Things I Love Thursday – Lucky #7
My cup is half full a.k.a., a couple of the things that I love for the week. LeeAnna blogs at Not Afraid of Color and shares her ‘likes’ for the week every Thursday. Read about them and then check out those of our friends. It is rather addictive looking for all the positives once you get started, and you are welcome to join us.
Nancy Zieman. It is not like we were good friends or even close, yet I invited her into my life and home for many, many years. We visited her sale in her warehouse, watched her sewing program and learned so much from her. It is sad to think that she has passed, yet she leaves behind a fabulous legacy. Pat Sloan dedicated a block in her quilt along this week to Nancy, and I will be making it this weekend. In case you are interested, in lieu of cards and flowers, the Zieman family suggests donations be made in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television (https://wptschedule.org/Donate/) or to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam, Wis. (https://bdch.com/how-you-can-help).
Janet Evanovich released Hardcore Twenty-Four in her Stephanie Plum series on November 14th. Yippee! I love this series and used to RUN to the book store or pre-order it so that it arrived on release day. Now I go to the library’s website and get in the digital line to eventually read it on my eReader. I’m number 490 for 25 copies, so it will be a bit. I will pick up a hardcopy though, probably during Black Friday. I do like to support the author, and still love to turn the pages in a real book. I was at Sam’s on release day but they didn’t have it out yet – darn it!
The Murder on the Orient Express movie along with popcorn was a real treat. Kenneth Branagh does a fabulous as Hercule Poirot in the film, and Johnny Depp is also a great bad guy. I would LOVE to go on that train as long as there wasn’t a murder! If enjoying the movie (and popcorn) wasn’t enough, the two older ladies next to us provided oodles of fun. They ‘whispered’ throughout the entire movie, one feel asleep and was snoring although at first she told her friend she was thinking about the plot, and that was after making me switch seats so that they could sit together. After the movie, I brought the walker over to one of them – they were a joy to behold. Sue and I will be those two in the not too distant future. ~smile~
Coffee. I love coffee – the taste of it, the smell of it, grinding it, hot or cold, and that it is compostable. It’s all good. Sue would say that it is the creamer that I enjoy the most. But without the coffee to enhance, the creamer would be useless. I drink two 12oz cups at work every day, and on the weekend I enjoy two cups each day with Sue’s mom, Jeanette. I’ve corrupted her to the creamer side . . . apparently she used to drink it black. HAHA! We have a few surprise visitors joining us this Sunday. Jeanette will be so surprised and delighted!
I love the school year because it means studying on Friday with Andrea. She usually comes over for dinner. We go over her homework, take a quiz, study, chat, laugh AND hopefully Mr. Cutie boy comes with. Sometimes he stays home with Dad – why??? – or he is at Grandma’s – okayyyyy. When he does come over, I don’t care about eating, studying, or anything else . . . let me see that boy. Oh my goodness, so many firsts to come! One picture to share because every week I love him more and more. I wonder what he’s thinking about?!
That’s all for this week. I seem to have an issue with pictures other than Dominic in these weekly posts. Is that bothersome? Would you prefer a picture to go with each topic?
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