Sunday, February 16, 2020

Currently.....Winter









Outside my window...

It is a beautiful day in my neck of the woods. Currently, at 1:00 p.m., it is 52* under a clear blue sky. A few days ago we got down to 10* at night. At this time of the year we are either warm or freezing. Climate change?? You know our president doesn't believe in such a thing. LOL!


Pondering..

Oh my goodness, since I was last here we have impeached a president. Only the 3rd one in the history of our beloved United States. And the Senate decided not to have a 'real' trial but to continue to protect him and his shenanigans. I wonder what it is they are afraid of us finding out?? So he thinks he has been found NOT GUILTY when, of course, it was acquitted. Not quite the same thing. Remember OJ Simpson was acquitted and we know that most of the country thought he was guilty as hell. Now we will live though our childish president get on with 'getting even.' Sigh!! I can't wait to vote him out of office and get a more grown up man to be in charge of America. And I think, not only is there a majority of America, but of the world, will agree with me. As long as they don't have to say it out-loud and admit they were wrong.  

Watching...

I have been watching some of my favorites. Like This Is Us, New Amsterdam, A Million Little Things, and Grey's Anatomy. And also getting my reality TV fix by watching 90 Day Fiance. Oh the drama of that one. I also watch Sister Wives. What are you watching? 


Reading/Listening...

Since I have discovered Audible, I mostly listen to books. I spend enough time reading on my phone that I am just not interested in reading books anymore. And I have figured out how to 'quiet my mind' and really get into the books I listen to. So what have I listened to this past month?

  1)P. S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern. This is a book club selection. I gave it 3 ***. It was okay. Not great, but enjoyable. 

  2) The Hallows by Victor Methos. A freebie off of my Kindle Unlimited account. This is one of those books that offers both the reading and the listening version. I mostly listened. A good story. I enjoyed it. I gave it 3 *** on Goodreads. Maybe I need to rethink my star system. I enjoyed this book more than #1 above. This is a legal thriller. 

  3)Live Simply, by Hazel Simpson. This is another declutter and simplify your life book. I enjoyed it.

My One Little word...

I have chosen a word of the year for a few years. In the past I have halfheartedly done the One Little Word. I have had the words Hope, Change, Forward, and Fight. This year I am taking a different approach to the word. I have joined up with Ali Edwards and her One Little Word (OLW) workshop to delve into my word and to keep it my focus for the year. This year my word is SIMPLE. I want to make my home simple, my diet simple, my life simple. I will share more with you as I go along. This month we are working on vision boards.

Creating...

I am creating my vision board for my OLW challenge for the month. I have torn up a bunch of magazines. Just need to figure out how to put it together. 

Learning...

I am still learning and I still have much to learn. This living alone and being a widow is not a fun place to be. I am wondering if I will learn to love it someday. Only time will tell. I am an introvert so there's that!!

Planning....

This coming month of March, hopefully, will find me back in the bedrooms with the de-cluttering to continue. I have been working in the laundry room, the dining room and the reading room. Little changes with becoming SIMPLE. 

What's in the kitchen...

I have about given up on meal planning. Planning for one is much harder than it ever was to plan for a family. Now, I eat what I want when I want. It is not unusual to find me eating a bowl of cereal at 9 p.m. as my dinner. Or a slice of banana bread at 4 a.m. as breakfast. I am still making a batch of those egg muffins (that I talked about in my last post) every week. Love them! Are any of you single people willing to share how you handle meal planning??


A quote to share...











Photographing...

He loves to soak up the sun

My Ruby red slippers

puppy tracks in the snow

Aren't I the cutest

Snuggling in his bed

A final thought...

I took Charlie to the vet this week because he has a cough (which he has had since I got him) which is getting worse. Charlie came to me with a variety of health problems. One of them is a previous crushed trachea. Well, I guess my little pooch has gotten too fat since he came to live with me....and so have I....so the extra weight is pushing on his trachea causing him to cough more. We are now (and by we, I really mean Charlie) into eating less and trying to walk more. He doesn't like cold weather (and neither do I) so the activity will increase when the weather warms up. So little fatty and I are hoping you are all doing good. See you soon!



22 comments:

  1. I love, love, love these posts and wish I could write something like this, say once a month. Where did you get the idea? Are other bloggers doing this as well?

