Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

1. Almost 8 weeks down with a little over 4 to go until the fracture is (hopefully) healed. I'll find out August 20.

2. I can't get enough Chex Mix. We made a full batch Saturday evening and by Tuesday evening, all 12 cups of crunchy goodness were gone. Yesterday I had serious withdrawal. So I ate half a bag of Milano Melts that had a sell by date of March 2013. I need more Chex Mix. Or Rice Krispies Treats.

3. I'm getting restless. Aside from a doctor appointment and going to a hotel when the power was out for 26 hours, I have not left the house in almost 8 weeks.

4. I'm not sure I want to leave the house since I am now 6 weeks past the normal hair cut & color time. That means it's been 3.5 months. How do you women with long hair do it? Mine is skimming my shoulders and driving me crazy, but not as crazy as the inch and a half of white (it isn't even gray anymore, it's white) hair where my roots have grown in. I'd color it myself except I'm scared of turning it green or purple.

5. I've been keeping busy reading. Thank goodness for the public library and the online account/request forms. This past week I read:

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I am torn on this book. I requested it because it was on a couple of 'best of the year so far' lists. It's at times interesting, infuriating, joyful, depressing, heartbreaking, uplifting, sad, happy, dark, bittersweet - covers a whole range of emotions. Just when I thought I was going to quit reading, it pulled me back in. It is thought provoking, the ideas of deja vu and what could have been and living life over and over until you get it right.

Inferno by Dan Brown. Help me. Save me. It's like I couldn't resist. Moth drawn to the light. I actually like Brown's crazy plots and conspiracies and puzzles, but this time there were just too many twists and turns, his writing style drove me crazy, way too many art and history lectures, misleading passages turned out to not be clever misleading but just purposely misleading, the payoff for reading all 480 pages was disappointing... And yet I'll probably read the next Dan Brown novel. But goodness, how on earth does this book get a 4 star rating from Amazon customers?!

6. In late June and early July we devoured all 3 seasons of Downton Abbey, which is a fantastic show. Now we're trying to catch up on the second half of last season's The Walking Dead. My opinion of The Walking Dead: 2 episodes in and I've spent 99% of the time reading a book instead of watching the show. I think I only 'watch' in order to have 'together time' with SP, who still very much enjoys the show. I'm starting to root for the zombies to kill all the humans.

7. Speaking of only watching TV for together time with my sweetie: Under the Dome. Yea. OK. Maybe the book was good (never read Stephen King; hubby has and is a fan), but the show is awful. I don't care about any of the characters, not even the poor teen chained in a bomb shelter by her psycho summer boyfriend. I've been calling it Dips in the Dome. I'm rooting for the dome.

8. I'm a little surprised I didn't root for the sharks in Sharknado. Maybe because I was too busy trying to not fall out of the chair and break another bone from all the laughing? If you haven't seen it, do so. You'll feel so good after laughing that hard for 2 hours.


  1. Yay, you're 2/3 of the way there with recovery! (Did I do that math right? Probably not.)

    I tried watching The Walking Dead, but only got as far as about three episodes... at which point, I started having terrifying dreams. No more zombies for me.

    I was thinking of you two tonight - I'm giving the ice cream maker another go. I'll let you know if this batch is a keeper. :)

    1. Walking Dead got better and by the last 2 episodes of the season, I was hooked again! Can't wait to see what you churn up in your ice cream maker!