Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Currently I'm ...

Opting not to participate in the usual Wednesday Hodgepodge and instead do a post about various other things in my life right now.

Reading ... I just finished The Lady in the Attic by Tara Randel. It was such a waste of time. I started reading it at one of Sharon's piano lessons. The first few pages intrigued me as Annie inherited her grandmother's house. It had the prospects of being great. By page 37 I was beginning to get bored, but I kept reading because it was praised as being a cozy mystery. Surely something mysterious and exciting had to happen soon, right? Wrong. Reading about a needlepoint club was almost as bad as having to be in one. The mystery became all about trying to figure out who could the lady be, in a cross stitch piece found in the attic. Boring! I kept going, thinking that surely it has to get better, but it didn't. The entire book was flat, dull, and so boring. If it wouldn't have been a library book I would have given it to Rosie Mae to butcher and up-cycle in one of her many craft projects. Since it was a library book it went back yesterday for the next unsuspecting reader, who will hopefully either enjoy it a great deal more than I did, or be smart enough to not read the entire thing if they're bored.

Playing ... round after round of The Old Shoe Game with Steven. He loves it, probably because he wins 90% of the time.

Watching ... some of the Olympic games in the evenings after supper. I'm fast losing interest in them though so I don't know how much longer we'll be doing that.

Cooking ... Mexican rice, chicken, and salad was on the menu last evening. I had been wanting to make guacamole to go with it, but my avocadoes, while lovely on the outside, turned out to be streaked with black on the inside so I had to do without.

Eating ... for lunch I enjoyed leftovers from last evening.

Drinking ... water, water, and water. I've been taking apple cider vinegar in a little water before and after we go out where it's people-y. But that's not so much drinking as it is taking a gulp or two. It hasn't worked to keep the stomach virus away, but at least it has kept us from getting a cold.

Calling ... the last call I made was to schedule an appointment for Rosie Mae's physical. It's a requirement in our state before teens can get a driving permit.

Crafting ... a beaded mobile / wind chime thing-y that a friend ordered. I have made many already, but this is the first time I'm doing one in solid red. A ruby red, which I think will actually look quite pretty once it's done.

Loving ... the weather right now. It has really warmed up and all the treacherous ice appears to have melted. As much as I love winter, there's something about spring in the air that I really love.

Disliking ... all the mud involved in this warmer weather. As much as we try to be careful, somehow it seems some always manages to get tracked inside.

Celebrating ... I should probably say, Valentine's Day given that today is February the 14th, but we don't do much for it. I'm planning to make some heart shaped krispie treats, but other than that it's like any other day around here.

Feeling ... tired. The stomach bug, though long gone, has left me feeling easily tired.

Listening ... to the refrigerator humming in the kitchen, the furnace humming even louder in the basement. Rosie Mae chattering on about zippers and possible ways to try to fix one on a favorite purse. Sharon singing in the kitchen as she puts the last of the dishes away, and Steven playing with a truck.

Considering ... some possible blog posts that have been rolling around in my head for a while already. I almost did a running diary type post yesterday, I may one of these days.

Wanting ... to get the book shelf Kenneth made for me, filled up later today. It finally got moved into the house this morning.


  1. It was nice to read what you are interested in and doing these days. Isn't that so disappointing when you feel misled by a book? It's one of the reasons I like the library so much. I never feel guilty returning a half read book.
    I've been snow blowing this morning. All of the beautiful spring like weather we've had for several weeks disappeared over night into 10 inches of snow so far and still coming down. I'm going to get a cup of tea and my crocheting and relax until I have to go back out for another round of snow removal. I've been taking lots of essential oils to try to avoid the bugs going around. I never really believed in them, but something seems to be helping. So far, so good. I hope you have a lovely afternoon.

  2. As I read I thought you might like to try a couple of cups of hot peppermint tea. It truly will help an upset stomach every time. My daughter did the vinegar in water. It did nothing for her.
    It's just a regular day here. And it is gloomy with rain. Cold, too. But I'm mighty thankful for a warm home and to be inside. This is a good day to read some blogs.

  3. I am thinking you used the vinegar to keep you from getting sick and that it did help you to a great degree. Vinegar is amazing stuff. I do love peppermint tea for belly ailments and for more serious ones ginger added to peppermint.

    I was Agatha Christie mystery reader and it rather spoiled me for anything else. Being that they always included murder I struggled with whether or not I should read them. I actually loved the characters ( Miss Marple, Hercule Poriot, and Tommy and Tuppence) and other aspects of the stories and hated reading the parts about murders and the evil characters who committed them. The 90's British Miss Marples and Poroit shorts and movies follow the books very well, but the later ones have changed things and incorporate a lot of nasty stuff in them.

    If you know of a good mystery for me to read, let me know. I can't get to the library anymore these days, so I would just find it cheap somewhere online and read it 10 minutes here and there. I love, love, love books. Non fiction mostly.

  4. I can't seem to type today very well. Hercule Poirot is the correct spelling. Sorry.

  5. I enjoyed this post. I agree I love the warmer weather and that the ice is currently gone, but it does make for some mud and dirt issues. Hope you gain your strength back quickly.

  6. I liked this post too. I'm doing a lot of books that I'm reading to review for people and need a break. I'm looking forward to being able to choose my own books!

  7. Two of my favorite books are “Bringing Maggie Home” by Kim Vogel Sawyer and “Phoebe’s Light” by Suzanne Woods Fisher. Suzanne also wrote another series starting with Anna’s Crossing that was fantastic. I also Plow through a book to SEE if it will improve. So frustrating when it doesn’t.


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