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    1. I used to link to a blog that used this similar format for a Monday post. It was called the Simple Woman's Daybook. However a few years ago she did not want people to change her format in any way, shape, or form. I wanted to follow my own prompts so I started the Currently posts on my blog. You are welcome to use them if you would like. There are a lot of these kinds of posts on blogs all across the world. Some of those who follow me use them too!

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  2. What am I watching? I just finished Jessica Jones on Netflix. And I'm enjoying the new season of Doctor Who (new one on right now). One episode wasn't too great, but the rest have been pretty good.

    For meals, I love to make myself something that I can have leftovers off of for days. Depending on what I make, I may eat it for three days straight, or I may alternate and have something different every other day. Leftover nights are the best.

    Glad to see you blogging again.

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    1. I will add Jessica Jones to my list. I do the leftover thing too. But I just stopped with meal planning. I need to get back to it, I think. Good to see you Liz.

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  3. What I can't eat in a week or less goes to the freezer. For the past nine month I've been very good at keeping my freezer "et up".

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    1. I'm not fond of freezer foods but I should give this a try and see how it goes.

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  4. Glad you figured out what was going on with Charlie and the cough. It takes diligence and persistence but a dog can lose weight, LOL. Our previous corgi gained weight and was 43 pounds when we first relocated to Southern California since I was giving him less walks and more treats. Cut out the treats and upped up the distance we walked and he dropped 7 pounds pretty darn fast to a more manageable 36 pounds. So once you and Charlie can get out walking more I'm sure the same will happen with him (not that he has that much weight to lose).

    I haven't watched too many series on TV. I think the only thing I am currently watching is Bull on CBS. Hubby tends to enjoy control of the remote and I don't like a lot of the stuff he chooses to watch.

    I think simple is a good word for anyone. Life can be so stressful so keeping things simple is a good way to go. I don't know if you follow Ma's blog (What's New at My House and on the Bright Side since she has 2 blogs) but she is by herself and she I think follows a meal plan. Makes a big batch of something and then freezes portions or eats off of it for a few days.

    betty

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    1. I have cut back on Charlie's treats but it is so hard when he sits and looks at me with those eyes!! I don't watch much of the Bull series since I found out it was a take on Dr. Phil. I'm not a Dr. Phil fan but the show has had some good episodes. (Bull, not Dr. Phil) Yes, I follow Ma On The Bright Side. I didn't know she had another blog. I will check it out.

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  5. If I were single I would eat just like you - whatever and whenever I want! After over 50 years of meal planning and cooking, I am pretty "done" with all that. But there is another mouth in the house to feed beyond mine - so I continue! But we do a lot of left overs. I cook as little as I can and heat up left overs whenever possible.

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    1. I'd go back to cooking for another mouth anytime. We have to be careful what we wish for. But I know what you mean.

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  6. I too am intending to simplify my life which I hope will be much easier after I retire at the end of May! Your little Charlie is just too darn cute!

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    1. He is cute. He has certainly stolen my heart.

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  7. That's interesting about pairing a word (OLW) with your Vision Board. I couldn't wrap my mind around cutting and pasting, so opted for a cyber Vision Board. There's several out there; but of course I chose one that was free DreamitAlive.com. Hugs to Charlie!

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    1. I will check out the cyber version. I could make it and print it out for my album.

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  8. I'm pretty much eating the same way you are, what I want when I want, like cereal for dinner. My dog has had some health problems lately too, and I plan on posting about it soon.

    Love your red slippers, and Charlie is adorable, as he always is!

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    1. I will be looking for your post about your dog's health issues.

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  9. I order meals from Freshly (they are pre-made meals so I don't have to do the cooking) and I love them. If you're interested, I can give you a code to try.

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    1. Yes, send me the code. I would like to try them.

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  10. I watch many of the same shows as you. I think you should click the heels of those red slippers and say "There is no place like Wendy's" perhaps they will transport you here. Now that the weather has broken you and Charlie can start walking daily it will not only help you physically but I find walking to benefit me mentally and emotionally as well.

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    1. That would be so awesome to click my heels and come to visit you. Maybe someday. I need to get out of this house so I am hoping Charlie and I can get out there to start walking.

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  11. I also plan to simplify my life, I hope it will be easier after changing jobs! Your little Charlie is so cute!

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