Thursday, May 13, 2021

Thursday Thoughts


  • This week I agreed to eat fish for dinner. Twice. We bought frozen cod and topped it with a bread crumb-parmesan mixture. It was pretty good as far as fish goes.
  • Last week we lost our yard guy when he dumped us. He said he couldn't hire enough seasonal workers so he had to let customers go. Since we were in the group of customers farthest away, we got dropped. This was hugely problematic since it had been nearly 2 weeks since the last mow and the yard looked like a dandelion forest. Also, because of surgery, SP can't mow right now. Fortunately, we were able to line up a new yard guy in a week. Bonus: the new guy is $5 cheaper per mow than the old guy!
  • Our friend C came over today to plant petunias for us. We always plant petunias - once we found a flower that did well, we decided to stick with it! The last few years we've bought flowers from her grandson who sells them as a fundraiser. This year, SP can't do yard/flower/garden work. So she offered to plant them for us. The outside is looking nicer!
  • Our eldest niece/nephew graduates college this weekend! B studied hydrogeology at Western Carolina. 
  • Another niece/nephew graduates high school this month and in the fall is off to LSU.
  • I feel old.

What We're Eating:

What We're Watching:

  • Mare of Easttown (HBO). Three more episodes. Still trying to figure out who the bad guy is. The priest is just too obvious, right? Even if he did dump the bicycle.
  • The Investigation (HBO). A six episode series, in Danish, that is based on the investigation of the death of Kim Wall, a 30-year-old Swedish journalist. It's bleak. And gray. And slow. But good.
  • The usual food shows (Worst Cooks in America, Valerie's Home Cooking, Cook's Country, Milk Street).
  • Samantha Brown's Places to Love.
  • The usual regular TV (SEAL Team, Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Manifest, This Is Us, The Rookie).

What I'm Reading:

  • We Begin At the End by Chris Whitaker. I really enjoyed this book. Definitely not happy and uplifting, but it ends on a slightly positive note. It made me cry.
  • Dance with Death, the latest Barker & Llewellyn Mystery from Will Thomas. It was good. I had a hard time sticking with it but I think that's because of other things on my mind. I just couldn't focus.
  • Candy Cane Murder, a short story from Joanne Fluke. It was OK.

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