Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday Things

Let's discuss some random things because that's what Thursday blogging is for, right? Sometimes random isn't that interesting, but nine years of blogging has taught me you can't predict what people will latch on to and say 'hey I feel the same'. That's one of my favorite things about writing and partly why I enjoy it so much.

First! Let's pause and give the weather it's due. 70 degrees in the middle of February feels absolutely fabulous. I almost feel like I could get in the lake today, except the lake temp isn't quite 70. Soon though!

Keep calm and winter on.

And by winter I mean 70 degree Thursdays.

We had a nice Valentine's Day yesterday. When you wake up to skies that look like this it's really hard not to feel the love-

Also, when you're this boy's Nana, but I digress-

I had a doctor's appointment in the morning then worked on our tax organizer a little in the afternoon, but still...a nice day. Hubs and I relaxed before dinner with a yummy cheese tray and a glass of bubbly while we listened to power ballads from the 1980s. Shoutout to the Wednesday Hodgepodge for inspiring our Pandora search.

On Tuesday of this week Daughter2 came out to the house for dinner and I helped her make slime for her kindergarten class. Technically I was making dinner while she was making slime, but it was more of a project than she'd anticipated so I helped.

I'm a bit of a messy cook and she's a bit of a messy cook and there was glitter (shhh...don't tell hubs!) but we finally got 'er done.

Excellent teachers are such a gift. They're always thinking about what they can do to help students learn-grow-feel valued. When they're not at school they're thinking about school and I'm not sure that's always recognized and appreciated the way it should be. Teachers are called upon these days for so very much and if you don't understand that you're not watching the news.

We've had Daughter2's dog with us all week and hubs and I have enjoyed walking the neighborhood trails with her. So pretty in the woods right now.

Did I mention it's 70 degrees today???

Who's watching the Olympics? What are you loving most? I think the US pairs skating duo (Alexa and Chris Knierim) are adorable and I'm a little bit surprised at how much I've enjoyed the snowboarding competitions, male and female both.

I think it's kind of funny the way the commentators talk about the medal categories. Like anything less than gold is just eh. Speaking as someone who can't climb down a step ladder without a trip to the ER I think silver and bronze are pretty great too.

I had to run in the drug store for one thing this week and who else has a hard time peeling themselves away from the drug store? I love the mix of random, greeting cards, holiday's hard for me to run in for 'just one thing'.

Tomorrow is Friday and I'm determined to participate in the Five Minute link up (here), no matter the word prompt. These last few prompts have been doozies and felt too deep for my winter brain so I've
chickened out passed. Tomorrow's the day though. I mean it can't be all random nonsense round here now, can it?


  1. You know, oddly the Olympics have been on at work and the only one I notice is curling. Lately I get winded going up a long flight of stairs so I'm totally with you on being impressed anyone can actually get there! :) Medal or no medal!

  2. Kudos to Daughter2 for being such a dedicated teacher. I was a teacher for 10 years during my single days, and it was completely my life! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ha I think you're enjoying it being 70 degrees! Having spent many years working in a school and having 2 DILs who are teachers I know exactly what you mean about going the extra mile.

  4. Awe, that little Tommy is just adorable and I'm betting you are about ready to lay your hands on him. It's 70 here today and rainy and cooling off the afternoon and more rain the rest of the weekend. Ugh! Have yourself a good one!

  5. That sunrise shot is amazing! I agree with you about running into a drugstore. I can take 45 minutes in CVS or Walgreens when it should be 10. Your grandson is gorgeous...but you know that!! :)

  6. What wonderful trails to walk on! Your grandson is such a handsome little guy. Olympics...I've been happy to see the improvements in some of the contestants, especially Nathan Chen!

  7. Of course the lake looks gorgeous and the temperature is perfect. I love that walk you were on. I am watching the Olympics. I do love the figure skating but I'm enjoying the snowboarding too. I am watching all of the evening shows. The men's figure skating was amazing last night.

  8. I can't believe the colour of this sky - or that man cub's eyes. Incredible both!