday pending! Heeheehee!
Love Eileen Fisher...and half off!
Karen Kane Trapeze Dress...
Last...Paula and Patty! Sisters! People never thought we looked alike but I kind of see it here!
Stay dry...pray that Joachim stays away from everyone and have a great weekend...lots of college football, NFL games and easy cookink for us...a quiet rainy weekend...Den...there will be waffles!
See you on Monday!



Thursday, October 1, 2015

And Now This?

Last week was filled with guest prep stuff...

This week is filled with AC stuff...the repair dude has been here since's now almost 11:00. The girls and I are tucked away in our room because he needs to be in and out...but he can go through the basement French doors...Den is dealing with the in and out part.

And now our big refrigerator is going wacky and our downstairs spare is not cooling.

It's just one of those weeks...oh...and apparently Hurricane Joachim is going to hit everywhere around us so Den is prepping the generator...and we are buying jugs of water and tuna and batteries!

I think I want to live somewhere free from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and muggy heat...and pestilence. And I want underground electric wires. I want Den to take me and Lucy and Roxie to a safe place...a hotel that won't lose power or cable. He should stay here and watch the house!


Reading and loving this...I am developing a fondness for Middle Grade books...

From Amazon...

“[A] lyrical story of love and loss... The way the sisters fight and love in equal measure, as well as their basic need for one another, rings poignantly true in this touching and heartwarming story, which contains a ‘tiny bit of magic, right here in the real world.’” (Booklist (starred review))

We did not get to have our Sheetpan Salmon Supper last the time Den got in from the office it was so hot inside we did not want to turn on the oven...we just grilled it outside...still yummy!
Tonight is Pasta Thursday...Linguini and Meatballs! Yum! I need the comfort food of my people! Well...half of my peoples...heeheehee!
Plus I have a sinus headache from all of this pouring rain...
Ugg! Not Ugg's!



Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hot! Hot! Hot!


It is hard to believe that it is nearly October and we are still running the AC or rather trying to.

Remember my bathroom using leaving the seat up electrician? After he left the AC stopped working. Den insists there is no connection...but...I don't believe him. Something popped when he was here working and when we tried to turn on the AC it was dead! And it's still really hot! Lucy slept sprawled out under a fan in the family room and she never does that...never!

And now we are in the path of that pesky hurricane!


Finished this...really sweet book...

Reading this...I love books with alternate voices...Carly May and Lois were abducted for two months when they were twelve. I am just getting into this but so far it is really good. It does not seem like a normal abduction but it's too early for me to tell...
Cooking! Dinner is Soy Mustard Salmon And Broccoli from my fave cookbook!
That is it for me today! I need some tea and toast!




Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What I Am Doing Right Now!

Love this's filled with family angst and Italian recipes! Frankie/Francesca runs off to her finance's remote cabin after a tragedy. She just wants to be alone but...that doesn't quite's just a perfect escape book for me after our busy week.

Why is it that a repairman who is supposed to be here for just two minutes to repair an outside outlet that one of his workers messed up last year needs my clean fresh downstairs bathroom the moment I answer the door? Muddy shoes and he leaves the seat up? Something we never do...we have kitties who are curious and can fall in!!! I just need a break!
Den did the food shopping for us this took one trip to Whole Foods and only three phone calls. I feel as though I was there. I can guide him through every aisle!
Making...Gimme Some Oven Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada kitchen smells so amazing! Her food is the best!
Wanting...anything and everything plaid! These are from Nasty Gal!
Den brought home sushi! Time for lunch!