A Look At Our Week
We have had a rather calm, non-eventful week around here. I leave Monday for an undetermined amount of time to help take care of Mom, so this week we focused on just being together. I’ve left the house twice all week, grocery store and a mid-week walk.
No hiking with all the rain we have had. Since we have moved here it seems like it has rained non-stop. We asked a local a few months ago if the rain had been more than normal this year and we were delighted when they agreed that it most definitely has been.
One of my February goals was to walk or hike at least once a week. I figure even in the worst, coldest weather I would be able to find one day a week to get outside. Thursday was that day this week. We stuck to the Goose Creek Trail that goes through town due to the wet conditions on other trails. Even on this trail we ended up having to trek through a portion of thick, sinky mud. It was great to be outside though!
What’s for Dinner?
I almost forgot to get pictures of our meals this week! My guy says it must be because I am getting more used to cooking now and it’s not such an “event”. I managed to snag the missing pics on leftover night. Beef stroganoff, Minestrone Soup and Heart Shaped Pizzas!
We have slowed down a little with our puzzles. It is an expensive hobby! I am going to have to form some type of puzzle swap group to keep this going. We have a 2,000 piece waiting in case there’s another big snow, although that is unlikely. From what we hear from the locals the worst is over and January is usually when the snow comes. We did get one puzzle in this week.
Busy Hands, Busy Minds
Another of My February goals was to work on my sleeping schedule. I fell into the bad habit of entertaining myself with my phone once I came to bed. There were many nights that I would be up for hours before finally going to sleep.
My new routine is that I watch my can’t be missed soap opera every night on my phone when we first come to bed. After my show the phone is put away and I read until I am ready for sleep. I used to read all the time but then found a time when my brain wouldn’t allow me to become lost in a book anymore. I’ve missed my books. I’ve finished two and started a third since the beginning of February. I’ve still had a couple nights of not being able to sleep right away, but most nights I am out rather quickly.
I have needed something else to fill my evenings with since snacking is no longer on the plan. It’s amazing how much eating one does out of boredom instead of actual need or hunger. I have started teaching myself to crochet again in the evenings. It’s fun to learn a new skill and experiment.
My guy and I often refer to the Green Acres theme song to describe our new life, “Goodbye City life!” It just so happens that Green Acres is on Amazon so we have been binge watching episodes in the evenings. I crochet while we watch, he usually naps. My sister asked me just how old I was the other night when she learned I was watching Green Acres & crocheting. I let her know she would surely be jealous of me when I was wearing my new hat!
Here’s a selfie from our walk this week. I sure will miss my guy while I am away! Hopefully he’ll come visit! Have a great week!! XOXO