Sunday, March 10, 2013

10 8 Things in 10 Minutes

1.  Dan and I cleaned out the crawl space yesterday.  Since it was his idea, I followed his direction, which meant we took everything out and sorted it into two areas in the basement:  Our stuff and Joe's stuff.  Joe has a ton of stuff.

2.  Yesterday, it snowed all day.  A wet, slushy snow that is very heavy to shovel.  At least that's what I'm told, as I did not do any of the shoveling.  Today, the sun is shining and the sky is blue.  Spring is expected to return later this week, with temperatures in the 60s.

3.  I finished a quilt.  One that was started many years ago by my mother, that she never had the joy of finishing.  I'm sure she would be pleased.

4.  I made a pot of chili last night and we ate in front of the t.v. and watched two episodes of Love It or List It.  Poor Hillary, her renovations 'lost' in both.

5.  Luke is home with the flu for the second time in two weeks.  He is an easy patient, as long as he has a television all to himself.  And as long as I keep him supplied with ginger ale and hot tea at regular intervals.

6.  Dan and I watched two movies this weekend:  The Sessions on Friday night, with John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William Macy.  It was tender and funny and tastefully done.  We also watched Out of Africa, one of my all-time favorites.

7.  I am desperately trying to get into a book for book club, which is this Wednesday. . . Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.  I need to give it a chance.  I would rather read the Maeve Binchy that Dan's mom sent over . . . A Week in Winter.  Sometimes, I don't like being in a book club and having my reading choices dictated to me.

8.  Did you know that there's an app called Pope Alarm, which will notify you as soon as the news is out that we have a new pope?  Go to www.popealarm.com.

I'm borrowing the idea for this post from my friend Judy.    

8 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Karen this was a fun post! Sorry your son is sick but seems like he is a good patient! Hugs, Linda

Rizzi said...

HI KAREN,
GOOD POST.....SAY "HI" TO LUKE, AND I HOPE HE FEELS BETTER.......LOVE TO SEE A PICTURE OF CAROLINE'S QUILT....
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING TOO...
TAKE CARE.....LOVE YA, AUNT RIZ

Mereknits said...

Oh no about your son, I have two that have colds, but thay are not that bad. I stop reading a book if I don't like it, even for book club which is exactly what I did with our last book.
Hugs,
Meredith

Melinda said...

Oh the Pope alarm app is too funny!
But I am sure it will be very helpful to those who are waiting for the news.

Hope Luke gets to feeling better soon.

Show us your quilt, please.

M :)

Melinda said...

Oh the Pope alarm app is too funny!
But I am sure it will be very helpful to those who are waiting for the news.

Hope Luke gets to feeling better soon.

Show us your quilt, please.

M :)

Dewena Callis said...

I like so much reading about your day. It is the simple little things that women do that make me smile. I feel like I know your heart better from reading this. And I too want to read the Mave Benchley. So many of hers were such good stories and I was afraid she wouldn't be writing any more.

Claudia said...

Are you going to post a photo of your finished quilt? Congratulations!

xo
Claudia

Susanne said...

We have had tons of snow this last week and it is again snowing right now. It's sort of really pretty so I hate to complain about it and it is Southern Alberta, after all.

Hope your son feels better. We had a bit of a movie weekend too. I've never heard of the Sessions. I'll look for it at the library. We watched "Here Comes the Boom". Totally loved it. And "Hunger Games". Totally hated it.